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A PS4 and a PS5 side by side
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A PS4 and a PS5 side by side

Want to access your PS4 through your PS5? Then you’ve landed on the right page. Thanks to PS5 Remote Play, those who own a PS5 console can control their PS4 through Sony’s latest hardware with ease.

There are a variety of reasons you may want to access your PS4 through your PS5. For one, as a parent, you may want to manage games and apps on your child’s PS4, or you simply may want to manage your own PS4 library without having to boot up the console up fully. Or perhaps you’re lucky enough to still have Silent Hills: P.T. downloaded on your machine and fancy jumping into it again through your PS5?

Whatever the reason, knowing how to access your PS4 console through your PS5 is useful. So, we’ve put together this step-by-step guide on how to control your PS4 from your PS5 through Remote Play.

Remote Play sees you streaming your PS4 to your PS5, essentially allowing you to take control of your PS4 console from your shiny new PS5. Remote Play is relatively easy to access but there are some key things to note first.

You need to have both a PS4 and PS5 which are connected to the same wi-fi network, with the latest version of system software installed, as well as a PlayStation Network account. You will also need either a DualSense PS5 controller or a DualShock 4 controller.

However, the most important aspect stipulation for using Remote Play is that you have a decent internet connection. Sony recommends a high-speed connection with upload and download speeds of at least 5 Mbps – for best performance, it recommends 15 Mbps or greater.

It’s also worth noting you can’t use your PS4 while Remote Playing to it from PS5, but you do need to either leave it on or leave it on Rest Mode (which we recommend).

Set up your PS4
Before using PS5 Remote Play to access your PS4, you’re going to need to set up your PS4 and enable Remote Play on the console. Here’s how:

Remote Play through PS5
After those steps, either leave your PS4 on or in Rest Mode (we recommend the latter). Then take the following steps to access your PS4 from your PS5:

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