PS4 Remote Play Comes to Sony Smartphones

Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are the first phones ever to support PS4 Remote Play.

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Image credit: Andrew Hoyle, CNET
Image credit: Andrew Hoyle, CNET

Sony today announced the latest additions to its Xperia smartphone line and confirmed that the devices--the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact--will be the first phones ever to support PlayStation 4 Remote Play.

What that means is you'll be able to play PS4 games directly on your smartphone over a Wi-Fi network. To hold your smartphone in place, Sony will also sell a special GCM10 Game Control Mount, though pricing has not been revealed.

The Verge reports that PS4 Remote Play on one of Sony's new smartphones over a network connection is "theoretically" possible, but no doubt the best experience will come over Wi-Fi.

In addition, you can use the existing PlayStation App on either of the new devices to use them as a second screen to remotely watch gameplay, track what friends are up to on the PlayStation Network, or purchase titles to download on your PS4.

Sony also today revealed a new 8-inch Xperia Z3 tablet, which will support PS4 Remote Play.

The new Xperia Z3 (5.2") and Xperia Z3 Compact (4.6") smartphones will launch in November, though pricing has not been announced. For more on the new phones and what they offer, check out GameSpot sister site CNET's comprehensive coverage.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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