Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact Hit US, PS4 Remote Play Guide

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Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact Hit US, PS4 Remote Play Guide

Update: The Sony Xperia X and Xperia X Performance are now available in the US! Get ’em here, then refer back to this guide to get PS4 Remote Play set up on your new phone.


Big news for PS4 owners! The Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact are available now at Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H. Our new smartphones feature the world’s fastest autofocus camera among leading smartphones, hi-res audio, splash- and dust-proof design, and a battery that lasts up to two days on a single charge. For more information on these features, please visit the official Xperia Z5 site.

Perhaps most importantly of all, the Z5 series features PS4 Remote Play, so you can keep playing your PS4 games on your phone.

Sony Xperia Z5

Here are the key things you’ll want to know when setting up PS4 Remote Play on the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact.

Sony Xperia Z5: Remote Play

How It Works

Setting up PS4 Remote Play is easy. First make sure your PS4 and Xperia Z5 are both connected to the same local Wi-Fi.

Then, after downloading the PS4 Remote Play app onto your phone, navigate to the Remote Play Connection Settings on your PS4 and select “Add Device.” This provides you with a code to connect your Xperia Z5 and your PS4.

Sony Xperia Z5: Remote Play setupSony Xperia Z5: Remote Play setup

For the best experience you’ll want to pair a DualShock 4 with your Xperia Z5 by launching the PS4 Remote Play app on your phone and tapping “Register.” After you’ve followed the instructions to pair your DualShock 4, tap on “Next” in the PS4 Remote Play app and wait for Remote Play to connect. If it doesn’t automatically connect tap “Skip” and input the code from your PS4.

Now you’re ready to play!

Beginner Tips

  • Don’t forget to connect your PS4 and Xperia Z5 to the same local Wi-Fi network. With PS4 Remote Play you can keep playing in your room, in the kitchen, on the front porch, or anywhere else in your home where you have a Wi-Fi signal.
  • The Xperia Z5 fully supports DualShock 4 — pair it with the official Game Control Mount GCM10 (shown below, available separately) for maximum flexibility.
  • If you choose not to use DualShock 4, you can still play on your phone by using the onscreen controls.

There you go! The Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact are available now at Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H.

Is anyone picking up the Z5 today? Leave your thoughts in the comments below and let us know what you think.

Sony Xperia Z5: Remote PlaySony Xperia Z5: Remote Play

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