Official remote play support for the iOS devices has finally launched with today’s PS4 firmware update, bringing a large amount of new supported devices that you can use to stream your PS4 games. The only thing really missing at this time is support for the DualShock controller, which Sony’s own Xperia phone device supports natively. Luckily there is a work around, and it’s very simple.
This method isn’t anything new at all. in fact, its been used on the Android version of the app (only available on rooted phones or Xperia devices) and we ourselves have been using it on non-official iOS remote play apps.
The method is as follows and can be used for either iOS or Android or any device that allows remote play.
Step 1: Download the official remote play app from the Play Store (Android) or App Store (Apple)
Step 2: Log into a PSN account that isn’t going to be the primary account you’ll use. This is the most important part of the step because you can’t use a DualShock controller and remote play on the same account at the same time. I ended up creating a dummy account for this sole purpose.
Step 3: Register the device for remote play on the user account from the remote play settings under the settings on the PS4.
Step 4: At this point you should connect and start broadcasting remote play from the PS4 to the supported device. You will notice that touch screen controller pops on the device and the dualshock controller turning off. This is normal, as the PS4 can only have one primary user controller at a time, This is where the work around begins.
Step 5: While still in remote play, grab the PS4 DualShock and press the PS button. At this moment you should notice on the remote play screen the option to sign into another account. Sign into the primary account and press the PS button again so the PS4 switches to it.
Step 6: Enjoy! That’s all there is to it, because the remote play feature is still being streamed from the other account and its still logged in, you can enjoy using the DualShock 4 controller and play from your main account.
Note: This is for local play only as you need the controller to be paired to your PS4.
Keep in mind that the quality and performance all depend on you ISP connection. So if you aren’t getting enough speed, try lowering the resolution and frame-rate from the app.