It is very exciting to share with you that PS4 Remote Play is now possible on Mac and Windows. For a few months, Sony teased that it would eventually release a software update that would allow you to remote play your PS4 games on a Mac or Windows PC. This will work similar to how it does on the PlayStation Vita. They didn’t mention if this is only possible on the local network or if they will allow connection even when you’re away from home.
The software update is 3.50. It should download automatically or you can check for updates manually. In addition, you will need to download the remote play software on the computer you will be using. Links for that will be below. In order to have a great experience with this, you will need to have a high-speed internet connection. The highest resolution setting is 720p with the option to down scale if your internet cannot handle it.
One of the neat things with remote play on the Mac is that I was able to use QuickTime to record my gameplay. That may appeal to many users.
Now for my testing. Below is an image of my internet speed test. If you check out the Sony blog, you will learn that with my connection, I should be able to play just nicely.
UPDATE:The first few days, it was lagging like crazy. Now that this has been out for a while, gameplay is a lot better. I am able to play a game at 720p without it lagging as much as before. It’s definitely playable. I must admit I am no longer amused by this due to the fact that my computer screen is small (13.3 inches). I much rather play video games on my television. Nonetheless, if there is a day where I need my television for something else, I am glad that I always have this option.
Take a look at my Dualshock 4 USB Wireless Adapter Post to use Remote Play without wires.
Link to Remote Play Software – Download