The next firmware update for the PlayStation 4 is going to have a bunch of new features and one of them is the ability to Remote Play on your Mac or PC.
For those unfamiliar with Remote Play, it basically allows your PS4 to stream games to your PSVita, PlayStation TV or newer Sony Xperia devices. The new update is set to bring this to PCs and Macs as well, so you don’t have to move yourself to the living room if you feel the itch to play some games but are seated at your PC.
The other features coming for the 3.50 firmware update are as below:
Friend Online Notification – Want to know the moment your friends come online? With this update, you can, as we’ve added an option to be notified when members of your friends list sign in on the network. Notifications can be tailored to certain friends.
Appear Offline – Sometimes you want to play a game or watch a movie without being interrupted. Now it’s easier to go incognito as we’ve added the option to appear offline. You can designate if you would like to appear offline when you log-in or at any time from your Profile or the Quick Menu.
User Scheduled Event – Now it’s easier to organise a game session. We’ve added the ability to schedule a future gameplay session with your friends on the system. When your event starts, users who registered for the event will automatically be added to a party so you can start playing right away.
Dailymotion, new service partner in Share feature – Dailymotion, an additional live streaming service, will become available for PS4 users to enhance their broadcast experience. Like other live streaming services available on PS4, users will enjoy the following features: Activity Feed, What’s New Broadcast Info Tile, Live Detail and Live from PlayStation.
No idea if the feature will be available soon or whether or not the DualShock 4 controllers will work with Remote Play but we hope that Sony will release some drivers to make it so.