The Ps4 app with remote play is a great idea, but just like always Sony won’t let you use it on just any old Android Smartphone. Right now, it only works on Xperia play and some rooted Android smartphones so that leaves out a lot of people that don’t want to rooted there phone. Well, XDA member TheScriptKitty and others have made a all in one APK that supposed to put the Remote Play app on to any Android smartphones and tablets with KitKat (4.4+) device.
You can check a list of tested compatible handsets and tablets here at xda-developers.
The Remote Play.apk (V0.61) removes connection speed and WiFi checks, allowing you to connect to your PS4 over slower connections. Here how to install it..
- 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
- to Move the APK you will need root access and Es file explorer app then move DualshockManager to ‘/system/app/’ and change permissions to RW-R-R
- Then Reboot
The only down fall is you will still need root access to install the DualShockManager for the controller but root access is not required to install the app. So if you are felling lucky and want to try this out, go for it and feel free to share your experiences in the comments below.
DualShock 4 Controller Workaround:
- Install RemotePlayPortITBV0.6.1.apk (If needed Uninstalled the Remote Play App first).
- Install the Sixaxis Controller App.
- Pair the controller via USB to your PC using the supplied program on Dancing Pixel Studios website. (You will enter the Mac Address found at the bottom of the app).
- Start the BT server in SixAxis Controller, grant Root Permission, wait for it to find the paired DS4 controller.
- Go to Preferences > Touch Emulation > Edit Touch Profiles > Double Tap for Menu > Load Profile, and Load the RemotePlaySixAxisController.map.
- Done! Start Remote Play and have fun!
Method 2(Secondary Account):
- Create a Secondary PSN Account on your PS4 and log in.
- Sing in to the Remote Play App with the Secondary PSN Account.
- In the Remote Play App go to Settings > Change PS4 to Connect To.
- When Connecting via the Internet click on Skip and use the code in PS4 > Remote Play Connection Setting > Add Device(Still on you Secondary PSN Account)
- Once connected, disconnect.
- Now in your PS4 sing out of your Secondary PSN Account and sing into your Primary PSN Account.
- Go back to the Remote Play App and sing out of your Secondary PSN Account and sign in to your Primary PSN Account.
- In the Main Remote Play App Screen tap on Next to connect.
- Done!!! Have fun!!!
With this method the DualShock 4 Controller wont even disconnect from the PS4. After you done this steps once, you don’t need to do them again, just turn on your PS4 and sing in to your Primary PSN Account and in the Remote Play App click Next (In the main Screen) to connect, and you will be able to use the DualShock 4 Controler without problems.
Note: This only works with Local Remote Play as its limited by the range of the DualShock 4 Controller(to the PS4).