Sony has confirmed that the current PS4 platform will soon allow you to access other PlayStation platforms remotely, including the PS5.
The company said: We are updating the PS4 remote play feature, and in addition to being able to access PS4 from a computer or mobile device, the PS4 platform can access other platforms via the Remote Play app as well, directly via a TV.
It added: This includes the ability to connect to the PS5 and stream the PS5 game to the PS4 so you can play it there.
As with the standard PlayStation Remote Play app, it allows users to remotely connect to the PS5 and control it over the Internet.
The app allows PlayStation users to play next-generation content via a previous-generation platform in a separate room or location.
The PS5 Remote Play app has reportedly appeared on the PS4, providing 540p, 720p and 1080p streams from the new platform to your current device.
And you don’t necessarily need a PS4 to stream your PS5 to another room in your home, as the PS Remote Play app for other platforms also gets updated.
Not only does the Windows version add 1080p PS5 support, but HDR support as well.
Sony said: The PS Remote Play apps have been updated for Android and iOS for the PS5.
You can also do a lot of other things with your PS5 from your phone, using Sony’s separate PlayStation app.
The idea that you’ll be able to play PS5 games with the PS4 DualShock 4 controller by streaming them across your home with the PS5 Remote Play app suggests there are limitations to the PlayStation 5 itself.
On the PS5 platform, you cannot use DualShock 4 to play PS5 games, only PS4 games.
Sony has been criticized for this decision at a time when Xbox Series X games can be played using any Xbox One controller.
Sony said in an explanation of its decision: It believes that PS5 games should take advantage of the capabilities and new features that it brings to the platform, including the features of the DualSense wireless controller.