Unofficial Remote Play App Brings PS4 Games To PC, But It Will Cost You

Unofficial Remote Play App Brings PS4 Games To PC, But It Will Cost You

Playing PlayStation 4 games on your Vita is nice. Playing them on your PC with mouse and keyboard would be even nicer. Independent developer Twisted plans to release an unofficial Remote Play app for PC this week, but it won’t be free.

Several developers have had success developing Android apps that mimic the PlayStation Vita’s ability to remote play PlayStation 4 games over the past year or so. Twisted is one of them. In fact the program we see in action in the YouTube video below (via PC Games N) began is pretty much his Android app ported to PC.

The functionality seems to all be there, though lag might make keyboard and mouse controls something to worry about later. Previously in order to Remote Play PS4 games on PC gamers had to run Android emulation of one of that platform’s programs on PC. A native application is much more approachable for the everyday user.

Twisted plans on releasing the initial version of the software later this week, though I worry he could run into a Sony-branded snag. He plans on charging for the app — somewhere around $US10 — in order to support his living costs.

I can easily see Sony taking exception to someone tapping into their functionality for profit. Then again, how hard would it be for Sony to release its own PC client for this? We can stream Xbox One games to our Windows 10 PCs, after all.

Stay tuned to Twisted’s blog for Remote Play PC release news.


  • I believe there was a Sony app for playing your ps3 on a vaio laptop. Would be nice if Sony did an official Windows app.

  • Cool, more so because this highlighted there is an android app also.
    When I first got my PS4 nearly a year ago, I looked into a this sort of thing, and the only thing I could find was a complete ROM with firmware to emulate an Xperia device. I even took my spare phone and flashed it with this ROM but could never get it to work.
    Keen to tr this out since it doesn’t require flashing a ROM, let alone even root (unless you want to use the DS4 wirelessly).

    • I found an official “unbranded” remote play apk and have had it working on LG and samsung hardware with 0 effort

      • Yea I downloaded an apk from xda-developers last night, posted by Twisted89 (same guy who’s doing the PC version in this article). Works absolutely flawlessy, literally had to do nothing apart from download the .apk and allow installation of apps from unknown sources to install the app.
        It even works over the internet, but my ADSL at home barely pushes 3MBs so it drops out constantly. Now to get an OTG cable and hook up the DS4 controller!

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