One of the coolest features that Sony brings to their system is the ability to stream any game that you want to your favorite gadget. You could stream it to your PS Vita, but I personally do not like it since the Vita display is too small and it lacks the R1 and L1 buttons. This is where laptop is really shine because it is flexible and having much larger screen. Most of games are actually available on the Windows, but it would take great specs in order to run it and buying a gaming laptop is not that cheap. If you think that your laptop is crappy enough to run of newer games, then you could try this one. Is it no matter if it’s a video editing laptops or even a convertible one, as long as you have enough specs, you could do it on your system. Be make sure to upgrade the firmware of your PS4 to the latest and you also have to know the maximum resolution is 720p. So, now let’s we go to the steps.
One thing that you should do here is checking the firmware of your PS4 and makes sure that it is on 3.50 firmware, if not then you have to update it by yourself. Do not worry because of the process is easy to do. You just have to connect of your system to the internet and then the pop up message would be show up that asks you if you want to upgrade it to the latest. If you don’t see any pop up message and then you need to go to the setting and pick system software update.
The system would now find the latest version is available and you would see some messages that show you if the system is successfully upgrade. Then, go back to the setting and pick the system. See if the firmware version is different or already upgrade. If it’s on 3.50 or more it means that you are ready to the next step.
Check Your Laptop
The next thing that you need to do is to make sure that your laptop is fulfilling the requirement to run the app. You have to at least have 2.67 GHZ processor and RAM for at least 2GB to make the app run smoothly. Be aware not to try to run it if your system is not meet up the specifications because it will be bad for your laptop. You could go with smartphone which is having lower specs for this case.
Install The App
After checking of your system, then you have to head to the remote play website and then download the app. The application is available on 2 versions. The first one is for Windows and the second one is for Mac. Do not pick the wrong version because it will never run on your system.
Now you already have everything that you need to stream of your games. The last thing that you have to do is enable the remote play feature on your PS4 and you are ready to go. Make sure you also pick your original account and set the resolution to the 720p. The process need a very good internet connection so make sure that there is gadget that is connected to your WIFI. You will face some lags if there is a problem on your connection.
You need to know that most games are not going to be worked, especially for the older games. There is nothing we can unless we wait for the update from the developer of the game. That is the only thing that we can do now, but i am sure that most of newer games are working really well. I have tested persona 5 and Uncharted and both of them are working really well.
I never thought that Sony could bring something great like this one. I probably do not have much time to play it on TV because my kids use it the entire time. I have to wait them for going to sleep, so I could use the TV for playing games. I do not have to worry anymore because I can do it anywhere at my home as long as it’s connected to the internet. It would be great for many people like me. There are some limitations that we can find here, but at least Sony is already giving a great effort on bringing the feature. They promised that they would add more feature and more performance on the application. One thing that I really want is the support for older games and I really want to see it on their newer updates. Well, I guess we just have to wait for now.