Sony’s PS4 Remote Play streaming app is a great piece of software for gamers, but the company’s choice to lock the app to its own Xperia smartphone range means that quite a few people are missing out. Fortunately, XDA member TheScriptKitty has created an APK that will port that the Remote Play app to non-Sony smartphones and tablets.
The port apparently supports any Android KitKat (4.4+) device. You can check a list of tested compatible handsets and tablets here. Some users are also reporting that the app works with Android 4.2 and 4.3 handsets too, so it might be worth a try even on older smartphones and tablets.
The latest version of the port.apk (V0.61) removes connection speed and WiFi checks, allowing you to connect to your PS4 over slower connections and potentially even your data connection, providing that your network is fast enough. Despite the removal of these checks, a 5GHz router is still recommended.
Root permission is not required to install the application, although you will need to root if you want to install the DualShockManager for your controller. Here is the most up to date installation method using the latest apk:
- Download and install RemotePlayPortV0.6.1.apk (if you have a previous version installed run “adb uninstall com.playstation.remoteplay” first.)
- (Optional) Download and Install DualShockManager.apk
- Move APK into ‘/system/app/’ and change permissions to RW-R-R
There are a couple of other, older methods you can also try in the official forum post. If you are having trouble connecting up your DualShock controller, there are a couple of workaround methods also mentioned in the thread. Lollipop users are also reporting some success with the apk, but you will need to forward ports TCP 9295, TCP 9293, and UDP 9296-9297 on your router.
We quite enjoyed our time using Sony’s game controller mount and Remote Play app, and it’s good to see more people having a blast with in-home streaming. If you try this method out, feel free to share your experiences in the comments below.