Sony has updated its Remote Play app on iOS to add support for the PlayStation 5’s wireless DualSense controller. The app’s 4.0.0 update is available now to download from the iOS App Store.
DualSense support is currently limited to devices that use iOS14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, allowing you to pair up your controller by holding down the Create and PS buttons on the controller, then finding the option to pair with your iOS device from the Bluetooth menu.
The Remote Play app was originally called PS4 Remote Play until an update last year revamped it to work for PS5 systems in addition to PS4. It allows you to stream games from your console to your mobile, PC or Mac in qualities up to 1080p and 60fps, allowing you to play in another room or even a separate location entirely.
While this feature also allows you to stream your PS5 games to your PS4, the app does not work for the PS Vita console.
Another interesting thing to note about the app is it allows you to pair up a DualShock 4 controller to play PS5 games such as Demon’s Souls, which is something the actual PS5 itself cannot do.
It should be noted that PS Remote Play is different from other streaming services such as Xbox Game Pass Cloud or Google Stadia. Those services stream the games directly from a datacentre, meaning they have full control over what content is available to you, but it also means you don’t need to own dedicated hardware such as a games console to access the games on your phone or tablet.
PS Remote Play, on the other hand, runs from the console itself and therefore you must already own a PS4 or PS5 in order to play games like Bloodborne, Uncharted and God of War from your phone.Looking for more PS Vita games to play? Check out some of our older favourites.