Remote Play : Official or Unofficial ?

So after all .. Sony has released the official Remote Play App For almost all Platforms now..
The recent additions are the official Mac and PC apps which are pretty easy to setup and i’ll walk you through the steps later in this post.

PS4 off remoteplay


Twisted’s Remote Play vs Sony’s Remote Play..

  1. Twisted’s remote play supports Windows 7 through 10, unlike Sony’s only supporting through Windows 8.1 to 10
  2. Sony’s remote play only supports a cabled DS4 and also does not allow key remapping like Twisted’s version.
  3. Also Sony’s app seems to stream only a maximum of 720p
  4. Sony is asking for some ridiculous requirements for just plain streaming

    * A computer with either of the following operating systems.
    * Windows® 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    * Windows® 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    * Intel Core i5-560M Processor 2.67 GHz or faster (An i5 for streaming is more than ‘overkill’ can describe)
    * 100 MB or more of available storage
    * 2 GB or more of RAM
    * 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
    * Sound card
    * USB port

  5. Also Sony’s version doesn’t seem to be using hardware acceleration
  6. In tests, Twisted’s app outperformed the official version in the exact same conditions..
  7. The only plus points for sony’s version are support for Haptic FeedbackWorking Touchpad and Gyro support.

So that’s about all the points that we could compare, and twisted’s app is far more superior. Down below you’ll get to know how to activate and use Sony’s remote play.

So to dive into Remote Play now!!



  1. First of all ‘Enable Remote Play’ in your PS4 settings , the toggle is under ‘Remote Play Connection Setting’ in the settings app
  2. Next, make sure that this PS4 is your primary device.. To do that.. Open Settings App > Playstation Network/Account Management > Activate as your primary PS4 > Activate .
  3. Also , under Power Saving Settings , under ‘Set Features Available in Rest Mode’ tick , ‘Stay Connected to the Internet’ and ‘Enable Turning on of PS4 from Network’

Lastly, download the remote play app for whatever OS you’re on, OSX or PC

Connect a Dualshock 4 to your computer as remote play will only work with that, then sign in with your Sony ID , the App will search for and connect with your primary PS4, and in a couple minutes you’ll be good to go!

Also the settings in the app allow some changes for the video quality and the FPS


But these are just the first builds and we hope to see some love for computers from Sony.. While all of this works out Twisted is actively trying hard to update his app ASAP..

You can read our review of Twisted’s app here and there are some settings to go with it, too. But we’ll have to wait for a new version cause of the new update.. I don’t think it’ll take much time!


Hope you enjoyed the post and got a clear idea of the difference between the unofficial and official apps

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  1. “Far more superior?”

  2. You forgot that sony has mac support!

  3. Really? That’s great that you support the hacking community but come on. There isn’t a noticeable difference with the hardware acceleration. It boils down to 3 things.

    1. Sony’s app is good enough.
    2. It’s marketed to the masses, not just the scene.
    3 It’s FREE….

    I’m not a fan boy but we’re in a community who, the majority of people, want stuff for free….

    Twisted loses.

  4. John Smith (Dafuq)

    Nah that’s just rubbish. My laptop with a Intel Core i3-2328M 2.2ghz dual core can run it smoothly with everything maxed out. I also prefer the version that twisted has released but it isn’t stable. Even on 720p with 30 fps, it will keep losing/skipping frames and getting out of sync. It is even more worse on 1080p and 60fps. With Sony’s version however, with 720p and high framerate it runs unbelievably smoothly. Not a single frame loss/skip, not getting out of sync, and it works and when you are far away from the ps4. Again I prefer the unofficial one, but the official one is the clear winner. I don’t care if it is stuck on 720p Max. It serves it’s purpose very well.

    • well you can guess who can implement the protocol better.
      the creators of the protocol or somebody who reverse-engineered an insanely-obfiscated app.
      in fact RP allows for Forward error correction but as Twisted has just a limited knowledge of RP so RPPC sadly cannot do the error correction resulting in picture problems.

      • Demolasher36

        The thing is that.. I praise twisted for the exponential success he got with the limited resources that were available.. And before sonys app came.. Thats what we were using..

  5. I do not agree with everything you said.

    “Next, make sure that this PS4 is your primary device.”
    I am using the official app and my PS4 is not set up as my primary.

    And using Sony’s app I did not see ANY input lag where using Twisted’s app I see input lag.
    I am using them both in house network.
    I am using Twisted’s app because I can use the keyboard and mouse and I will still be using it cause of that.
    But at the end of the day Sony’s app is better cause of the 0 lag and 0 frame loss.

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