iOS users can use the DualSense controller to play PlayStation games remotely

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What you need to know

  • Sony's Remote Play allows persons with a PlayStation Network account to stream games and view system menus on compatible devices.
  • Sony has recently announced that iOS users who use Sony's Remote Play service will now be able to use DualSense controllers to control compatible games.
  • Those who are playing PlayStation games on Apple devices must be running iOS 14.5 or higher in order to use Sony's newest DualSense controller.

Sony has recently reported in a tweet that Remote Play users will now be able to use their PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers to play PlayStation games on iOS devices.

Sony's Remote Play allows anyone with a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 to play their games remotely on other devices, as long as they meet the criteria and are using compatible hardware. Using the free Remote Play app, users can stream compatible PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games to their devices, switch between games, and view both the Home Menu and console settings across a wired internet connection.

For those who are looking to play PlayStation games remotely on their iOS devices, they need to ensure that they're using an Apple device running on iOS 12.1 or higher. However, to use a DualSense controller, users must have a device running iOS 14.5 or higher. The DualSense controller is the newest controller from Sony, released alongside their latest home console, the PlayStation 5.

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.