Watch us play a PlayStation 4 game on an Xperia Z3 Tablet device (Remote Play demo)


The new Z3 devices that got announced on September 3 are shaping up to be one of the best in their respective classes, but the overall positive impression from Sony's unveiling has been further solidified thanks to the introduction of some new fancy features for said Z3 devices, one of which is Remote Play for PlayStation.

So, what Remote Play does for PlayStation 4 and Xperia Z3 series device owners is that it allows them to stream games running on the console right to the screen of their mobile device. Sounds cool, right? This way, you can let other family members enjoy a show or some other program on the TV, while you're still experiencing the goodness of your gaming console, courtesy of your phone or tablet's screen. However, one thing to keep in mind is that Remote Play only works when your console and Z3 device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Unfortunately, the feature will be exclusive to the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact, but since these don't really outclass the hardware of the Xperia Z2 (or even Z1), we do hope that Sony will update its "older" phones with Remote Play at some point. Until then, why don't you hit the Play button below and see what the buzz is all about?

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28 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

this is what samsung can't do for a fact...hahaha.

4. GenericFanboy

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

If $ony wanted to they could make this service available to any modern day smartphone.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Na Sony should keep this exclusive to their Xperias It would make people want to get a Xperia over another phone Someone on XDA might be able to port it over to over devices Like with the Nvidia Shield streaming, which can be done with any Android using the Limelight app

7. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

It's going to be. Me and many other gamers are patiently waiting. Do your research next time.

13. GenericFanboy

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Research? I highly doubt Sony is going to open this service up to non-sony devices. This is the same company that made the vita only support Sony chargers and SD cards.

16. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Even though they have already solely announced it months ago lmao….

19. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

but some hacker surely will

8. MEeee

Posts: 412; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

This idea probably came from Samsung Group Play.

17. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

false. it was already floated back in the xperia z days when it was shown that the playstation controller can be plugged to the xperia. besides, samsung has no gaming console so how could they come up with something similar. sony is not a copycat. not so much....yet...

20. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Can u play AAA titles with sammy?

2. cookie_cutter

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

damn Good.

3. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

With 10M ps4 sale. It will capture a lots heart

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Cool, now no need to buy the Vita now haha Also can you stream from Sony's Cloud service without a PS4?

9. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

The vita is still worth the money on its own. It is a great handheld. Especially if you have other Sony stuff.

10. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I think Sony is shooting themselves with the foot with this move. Not for xperia, but for the vita. Remote play was a system seller for many people, and they just cannibalized their own product. I thought if the vita gained enough traction through remote play, they would support it more. Sigh, I guess it will never get the support it deserves

11. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

I guess, they are promoting with both device, Xperia and Vita ~ They give choices, for those who want a phone and the Remote Play ~ And who want Vita and Remote Play ~ At the same time, I dont think Sony is shooting themselves, they are profit with both devices , and Sony just give customers opportunity to select ~

12. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

The thing is, the vita is really struggling, and xperia is becoming more and more popular. Keeping this as a vita exclusive feature was helping it, and like I said, it was a system seller. This almost makes the vita useless for a lot of people. The vita is a very niche machine, with just Japanese games and Indies. This feature could have helped it gain a more mainstream attraction.

24. romeo1

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

I think they even shouldn't have made the vita at all. Mobile gaming is the future. On phones not on extra devices. The way mobiles are getting better graphics by the 1/2 year or full year. The vita etc just can't keep up. They should bring back the xperia play every year so people who like handheld gaming could get that one. And also all the xperias should be able to get those games and with the ps controlles you could also play it as good as it would or even better than on a vita

25. romeo1

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Oh and forgot to say that this option is brilliant. Could get allot of ps owners to switch to sony xperias

26. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

They should have made the vita. It is a true gaming device. Not a phone, which is riddled with free to play and pay to win. Real software that is about making a good game, not a big money grab like mobile gaming. And not everything is about power. Power=/= quality. There can be good games without having AAA graphics.and the vita has dedicated controls, vs just a touch screen. Controlling it is so much better. You can have true first person shooters with two analog sticks. And if handheld gaming is on its way out, how do you explain the 44 million 3DSes sold. And playing with a controller connected to a phone isn't the same. I have done it before, and nothing beats real dedicated controls

27. romeo1

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

So actually you are saying playing with a vita is better than with a ps3 controller? You should try it with asphalt8 or spiderman 2 its really good(with ps3 controller) Also the xperia play had dedicated controls and i know its better than touchscreen. it had real games made for it. Some where very good. I think sony should've made a successor of the play wich would take over the vita. Its not like they can't port the vita system in to a phone. The only thing sony has to do is port the games over with the dedicated controls for the ps3 controller. And about the ds3 its just that it speaks to more people. Especially childeren the vita doesn't stand a chance when it comes to childeren. And 44 million isn't that much as there are only 2 big player's sony and nintendo

15. husomc

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

the vita has been around long enough, the only reason sony hasn't killed it is coz they don't want negative feedback caused by a backlash from the 4 million or so Vita owners. and btw having more options is never a bad thing

21. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I never said it was. It is a good move for us, the consumer. For them, not so much. And Sony has sold around 12 million vitas

22. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

i didn't know that simply making a game character move around a small space already constitutes "playing"

23. techie_cat

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Lag problems?

28. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Probably not ~ If it is lag, that probably is the Wireless modem problem ~ As it is like watching video on phone ~

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