October 21, 2014

Sony Reveals PS4 Remote Play Support for Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet!

Sony’s PS4 Remote Play feature for its Xperia smartphones and tablets, introduced alongside the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact at the company’s pre-IFA 2014 event, seems set to be released for the last generation Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet devices next month.
The Japanese giant accidentally revealed PS4 Remote Play support for the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet on its official Xperia Lounge app (via Xperia Blog). “Functionality [PS4 Remote Play] available on Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, Z2 and Z2 Tablet starting from November 2014,” stated a note in the app.

The roll-out of PS4 Remote Play on the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 does not come as too much of a surprise as there is not too much difference between the current and last generation. Notably however, Sony when announcing the feature last month said it’s currently not planning to bring the PS4 Remote Play to other smartphone or tablet devices, pointing to the possibility that the mention of support for the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet in the Xperia Lounge app is a mistake.
The PS4 Remote Play feature allows users to stream their PS4 games onto compatible Xperia devices over their home Wi-Fi network (or even a high-speed Internet connection, though Sony doesn’t recommend this). A DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, PlayStation 4 console with the latest PS4 system software update, Sony Entertainment Network access, and the PS4 Remote Play app or PlayStation app installed on the Xperia will be required to play games.

Sony had at launch noted that some games do not support the PS4 Remote Play feature. The company has also introduced the GCM10 Game Control Mount, which will essentially make it easier for users to play PS4 games on their Xperia Z3 family of devices – by holding the tablet or smartphone along with the controller while gaming.

The PS4 Remote Play feature was first introduced as a way to boost PS4 games from the console to the PlayStation Vita handheld console in April, along with the PS4 v1.70 system software update, and the PS Vita v3.15 system software update – which included Automatic Device Registration for access to Remote Play and other second screen features.


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