If you're an owner of a PlayStation 3 or 4 as well the owner of a Sony handheld device, you're no doubt familiar with the Remote Play feature that allows you to stream your console games on a Vita or PSP. A couple of years back the service was even expanded to the PlayStation TV, Macs and PCs, and certain Android devices. But what if you're a PlayStation owner and an iOS device owner, and you want to stream games to your iOS devices? Well, now there's a solution for you, too, as developer BitWise Solutions has just released the PlayCast [] app to the App Store.


The ten dollar app promises support for 720p video at 60fps, MFi controller support as well as customizable virtual controls, and very low latency. Eli owns a PS4 and is attempting to update his console in order to try out the PlayCast app, but as any PlayStation owner can tell you, the whole update process can be a real headache. Expect some more impressions of PlayCast in the very near future if the update shenanigans go well, but for now if you're feeling adventurous, you can grab PlayCast and give it a shot for yourself from the link below.

  • ODMay

    Can u take the touch controls completely off and use dualshock 4?

    • ckoerner

      I would wager it only works with MiFi controllers.

      • ODMay

        I was thinking the controller would still sense the game system.

      • boydstr

        Sony isn't that stupid to give the C.T.R.L.I license at hand and let any PS joystick to work with iOS it's not in there interest.

    • https://www.facebook.com/rossmanbrothersgames RossmanBrosGames

      Perhaps if you are using it in your own home, as the DS4 would still be connect to the PS4. But I don't believe the iPhone is able to connect to a DS4.

  • bossjaja

    Instabuy if there's no latency. I guess it probably depends on wifi though.

  • https://www.facebook.com/rossmanbrothersgames RossmanBrosGames

    wow! looking forward to hearing how it works for Eli, thanks for posting this.

  • orangecan

    I'd buy it in a shot if you could use the ps4 controller but I'm not sure if I'd use it much otherwise.
    And as the earlier poster said I think it's only MiFi....

    • Paul Kohler

      You CAN use the PS4 controller. Basically you just need a seperate ps4 account to use for the remote play then use your original or another account for your ps4 controller. When you have remote play going just hit the playstation button on ur ps4 controller and wallah.

  • coolmax40

    When will Xbox have this

  • kleerkoat

    any chance Playstation will block this?

    • Wizard_Mike

      This is the only thing that's keeping me from instabuying right now. I would hate to drop $10 on this if it's just going to end up being blocked or shutdown in the near future.

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        There's a third party unofficial PC utility that was released in November of last year that still seems to be working fine.

    • Gary

      Sony never blocked the unofficial remote play software for PC, rather they just released their own to counter it lol.

  • FusionFountain

    The update process is a headache?
    I'm confused, I feel like I must have missed something in this article.
    I mean updating a ps4 is simple.. I need an adult.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      I couldn't even tell you what year it was the last time I had my PS4 hooked up, it's just taking forever.

      • skylerolson

        You should definitely do another article on how well it works, this is super cool

      • skylerolson

        Also when you try it can you let us know how they do r3 and l3? Because I don't think mfi controllers have that

      • http://wizodd.tumblr.com Wizard of Odyssey

        Between this, your shelved Apple Watch, and the giant bags of money all over your Animal Crossing yard, you are living the dream, Eli. Don't complain about it!

  • bigrand1

    Got rid of my PS4 a while ago. Went with the old 'fat' PS3 so I can play backward-compatible games on it. Won't work on the PS3, huh?

    • speedyph

      Did u read the article it said PS3 😒😒😒😒😒😒

      • bigrand1

        Hey, don't get snotty with me, pal. As a matter of fact, it does NOT say that the app works with PS3 ! Maybe you should read better yourself! As far as I can see at this point, it does not. Nowhere does it say that it does! 🙄 Was hoping it would, but not expecting it. Would be cool though!

      • Jack Kincaid

        Boi...Read the FIRST SENTENCE!!

  • TallBearNC

    Not available in USA store. Lame