Can You Use PS4 Controller On PS5 Remote Play?

Games on the PS5 can be played on other devices with a DualShock 4 via Remote Play.

The remote play feature on the PS5 is an updated version of the remote play feature on the PS4, therefore it is not fully new.

The PS5 Remote Play App allows you to use the PS4 controller on PS5

Users can use and operate their PS5 from other devices like a PS4, computer, or smartphone. As long as you have a reliable internet connection, you may use your smartphone to play any PS5 game from anywhere, including another room in your house or outside of it.

PlayStation suggests you have internet download speeds of at least 5 Mbps, but at least 15 Mbps for an improved experience. The internet must be accessible on both your PS5 and the remote device for them to function; they don’t have to be on the same network, though that would enhance performance.

Additionally, make sure your mobile device is connected to your PS5 and has the free remote play software downloaded. The remote app won’t be able to power on your PS5 remotely unless it is either turned on or in standby mode.

How to Use PS4 controller on PS5 via Remote Play

So, here are a few easy steps that leads you to properly use your PS4 controller on the PS5 with the help of the Remote Play App.

Step 1: Download & Install PS5 Remote Play App

There is only one way to achieve this, which needs you to download the PlayStation Remote Play App on either your Phone or PC. Next, you will need to install this app in order to play PS5 games using a Dualshock 4.

Step 2: Connect PS4 Controller To PC or Mobile Device

After completing the first step in which you downloaded and installed the Remote Play App on either your PC or mobile, use Bluetooth to link your PS4 controller to either your computer or mobile device, depending on which device you downloaded the Remote Play App.

For iOS and Android, connecting a PlayStation 4 controller is a simple process. Simply keep pressing both the PlayStation Home button and the share button. When the controller’s light begins to blink, you can simply activate Bluetooth on your device and pair it with the Dualshock 4 (the PlayStation 4 controller).

Step 3: Run the PlayStation Remote Play app and link your PlayStation 5 to it.

This is the last step; all you need to do is get the PlayStation Remote Play App to connect with your PS5 while the PS4 controller is connected to the device you are using PlayStation Remote Play on. This will let you use a PS4 Controller on your PS5 to play PS5 Games by telling your console that you are actually using your mobile device or PC to play the game.


So, this is the only way you can follow in order to use a PS4 controller on the PS5 via the Remote Play App. If you follow the instructions carefully, you won’t have any problem using your PS4 controller on the PS5 to play PS4 games (i.e. you cannot play PS5 games using the PS4 controller.)

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