Sony's really pushing Remote Play at the moment. A dedicated Remote Play handheld machine, the PS Portal, is coming later this year, and now, the functionality is being brought to even more devices. As announced on the PS Blog, those with certain Android devices running TV OS12 will be able to use Remote Play.
To be specific, Sony says the Remote Play app is now available for use on the following:
Presumably, more Android TV OS12 devices will follow in due course. Android smartphones are also compatible with Remote Play, as well as iOS devices, PC, and Mac. You can play your PS5 or PS4 on a lot of different screens nowadays, and as mentioned, the PS Portal is on the way too.
As ever, whether Remote Play works well for you depends on your connection speed. Sony states you need a minimum download speed of 5Mbps, but recommends at least 15Mbps. The platform holder notes for Android TV OS12 devices that performance may vary, and recommends setting your TV or monitor to low latency mode.
Having grown up alongside PlayStation, Stephen has developed an eclectic taste in video games and a wide knowledge of the medium, from small indie gems to the biggest AAA blockbusters. Ever hopeful that the Burnout series makes a miraculous return.
I'm loving this strategy.
Streaming and subs will always be supplementary for me. I don't want to lose consoles or the ability to buy games and have them stored locally.
But streaming is too convenient to ignore, when done right.
Assuming it works as intended, the new Portal accessory is right up my ally in that regards — It doesn't replace my console or promote streaming or subs over physical or downloads. It simply lets me stream what I already own.
Remote play in a nutshell I suppose.
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