Update information

  1. Once you have done that, go to Control Panel By pressing Windows key + X and selecting Control panel and click on Windows Firewall. Click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall and then you will scroll down until you see Remote Desktop. Make sure the box is checked.
  2. For Mac users, the stalwart tool has been the Microsoft Remote Desktop connection. Available now through the Mac App store, it allows users to remotely connect to a Windows desktop to access local files, applications, and network resources.

Main features of the (PS4 Remote Play) version 3.0 update:

  • Stability during use of some features has been improved.

Getting ready

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You'll need the following to use (PS4 Remote Play).

  • Computer*
  • PS4™ system*
  • DUALSHOCK™4 wireless controller
  • USB cable or DUALSHOCK™4 USB wireless adaptor
    By using a wireless adaptor, you can use the controller wirelessly.
  • Account for PlayStation™Network
  • High-speed Internet connection
    For best performance, we recommend a high-speed connection with upload and download speeds of at least 15 Mbps.
  • *See also 'System requirements'.

To use voice chat, you'll need a microphone. You can use your computer's built-in microphone if you'd like.

Initial setup

Installing the application

  1. 1.Click one of the links below to download the installation file for (PS4 Remote Play).
    Save the file to your desktop or other location.
  2. 2.Run the installation file.
    An installation dialog box appears. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the application.
    During the installation, you might see a request to download additional software that's needed to use (PS4 Remote Play). To download this software, follow the on-screen instructions.

Setting up your PS4™ system

Before using this application, you'll need to do the following on your PS4™ system.

  • Enable Remote Play. Select (Settings) > [Remote Play Connection Settings], and then select the checkbox for [Enable Remote Play].
  • Activate the system as your primary PS4™ system. Select (Settings) > [Account Management] > [Activate as Your Primary PS4] > [Activate].
  • To start Remote Play while your PS4™ system is in rest mode, select (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Features Available in Rest Mode]. Then select the checkboxes for [Stay Connected to the Internet] and [Enable Turning On PS4 from Network].

Using Remote Play

  1. 1.Turn on your PS4™ system or put it into rest mode.
  2. 2.Connect a controller to your computer with a USB cable, or pair it using a DUALSHOCK™4 USB wireless adaptor.
  3. 3.Launch (PS4 Remote Play) on your computer, and then click [Start].
  4. 4.Sign in with your account for PlayStation™Network.
  • You'll need to pair your PS4™ system and computer manually if you haven't activated your PS4™ system as your primary system, or if this application can't find your PS4™ system. Connect your computer and PS4™ system over the same network, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Some games do not support Remote Play.
  • Some or all video content might not be displayed on your device depending on the game or video service.
  • For details on audio input and output during Remote Play, visit the customer support website for your country or region.

When Remote Play is not available

Refer to the following information if Remote Play is not available, or if you experience stability issues.

  • Generally, a high-speed connection with upload and download speeds of at least 5 Mbps is required.
    To view the estimated connection speed for your PS4™ system, select (Settings) > [Network] > [Test Internet Connection].
  • We recommend a wired Internet connection for both your PS4™ system and computer.
  • If you are using a Wi-Fi (wireless) connection, move your PS4™ system closer to the access point or router. Make sure there are no obstructions between them.
  • Other devices on your network might be using a large amount of bandwidth. Wait until they are idle before using Remote Play.
  • Select [Settings] > [Video Quality for Remote Play] on the (PS4 Remote Play) start screen. Configure these settings:
    • For [Resolution], choose either [Standard (540p)] or [Low (360p)].
    • For [Frame Rate], choose [Standard].

The connection speed varies depending on your network environment. For details, contact your Internet service provider.

System requirements

PS4™ system

System software version 7.00 or later

Always update your PS4™ system to the latest version of the system software.

For

Windows PC

  • A computer with either of the following operating systems.
    • Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Intel® Core™ i5-560M Processor 2.67 GHz or faster
  • Intel Core i5-2450M Processor 2.50 GHz or faster
    When setting [Video Quality for Remote Play] > [Resolution] to [Best (1080p)] and [Frame Rate] to [High] on a PS4™ system (CUH-7000 series).
  • 100 MB or more of available storage
  • 2 GB or more of RAM
  • 1024 × 768 or higher display resolution
  • Sound card
  • USB port

Uninstalling the application

Folder and command names might vary depending on your OS version.

In Windows Settings, click [Apps], or in Control Panel, click [Programs] > [Programs and Features], and then uninstall [PS4 Remote Play].

Support information

For more information about (PS4 Remote Play), visit the customer support website for your country or region.

Update information

Main features of the (PS4 Remote Play) version 3.0 update:

  • You can now enjoy Remote Play by using Bluetooth® to connect a wireless controller to a Mac computer running macOS Catalina.
  • Stability during use of some features has been improved.

Getting ready

You'll need the following to use (PS4 Remote Play).

  • Computer*
  • PS4™ system*
  • Wireless controller
  • Account for PlayStation™Network
  • High-speed Internet connection
    For best performance, we recommend a high-speed connection with upload and download speeds of at least 15 Mbps.
  • *See also 'System requirements'.

To use voice chat, you'll need a microphone. You can use your computer's built-in microphone if you'd like.

Initial setup

Installing the application

  1. 1.Click one of the links below to download the installation file for (PS4 Remote Play).
    Save the file to your desktop or other location.
  2. 2.Run the installation file.
    An installation dialog box appears. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the application.

Setting up your PS4™ system

Before using this application, you'll need to do the following on your PS4™ system.

  • Enable Remote Play. Select (Settings) > [Remote Play Connection Settings], and then select the checkbox for [Enable Remote Play].
  • Activate the system as your primary PS4™ system. Select (Settings) > [Account Management] > [Activate as Your Primary PS4] > [Activate].
  • To start Remote Play while your PS4™ system is in rest mode, select (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Features Available in Rest Mode]. Then select the checkboxes for [Stay Connected to the Internet] and [Enable Turning On PS4 from Network].

Using Remote Play

  1. 1.Turn on your PS4™ system or put it into rest mode.
  2. 2.Connect a controller to your computer using Bluetooth®.
    You can also use a USB cable.
  3. 3.Launch (PS4 Remote Play) on your computer, and then click [Start].
  4. 4.Sign in with your account for PlayStation™Network.
  • You'll need to pair your PS4™ system and computer manually if you haven't activated your PS4™ system as your primary system, or if this application can't find your PS4™ system. Connect your computer and PS4™ system over the same network, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Some games do not support Remote Play.
  • Some or all video content might not be displayed on your device depending on the game or video service.
  • For details on audio input and output during Remote Play, visit the customer support website for your country or region.

When Remote Play is not available

Refer to the following information if Remote Play is not available, or if you experience stability issues.

  • Generally, a high-speed connection with upload and download speeds of at least 5 Mbps is required.
    To view the estimated connection speed for your PS4™ system, select (Settings) > [Network] > [Test Internet Connection].
  • We recommend a wired Internet connection for both your PS4™ system and computer.
  • If you are using a Wi-Fi (wireless) connection, move your PS4™ system closer to the access point or router. Make sure there are no obstructions between them.
  • Other devices on your network might be using a large amount of bandwidth. Wait until they are idle before using Remote Play.
  • Launch (PS4 Remote Play). Then choose [PS4 Remote Play] > [Preferences] > [Video Quality for Remote Play] from the menu bar. Configure these settings:
    • For [Resolution], choose either [Standard (540p)] or [Low (360p)].
    • For [Frame Rate], choose [Standard].

The connection speed varies depending on your network environment. For details, contact your Internet service provider.

System requirements

PS4™ system

System software version 7.00 or later

Always update your PS4™ system to the latest version of the system software.

Mac

  • A computer with any of the following operating systems.
    • macOS High Sierra
    • macOS Mojave
    • macOS Catalina
  • 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

Uninstalling the application

Folder and command names might vary depending on your OS version.

Remote Desktop For Mac Mojave

Drag [PS4 Remote Play] from the Applications folder to the Trash. Then choose Finder > [Empty Trash].

Support information

For more information about (PS4 Remote Play), visit the customer support website for your country or region.

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If you like to use your Mac computer as your main machine, but still need Windows for occasional tasks, then it might be useful to setup remote desktop so that you can connect from your Mac to your PC remotely.

Luckily, Microsoft provides all the parts for remote desktop to work properly between a Mac and a PC. In this article, I’m going to walk you through the steps for setting up remote desktop on a Mac and PC.

Setup Remote Desktop Assistant on PC

The first thing you’ll need to do is setup remote desktop assistant on your PC. This program will basically enable remote desktop, open the ports in the firewall and configure anything else that is required for remote desktop.

When you download the file and run it, it’ll ask for your permission to connect to the Internet to download all the setup files. Once you approve that and the program is installed, go ahead and run it.

It’s a very simple and straight-forward program. All you do is click Get Started and it will change a few settings on your PC so that the computer can accept incoming remote desktop connections. Once completed, it will show you a summary and give you the option to scan a QR code (if using a mobile device like an iPad), copy the info to the clipboard or save the connection as a file, which you can open on another computer.

Once you have the info you need, go ahead and close the window. It’s worth noting that if you want to connect to your computer from outside the local network, you’ll have to open the ports on the router manually and forward those ports to your PC. You’ll also have to setup dynamic DNS so that you can use a DNS name rather than your public IP address, which changes often, to connect. It’s definitely more complicated, but totally doable.

Setup Remote Desktop on Mac

Now that you are setup on the PC side, it’s time to get remote desktop installed on your Mac. You’ll want to go to the App Store and search for remote desktop. The first app should be Microsoft Remote Desktop.

Remote Desktop Connection Manager For Mac

Click the Get button and once downloaded, click the Open button. The main screen is just a couple of buttons across the top: New, Start, Edit, Preferences and Remote Resources.

Click on the New button to start a new remote desktop connection. Here you will type in all the information that was listed out on the PC when you setup remote desktop assistant.

Remote Desktop For Macbook Pro

Give your connection a name, type in the IP address under PC Name, configure a gateway if required and then type in the credentials for the remote PC. Note that the PC will need to have an account with a password in order for all this to work. If the account doesn’t have a password, you won’t be able to connect.

Also, to save the connection, you just have to press the red X button at the top left of the screen. For some odd reason, there is no Add and Save button on the dialog. However, once you click the X, you’ll see the new connection listed.

Remote Desktop For Mac 8

Click on it and then click on Start to connect to the remote PC. You’ll probably see a warning about the certificate not being verified, which is OK. Just click Continue to make the connection.

That’s about it! After a few moments, the PC desktop should load full screen onto your Mac. If you need to make any changes to the connection, just select it and click on Edit. Also, you can click on Preferences to add a gateway or to specify the display resolution manually. If you have any trouble, let us know in the comments. Enjoy!

Bonus: If you use Google Chrome a lot, you might be interested in knowing that you can access any PC (Linux, Mac, Windows) remotely using just the Chrome Remote Desktop extension from Google.

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