PS4 system 6.50 update brings remote play to iOS devices

If you turn on your PS4 on right now you’ll be prompted to download the latest firmware for your console, 6.50. It comes in at 463.8 Mb and it won’t take too much of your time. So, what bag of tricks does this new update bring? Well, something that your PS Vita was once used for is now moving to your smartphone and tablet, if you have an iOS device.

Remote Play can now be accessed via your iPhone or iPad, should you own either. We gave it a quick go and without any buttons to press it feels a little bizarre. As soon as you connect the Dualshock 4 it disconnects the Remote Play connection. Each button, trigger and analogue stick has a specific touch area on the screen, so unless you’re a pro at playing mobile games using only a touch screen you’re going to have a tough time controlling what’s happening on-screen.

What is interesting is that you can play it both as a vertical or horizontal game, with the buttons moving to the bottom of the screen it feels way more natural.

Main Features in Version 6.50 Update

You can now enjoy Remote Play on iOS devices. You can use (PS4 Remote Play) to connect your PS4 system from devices such as smartphones and tablets. Download (PS4 Remote Play) from the App Store.

Other Features

You can now choose 720p when you broadcast using Niconico Live. This service is available only in certain countries and regions.

You can now change the button assignment to perform “Enter” operations from the Circle button to the X button. Select (Settings) > [System], and then select the checkbox for [Use X Button for Enter]. This option is available only for specific countries and regions.

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