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  1. 03-07-2019, 04:14 PM
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    PlayStation 4 update 6.50 adds Remote Play for iOS
    PlayStation 4 update 6.50 adds Remote Play for iOS (Image: GETTY)
    UPDATE: The PS4 update has been officially confirmed by Sony.

    "Starting today, you can stream your favorite PS4 games to your iOS devices with the PS4 6.50 update!" reads a Sony tweet. "Download the PS4 Remote Play app from the App Store to get started."

    ORIGINAL: Sony has released a brand new update for the PS4.

    Weighing in at around 460MB, PS4 update 6.50 is available to download right now.

    According to the patch notes, the new update provides more than just stability improvements.

    The major new feature is remote play for iOS devices. With the update installed, PlayStation 4 owners can connect their console to their Apple iPhone and iPad.

    If you want to take advantage of the big new feature, you'll need to download the Remote Play app from the iOS App Store.

    Other new features include the ability to choose 720p when broadcasting from Niconico Live.

    There's also a new option to reassign the buttons to perform the enter operation.

    The update 6.50 patch notes below explain more...

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    Main Features in Version 6.50 Update

    • You can now enjoy Remote Play on iOS devices. You can use (PS4 Remote Play) to connect your PS4 system from devices such as smartphones and tablets. Download (PS4 Remote Play) from the App Store.

    Other Features

    • You can now choose 720p when you broadcast using Niconico Live. This service is available only in certain countries and regions.

    • You can now change the button assignment to perform “Enter” operations from the Circle button to the X button. Select (Settings) > [System], and then select the checkbox for [Use X Button for Enter]. This option is available only for specific countries and regions.
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  3. 03-07-2019, 05:48 PM
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    Perhaps I'm just too old, but I've never understood the compulsion to downgrade a viewing or playing experience to a smaller, inferior device. Why stream a movie in "HD quality" when it's nowhere near 1080p, the framerate varies but never reaches 24fps even with the best streaming services, and the audio is lackluster to put it mildly? Why watch a visual-centric movie on a 7.5 inch phone rather than a 45 inch television or better yet, 65 inch with Dolby Atmos?

    And with this, why would I stream a game from my 65 inch television to an IOS device of any sort - creating considerable lag in the process - and downgrade from 1440p to a very questionable 720p in the process?

    Despite my bewilderment, these aren't just rhetorical questions. I've been genuinely wondering where the utility is here and what I'm missing. Obviously with wathcing movies on smaller devices, one is often not in the home and I guess sometimes one absolutely must look at a screen of some sort. But I can't imagine a PS4 streaming from home to an IOS device in an airport so for this one I'm just stumped.