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*.
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*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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Getting started with PlayStation® Remote Play

Connect a compatible game controller

Plug your phone into the Backbone One* or any other compatible game controller.

*Note that only the Backbone One PlayStation® Edition is compatible with PS Remote Play on Android devices.

Install & open the PS Remote Play mobile app
Login to your PlayStation® account and tap the console you want to play on. Be sure that your console is on or in rest mode.
Start a new game or jump back in
You’re now playing your console from your mobile device. Be sure to enable mobile data usage within the PS Remote Play app if you want to play off of Wifi.

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
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.
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Can I use PS Remote Play with my Backbone One Controller for Android?

The Backbone One Controller for Android - PlayStation Edition is the only officially supported mobile controller for PS Remote Play on Android.

The Backbone One Controller for Android - Standard Edition is not officially supported - although unofficial workarounds exist, such as the PSPlay App.

Do I need to own an PlayStation® console?

Yes, to play a game remotely, you must have it installed on a PlayStation® console that you can access. PS Remote Play is supported on the PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® 4 Pro, and the PlayStation® 5.

No console? No problem. Backbone supports many other popular platforms to stream games from the cloud. Learn more at

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.

Can I use PS remote play with cellular data?

Yes! PS Remote Play supports streaming via cellular data. This setting is defaulted to off but can be updated easily within the PS Remote Play app.

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 purchase and install new games remotely through the PS Remote Play app.

Browse the full catalog of PS Remote Play games at

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.

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

Yes, 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 purchase and install new games on your console through the PS Remote Play app.

Is my PlayStation console compatible?

The PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® 4 Pro, and the 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 2077 and Resident Evil Village.

Learn more at

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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Backbone One
Mobile Controller

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.