One of the most ambitious features yet to the PlayStation 4 isn’t the 16 person parties, but rather, the fact that Sony is going to be allowing Android and iOS Remote Play starting this week.
While there’s a lot to be excited about with System Software 7.00 for PlayStation 4, there’s no doubt one feature that has garnered a lot of attention since the software’s big release date reveal: Android and iOS Remote Play for users with Android 10, iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or macOS Catalina. MacOS Cataline is expected to drop here rather soon for macOS users.
With the steady decline of PlayStation Vita users, it seems that Sony is angling to make Remote Play more readily available as it’s already available on Windows 10 and macOS today as a free-to-download application, requiring users to just own a PlayStation 4 and have their console in standby mode.
The update will also see that Remote Play users can use their DualShock 4 controllers with their mobile devices, ensuring more stability, and usability through the remote play application, which will allow players to lock the orientation of their screen to how they see fit.
Along with the newly added Remote Play feature, Sony has revealed that System Software 7.00 will feature increased party chat sizes, Network connectivity improvements, audio quality improvements, and improved accessibility support with Chat Transcriptions for US-based users.
You can check out the full list of upcoming changes through the PlayStation Blog today, just don’t expect any other major changes outside of the removal of Facebook Integration as detailed by Kotaku’s Riley McLeod earlier in the day.
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