Sony’s Playstation Remote Play is a handy little service for Playstation owners but it requires certain Xperia model Android devices. This leaves a lot of people out in the dark when it comes to using Playstation Remote Play because they don’t own the correct Android device. It sucks because if you want to use the service, you are basically forced into buying an Xperia Android phone. However there is an unofficial app available that will allow you to use Playstation Remote Play on non-Xperia Android phones.
Developed by TheScriptKitty, which is a great name on many levels, this application is called Remote Play Port, or RPP for short. There are two different versions of this application, a ‘full’ version that includes everything you need such as the Remote Play App, DualShockManger App, and the require files to display the PS4 Remote Play Icon under the “Connect to PS4” tab in the PlayStation App. There is also a Minimal version which comes with just the Remote Play App.
If you are not familiar with what Playstation Remote Play actually is, basically it is a similar service as to Nvidia’s Gamestream but instead of streaming PC games to your Android device using Gamestream, gamers can now play Playstation 4 games on their Xperia Android devices. However the whole service was designed to be used with just Sony Xperia phones which means everyone else wouldn’t be able to enjoy playing PS4 games on their Android device. The Remote Play Port changes this so you can play these games on your non-Xperia device of choice.
Of course you also have to own the actual console in order to take advantage of Remote Play. There is an automatic install available for each version mentioned above as well as the manual installation steps, with instructions for both. You can follow this app’s development over on its official XDA thread as well as download the appropriate APK file and installation instructions. Then you can enjoy those lovely PS4 games on your Android device.
Website Referenced: Polygon
Official Website: XDA Thread