Remote Play is a Sony app that allows you to stream from your console to a mobile device, PC, or Mac. Until now, this system was only compatible with DualShock controllers (a.k.a. PlayStation 4 controllers), but Sony has confirmed that, from now on, iOS users will be able to play with DualSense and take advantage of their functions.
In other words, iOS device users will be able to connect their PlayStation 5 controllers to Remote Play to, in the case of playing a compatible title, access features such as adaptive triggers. The “drawback” is, precisely, that for now they only work in Remote Play for iOS. On Android, you will have to continue using the DualShock.
Using DualSense remotely
As detailed on the official Remote Play website, to access the service on Android you will need a device running Android 7 or higher (almost any smartphone today will meet this requirement) to play with on-screen controls. Connecting the DualShock 4 via Bluetooth will require Android 10 or higher.
On iPhone and iPad, you can play with touch controls on any device with iOS 12.1 or higher, with a DualShock 4 on any handset with iOS 12 or higher, and with the new DualSense on those devices upgraded iOS 14.5 or higher. That’s not to say that everything works 100%, as some elements, such as haptics (vibration) and audio output, are not yet available.
In other words, iOS users will be able to take advantage of the adaptive triggers, which is undoubtedly one of the most interesting features of PlayStation 5 controllers, but they may experience problems with vibration. We will have to wait for Sony to implement these options. As for connection requirements, Sony recommends a minimum of 5 Mbps and ensures a better experience with 15 Mbps. Let’s remember that, for now, Remote Play is not compatible with mobile data.
Finally, it is worth noting that to access Remote Play it is necessary to have a physical console at home. After all, it is a system that streams the video game running on the console to another device. The app, however, is completely free and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or App Store, depending on whether you use Android or iOS.