Sony says it will support PS4 Remote Play on Mac and PC

Sony says an upcoming official app will provide game streaming from the PS4 to both Windows and OS X

Sony has confirmed that it will extend the PlayStation 4's remote play functionality, allowing users to stream their games to both PC and Mac. This follows an indie app release that provides similar functionality to PC users.

Sony president Shuhei Yoshida made the announcement on Twitter, stating that "Some people asked if we plan to provide Remote Play function to PC, and yes, we are indeed working on an official application for PC/Mac."

The third-party app from developer Twisted that provides the same functionality, though limited to Windows PCs, is priced at US$10. Sony hasn't made any announcements regarding the pricing or release of its own solution, but based on its track record, it's seems unlikely that the company will charge for the service.

The PS4's built-in Remote Play already lets you stream games to the portable PS Vita, but the need to purchase the handheld (and the lack of secondary shoulder buttons on the Vita) prevents it from being a headline feature of the bigger console. Sony's renewed interest in Remote Play could be in response to Microsoft recently adding the ability to stream games from the Xbox One console to Windows 10 PCs.

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