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PS4 Remote Play finally available on iPhone, four years after Sony Xperia

How do you like them Apples?

Time moves slow if you're an iPhone user waiting for PS4 Remote Play. Back in October 2014, Sony announced it would bring Remote Play to its Xperia Z3 series of smartphones, and the feature was then announced for PC and Mac a year later. But still no word on iOS devices.

Until today! Thanks to firmware update 6.50, iPhone and iPad users can now use Remote Play. At long last.

The much-demanded feature, which allows you to boot up and stream your PS4 directly onto your phone, can be accessed via the official app. Previously, iOS users desperate to stream their PS4 had to use third party apps such as R-Play, which came at a cost of about $12 (£9.13).

You'll need iOS 12.1 or later on your device, plus the latest software update for PlayStation 4 (obviously).

Despite promises that the ability to change PSN IDs would be introduced in early 2019, sadly this isn't happening in this update. In fact, aside from Remote Play for iOS, not a whole lot else is.

Given we're pretty far into this console generation, it seems likely we're not going to have all that long until the next console emerges. Will it be back to square one for iPhone users again? Quite possibly.

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