How to use PS5 Remote Play

Play remotely.

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You can’t always find the time to utilize your PlayStation 5 or have a working monitor to play your favorite games on. Luckily, if you have a smartphone, there’s the option to use Remote Play on your phone to play the games you have on your console on your smartphone. The set up for the feature takes a little bit, but you’re good to go once you have it downloaded.

Connect to the PlayStation Application on your smartphone

The first thing you need to do is download the PlayStation Application to your smartphone. You can do this from the iOS Application Store or Google Play. Once you have it downloaded, all you need to do is sign up using your PlayStation Network. Type in your username, password, and verify any two-factor authentication you have set up.

Once that’s good, double-check that your PS5 has connected to your smartphone. If you haven’t, you can connect it by clicking the “settings” cog option on your PlayStation Application, under the ‘play’ tab, and scroll down to “account management.” From there, all you need to do is sign in with the same account to your PS5, and the two should communicate and sync.

Enable Remote Play on the PlayStation 5

With the PlayStation Application on your smartphone, you now need to power on your PS5 and head over to the settings section. From there, go to the “system” tab, and then “power saving,” and finally the “features available in rest mode.” From here, you want to make sure that your PS5 turns on while it’s in rest mode, which allows you to use it for remote play.

After you’ve enabled that, return to the “system” tab in settings, and go down to the “remote play” option. You want to make sure this is turned on for the entire process to work. It also doesn’t hurt to double check the option below it, the link device, to ensure the smartphone you’re planning to use with remote play is the correct device. You’ll want to use this setting if your smartphone device did not properly connect to your console.

Now that you’ve taken care of all that, you’re good to go. You can play your PS5 in rest mode and try out remote play from your smartphone to play your favorite PlayStation games on your phone.