If you’re planning to hold onto your PS4, you can now stream next-gen games to the console through a new PS5 Remote Play app.
After a long wait, the PS5 is almost here to bring PlayStation fans into the next generation of gaming. Launching this Thursday, the PS5 will mark the end for the PS4 generation, but if you happen to still be keeping the system on hand, you can give the system a new life to stream next-gen games remotely.
Coming ahead of the launch of its next console, Sony has launched a new PS5 Remote Play app that is now available on the PS4, which should automatically appear on the console’s dashboard. You can take a look at the app in action below:
Confirmed: PSVita can’t stream PS5 games pic.twitter.com/FdKMow2HIs
— Andy Robinson (@AndyPlaytonic) November 10, 2020
Like the app originally available on the PS4, the PS5 Remote Play app will allow users to stream games from their next-gen console to the PS4 and play with the DualShock 4. In order to remote play PS5 games, you’ll have to enable the feature from the newer console beforehand in the system settings. Additionally, it was also confirmed by Video Games Chronicle that PS5 Remote Play is not supported on the PS Vita, which is probably a bummer for anyone that still has the handheld. But at least you can still play JRPGs on it pretty well.
With next-gen in sight, the PS5 Remote Play app offers an incentive for those that might want to hold on to their PS4s to use the console as a secondary streaming device. Having used Remote Play myself a number of times on my laptop or phone with the PS4, it’s not a bad idea to consider putting the PS4 in another part of your home if you’re looking for a different place to play your (soon-to-be) new favorite next-gen games.
The PS5 will launch on November 12, 2020 in select countries, followed by its worldwide launch on November 19, 2020.