PlayStation 4 finally gets PC remote play in new update0 Comments
If you happen to turn your PlayStation 4 infrequently, then you probably feel that there are always new system software updates being pushed out. In a way, this is true, but most are adding small features in quite the incremental fashion. The newest major system update is 3.50 and rolls out on April 6.
3.50 comes with a lot of social features that seem as though they should have been there from the beginning. For example, you finally have an online status of "appear offline" for folks who prefer to not be bothered when playing around on PS4. A notification has also been added to let folks know when a specific friend logs in. For fans of multiplayer, you're now able to prepare a new scheduled gameplay session with the "create event" feature.
The biggest feature which people have been waiting for is Remote Play for Windows and Mac. Many fans are aware of these existing capabilities between PS4 and PlayStation Vita, but there's no doubt that a PC may be the ideal place for some to play. In order to run Remote Play, you have to be running Windows 8.1, Windows 10, OS X 10.10, or OS X 10.11. Of course, you're also going to need to have a decent internet connection.
Streaming will be restricted to the following resolution options: 360p, 540p, 720p. Finally, the two frame rate options are standard and high which run at 30 and 60fps respectively. One DualShock 4 is expected to play, and it needs to be connected with the charging cable or another USB cable.
PlayStation 3.50 System Software Update Out Tomorrow, PlayStation Blog