Sony offers your PS4 a second life: slinging a PS5

The PlayStation 5 can do virtually every thing the PS4 can, with solely a small handful of video games and options getting left behind. (Bye-bye, 3D Blu-ray.) However there could also be one compelling motive to maintain your PS4 round: you can decide up the place you left off in a PS5 recreation from one other room of your home.

Sony confirmed right this moment that the present PS4 will quickly allow you to entry your different PlayStation consoles remotely, together with the PS5:

We’re updating PS4’s Distant Play characteristic. Now, along with having the ability to entry your PS4 from a PC or a cellular gadget, your PS4 can entry different consoles through Distant Play too, proper in your TV. This consists of the flexibility to connect with your PS5 and stream a PS5 recreation to your PS4 so you possibly can play it there.

VGCand Eurogamer reported right this moment {that a} “PS5 Distant Play” app has already popped up on the PS4, providing as much as a 1080p stream out of your new console to your present one. Maybe you’ll hook up your PS4 to the bed room TV — or the lounge for those who preserve your major console within the den?

You don’t essentially want a PS4 to stream a PS5 to a different room of your home, although, for the reason that PS Distant Play app is getting up to date on different platforms as effectively. The Home windows model not solely provides PS5 assist at 1080p but additionally HDR:

1080p and HDR assist for PS5 streaming. Beforehand, solely the PS4 Professional would allow you to stream at 1080p to Home windows.Screenshot: Sean Hollister / The Verge

Sony’s PS Distant Play apps for Android and iOS have been up to date for the PS5, and we’d be stunned if the Mac model wasn’t prepared as effectively. You’ll most likely want a superb cellphone / controller mount for these, although.

You can too do plenty of different issues on the PS5 out of your cellphone with Sony’s separate PlayStation App, which just lately acquired an overhaul.

As some have identified, the concept you’ll have the ability to play PS5 video games with a PS4 DualShock 4 controller by streaming them throughout your home with PS5 Distant Play does level out one bizarre limitation of the PlayStation 5 itself: on an precise PS5, you possibly can’t use a DualShock 4 to play PS5 video games, solely PS4 ones.

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