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New PlayStation 4 Update Means You Can Play Remotely On Your Mobile

New PlayStation 4 Update Means You Can Play Remotely On Your Mobile

Strap in for a wild ride, folks: there's a new firmware update for your PlayStation 4, and it's a big one.

Well, it's not. The update will, reports WCCF Tech, take up about 400MB. So yeah. Not so bad.

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The biggest change in this update - firmware 6.50 - is that it adds mobile device support for Remote Play, specifically to iOS tablets and phones.

PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4

If you want to use the feature, you'll need to visit the App Store and download PS4 Remote Play (simple, eh?). What's rather less simple is HOW you're going to play God of War or Shadow of the Colossus on your iPhone. A regular PS4 DualShock 4 won't work, so you're going to need a pad specifically picked up to pair with your iOS device of choice.

Remote Play was okay on Vita, when the game in question didn't need triggers. I played some of Persona 5 that way, just because that's the platform I want my Persona games on. (I tried Horizon Zero Dawn, too, but bloody hell, no.) On a mobile phone, though? Hmm.

The update also includes the option to swap how the cross and circle buttons are used, in menus and the like - which, if you've seen our little video on what those buttons mean, might be of interest.

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There's still no news on when a PS4 update will allow users to easily change their on-screen names - a much-requested feature that Sony announced would be happening in October 2018, but is yet to actually roll out.

Are you all set to play Marvel's Spider-Man on your iPhone X? Because, sure, that's a thing now. Let us know - we're on Facebook and Twitter.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Topics: sony, iOS, gamingbible, Update, Apple, Playstation 4

Mike Diver

Head of Content at GAMINGbible. Former gigs include VICE Gaming, BBC Music, BBC Gaming Show. Author of 'Indie Games: The Complete Introduction to Indie Gaming' (2016), 'How to Be a Professional Gamer' (2016), 'Retro Gaming: A Byte-Sized History of Video Games' (2019). Contact: [email protected]

 

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