Connecting from other devices

Connect to your PS4™ system from other devices using the Remote Play or second screen features.
You can then control your system from the connected device.

Remote Play

You can use another device to control a PS4™ system located somewhere else. The connected device displays the same screen as on your PS4™ system.

Use any of the following devices to connect via Remote Play:

  • PS Vita system
  • PlayStation®TV system
  • Computer (Windows® PC or Mac)
  • Xperia™ Smartphone or Xperia™ Tablet*
*
For details on compatible models, refer to information provided by Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
  • To enable Remote Play, you must first select the checkbox for (Settings) > [Remote Play Connection Settings] > [Enable Remote Play].
  • Use (PS4 Link) to connect from PS Vita or PS TV systems. For details on how to connect, refer to the user’s guide for PS Vita system or the user’s guide for PS TV system.
  • Use (PS4 Remote Play) to control your PS4™ system from a computer (Windows® PC or Mac), Xperia™ Smartphone, or Xperia™ Tablet.

Second Screen

You can control your PS4™ system from the screen of a connected device and enter text using the keyboard that appears on that device.
When playing games that support the second screen feature, you can also view game-related information on the device.

Use either of the following devices to connect via the second screen feature:

  • PS Vita system
  • Smartphones or other mobile devices
  • Use (PS4 Link) to connect from a PS Vita system. For details on how to connect, refer to the user’s guide for PS Vita system.
  • Use (PlayStation®App) to connect from your smartphone or other mobile device. You can download (PlayStation®App) from Google Play™ or the App Store.