Tomorrow, Sony will release an update that will extend the PS 4’s Remote Play capabilities to the Windows PC and Mac. This means that, from now on, the PS 4 owners will play their favorite games remotely, through a computer.
With the Remote Play feature, the PlayStation 4 console will send audio and video to a peripheral device, not only to a PlayStation TV set-top box, PlayStation Vita or specific Sony mobile devices, but also to computers running on Windows or OS X, thanks to an update that will be pushed out tomorrow. Sony has decided to expand the Remote Play capabilities in order to keep up with Microsoft, who already introduced a remote gameplay feature for its Xbox One console, allowing users to play games on their computers running on Windows 10.
But Sony’s feature works remotely, while the Xbox game streaming feature will work only if the console will be connected to the PC through a home network. If you own a Mac, then Remote Play will work if your device is running on Apple OS X 10.10 Yosemite and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, while on PC is compatible with Windows 8.1 or 10 or later. Also, the DualShock 4 controller can be used as a gameplay controller for Remote Play if you connect it to a PC or Mac via a USB cable.
You will be able to play games in different resolutions and at different frame rates, which can be adjusted based on your internet bandwidth. The default resolution is 540p, but you can change it to 720p or 360p (minimum), while the default rate setting is 30fps, but it can be adjusted to 60fps.
When PlayStation 4 will be updated tomorrow, Mac and PC users will be able to enable the Remote Play feature from the PlayStation Remote Play website, which will be live.
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