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PS4 Firmware Update 8.00 Available Now, PS5 Remote Play Support Added

With the firmware update 8.00 released today, the PS4 received various innovations. These included support for the remote play feature for the PlayStation 5.

The new functions that the PS4 gets with the firmware update 8.00 include the remote play support for the PlayStation 5, which was confirmed a few days ago. This enables you to transfer PS4 content such as games to your PS5 to stream.

This allows, for example, PS4 titles to be played on the PS5 that are not supported by the backward compatibility of the new console.

“At the same time as 8.00, the existing PS4 Remote Play app on mobile (iOS/Android), Windows PC and Mac, will change its name to PS Remote Play, and the option to connect to PS5 will be added. You’ll need to sign in to PSN from your PS5 to be able to access the feature, so sit tight until PS5 launches this November,” says Sony Interactive Entertainment about the remote play function on the PS5.

The so-called Game Boost is a feature from which backwards compatible PS4 games on the PlayStation 5 can benefit. The technical improvements of the Game Boost mode include, for example, a higher or more stable frame rate on the PS5.

In order to be able to use the remote play feature on the PlayStation 5, all you have to do is log into your account on the PlayStation Network on the PS5. The new generation PlayStation will be released in North America on November 12, 2020. Europe will follow a week later, on November 19, 2020.

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