PS5 users are facing this issue called “PS5 not connecting to remote play”. This isn’t a good thing for someone who loves So, here are some ways you can fix this issue.
Let’s discuss them all and find out the best ways to rid of this issue without further ado.
Here’s the best way you can connect your PS5 to remote play, Make sure on your PS5 “enable remote play” is checked under the system settings, and then, you need to sign out from the remote play app and sign in again, and after that, try connecting from the app on your device. Moreover, make sure you don’t select the option “link device” from PS5 and you’ll connect automatically from the app.
Doing this will fix the issue in most of the cases as it has worked for many on the “r/remoteplay” Reddit server as well as it worked for my friends as well.
And in case that doesn’t work for you, Here are the multiple other ways to fix the issue. Moreover, As a bonus, in the end, you’ll be provided with a complete way to connect your PS5 to remote play without any fuss at all. Here we go.
But before we move on to the fixes, let us first know the conditions where the remote play can’t be used.
Conditions where Remote play doesn’t work.
Here are a few conditions and cases where remote play doesn’t work or allows you to continue experiencing the remote play.
Launching a game that doesn’t support remote play.
A game that doesn’t support remote play can’t let you enjoy the remote play experience. So, Check the game you are playing.
Games that require peripherals such as PlayStation VR or PlayStation camera are not compatible with the remote play. Also, make sure even if you aren’t using your PS5 in VR mode. Just turn off VR mode if it is turned ON. Moving on to the next case where remote play won’t work
Broadcasting or Streaming from your PS5.
Just make sure that you aren’t broadcasting or streaming. Otherwise, you won’t be able to enjoy continuing remote play.
Broadcasting or streaming your gameplay, and Using Share Play or Share Screen are some cases where you won’t be able to enjoy continuing the remote play benefits.
Moreover, you can’t use Remote while using streaming music on Spotify and vice versa(That is you won’t be able to use Spotify while remote playing).
In addition, Some or all video content might not be displayed on your device depending on the game or video service or this might depend upon copyright issues as well. Next up we have:-
Launching media apps and disc player.
Using media apps such as Spotify won’t allow you to enjoy having the features of remote play. Moreover, Blue-ray discs or DVDs can’t be played if you want to use remote play or vice versa.
Also, a few apps where there can be a situation of copyright infringements or issues, won’t allow you to have the benefits of remote play with PS5.
Checklist and fixes.
Here are some pointers(checklist) and possible fixes you can do in order to fix the issue.
Make sure your system meets the recommended specification.
Ensure that you have got the right system to connect to the Playstation remote play. Recommended specification requirements for your system(windows/mac) are as follows:-
|Operating System||Windows 8.1/10|
|Processor||Intel core i5-560M Processor(2.67GHz)|
These are the bare minimum requirements which I think most of you guys will be meeting all this and in case you don’t meet the requirement, try to upgrade that component or maybe a system upgrade can be done.
I’d recommend you have a futuristic approach if you are planning to upgrade your system or components. As latest apps and software are increasing their capabilities with upgrades and bug fixations which results in more consumption of the components.
So, it would be better to upgrade to the complete system if your system is somehow outdated. Otherwise, you can get replaced your outdated component if any. Moving on to the next one.
Ensure that the security software isn’t blocking you to continue remote play.
Ensure that there isn’t any security software in your system that bother or interrupts the whole ecosystem to interconnect.
In case of any security software is blocking you to continue remote play, Make sure you give all required access to the remote play app/software on your system(Windows/mac).
Doing this will allow you to enjoy the benefits of remote play and with that said let’s move on to the next one.
Check for Windows 10 updates on PC/Laptop.
Make sure that your system is up-to-date as not updating your PC/Laptop can result in unable to continue using remote play.
So, it is always better that you update your system to the latest update so that there won’t be any glitches or bugs left. As updates are made just to solve the bugs and errors.
Simply updating your system can help you solve multiple issues going on. It is also helpful in maintaining the overall health of your system that’s it is better to update your device to its latest updates. Moving on to the next one.
Check remote play settings.
Make sure on your PS5 ” Enable remote play” is checked under system settings, and then, you need to sign out from the remote play app and sign in again, and after that, try connecting from the app on your device.
Moreover, make sure you don’t select the option “link device” from PS5 and you’ll connect automatically from the app.
Also, here are some other things that you need to consider before you face any error while connecting to remote play.
To make sure your PS5 is ready for remote here are a few things you need to consider:-
- Your console is on or in rest mode.
- Remote Play is enabled.
- The system software is up to date.
Another thing is that I am attaching a YouTube video of how to connect PS5 to remote play. So, you don’t get stuck at any given point and you’ll be able to fix any remote-play-related issue without any fuss at all.
Depending on what type of device you want to connect your PS5 to, I’ve attached videos according to that. For instance if your want to play PS5 on your Ipad and Iphone/ android.
Just ensure that you have logged in with the right PSN account. Sometimes gamers make the mistake of logging in with different accounts and then they try connecting to remote play which obviously won’t work.
So, make sure that you cross-check the account that you are signed in to your PS5 with the same PSN account you signed into Remote Play with.
Moreover, If you want to access your PS5 from anywhere around the world, Here’s another YouTube video that you can refer to in order to access PS5 remote play from anywhere around the world.
Ensure a good quality internet connection in order to connect to remote play with PS5. Perform a speed test of your internet network and in case you think it is not appropriate then try using a LAN cable instead.
According to the PlayStation help page, 5mbps is the minimum internet speed required for both upload and download.
To check the internet speed on your PS5, Go to Settings > Network > Connection Status, and then select Test Internet Connection.
Your internet connection might slow down if there are some other users that are consuming a large amount of bandwidth. Wait until they’re idle before connecting to Remote Play.
Also, ask your ISP(internet service provider) for more details as it can go wrong from their end as well depending on various different network environment conditions.
With that said, here comes the end of this topic and I am hoping that this information was just enough to solve all your queries and you got your answer. In case, you couldn’t figure out the right way to fix the issue, don’t hesitate to contact us. The details are right below the page and also you can ask for more such queries.