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How to use PS5 Remote Play

With the help of a mobile phone, tablet or laptop, you can play PS5 games remotely – provided you have a strong internet connection.

Sony has been putting a lot more emphasis on Remote Play with the release of its last two consoles. Both the PS4 and PS5 can be connected to a supported mobile device or tablet, allowing you to share your screen and play games from your phone. 

If you’re interested in learning more about PS Remote Play and how you can play games on your PS5 from afar, then make sure you keep reading, as we’re going to be running through it in this simple step-by-step guide. 

What you’ll need: 

  • A PS5 console
  • A supported mobile device with the PS Remote app downloaded
  • A strong internet connection (at least 15Mbps is recommended)

The Short Version 

  • Turn on your PS5
  • Go to Settings
  • Go to System
  • Click on Remote Play
  • Turn on Enable remote Play
  • Open the PS Remote app
  • Sign in
  • Click on PS5
  • Wait for the devices to connect
  • Use Remote Play
  1. Step

    Turn on your PS5

    Turn on your PS5 and log into your account. Turn on your PS5 and log in

  2. Step

    Go to Settings

    Go to the Settings button in the top menu. Go to Settings on PS5

  3. Step

    Go to System

    Scroll down and click on System. Go to System

  4. Step

    Click on Remote Play

    Click on the Remote Play heading.Go to Remote Play

  5. Step

    Turn on Enable Remote Play

    Enable the Remote Play setting. Enable Remote Play

  6. Step

    Open the PS Remote app

    Pick up your mobile device and open the PS Remote Play app. If you don’t already have it downloaded, it is free to install and is on both the App Store and Google Play Store.Go to the PS Remote App

  7. Step

    Sign in

    Sign into the same PS account.Sign into the PS5 app

  8. Step

    Click on PS5

    Click on the PS5 button. If you are trying to use Remote Play on a PS4, click on the PS4 button. Click on PS5

  9. Step

    Wait for the devices to connect

    Wait for your mobile device and PS5 console to connect.Connect to the PS5

  10. Step

    Use Remote Play

    Once connected, your handset will display what’s on your PS5 screen. From here, you can play games and navigate your PS5 console as normal. Use Remote Play


Can I use PS5 Remote Play while away from home?

Sony recommends that you use the same Wi-Fi network for both the PS5 and your mobile device, but our testing shows that it is possible to connect your PS5 away from home too, just as long as you have a strong internet connection and your PlayStation is on or in Rest Mode.

Can I use PS5 Remote Play on iOS?

Yes, PS5 Remote Play is supported on both Apple and Android devices.

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