Good news for owners of PS5 and Chromecast with Google TV. Indeed, thanks to the latest console software update, the PS Remote Play functionality is now available on a larger number of devices, including the latest Chromecast.
As you may know, Sony released a major software update for the PS5 this Wednesday, September 13, 2023. This patch brings many improvements, such as new accessibility features (use of a second DualSense controller for assistance), the ability to enable controller haptic feedback on the system interface or even support for a greater number of compatible audio devices Dolby Atmos.
This update also increases the maximum storage capacity of M.2 SSDs used to expand your console’s storage space. Previously limited to 4 TB, it is now possible to opt for an SSD of 8 TB for the greediest.
Chromecasts with Google TV become compatible with PS Remote Play
But that’s not all. With this software update, Sony is also expanding support for the PS Remote Play app to more Android devices. As a reminder, this technology makes it possible to directly stream the interface and games of your PS5 via a Wi-Fi connection on your Android smartphone/tablet, on your PC or even on your Mac. We will find this same system on the PlayStation Portal, the future remote reading device for the PS5.
According to the manufacturer, this patch extends PS Remote Play compatibility to all devices running Android TV OS 12 or more recent. In fact, this concerns a host of products, but for the moment, only two are officially supported:
You will have understood, thanks to this update, owners of Chromescast with Google TV (4K) can now stream games from their PS5 on a local network. Enough to offer more flexibility to players who, for example, need to free up the TV in the living room. Remember, however, that you will need to pair your DualSense to the Chromecast for this to work.