• Sony to Release an Official Remote Play App That Allows PS4 Streaming to Mac and PC



    Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment, recently stated that his company intends to release an official Remote Play title that will allow users to stream games from their PlayStation 4 to a Mac or PC. The Twitter announcement came as a response to a streaming solution for Window machines created by Twisted, an indie developer.

    The game streaming feature dubbed Remote Play by Sony features let users play their favorite titles on a remote computing device connected via a local Internet connection. If the service sounds familiar, its because Microsoft debuted an identical service on Xbox One, allowing users to sling games to a PC running Windows 10.

    As of right now, the official PS4 Remote Play app is limited to the PlayStation Vita portable game system and newer Sony Xperia devices. For smartphones and tablets that are compatible, Sony markets a PS4 DualShock 4 controller mount, which enables finer controls than virtual nubs and buttons.

    Though Yoshida failed to offer details on the upcoming Remote Play version for Mac and PC, it was assumed that Sony is looking to add DualShock 4 compatibility. This is particularly the case since many PS4 games require the need to use an analog stick, face button, shoulder button and in some cases, even touchpad controls for proper user interaction.

    Well have to see what comes of the whole ordeal and how the gaming consoles evolve to accommodate the new tech trends.

    Source: Twitter (Shuhei Yoshida), Twisted (Development Blog)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sony to Release an Official Remote Play App That Allows PS4 Streaming to Mac and PC started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. jb4's Avatar
      jb4 -
      I wish they would just get Playstation TV to stream worth a crap. You CANNOT play any decent game through it nor can you watch Netflix or anything. Pretty much a waste of $100
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Quote Originally Posted by jb4 View Post
      I wish they would just get Playstation TV to stream worth a crap. You CANNOT play any decent game through it nor can you watch Netflix or anything. Pretty much a waste of $100
      +1 on that.

      Sony needs to do something (MS too) if they don't want this console gen to be the last.
      They're going to be overtaken by PC games and iOS/Win/Android handhelds especially if Apple does Apple TV game support right.
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