PS4 Link Using remote play via the Internet

You may be able to play remotely on your home PS4™ system from your PS Vita system via the Internet.

Preparing for first-time use

Before performing these procedures, you must do the following:

  • On the PS4™ system's function screen, select (Settings) > [Remote Play Connection Settings], and then select the [Enable Remote Play] checkbox to set a checkmark.
  • On the PS4™ system's function screen, select (Settings) > [PSNSM] > [Activate as Your Primary PS4] > [Activate].
  • When using an access point provided by a public Wi-Fi service, set up your system so that it can connect to that access point.

Registering (pairing) a device

You can register one PS4™ system on your system for remote play.

Log in to the PS4™ system.
When logging in to the PS4™ system, select the user with the Sony Entertainment Network account that is used to sign in on your system.
On your system, select (PS4 Link) > [Start] > [Remote Play].
When registration is complete, the PS4™ system's screen is displayed on your system.

Playing remotely

Turn on the PS4™ system.

If you enable remote start on the PS4™ system, you can use remote play to wake the PS4™ system from standby mode. On the PS4™system's function screen, select (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Functions Available in Standby Mode], and then select both [Connect to the Internet] and [Enable Turning On PS4 from Network] to set checkmarks.

On your system, select (PS4 Link) > [Start] > [Remote Play]. When the devices connect successfully, the PS4™ system screen appears on your system.

In some network environments, the remote play connection might become unstable.

Using remote play via the Internet

You may not be able to use remote play via the Internet depending on your network connection. If this occurs, the following reference information might help you make a connection.

  • On the PS4™ system's function screen, select (Settings) > [Network] > [Test Internet Connection], and then confirm that you are able to connect to both the Internet and PSNSM.
  • Verify whether port 9304 (UDP) can be used. If that port cannot be used, you must adjust your router's port forwarding setting to allow communication to the PS4™ system from the Internet. For details on the port numbers used for remote play and how to adjust settings, refer to the instructions supplied with your router.
  • If the PS4™ system is connected to the Internet via two or more routers, communication may not work correctly.
  • A router is a device that allows multiple devices to share a single Internet line.
    Communication might be restricted depending on the security functions provided by your router or Internet service provider. Refer to the instructions supplied with the network device in use, and information from your Internet service provider.
  • Port forwarding is a function for forwarding signals that arrive at a specific port (entrance) to another specified port (exit). This is also referred to as "port mapping" or "address conversion."

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