Sony has lived up to its promise to roll out the PS4 Remote Play feature for some of its older Xperia mobile devices.
The company has released software update for the Xperia Z2 smartphone and Xperia Z2 Tablet, which enables PS4 owners to stream games directly from their console to the mobile device.
The tool relies on the PS4 and smartphone/tablet being on the same Wi-Fi network and works by pairing a DualShock 4 controller to the secondary device via Bluetooth.
It is perfect for gaming away from the living room television, or when another member of the household is watching something on the main TV.
Remote Play was previously available on the PS Vita as well as the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. It’ll also be available on the new PlayStation TV set-top box, which goes on sale on November 14.
Sony has claimed Remote Play will not be available on devices outside of the PlayStation and Xperia range, but has hinted it will will continue rolling out to previous generation Xperia smartphones and tablets.
The unique feature could potentially become a calling card for Sony Xperia devices, which have struggled to make themselves heard in the packed Android market.
For Sony PS4 owners, the chance to continue gaming even when their significant other switches over to Corrie means an Xperia handset is certainly worth consideration.
Will your next handset by a Remote Play-packing Xperia? Or are the handsets still not good enough to tempt you? Let us know in the comments section.