How to turn your phone into a PS4 remote with the Second Screen app

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With things like xCloud and the Nintendo Switch being so big, even though we're not all going out much, being able to game wherever you want to is still a big plus.

One thing that more people should definitely learn is that you can actually do something similar with your PS4.

It's not even that hard to use your PS4 remotely either, you just need to know how.

So, here's what you need to know about remote play for your PS4.

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How to use your PS4 remotely on your phone using the Second Screen app

As is the case with any app, the first thing you need to do is actually download it onto your phone. Assuming you've done that now, let's move on.

Now then, just open up the app, sign in, and we can properly get to it:

  • Connect your phone to the same network as your PS4
  • On your PS4, go to Settings, Mobile App Connection Settings, Add Device
  • On your phone, select the PS4 you want to be connected to
  • Enter the number on your phone that the PS4 displays
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Now you just have to load up the app and follow along with it to be able to use it as a way to play PS4 games on your phone.

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Will the PS5 have this feature?

While it's likely that this feature will eventually come to the PS5, we're not sure that the remote play will be as efficient due to the sheer speed of the next-gen console.

It could be that it comes in a year or so as Sony is most likely focussed entirely on making sure the PS5 launch goes as well as it can.

Nevertheless, as phones get more powerful and so does streaming technology, we're expecting to see it at some point.

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