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How to Set Up and Use Remote Play on Your PS5

If you love the flexibility of Xbox Game Pass but prefer gaming on your PlayStation, you’re in luck. You can access your PS5 remotely from any mobile device by using PS Remote Play. This lets you play your PlayStation whenever you want, wherever you want.

With PS Remote Play, you can access all your favorite AAA titles, such as Elden Ring and Resident Evil Village, on your lunch break at work or even on the train home.

What Do I Need to Use Remote Play on My PS5?

There are a couple of things that you will need to use PS Remote Play. Here is what you will require:

  • A PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition.
  • Any mobile device, such as an Android smartphone or tablet, iPhone, or iPad device.
  • An active PSN account.
  • A high-speed internet connection.
  • Using PS Remote Play uses a lot of data, and requires a strong internet connection. A download and upload speed of at least five Mbps is needed, but 15 Mbps is preferable for the best performance.

    Since PS Remote Play uses a large amount of data, care is required when using the service while you are not connected to Wi-Fi. Take care not to exceed your data usage to avoid accidentally getting an unpleasant surprise when you receive your next phone bill.

    How to Set Up PS Remote Play

    Before you can start using PS Remote Play, you will need to set up your PS5 and mobile device. This process is very easy and will only have to be done the first time you use the service.

    Once you have followed the instructions below, you will be free to access all your favorite PlayStation games from your mobile device whenever you feel like playing.

    How to Prepare Your PS5 for Remote Play

    The first step to playing your PlayStation games remotely is setting up your PS5 console. Follow the instructions below to do so:

  • Open your PS5 settings by clicking the gear icon at the top right of the home screen.
  • Head to System.
  • Scroll down and select Remote Play.
  • Activate Enable Remote Play.
  • If you want to use PS Remote Play, you most likely aren’t going to be at home at the time. There are a few more settings you will need to change to allow your PS5 to connect to PS Remote Play while it’s in sleep mode.

  • Open your PS5 settings by clicking the gear icon at the top right of the home screen.
  • Head to System.
  • Scroll down to Power Saving.
  • Select Features Available in Rest Mode.
  • Turn on Stay Connected to the Internet.
  • Select Enable Turning on PS5 From Network.
  • Your PS5 is now fully set up and ready to use PS Remote Play.

    How to Prepare Your Mobile Device for Remote Play

    PS Remote Play requires that you set up your console before preparing your mobile device. Once you have set up your console, follow the instructions below:

  • Download the PS Remote Play app from the App Store or Google Play Store.
  • Launch the app from your mobile device and sign in to your PSN account. Make sure you use the same account that is linked to your PS5.
  • Select PS5.
  • The app will begin searching for available consoles nearby. Ensure that your console is on. The app should connect to your PS5 after a few minutes.
  • If using mobile data, select the gear at the top right of the screen to open the settings.
  • Select Mobile Data.
  • Turn on Use Mobile Data.
  • It is also highly recommended that you turn on Notify Me When Using Mobile Data.
  • Your PS Remote Play app is now connected to your PS5 console and ready to play.

    How to Launch Remote Play

    Launching PS Remote Play is as easy as making sure your PS5 is either on or in rest mode, depending on your settings, and launching the app on your mobile device.

    The app will display the last console you connected to on your screen. If that is not your desired console, select Other Connections to connect to another PlayStation console.

    You can either use the default touchscreen controls while using PS Remote Play or connect a wireless controller to your device via Bluetooth. If you’re unsure how to do this, check out our guide on how to connect a controller to your Android device.

    If you’re an Apple user, check out this guide to learn how to play PS5 games with a DualSense controller on your Apple device.

    Never Miss Out on Playing Your Favorite PlayStation Games

    Having your favorite PlayStation games at your fingertips at all times is extremely convenient and the best way to pass by the time on your daily commute to work. As convenient as it is, however, it is important to game responsibly and ensure you are not exceeding the limits of your mobile data usage.


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