PS4 Remote Play w/ Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by HEDocks, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. HEDocks macrumors newbie


    Oct 21, 2014
    Curious if anyone has tried ps4 remote play on their macbook?

    Would it run ok?

    Here are the system requirements to run ps4 remote play
    • A computer with either of the following operating systems.
      • OS X Yosemite
      • OS X El Capitan
    • Intel Core i5-520M Processor 2.40 GHz or faster
    • 40 MB or more of available storage
    • 2 GB or more of RAM
    • USB port
  2. Idarzoid macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2013
    If by 'MacBook' you mean the 12" retina MacBook, I don't see why not.

    It has the specs needed, even on the base model with 1.1GHz Core M CPU.
  3. dubstar82 macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2013
    Los Angeles CA
    I've used it on my base rMacBook and runs fine.
  4. GoldfishRT macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2014
    As I'm curious - how does it handle 720p 60fps under wifi? Is there much visual degradation and artifacting? How about input latency?
  5. dubstar82 macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2013
    Los Angeles CA
    There's a bit of visual degradation but nothing too noticeable. While on the same network at home, it handled 720p 60fps fine. I have noticed input lag ( I usually play RPG's so it doesn't really affect me),so I wouldn't recommend any game like requires precision like FPS.
  6. TommyBoy5 macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Completely didn't work for me. 110Mbps on my WiFi. rMB 1.2G 512SSD. Just kept hanging and looked horrible. Couldn't get anything to work. Had to use the dongle for the USB connection to the PS4 controller. Probably user error.
  7. HEDocks thread starter macrumors newbie


    Oct 21, 2014
  8. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I've used remote play on my 2009 MBP with a Core 2 Duo processor. It's certainly not the computer holding it back. Check your network settings.
  9. Hustler macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2010
    Works fine for me on my 08 c2d white MacBook (4gb rAm, SSD) when I have a fast enough wifi connection for ps4 remote play to begin engaging. At home it works, I hav about 29mbps, at work it does not get past the ps4 remote box saying internet too slow, tests at 19-20 Mbps.
  10. rangel7191 macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2017
    Did you have any trouble at first? I have a late 2008 macbook pro but the app just crashes everytime i try to sign in or have the remote connected and press the option button

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