PlayStation 4 Remote Play Coming to PC and Mac

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  1. Ericzander
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    Earlier today the President of Sony's Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, tweeted:
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    This sudden revelation comes just in time as many people are just now joining the PS4 bandwagon due to the Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday deals (let's just call it Black November, shall we?)

    This news is also convenient as it comes right after the launch of Twisted's unofficial remote play application for Windows. While Twisted's app costs $10 to activate, there is no official information about how much the official app would cost, if anything.

    Officially, remote play is currently supported for PS Vita, PSTV, and Sony Xperia phones. If what Yoshida tweeted is true then support will extend to Windows and Mac computers.

    What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments!

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  3. Pedeadstrian

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    I'd probably enjoy this even more if it weren't for the fact that I'm not really into any shooters, and that's the genre that'd benefit the most from being able to use m+kb. I'm not really sure about the other benefits, except for being able to alt tab for guides/videos. It still sounds nifty, though, and I'll definitely try it out when I get my PS4.
     
  4. Ericzander
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    Here's what has me hyped... I'm a college student who only comes home for the holidays. This means that even though I'm 200 miles away I should be able to play PS4 without having to pack everything. Not only that but it means if I'm not playing it, my fiancé's little brother from my hometown can. Also... I know that the unofficial app works with mouse and keyboard, but I can't confirm or deny that the official one will.
     
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    Even if it doesn't, I'm sure someone (probably the same guy unless he's butthurt about losing $) will modify it so you can.
     
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  6. WiiUBricker

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    That's not entirely correct. Every Xperia device starting from Z2 and above officially supports Remote Play, meaning Z2, Z3, Z3c, Z3Tc, Z3+/Z4, Z4T, Z5, Z5c, Z5P.
    But since this is an Android app, "officially" means nothing. The "official" app is available in xda with stripped out DRM checks that makes every Android phone compatible.
     
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  7. Ericzander
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    Thank you. I didn't know there were multiple models. I'll correct that.

    I think that certain guy's name starts with a T and ends in a wister.
     
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    Dang, i'm on linux...
     
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    This is great news! I use remote play almost daily and it works so well, I truly love the feature. Will be nice to use it on my PC montior, more options ftw!
     
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    maybe this will mean official ds4 PC drivers(so all buttons work on the Ds4) will also come out along with it
     
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    just 2 days after that hacker charged 10 bucks for his exploit remote play. I love Schadenfreude
     
  13. KingVamp

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    Weird that they didn't "officially" give it to all android.
     
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    But then there'd be zero reason to own a Sony phone. Duh.
     
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    I want android support for other devices as well, I have a note 3 n7505.
     
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  17. LuigiBro

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    Could this somehow lead to piracy? :yayps3:
     
  18. Ericzander
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    I think that he's the direct cause of the announcement.
    Nah, they want us to buy Sony phones.
    You can sideload it on almost any android running 4.0 or higher. Your Note certainly works.
    Going to take extended potty breaks?
    No.
     
  19. Tikker

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    I'm definitely happy about this. The xbox app on win10 works really pretty well right now, and having this as well is just nice
     
  20. Cyan

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    will it require as much bandwidth than PS4 game sharing / remote play ? not everybody has optic fiber.
    I currently can't broadcast my games, and I can't watch my friends games or try her games because we don't have 8Mb/s upload speed. when I try the share game speed test ... 5% !
    I have ADSL 12Mb download, 1Mb (128KB/s) upload. Why not downgrade video quality before broadcasting it? even 480p doesn't work.

    lot of users are happy to get remote play for PC, but you all have fiber?
    if it's only local because bandwidth is not enough from internet, I'd better play on my console directly.
    What would be great is if they release an official driver for PS4 controller on computer. I don't imagine playing PS4 games with keyboard and mouse.
     
  21. CIAwesome526

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    i did that the second i got my ps4 :D