PS4 Remote Play now available for Xperia Z3 series, coming to Z2 soon

PS4 Remote Play now available for Xperia Z3 series, coming to Z2 soon
Gamers will be happy to know that Sony has finally released its PS4 Remote Play app for the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. The app will allow owners of said devices to play their PlayStation 4 games remotely, by streaming them directly to their handheld. Keep in mind that this will only be possible if both the Xperia and the PS4 are on the same Wi-Fi network, but it's still a great way to let other house members watch whatever they want on the TV, while you pick your favorite quiet spot and indulge yourself in some undisturbed gaming.

The Remote Play feature has long been advertised as being exclusive to the Xperia Z3 line, but many have speculated that there is no reason why the Z2 line shouldn't support it, and a recent mishap by Sony gave us a pretty solid implication that it will, sooner or later, come to the Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet as well. Now, Sony has stopped tiptoeing around the subject and has officially announced that, yes, the Z2 line will get Remote Play support... "soon".

The only translation to the word "soon" Sony gives is "in the following weeks", accompanied by an asterisk-marked clarification that it's market-dependent. So, for Z2 owners, all we can say is – keep your fingers crossed and hope an update rolls out before the holiday season.

Do you own an Xperia Z2 / Z3? Will you be rocking Remote Play?

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source: Sony via Xperia Blog

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13 Comments

1. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

If anybody knows, is it possible that this app/feature could somehow work on other Android devices if somebody was able to get the apk?

3. paul.k

Posts: 289; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

An XDA Developers user claimed to have made the port possible, though, that doesn't seem to be exactly the case. http://www.phonearena.com/news/XDA-developer-reportedly-brings-Xperia-Z3s-cool-Remote-Play-feature-to-every-Android-4-device_id60959 There is an XDA link in that article, too

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I've had remote play on my Wii U for 2 years :) Ok though the screen is not 1080p.

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh, that awesome Wii U! Too bad there aren't many popular demanding games on Wii U, the latest ones that are available on Wii U are Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed IV. Mario Kart 8 and Zelda is just too less for me. I would want a Wii U because of the cheaper price than Xbox One and PS4, but the lack of the popular games is just a big let down for me. But I still love Mario and Luigi, and Nintendo!

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I love Wii U because of the great exclusives. Like Zelda, Mariokart 8, Pikmin 3, Donkey Kong, Monster Hunter, Bayonetta 2, smash bros and Xenoblade. Also Project Cars is coming for it. I really look forward to it because it's probably the first realistic racing game on a Nintendo system. Sure some of those might look childish but they're fun to play lol :)

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

As a PC gamer the Wii U is actually the most tempting console because of Nintendo exclusives

7. romeo1

Posts: 807; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

If im correct the psp had a similar function but not sure wich psp was the first of them

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I had the PSP Go. I think it had some kind of mirroring or something. I don't have a PS3 though so I'm not sure. But I know that PS Vita can be used to play PS4 games.

5. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

sony has ecosystem that rivals google/amazon/apple. sony should just make a vita phone with both play store and playstation network installed to compete with apple ecosystem

6. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

sony owns music label, movie studios, as long as their ecosystem is fragmented they will continue bleed cash

8. rsiders

Posts: 1889; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I'm demanding great tomorrow. Can't wait.

12. Hozkar

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Won't it be available for the Xperia Z1 Compact also? It has the same tech specifications than the Z2, should be available for it too. In fact, it should have been called Xperia Z2 Compact instead of Z1

13. Blazers

Posts: 720; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I have it all set up on my Note 3, and everything works great except it doesn't pair the DS4 yet. And just a note to the author of this article, you don't have to be on your home network for this to work. It connects through the internet as well, anywhere in the world.

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