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Powering Up Your PS5 Remotely: A Guide to Using PS Remote Play

The PlayStation 5 (PS5) offers not only immersive gameplay but also the convenience of remote control via the PS Remote Play feature. This feature allows you to play your PlayStation games on various devices, enhancing accessibility and flexibility.

Requirements for Remote PS5 Control

  1. PS Remote Play App: Install the PlayStation Remote Play app on a compatible iOS or Android device​​.
  2. PS5 Network Connection: Ensure your PS5 is online and signed into the PlayStation Network (PSN) account.
  3. High-Speed Internet Connection: A strong internet connection is crucial, preferably with at least 15 Mbps for optimal performance​​.

Setting Up PS Remote Play

  1. Prepare Your PS5:
    • Go to Settings > System > Remote Play on your PS5 and activate ‘Enable Remote Play’.
    • In the Power Saving settings, turn on ‘Stay Connected to the Internet’ and ‘Enable Turning on PS5 From Network’​​.
  2. Prepare Your Mobile Device:
    • Download and launch the PS Remote Play app.
    • Sign in with your PSN account (the same used on your PS5).
    • Select your PS5 on the app. The app will search for and connect to your PS5​​.

Launching PS Remote Play

  • Ensure your PS5 is on or in rest mode.
  • Open the PS Remote Play app on your mobile device.
  • You can use default touchscreen controls or connect a wireless controller via Bluetooth​​.

Troubleshooting Remote Connection Issues

  • Network Connectivity: Verify both your PS5 and mobile device are on the same strong Wi-Fi network.
  • Power Settings: Check the PS5’s settings to ensure it’s not in a restricted power mode.
  • App Updates: Keep the PS Remote Play app updated for smooth functioning.


  • Can any mobile device be used for PS Remote Play? Yes, compatible iOS and Android devices can be used.
  • What activities can be done with PS Remote Play? You can play games, navigate menus, and access PlayStation Store features.
  • Do all games support touch controls in Remote Play? While some games may, most require a physical controller.
  • Can PS Remote Play work outside the home network? PS Remote Play is designed for local network connections only.
  • What are the benefits of PS Remote Play? It offers the convenience of accessing your PS5 within your home network, enhancing gaming flexibility.


PS Remote Play significantly enhances the PS5 gaming experience, offering convenience and flexibility. By following these steps, you can enjoy your favorite PlayStation games remotely, whether at home or on the go. Remember to maintain a strong internet connection and keep both your console and app settings updated for the best experience.

Eric Chan

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