Play your PlayStation® gamesfrom virtually anywhere* with ease.

With PS Remote Play, launch games installed on your PlayStation® from your phone. As long as your PlayStation® is connected to power and the internet and powered on, you can start new games or jump back in from virtually anywhere in the world*.

*A PS4™ or PS5™ and broadband internet is required to stream your games to other devices. For more information, please visit PS Remote Play Support

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Horizon Forbidden West Gameplay on PlayStation® Remote Play using Backbone One Controller for iOS*

Getting started with PlayStation® Remote Play

Connect a game controller
Plug your phone into the Backbone One Controller for iOS or any other compatible game controller.
Open the PS Remote Play mobile app
Tap the console you want to play on. Be sure that your selected console is on or in rest mode.
Start playing
You’re now playing your PlayStation® console from your mobile device with the attached controller.

Download the free PS Remote Play app to get started

Just a few taps are between you and having a PlayStation® in your pocket.

What you'll need

Be sure to have the following items handy before getting started.
Compatible mobile device
PlayStation® 4, 4 Pro, or 5 console
Backbone One Controller for iOS
Internet connection
PS Remote Play app
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How does PS Remote Play work?

Find answers to common questions below or head straight to PlayStation® support to learn more.
Visit PlayStation® support
Can I use this with the Backbone One for Android?

On Android, Sony’s PS Remote Play app exclusively supports the Sony PlayStation® DualSense™ Wireless Controller and the DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller. At this time, there is no official support for any other input devices, including the Backbone One Controller for Android.

In the meantime, players can enjoy the hundreds of games available from both the Google Play Store and cloud gaming and remote play services offered by Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, GeForce Now, Steam Link, and more. Find out all the ways you can play by checking out our game and platform discovery pages.

Do I need to own an PlayStation® console?

Yup, PS Remote Play requires you to log into an PlayStation® console. It can be any console--whether you own it, rent it, or borrow it, that decision is up to you. No console? No problem. Every purchase of the Backbone One includes trials to the most popular cloud game streaming services, including Google Stadia Pro. Google Stadia Pro lets you play hit games like Cyberpunk and Resident Evil Village. Learn more here at

Is my PlayStation console compatible?

The PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation 5 all support PS Remote Play capabilities. Own an older generation model of PlayStation? No worries, there are many cloud streaming services that don’t require a console to play recent game titles like Cyberpunk and Resident Evil Village. Learn more at

Can I play all my PlayStation games?

Any game installed on your PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, or PlayStation 5 can be played remotely. You can even download new games remotely through the PS Remote Play app.

Do I need to own PlayStation games to play them remotely?

Yup. To play a game remotely, you must have it installed on your console. Don’t worry, if you forgot to download a game before you left the house, you can also download new games on your console through the PS Remote Play app.

Do I have to be home to use PS Remote Play?

Nope! That’s the beauty of PS Remote Play. So long as you have a stable internet connection with your phone via wi-fi or cellular data and your PlayStation console is on or in rest mode, then it’s accessible anywhere. Play from the couch at grandma’s house or from the beach on a remote desert island.

Does my PlayStation have to be on for PS Remote Play?

Yes, only PlayStation consoles that are powered on or in rest mode are accessible via the PS Remote Play app.

What people are saying
about the experience
"The controller is slick, very responsive, and connects immediately without hitches. I was playing PlayStation remote play, Castlevania Symphony of the Night from the iOS App Store, and both things ran very smoothly."
— Jorge in Camden
"One of the best things you can use for remote gaming on PlayStation 5 I’ve used the controller clips, everything, this is the best so far!!"
— Justin in Prineville
"Truly amazing device. Use it to play my PlayStation casually when my wife wants to use the TV or if I’m traveling. Feels great, works great, would definitely recommend to any gamer."
— Bryan in Denver
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Sony Interactive Entertainment
Backbone One
Mobile Controller
4.6 (28,697 reviews)
Inspired by the look and feel of the PS DualSense™ wireless controller, the Backbone One gives users tactile controls to enhance their gaming experience on iPhone®. Pair with the PS Remote Play App and you can play your PlayStation® games anywhere* with ease. Simply plug your iPhone® into the Backbone One and start playing.