XDA developer reportedly brings Xperia Z3's cool Remote Play feature to every Android 4+ device

XDA developer reportedly brings Xperia Z3's cool Remote Play feature to every Android 4+ device
Sony has recently announced its upgrade to the flagship Xperia Z line, led by the outstanding Xperia Z3. Still, reflecting the manufacturer's choice to upgrade the flagship lineup on a 6-month cycle, as opposed to an annual one, the new handset barely brings any significant upgrades, when compared to the Xperia Z2.

There is, however, one feature in Sony's new phones that is undoubtedly alluring for gamers; namely – Remote Play. Much like what Sony offers for PS Vita owners, Remote Play allows Xperia Z3 users to stream games from their PlayStation 4 directly on their Z3 device (phone or tablet). This means that if the living room is packed and the TV is currently in use, one could just pick up their phone and a DualShock 4 controller, step into the next room and play on their console remotely.

Naturally, Sony would want to keep this an Xperia-exclusive, as it would allow the company to build a mini-ecosystem around its consoles and its smartphones; however, an XDA developer, nicknamed XperiaPlaystation, has supposedly found a way to enable Remote Play support for any Android 4+ device. To do this, one needs minor knowledge about flashing and recovery (or alternatively – an ability to follow XperiaPlaystation's step-by-step guide and the common sense to google the words they don't understand), some patience, and the provided files (link in the source, below).

Now, the PS4 Remote Play app itself is not yet available, but the developer believes that – once it comes – it would work on every phone that has the port files installed on it. We suggest you hold off on flashing potentially unneeded files until the official app is out, then see what others are saying about the port once it's tested.



source: XDA Developers (forum thread) via BGR

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9 Comments

1. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Nah!! I go for sony i for 80% working. Than crashing down A lot

9. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Kudos XDA in advance . This will help boost Sony sales in terms of mobile gaming enthusiast . Z3 already available in Asia and for unlock in our country only costs $500-$550 converted to US includes tax.

2. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

This will be a boost for Sony's gaming market share. On top of making their Sony phones attractive to the masses that dont know how to or wont root.

3. Not_Amused321

Posts: 66; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

I thought the z3 isn't out yet?

4. paul.k

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

It's not, neither is the Xperia Remote Play app available, as stated

10. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Already available in our region. This what I love about Asia were the 1st to get hands on to real tech.

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Feel like buying the Z3 now. think I'll wait for the Z4

8. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

If Z3 is this good already, just imagine how good Z4 is going to be.

11. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

waste sony also failed in this

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