It is already possible to navigate the PlayStation 4 interface on Windows PCs, Macs, Vita, and Sony Xperia smartphones to play favorite console titles. But thanks to the PS4 6.50 software update, it is now possible to use iOS touch controls on your iPhone and iPad to navigate the PS4.
This gives iOS users a head start on Android because on that operating system it only works on Sony Xperia smartphones. From now on you can also broadcast in 720p and smartphone. It was also already possible to stream via your PC, laptop, iMac or Macbook. The latest PS4 update also ensures that you can now broadcast in 720p.
Remote Play on iOS makes it possible to control the PlayStation 4 remotely via Wi-Fi. In addition, the video image is streamed to an external device, in this case, an iPhone or iPad. All you have to do is update your PlayStation 4, enable Remote Play and download the app from the App Store.
Important to know is that the DualShock 4 controller is not currently supported. With Android, that is possible. The PS4 can only be controlled via iOS using buttons on the touchscreen of the smartphone or tablet. You can, however, enter text with the iOS keyboard and voice chat via the microphone of your iPhone or iPad.
The PlayStation update 6.50 also adds the ability to swap the X and O buttons to confirm certain menus, which is especially intended for people with Japanese consoles. You need at least an iPhone 7 or newer to use PS4 Remote Play.