Sony opens support for Remote Play on Android.

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#1 michaelmikado
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Starting with the upcoming update android users on version 5+ will be able to use remote play in their phones.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/7/20902406/sony-ps4-firmware-update-remote-play-android

I guess this means playtime is over for Sony and they are getting serious about console streaming.

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#2 DaVillain-  Moderator  Online
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Who in the world would remote plays on a small screen Android? If I were Sony, I would invest something else then this.

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#3  Edited By BenjaminBanklin
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Damn, that's awesome. I got an Android tablet for just such a thing. About time they finally got the ball rolling on that.

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@davillain-: "If I were Sony, I would invest something else then this."

PSP2/Vita2?

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Bummer it's only for Android OS version 10+.

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Oh no, PS anywhere. Someone once told me that being able to play games where you want and when you want it bad for gamers.

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@davillain- said:

Who in the world would remote plays on a small screen Android? If I were Sony, I would invest something else then this.

There's plenty of Android phones with screens upwards of 6 inches. And Sony already had remote play on android, but just restricted it to Xperia line phones (i think people got around this by altering the apk)

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@PSP107 said:

@davillain-: "If I were Sony, I would invest something else then this."

PSP2/Vita2?

I'm all in for another Sony handheld system despite Vita was lackluster of support. Sony just needs a bigger supporter and were good for another handheld system.

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#9  Edited By sonic_spark
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@shellcase86 said:

Bummer it's only for Android OS version 10+.

No it's not. Straight from the article:

"Remote Play will now let you stream games from your console to any Android device running version 5.0 or above. This has actually been a feature on certain Android phones since 2014, but only ones made by Sony — now there’ll just be a Remote Play app in the Play store for anyone to download. Sony added iOS compatibility earlier this year, so the expansion of Android support always seemed likely."

I think this is a great idea. I like the idea of playing games in bed or on my couch while I have a show in the background or whatever. I play my Switch undocked a lot.

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@Pedro said:

Oh no, PS anywhere. Someone once told me that being able to play games where you want and when you want it bad for gamers.

Who would say such a thing?

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That's pretty cool. What games support remote play?

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@Pedro: Remote Play started with the PS3 and PSP many years ago.

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@sonic_spark said:
@shellcase86 said:

Bummer it's only for Android OS version 10+.

No it's not. Straight from the article:

"Remote Play will now let you stream games from your console to any Android device running version 5.0 or above. This has actually been a feature on certain Android phones since 2014, but only ones made by Sony — now there’ll just be a Remote Play app in the Play store for anyone to download. Sony added iOS compatibility earlier this year, so the expansion of Android support always seemed likely."

I think this is a great idea. I like the idea of playing games in bed or on my couch while I have a show in the background or whatever. I play my Switch undocked a lot.

Apologies, was referring to using your DS4 on the Android device.

https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/explore/ps4/features/remote-play/

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If touch screen controls weren't absolute crap, it would be something to look into. As it is, touch screen is not meant for traditional gaming. Thumbs slide off the "analog stick" or d-pad because obviously there's nothing there but glass.

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@Telekill said:

If touch screen controls weren't absolute crap, it would be something to look into. As it is, touch screen is not meant for traditional gaming. Thumbs slide off the "analog stick" or d-pad because obviously there's nothing there but glass.

There, problem solved.

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@FinalFighters: Then what's the point of the portability?

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@Telekill said:

@FinalFighters: Then what's the point of the portability?

Its portable enough to fit in a backpack or purse.

So basically the same portability as a nintendo switch

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@davillain- said:

Who in the world would remote plays on a small screen Android? If I were Sony, I would invest something else then this.

To be fair, you can get Android screens that are like 12 inches. Lol

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@drlostrib said:
@davillain- said:

Who in the world would remote plays on a small screen Android? If I were Sony, I would invest something else then this.

There's plenty of Android phones with screens upwards of 6 inches. And Sony already had remote play on android, but just restricted it to Xperia line phones (i think people got around this by altering the apk)

This is exactly what happened. I use a version of the remote play app both on android and iOS that removes the Wifi limitation so I can play using my phones unlimited data.