The latest software update for PlayStation 4 consoles releases worldwide this week and contains a lot of new and exciting features, including Remote Play for Android and improvements to the Party feature.
In Party news, you can have twice the party you had before, as the maximum number of Party users has been increased from 8 to 16.
Both the network connectivity and audio quality of the Party feature have been improved and US players will have access to a brand new accessibility-friendly Chat Transcription feature.
The Chat Transcription feature uses the PlayStation 4 Second Screen App for mobile devices and can both convert Party voice chat to text and enter text that’ll be read aloud for other Party members.
This new feature is currently limited to US English users only, but will hopefully be coming to other countries in the future.
Android users will also be thrilled to learn that Remote Play is now compatible with smartphones and tablets running Android 5.0 or higher. All you need to do is download the PlayStation 4 Remote Play App from the Google Play Store and voilà! You’re in.
The Remote Play App has also been updated for iPhone and iPad users, allowing you to display the controller at all times and lock the screen orientation.
PlayStation players can now also use their DualShock 4 wireless controllers via Bluetooth for Remote Play on an Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Just be aware that Android 10, iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or macOS Catalina (which set to release this month) is required for this feature.
For more information, you can check out the official PlayStation blog post here. Until then – go forth and party (once the system update hits)!