While the PS5 does practically everything that the PS4 does, Sony has still given you a reason to keep the older console around in your house even after buying the new one. The company has confirmed that the PS4 will soon be able to let you access your PS5 console remotely. Earlier, this ability was limited to the PC or mobile devices, but the decision to include the PS5 means you can have the PS4 as the second console in your bedroom perhaps and yet, pick up whatever PS5 game you were playing in your living room in an instant.
In an extensive FAQ posted on the PlayStation blog by Senior Director, SIE Content Communications, Sid Shuman, he wrote, “We’re updating PS4’s Remote Play feature. Now, in addition to being able to access your PS4 from a PC or a mobile device, your PS4 can access other consoles via Remote Play too, right on your TV. This includes the ability to connect to your PS5 and stream a PS5 game to your PS4 so you can play it there.”
Meanwhile, there are already reports that a PS5 Remote Play app has started appearing on the PS4, promising 1080p full HD streams. The Windows version of the app is already live and is also offering HDR support apart from 1080p resolution. As for the Android and iOS apps, they have been updated to support the PS5 as well, while it’s expected that the Mac version of the app will also be updated soon.
Meanwhile, Xbox Series X and Series S systems have started shipping over the world, adhering to their November 10 releases date. As for the PS5, it is slated for a November 12 release in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea. Its release in other locations is planned for November 19.