Remote play has been a fun feature of the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles for quite some time, allowing you to play your PS games remotely from another device. As long as you have a stable Wi-Fi connection, remote play should work from a Mac, PC, laptop, smartphone, or second PS5 or PS4. Technically, Remote Play was born with the PlayStation 3, but it only worked with a second PlayStation branded device (like a PlayStation Vita or a PlayStation Portable, ah, the good old days).

However, the PlayStation 5 has introduced a brand new controller, the DualSense Wireless, which features immersive haptic feedback, a built-in microphone, dynamic adaptive triggers, and other new additions.

Starting today, owners of the PS5 and a DualSense wireless controller will finally be able to pair it with their Android 12 smartphone through the PS Remote Play app, bringing nearly all of the controller functionality straight to their handset. .

Technically, like Android Police discovered, the DualSense wireless controller can also be paired with a phone running Android 11, but some of the more attractive features will be lost, such as support for rumbles, touchpad, LEDs, and independent actuator control. left and right.

It should be noted that while you don’t need to be at home to use Remote Play, you do need a Wireless connection: the feature will not work over a cellular connection, such as LTE or 5G.

If you’re one of the lucky few who got your hands on the elusive Playstation 5 (at least it’s pretty elusive in the US), you should be able to go ahead and enjoy the new take. Support Remote Play for Android 12 with your new DualSense wireless controller (plus new built-in DualShock 4 features) immediately.