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How to setup and use PS4 Remote Play on PC or Mac

Remote Play now works to a PC and Mac near you! But how on earth do I get it to work? Take a peak, and we will help you.

In the recent 3.50 update for the PlayStation 4, one of the most notable features is the ability for PC and Mac users to use Remote Play.

This finally means you can stream your PS4 to any Windows 8.1/10 PC or OS X Yosemite/El Capitan device, even if you are across the other side of the world. But actually getting this to work can be kind of confusing. So we're here to help you figure out just how to get PS4 remote play to work with PC or Mac.

Once it's all set up correctly, everything will run as smoothly as this:

While it doesn't take a powerful system to be able to run Remote Play, just make sure you can -- you probably can.

You will need any MicroUSB cable (one came with your PS4), and a free USB port too.

First make sure you have installed the latest update. If you have automatic updates set, you are fine.

Set your PS4 as your primary system

If your PS4 is already your primary system, "Activate" will be greyed out.

Optional: To start your PS4 with Remote Play

You need to have already setup your PS4 to use Rest Mode for this.

If you have any issues, please leave me a comment, I'll do my best to help.

I recommend being on the same network and having your PS4 already on for this -- so be at home next to your PS4.

If the program fails to find your PS4, which is unlikely, you should have an 8 digit code appear on your screen. Ensure you are on the same network as your PS4, and follow the instructions.

Have a tinker with the Remote Play program settings -- there are quite a few options you can play around with. Unfortunately, there is no 1080p resolution setting like there is with the Xbox One streaming, but Remote Play allows you to use your console from outside of the local network, so hopefully this will be updated in the future. Also, you cannot use Remote Play if your controller isn't connected to your computer.

Hopefully everything went smoothly, and you are now able to use Remote Play. If anything has gone wrong, let me know and I will do my best to help!

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