How To Play PS4 Games On PC/Mac Using PS4 Remote Play

We all know that PlayStation 4 is the most rampant gaming platform used in recent times. People of all age groups enjoy playing on it. But it is always contending with Microsoft and in reply to Microsoft’s announcement of allowing Xbox One games to be played on PC’s running Windows 10, Sony has come up with PS4 Remote Play.

Using the steps mentioned in this article you can easily setup and install PS4 Remote Play on Pc to play your PS4 games.


  1. You need to download and install Remote Play app on your PC or Mac
  2. PlayStation 4 should be running software v3.50 or higher
  3. DualShock 4 controller should be connected with PC Remote Play
  4. You should be logged into your PSN account
  5. Search for PS4 if not detected connect manually

System Requirements

Your device on which you want to run the app should be running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10 or later
  • OS X 10.10
  • OS X 10.11

Depending on your internet connection, select the resolution and frame rate options. A minimum of 5Mb internet connection speed is required.

  • Resolution options: 360p, 540p, 720p
  • Default resolution – 540p
  • Frame rate: Standard (30fps), High (60fps)
  • Default frame rate – Standard (30fps)

DualShock 4 controller, will work if it is connected with your PC or Mac via micro USB.

How to Install PS4 Remote Play

Step 1) Firstly, you need to download and install the app. To download it click here. After it is downloaded, install the app and follow the instructions.

Step 2) Your PS4 software should be updated to 3.50. If you are running an older version, you will be prompted to download and install update.

If you don’t get a prompt you have to manually download the update by going to Settings and then System Software Update.

Step 3) Next,  launch PC Remote Play app and connect DualShock 4 controller. Currently, the Remote Play app works with wired connections only. Therefore, you’ll have to plug your PS4 controller into your device (PC/Mac) via a USB cable. Now click “Start”.

Step 4) Now, login to your PSN account, it is same PlayStation 4 account.

Step 5 a) Once the app is installed it will automatically look up for your PS4. If it powered on or registered as the primary PS4 only then it will be searched via internet.

Step 5b) If it isn’t detected, click Manually Connect, while connecting it manually make sure that your PS4 and your PC/Mac are on the same network.

To search manually, on your PS4, go to Settings then Remote Play Connection Settings next Add device now enter the number provided on the Remote Play app.

Step 6 – Once all is done PS4 will be connected with your device. Now you are all ready. If you want to check your connection settings, disconnect from Remote Play by closing the Remote Play app.

Before connecting, click Settings and change the resolution, for better performance.

After you are connected, you will be asked to choose the streaming quality for Remote Play(for the first time users only). Select the resolution and the frame rate for your stream. Click “Ok” you’ll now see your PS4 menu streamed to your PC.

Well, this is way you can setup your Remote Play.

In addition to this you can also do some other things with Remote Play, lets have look to it also.

All that you can do with Remote Play

1. Control PS4 remotely

Missed to switch off your PS4 at home? Open Remote Play app on your PC and connect it to your paired PS4, now open the PS4 menu, to turn off the gaming console.

2. Change any Pc into a gaming machine

Everyone does not have access to all the great hardware for better gaming experience. Remote Play brings a solution to this problem, it uses internet to stream the content from your PS4. A 2010 MacBook Air will also run all the games at the maximum possible frame rate. To make this work you need to make sure that your internet connection’s speed is at least 5 Mbps or above.

3. Play your favorite games on the go

Remote Play app will not you miss your PS4 wherever you go. You gain access to it remotely if your PS4 is switched on at your home and is paired.

You can now easily play all your favorite games right from your laptop, no matter where you are. All you need is a high-speed internet connection to handle the stream easily.


For so long, Remote Play was a feature that was restricted to Sony’s PSP and PS Vita devices. But now as it allows you to play games on PC/Mac it will surely be the best. It is real good with its nifty feature but with a limitation that, you can not play games at 1080p no matter what internet speeds you have. The technology is limited to only 720p.

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