Sony has rolled out a new update to the PlayStation 4, which adds remote play to its list of features. When installed, the update will let you stream PlayStation games from the console to your PC.
The new feature means you can keep playing your games if someone else wants to use the TV - or you just want to play in a different room without moving everything. There are a few requirements you need to meet if you want to use it though.
Firstly, you need to make sure your PS4 is fully up to date. If it's online, it should download and install the patch automatically, but you can also force the update through the settings menu. You'll also need to ensure that Remote Play is enabled on the machine.
You'll also need a PC with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 or a Mac with OS X 10.10 or 10.11. As for specs, you'll need a 2.76GHz Intel Core i5-560M processor or better, and at least 2GB RAM. You also need to plug a DualShock 4 controller into your computer's USB port.
If your computer meets all the requirements, download and install the Remote Play app from Sony's website, and you're good to go.
The data is streaming over your home network, and the resolution will change to match your connection. As a rule though, the faster your connection the better - fibre optic broadband will give you the best experience.
Source: The Independent
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