Dev brings Sony’s PS4 Remote Play to other Android devices

PS4 Remote Play on the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Photo: Sony

PS4 Remote Play on the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Photo: Sony

One of the biggest differentiators between Sony’s new Xperia Z3 and its predecessor is the addition of PS4 Remote Play, which lets gamers enjoy their favorite PlayStation 4 titles on their smartphone or tablet. Only Sony’s latest devices are officially supported right now, but thanks to a third-party developer, the feature has been ported to other Android devices.

While Sony has supported third-party devices with PlayStation Mobile before, the Japanese company has said that it has “no intent” to bring PS4 Remote Play to anything without an Xperia logo. But as is often the case in situations like this, the development community has stepped in to give users what they want.

Thanks to XDA forum member “XperiaPlaystation,” you can now install the PS4 Remote Play app on any Android-powered smartphone or tablet — so long as it’s running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or above. The process is extremely simple, but you will need to be running a custom recovery.

That’s because you need to flash a small ZIP file before the Remote Play APK can be installed. If you own an Xperia Z1, you’ll also need to edit your handset’s “build.prop” file. For step-by-step instructions and the files you need to get PS4 Remote Play on your device, just follow the source link below to the XDA thread.