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Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition To Launch on Android

May 23, 2023  •  4 min read

Officially Licensed Controller for PlayStation®, now available for Android in addition to iOS devices

Today, we are thrilled to announce that Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition, an officially licensed smartphone controller, is now available for both iOS and Android users internationally.

The reception we received when we recently announced Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition for iOS has been incredibly exciting. We've seen many gamers take advantage of the PS Remote Play app feature, enabling gamers to play PS4™ and PS5™ games streamed from the console with the Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition while they are out and about or anywhere in the home.* It has quickly become one of the most popular gaming features on the Backbone platform. We’ve heard repeatedly from Android users asking for the same best-in-class gaming experience, so we’re excited to now offer Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition for Android as well.

We’ve closely collaborated with the PlayStation® team on the look and feel of Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition for Android. The colors, materials and finishes are all inspired by the design of the DualSense™ wireless controller, including the transparent face buttons. It matches the look of the PS5™ console, and if you already own the PULSE 3D™ wireless headset, you can connect it directly to your Backbone One via its 3.5mm headphone jack.

The latest update to the PS Remote Play app on Google Play allows for easy setup and play with Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition. If you have access to broadband internet and a PS5™ or PS4™ console, plug an iPhone or Android device into the Backbone One and instantly start playing your PS5™ and PS4™ games with the power of the PS Remote Play app — whether that’s out and about or even elsewhere in the home*. See the PlayStation® Remote Play website for more information.

Additionally, the latest update to the PlayStation® App has added support for controller-based navigation and a landscape-optimized user experience of PlayStation® App on iOS and Android. Players will have the ability to easily access the PlayStation® App by double tapping on the Options “…” button on Backbone One – PlayStation® Edition. Backbone One also works wonderfully with Google Play and App Store games as well as other game streaming services that support controllers, including Call of Duty: Mobile, Fortnite, Roblox, Diablo Immortal, and more. Players can download the Backbone App for a customized PlayStation® experience. Inside the app, you'll see various PlayStation® integrations such as custom glyphs representing the iconic PlayStation® shapes, and the ability to browse hundreds of game titles. The Backbone app on Android brings all your games into one place, including app store games and supported game streaming services. Players will also find a dedicated row inside the Backbone App with new releases and updates from PlayStation®.

Finally, Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition will soon be available in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, in addition to existing availability in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand.

We hope Android owners will enjoy the PlayStation® App, PS Remote Play experience and mobile native games with the Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition. Visit PlayStation Support to find out more about how to set up Backbone One - PlayStation® Edition for Android for use with PS Remote Play on Android and other compatible devices.

*A PS4 or PS5 console, the PS Remote Play App and an account for PlayStation® Network are required to stream your games to other devices. PS Remote Play can be used with a mobile data connection or Wi-Fi. Broadband internet with at least 5Mbps is required. For a better PS Remote Play experience, a high-speed connection of at least 15Mbps is recommended using either Wi-Fi or mobile data connection. Titles that require PS VR, PS VR2, or other peripherals such as PlayStation® camera are not compatible with PS Remote Play. Availability of DualSense features such as audio output and haptic effects vary when using PS Remote Play on Android, PC, Mac, iPhone or iPad, and some features may not be available.