Use any Android Device as a PS4 controller

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There aren’t too many Android users who know that Sony introduced the PS4 Remote Play on its Xperia devices. The feature soon made its way to Xperia Z2 as an update and there is no reason to deny the fact that it is a real success, but despite of that, Sony decided to keep it limited to only some of its models: Xperia Z2 and Z3, to be more precise.

Do you want to enjoy the PS4 controller feature on your own Android based device as well? We totally understand you as long as Sony’s PS4 Remote Play streaming app is an amazing piece of software for gamers and yes, we have a solution for you.

Or, better said, the XDA member TheScriptKitty is the one offering us a solution as long as it has created an APK that will port that the Remote Play app to all non-Sony smartphones and tablets which are running on Android.

We can tell you from the start the fact that the port apparently supports any Android KitKat (4.4+) device, but it seems that there are also some users who have reported that the app works with some of their Android 4.2 and 4.3 handsets as well, so you could also try even on older smartphones and tablets. Maybe you are lucky too! However, we want you to know that the port is still in beta stages, but it works well enough for a daily use. And we want to remind you the fact that root permission is not required if you want to install the application, but you still have to root your handset if you want to install the DualShockManager for your controller.

The latest version of the port.apk (V0.61) removes connection speed and WiFi checks, allowing you to connect to your PS4 over slower connections and potentially even your data connection and it has a variety of available features such as Root Check/APK Signature Check Disabled, XML/JAR Dependencies Removed or Native DualShock 4 Support(Beta).

Use your Android smartphone as a PS4 controller:

  1. For the start, you have to take the latest version of the zip file of your choice and flash it via custom recovery; use these links: PS4 Remote Play | Mirror 1 | Mirror 2;
  2. If you just want to keep it as simple as possible, you can directly install the PS4 Remote Play standalone app with the help of this link;
  3. Now, you must create a secondary PSN account;
  4. Open the PS4 Remote Play app on your Android device;
  5. It’s time to sign in to your PSN account;
  6. On your PS4, go to Settings > Remote Play Settings > Add Device;
  7. You will be given a code, so don’t hesitate to write it down as long as you are going to need it later;
  8. Tap the next button on your Remote Play App on your handset;
  9. Skip the searching process;
  10. You will be asked for the code, so enter it;
  11. After that, you will see a mirror on the PS4 Remote Play App;
  12. Log in once again with your primary account and that was all!
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Loredana has graduated Communication and Public Relations and works as a copywriter for over three years. She uses technology every day ( just as anyone else having her age ), but somehow things turned into something more than that. She just loves to discover more about what’s new and interesting, so why not combining that with her passion for writing? Here, on Android Flagship she contributes articles regarding the best choices that you could take when it comes to the latest Android releases and not only and she promises to keep you updated.