PlayStation 4 Remote Play has surprisingly been updated to support the new Sony console. That means gamers around the globe can connect their PlayStation 5 to various other devices, including the PS4, and get streaming gameplay from the newer console. While you’re not actually running the game on the device you’re playing it on, this feature does have some benefits.
Remote Play is particularly useful if you’re in a household where game consoles have to be shared. If you have to share access to the PS5 with a family member, giving them your old PS4 can help alleviate the strain of sharing. That way, with PlayStation 4 Remote Play, they can just stream games to the older console without having to physically have access to the PS5.
The update has been confirmed via both a new tile on the console dashboard and as part of an ‘Ultimate PlayStation 5 FAQ’ on the PlayStation Blog.
As Sony puts it, they’re allowing you to stream content from the newer console to the older one. The Remote Play feature will also work on PC and mobile devices, provided they support the output.
“We’re updating PS4’s Remote Play feature,” the update says. “Now, in addition to being able to access your PS4 from a PC or a mobile device, your PS4 can access other consoles via Remote Play too, right on your TV. This includes the ability to connect to your PS5 and stream a PS5 game to your PS4 so you can play it there.”
The PlayStation 4 Remote Play will roll out around the launch of the new console. So you should be able to have your older console playing PS5 games in no time. The PlayStation 5 is set for release on November 12 in the States, Japan, Canada, Mexico and Oceania. Other regions, including the UK, will get the console on the 19th.