With a new updates to Apple’s OS for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac, PlayStation fans can use a DualShock 4 wireless controller to play their favorite PS4 games on an iPad, iPhone or Mac around a PS4 Remote Play app*, and/or suffer hundreds of controller-supported games on your Apple device.
In light of a news, we pulled together this list of Frequently Asked Questions to assistance we know how we can take advantage of a controller’s capabilities with your Apple device.
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Q. What handling complement do we need to use to play games on my Apple device regulating my DualShock 4 wireless controller?
A. The DualShock 4 wireless controller can be interconnected with your Apple device when updated to a following handling systems:
- iOS 13
- iPad OS
- macOS Catalina** (launching in October)
- tv OS 13
**Apple inclination with macOS High Sierra or macOS Mojave handling systems will continue to be means to bond their inclination to DualShock 4 by regulating a USB wire or a DualShock 4 USB wireless adaptor (sold separately) for PS4 Remote Play.
Q. What games can we play with my DualShock 4 wireless controller on Apple devices?
A. There are dual categorical ways to play games with your DualShock 4 wireless controller on Apple devices:
- Stream concordant PS4 games directly to your iPad, iPhone or Mac by a PS4 Remote Play app*.
- Play hundreds of games with MFi controller support, including titles entrance to a new Apple Arcade subscription service***, on your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac devices.
Q. What is a PlayStation 4 Remote Play app?
A. The PS4 Remote Play app allows PlayStation fans to tide games from and/or work a PlayStation 4 around a wireless tie on a PC, Mac or Apple device. This means:
- Displaying a PS4 shade on your mobile device
- Using a on-screen controller and/or a DS4 on your mobile device to control your PS4
- Picking adult a paused diversion and/or starting to play a new one from a PS4 home screen
- Joining voice chats regulating a mic on your mobile device
Q. Where can we get a Remote Play app?
A. If we have not already commissioned a PS4 Remote Play app on your Apple device, we can download it from a Apple Store here for iOS, and here for macOS.
Q. What is compulsory for PS4 Remote Play on Apple devices?
A. *Remote Play requires Remote Play App connected to Wi-Fi, concordant game, PS4 complement with program chronicle 6.5 or higher, iPhone 7, iPad 6, or second-generation iPad with iOS 12.1 or aloft installed, and high-speed internet connection. A PS4 complement with a connected tie around a LAN wire is also recommended.
Q. Do we need a PSN ID to use a Remote Play app?
Q. How do we span my DualShock 4 wireless controller with my Apple device?
A. If we are regulating a controller with your Apple device for a initial time, we will need to follow a stairs next to span them together regulating Bluetooth:
- Make certain a light bar on a controller is off. If a light bar is on, press a PS symbol until it turns off. If a USB wire is connected to a controller, undo it.
- While dire and holding a Share button, press and reason a PS symbol until a light bar flashes.
- Enable Bluetooth on your device, and afterwards name a controller from a list of Bluetooth devices. When pairing is complete, a light bar turns a plain color.
Q. Are all DualShock 4 wireless controller facilities accessible on my Apple devices?
A. Depending on a Apple device, there competence be some controller facilities that are not supported. These include: hold pad, quivering function, suit sensor, and a headphone jack for audio pass through.
Additionally, Apple users will still need to use your Apple device’s on-screen hold controls to entrance a PS, Share, and Options buttons when personification games around a PS4 Remote Play app on some devices.
Head over to PlayStation.com to find out some-more about pairing your wireless controller with Apple devices, and don’t forget to let us know of any other questions we competence have in a comments territory below.