How do I set up an Xperia device and a PS4 for Remote Play?
Set up PlayStation® 4 Remote Play on the Xperia® device
PS Remote Play is a new feature that allows you to use your smartphone as a display for your PlayStation® 4. This way, you don't depend on TV availability and can play anywhere in your home. In addition, you can use the separately available Game Control Mount GCM10 to attach your Xperia phone or tablet to your DualShock Controller 4 (The Game Control Mount is not compatible with all Remote Play-supported Xperia models). To set up PS4 Remote Play on your Xperia device and get it working with your PS4, some steps must be followed. Below is a general outline of the steps you must follow. You'll find more detailed instructions about each step further down the page.
To use PS Remote Play you need
- An Xperia phone or tablet supporting PS Remote Play.
- A PlayStation 4
- A DualShock 4 controller.
- A Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) connection.
- A home Wi-Fi® network supporting Wi-Fi DLNA.
PlayStation 4 and your Xperia phone or tablet must be connected to the same home Wi-Fi network to use PS Remote Play.
To set up PS4 Remote Play on the Xperia device
Xperia device: Download and install PS4 Remote Play from Google Play™. PS4 Remote Play has been available since November 2014; the app may not be available in all countries or regions and may not be supported by all networks and service providers.
PS4: Update the PS4 software to version 2.0 or later. The availability of software updates depends on your country or operator.
Xperia device & PS4: Sign in to PlayStation® Network (PSN) with your Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) account on the PS4 and the Xperia device. Make sure that you are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
PS4: Pair the PS4 with the Xperia device.
You can connect the DUALSHOCK 4 controller with the Xperia device or use the on-screen controller (touch screen) to play games. The on-screen controller is not intended for complete gameplay. Instead, it provides a simple and easy operation as a secondary input method. We recommend using DUALSHOCK 4 controllers.
Pair your PS4 with the Xperia device
If the PS4 that you are using is not activated as your primary PS4 device, you must pair it manually with your Xperia device.
Connect the PS4 and the Xperia device to the same Wi-Fi network.
Sign in to PSN with your Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) account on both the PS4 and the Xperia device.
PS4: Select Settings → Remote Play Connection Settings → Add Device to display the registration code for device pairing.
Xperia device: Find and tap PlayStation → Connect to PS4 → PS4 Remote Play.
Follow the on-screen instructions and enter the registration code displayed on the PS4.
Connect the Xperia device with DUALSHOCK 4 controller
Once you've manually paired the PS4 console with your Xperia device, you need to establish a connection between the Xperia device and the wireless DUALSHOCK 4 controllers using Bluetooth® technology.
DUALSHOCK 4: Make sure that the DUALSHOCK 4 is powered off (no light bar). If it's on, press and hold the PS button until the controller is powered off.
Android™ 9, 10, 11: Find and tap Settings → Device connection → Connection preferences → DUALSHOCK 4 → Pair controller.
Android 8.0, 7.x, 6.x: Find and tap Settings → Device connection → DUALSHOCK 4 → Pair controller.
Android 5. x: Find and tap Settings → Xperia Connectivity → DUALSHOCK 4 → Pair controller.
DUALSHOCK 4: Press and hold the SHARE button and the PS button until the light bar starts to flash white.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete connecting the devices.
Enhance the gaming experience
You can enhance your PS4 Remote Play gaming experience by enabling the vibration feature on your DUALSHOCK 4 controller.
To enable vibration on the DUALSHOCK 4 controller
PS4: Select Settings → Devices → Controllers → Enable Vibration.
Connect or reconnect the DUALSHOCK 4 controller with the PS4 or Xperia device
- To reconnect the PS4 with the DUALSHOCK 4 controller
Connect the DUALSHOCK 4 controller to the PS4 device with the USB cable.
- To reconnect the Xperia device to the DUALSHOCK 4 controller
Connect the Xperia device with the DUALSHOCK 4 controller again.
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