R-Play - Remote Play for the PS4
By Lei Jiang
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Take the awesome power of your Sony PlayStation 4 console, and give it the portability and convenience of the Nintendo Switch. Stream your PlayStation 4 games to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and play from anywhere. Never again will your gaming be interrupted when someone else needs to use the TV!
• Play your PlayStation 4 games while away from home by streaming over the internet¹
• Supports HD 720p video (1080p for PS4 Pro) at 60 frames per second for crisp, smooth gameplay
• Control games with any MFi game controller, or the built in virtual on-screen controller
• Highly tuned performance with extremely low lag
• Multiple profile support so you can use any number of different PlayStation 4 consoles or PSN accounts
• Customise the virtual on-screen controller to your liking
• Quick and easy one-time setup, start playing within seconds
To use R-Play, your PS4 must be connected to your home network via LAN cable. For the best streaming experience, having your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch connected to a 5GHz WiFi network is highly recommended. Your PS4 must be linked to a PSN account (however, R-Play does NOT require your PSN password).
The current version of R-Play requires that your PlayStation 4 is running system software 4.73; other versions are not supported.
Note 1: Playing over the internet requires your home network to be set up correctly. In most cases R-Play does this for you automatically. Some users may need to perform this set up manually, according to the instructions found in the included in help guide.
Disclaimer: PS4, PlayStation 4 and PSN are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. R-Play is in no way endorsed by or affiliated with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, or any associated subsidiaries, logos or trademarks.
What's New in Version 1.4
• Miscellaneous bug fixes
Temper your expectations, but I’m impressed
I’m shocked I’m saying this, but this app is actually kind of amazing—as long as you keep your expectations in check. I’ve been playing Persona 5 remotely with it (over the internet, not LAN), and it’s been working really well. Now, there are occasional frame rate hiccups and latency issues, and the onscreen controls are only serviceable at best, but that’s totally fine for a slower paced game like Persona. If you expect to play fast paced games remotely where tight controls and fast reaction times are important, you’re going to have a bad time. It might work OK over LAN, but it’s still not going to be great. But for certain slower games, it works nearly perfectly.
A few details about my setup: I was not able to get the automatic remote setup working with my router configuration. I had to look at R-Play’s help docs for opening the right router ports to get everything working, but if you’re reasonably capable at futzing with router settings, you shouldn’t have any issues. My PS4 is connected to my router with an ethernet cable, and my home internet speeds are 60Mbps down and 6Mbps up.
PS Vita Replacement, no. Capable remote play??
Alright, so back in June my original PS Vita decided that it wasn't meant for this world. The screen broke and so ended my remote play sessions. So looking for alternatives to replacing my PS Vita I did a search for apps capable of making my phone respond like a Vita in remote play. All I see are four and five star reviews, and here I'm thinking I hit the jackpot. Reading up on all the ways this app integrates into your phone and connects to your Playstation 4, this is sure to be a rock solid investment for $12 plus tax.
Wrong, wrong, I couldn't be more wrong. This app is clumsy at best, and certainly isn't responsive to commands. Only half of the available game library even appears on my phone screen. Then the on screen touch buttons don't work simultaneously. You can't for example input the command for a quarter circle motion forward. The touch command doesn't recognize simultaneous response. I was very disappointed. I tried this multiple times and tried various games to no success.
I award this app the appropriate 1 out of 5 stars, and it receives only one star in this review, because it doesn't manage to boot up and sync with your Playstation console, but that's about all it does. Biggest waste of $12, just put it towards a replacement Vita pre-owned at GameStop, just like I did tonight. ✌🏻
One step closer to the future
I’m not really into the technology, but the fact that I can play my PlayStation on my my iPad from work is absolutely mind blowing. From beating my little cousin in Xenoverse 2 almost 20 miles from my house t turning off my PlayStation in the break from at my job from my iPhone, this app is defiantly worth your money. I also recommend buying a Bluetooth controller. I didn’t really know how to configure for internet play, but the tech team responded to my emails and gave me step by step directions. I watch movies and play games on my PS4 from both my iPad and iPhone. The ethernet connection allows me to even stream faster when I air play my devices on my Tv verses using a chrome cast or fire stick, This is the best $12 I have ever spent and I believe that this is just a small step for what is soon to come.. Very recommended and I am beyond satisfied.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Jun 06, 2017
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 9.1 MB
- Languages: English, French, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese
- Seller: Lei Jiang
- © 2017 Lei Jiang
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.