You Can Remote Play PS4 Games On Sony’s New Phones And Tablets

You Can Remote Play PS4 Games On Sony’s New Phones And Tablets

Utilising the same sort of technology that enables the feature on the PlayStation Vita, Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z3 phones and compact tablets will have the ability to stream PlayStation 4 games over Wi-Fi networks. That’s right, Sony is still making phones.

I don’t mean to offend anyone out there with a Sony phone. I’m sure there are some of you reading, and perhaps there’ll be even more once the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact arrive in November with their sexy new Remote Play feature. It’s just that they never really come up in conversation. In fact, the closest I’ve come to seeing a Sony phone in the wild over the past couple of years was on screen during The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a Sony picture.

But hey, these new Z3’s look quite lovely.

Though they look even lovelier gripped lovingly in Sony’s Game Control Mount, secured through the magic of suction cups.

The Z3 line’s Remote Play function should work the same way it does on the PlayStation Vita. The PlayStation 4 will pair with the device, and as long as you’ve got a speedy home Wi-Fi network you’ll be able to see what’s going on in your PlayStation 4 games on the phone display and control them with the Dualshock 4.

For those of you interested in the phone’s non-PlayStation features, Gizmodo’s got a lovely run-down of the Xperia Z3’s technical prowess. What we’re concerned about is that Remote Play functionality. Is it enough of a draw to get you to consider switching to a Sony phone come November?


      • Not writing this from my Z. I always thought it was very cool how Xperia users could use the DS3 with their mobile games… but the number of games that accepted DS3 was not plentiful.

  • My mate’s got a Z2 and loves it. With me getting a Vita though this isn’t a make or break deal for me, I’m still going for the Note 4 when it’s released.

    • I’m writing this on my Z2. It’s a pretty fantastic phone.

      That said there’s no way in hell I’d want to play console games on the thing. Seems like it would be a chore.

  • This feature is cool and all…but…

    Why would you want to play your PS4 games on a small phone screen when the console is right there in the house connected to a big screen TV?

    I understand that there are some cases where there’s only one TV in the house and someone else might want to use that TV when you want to get some gaming in, but that would be the only situation I can think of.

    • There are other times when this would be useful too – using it while in bed cause it is late and you can’t sleep or when you are sick, being able to play on the patio to get some fresh air or just to play while in some other part of the house.

      Also, not mentioned in the article above, is the fact that Sony was talking of bundling the PS4 with the phone. I bet that scares the shit out of Microsoft.

      For me, I just hope that I can use my Z2 with this (although I won’t hold my breath.)

    • Same here I think and it’s been a painful time too. (My Z has turned one SD card into read only and one of the firmware updates kept getting messed up whenever I used a 64 Gb SD card.)

      • Well I went to custom ROM’s because of the Google Play Services battery drain issue on the latest firmware….it was really annoying that if you have location turned on that my battery would be down to like 7% in about 3 hours..

  • Sony should make a Xperia Play Z / Xperia Vita which can do Remote Play and Android gaming but we all know that’s never gonna happen. :’-(

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