How to Use DualShock controller with PS4 Remote Play?

Using DualShock controller with PS4 Remote Play
It’s easy to use your DualShock controller with the PS4 remote play. That happens when you update the iOS device to iOS 13. Or, if you use an Android device, update it to Android 10. That siad, the PS4 system then will support the DualShock 4 controller via Bluetooth connection.

As for PCs, they do also support the use of DualShock controllers. But some won’t like to know that it’s only via a wired connection.

Using the DualShock 4 on PC or Mac with PS4 Remote Play

PS4 remote playThe first thing you have to do in order to use a DualShock 4 on PC, is to connect it via USB. Note that it won’t work with the PS4 Remote Play wirelessly on your PC via a Bluetooth connection.

Unfortunately, you’re stuck with a USB connection until Sony finally decides to allow support for it wirelessly on PC’s.

Back in Oct 2019, Macs received support for DualShock 4 controllers via Bluetooth with the macOS Catalina update.

Is a DualShock 4 natively compatible with PS4 Remote Play on any mobile device?

The answer is simply YES. DualShock 4 controllers work flawlessly via Bluetooth as long as your device have Android 10 or iOS 13 (or later).

Previously, it was only compatible with Sony Xperia phones, and since [checks sales numbers] about two people in the world owned one, it was practically useless before.

How to Use DualShock controller on iOS without the latest update?

If your device isn’t running iOS 13, it needs a trick to get your DualShock controller working properly.

It should be noted that in order to get that successful you have to be close enough to your PS4 to the extent that the DualShock can connect to it.

  1. Log-in to your secondary account on PS4.
  2. Connect the secondary account to PS4 Remote Play.
  3. After the controller automatically deactivates, turn it on by pressing the PS button and log-in to your primary account through the Remote Play screen.

Now I assume you can use your controller because PS4 Remote Play is still being streamed from your secondary account.

Not Supported Via Bluetooth

The following features and buttons are not supported via Bluetooth when connected to Apple or Android mobile devices.

  • The color of the light bar cannot be changed
  • Touchpad
  • Rumble, motion sensor and headphone jack audio connection
  • PS Button

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