How to Play PS4 Games on PC Windows and Mac

You've a PlayStation 4 in your living room but you just don't want to get worked up enough to leave your PC to play a certain PS4 game. Well fear not PS4RemotePlay for PC is here. you can play your PS4 on your PC using PS4RemotePlay. Yep, with no TV required, you can play to your heart's content from your laptop or PC.

How It Works:

PS4RemotePlay is essentially a game streaming service. Now that might be a new buzzword to you. Game streaming is essentially a system where the actual hardware the game is running on is separate from the hardware the game is being played from. Let us understand how it works first. PS4 is the hardware that plays the game and PS4RemotePlay streams the game video to devices running the PS4RemotePlay Client on their PC/Laptops. After that the PC or Laptop user sends control signals using the keyboard or mouse or joystick and that input signal is carried to the PS4 via the PS4RemotePlay for PC client. As you can understand there happens to be a bit of input lag as the input has to travel through the network instead of being directly applied using a hardware input device like PS4 controllers. Once the user input is read the change on the game is updated and travels back through the network.

Things You'll Be Needing to Setup PS4RemotePlay for PC:

System Requirement for the PC:

Your device on which you want to run the app should be running one of the following operating systems:

Final Setup Instruction:

1. The first thing you need to do is download the PS4RemotePlay for PC app.

  1. Double click the downloaded file and follow the instructions to install the PS4RemotePlay for PC.
  2. If your PS4 is not updated to the latest version you need to update the PS4 firmware to 3.50+
  3. go to the settings on your PS4 console and go to 'Remote Play Connection Settings' and hit the checkbox to enable Remote Play. Also activate the system as your primary PS4 in the 'PlayStation Network and Account Management' page.
  4. If you wish to wake up your Play Station 4 using PS4RemotePlay, you need to configure your Play Station 4 for it. Go to Settings > Power Saving Settings > Set Features Available in Rest Mode and check the checkboxes for internet connection and turn on from network. Now your Play Station 4 can be accessed whenever you've an internet connection.
  5. Launch PS4RemotePlay for PC and connect your Dual Shock 4 controller.
  6. Login to you PSN Account
  7. Once the PS4RemotePlay app for PC is installed it'll automatically look for your PS4 when it is turned.
  8. Play. Once everything is ready you're all set to start playing your favorite PS4 games from your PC or laptop.

There is how to start streaming your PS4 games to a PC or Mac using PS4RemotePlay. Happy Gaming.