You can now play PlayStation 4 games on your PC and Mac

The latest major operating system update for PlayStation 4 launched overnight, allowing gamers to remotely play PlayStation 4 title on their PC or Mac. While the game is still run on the console, it allows PlayStation 4 owners to keep gaming without the need for a TV.

In order to take advantage of this new feature, users will need to update their PlayStation 4 to version 3.50, download Sony's official Remote Play app (available here) and have a PC or Mac running Windows 8.1, Windows 10, OSX 10.10, or OSX 10.11.

On Windows, minimum system requirements include a 2.67 GHz Intel Core i5-560M processor, and 2GB of RAM. On Mac, a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-520M processor, and 2GB of RAM are a must.

In addition, gamers will need a PlayStation 4 controller and a USB cable for connecting it to their PC or Mac. At present, there’s no option for pairing the controller over Bluetooth.

After the Remote Play is set up, users are able to choose from three resolutions: 360p, 540p, and 720p. 1080p streaming is unavailable. Games will run at a choice of 30fps or 60fps.

The Windows 10 Xbox App provides similar functionality, allowing gamers to stream their Xbox One titles to any Windows 10 PC.

Other new added in version 3.50 of the PlayStation 4 operating system include the ability to appear offline, schedule events, and to get notifications when certain friends come online.



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