Sony Xperia: PS4 Remote Play - Setup & Demo



How to Connect Sony PS4 with Mobile Phones and Portable Devices

Steps

Connecting a Smartphone with the PlayStation App

  1. Download the PlayStation app for your smartphone.
    • You can get the app for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. You'll need an iPhone or Android device to use the app.
  2. Connect your PS4 and smartphone to the same network.
    • Your PS4 can be connected wirelessly or via Ethernet. Both the PS4 and the phone must be connected to the same network.
    • You can check your PS4's network settings by opening the Settings menu and selecting "Network." If it's plugged into the router via Ethernet, just make sure your phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  3. Open the Settings menu on your PS4.
    • You can find this on the far right side of the upper menu. Press Up on the main PS4 menu to open the upper menu.
  4. Select"PlayStation App Connection Settings."
    • Select"Add Device."A code will appear on the screen.
  5. Open the PlayStation app on your mobile device.
    • You don't need to sign in with your PlayStation Network account to access your PS4.
  6. Tap"Connect to PS4."
    • You'll find this option at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Tap your PS4.
    • It should appear on the Connect to PS4 screen, with the words "Powered On" underneath. If your PlayStation is not appearing, double-check both systems to ensure that they are connected to the same network. Tap the Refresh button to scan again.
  8. Enter the code displayed by your PS4.
    • This code will authorize your device to connect to the PS4. The number will be eight digits.
  9. Connect to the PS4.
    • Once you've entered the code, you will be automatically connected to the PS4. You can now start controlling the PS4 using your phone.
  10. Enable control of the PS4 by tapping"Second Screen."
    • This will turn your device into a controller that you can use to navigate the PS4 menu. You cannot use this controller as a game controller.
    • Swipe to move around the menus, and tap your phone's screen to make a selection.
  11. Enable second screen functionality (game-specific).
    • Some games allow you to use the phone as a second screen for the game. If the game supports this, tap the "2" icon at the top of the virtual PS4 controller on your phone.
  12. Use the phone as the PS4's keyboard.
    • By tapping the keyboard icon, you can use your phone as your PS4's keyboard. This can make typing a lot easier than using the controller.
  13. Power down the PS4.
    • If you're done with the PS4 for now, you can turn it off using the PS4 app on your phone. Close the "Second Screen" controller and tap "Power." If your PS4 is set to power down completely by default, you'll be prompted to do so. If your PS4 is set to enter Rest Mode by default, you'll be prompted to do that instead.

Using a USB Drive

  1. Format the USB drive to work with the PS4.
    • You can use a USB drive to play media files or store your save data. In order for your PS4 to recognize the drive, you'll need to format it so that it works with the PS4. Most USB drives come in the proper format. Formatting the drive will erase everything that is currently on it.
    • Right-click the drive on your computer and select "Format" to format the drive. Select "FAT32" or "exFAT" as the file system.
  2. Create "MUSIC," "MOVIES," and "PHOTOS" folders on the drive.
    • The PS4 requires a folder structure in order to read data on the drive. Make sure these folders are on the root level of the USB drive.
  3. Copy the media you want to play to their respective folders.
    • Place the music you want to play into the MUSIC folder, the videos into the MOVIES folder, and the images in the PHOTOS folder.
  4. Insert the USB drive into your PS4.
    • Note that because of the way the PS4 is constructed, it may be difficult or impossible to insert thicker USB drives.
  5. Open the "Media Player" app to play your music and video files.
    • You can find the app in the Apps section of the Library.
  6. Select your USB drive to view the contents.
    • You'll be prompted to select it when you first start Media Player.
  7. Browse for the song or video you want to play.
    • Your content will be organized into the folders you created earlier.
  8. Play the content.
    • When you select a song or video, it will begin playing. You can press the PlayStation button to return to the main PS4 menu while continuing to playing the music in the background.
  9. Copy your game save data to your USB drive.
    • You can use your USB drive to create backups of your game saves.
    • Open the Settings menu and select "Application Save Data Management."
    • Select "Saved Data in System Storage" and browse for the save data that you want to back up.
    • Press the Options button and select "Copy to USB Storage."
    • Select the files that you want to copy and then click "Copy."
  10. Copy your screenshots and game clips to your USB drive.
    • You can use your USB drive to save your recorded clips and game screenshots.
    • Open the Capture Gallery app. You can find this in the Library.
    • Find the content that you want to copy to your USB drive.
    • Press the Options button and select "Copy to USB Storage."
    • Select the files that you want to copy and then click "Copy." The files will be copied to your USB drive.

Community Q&A

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  • Question
    Can I use my phone's LTE to connect my PS4 to the internet?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You would need HotSpot and unlimited data, as it will take many GBs to get online.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    What does the PS second screen indicate? Will I be able to view the game on my television and tablet at the same time?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, this allows you to view the game on your TV and tablet at the same time. (Note: not all games allow the second screen remote play feature, so check on the back of the cover for further info. If you bought online, check on the PlayStation website. Search the name of the game.)
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How will I know the password to connect my PS4 to WiFi?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It would be a password that you set up yourself. If your parents or someone else set up the WiFi password, you will have to ask them.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    I want to use my Android phone as a monitor for my PS4. Is that possible?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No, this is not possible.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    Can I use my phone as a microphone?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, you can with the right phone. Newer versions of quality phones like Samsung or iPhone should work well.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I download a movie from my iPad to my PS4?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You'd have to connect your iPad charging cable to your PS4, and then find the iPad directory on the PS4. Take the movie out of the directory and voila. It will take a few tries to find the right place where the movie is; just look for certain folder names.
    Thanks!
Unanswered Questions
  • How do I transfer videos from my mobile phone to my PS4?
  • Why can't I move pics, videos and music from my iPhone to PS4 using a phone cable just like I do for the PS3? I don't want a second screen. Just transfer over, that's all.
  • What do I do if I still get asked to sign in when I open the app if my PS4 and phone are on the same network? There is no option to enter a code.
  • Is there a way to download music to the PS4 console from an Android phone or any other USB device?
  • Can I make my iPad a face-cam on a live stream?
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