PlayStation 4 Remote Play Comes to Mac and PC

This is more of a public service annoucement than anything else, but Sony just released their version 3.5 update to the PlayStation 4. You can download it now by going to your PS4 and going to Settings>System Software Update and choosing to install the udpate. It only took 5 minutes or less for my system to do the update, so it should be quick.

The real star of this update is Remote Play being expanded to Macs and PCs. By installing the Remote Play app for your computer, you’ll be able to play your PS4 from just about any computer on the market. Here are the Mac requirements:

  • A computer with either of the following operating systems.
    • OS X Yosemite
    • OS X El Capitan
  • Intel Core i5-520M Processor 2.40 GHz or faster
  • 40 MB or more of available storage
  • 2 GB or more of RAM
  • USB port

My late-2012 Mac mini runs the app perfectly smoothly and while there is a tiny amount of lag, it’s hardly noticable and I was able to play Bloodborne and Rocket League just as well as if I were playing directly on the PS4.