PS4 firmware 6.50 is here, brings Remote Play to iOS

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 7 March 2019 13:39 GMT

There’s a new PS4 firmware update available now, and it actually brings some useful features.

Firmware 6.50 went live earlier this morning for PS4 owners worldwide. The update comes in at the standard 442MB download size, and it adds a big new feature.

6.50 makes it possible to use PS4’s Remote Play service on iOS devices. This can be done by downloading the PS4 Remote Play app on your iOS phone or tablet, and it works in a similar way to how it does on the Vita.

It probably made sense to expand Remote Play to platforms other than PS Vita now that the handheld is officially dead.

That’s the biggest new addition, though there are a couple of other interesting changes for players in certain regions. Those with access to streaming service Niconico can now select 720p as their output resolution when streaming.

6.50 also makes it possible for players in certain countries to swap the functions of the cross, and circle buttons on the controller. This can be done under System in the console’s settings menu.

The update should download automatically if your PS4 was left in Rest Mode, but you can otherwise force it by restarting or turning on the console.

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