R-Play - Remote Play for the PS4 App Reviews

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Horrible it never connects

Wish I could get a refund because it never connects over LTE, and the WiFi has to be way too fast in order to connect.

Not as it seems!

This app is great and all but unless you have money to spend on a MFI controller which the lowest priced ones are about $60-$80 after the price being reduced... which really doesn't leave you with any controller to use because you can barley use your PS4 controller because of the complicated setup with multiple accounts and stuff. Aside from the fact that the on screen controls don't really make sense for PS4 games the connection to your internet has to be perfect and you have to setup your router and firewall in a different way just to play away from home... THEY DONT TELL YOU ANYTHING ABOUT THIS AND THE CONTROLLERS IN THE DESCRIPTION! So in the end this isn't realty practical for Kids and teens so in the end this app isn't really worth $13

Better than using a vita/xperia

Doesn't get much better this. 1080p/60fps with a PS4 pro anywhere I get wifi/LTE? Game on! *Review update Still works as advertised, but upgraded my device from a 7+ to an X. Please add iPhone X form factor.

Great app

This app works awesome. It will be nice if it had a joystick control vs directional buttons. Oh and IPhone X support. Thanks for the great application.

The Witcher on my iPad

Everything is on wifi, runs at 720 60fps. I can finally let others watch the tv while I play anything on my ps4. You can map custom button combinations for the touchpad, L3 and R3. A lot better than remote play on my Vita. Gameplay, video and audio on the 12.9 iPad pro is great.

Update please

Great app but would like to enjoy it on my iPhone X display

Really good and still working

This is a really good app to go around your house with your ps4 in your pocket. I think it’s worth it because you get to play wherever you go it’s just amazing but please tell me Sony’s going to remove it and if they do I’ll be real upset with the money I spent for this but overall, Best App Ever

Great but

Needs an update for iPhone X before I can give 5 stars.

Doesn’t connect

This app seems like it would be good, but it won’t “configure for internet play” even though I’ve done everything I can. It’s kind of pointless if the only place I can use it is at my house where I can already play on the console itself. I’ll give 5 Stars once this issue is resolved or support helps me with it.

Technical Support Issue

I’m having a hard time getting a reply from technical support.

Update iPhone X when ?????

I know is not been a while since the resale of IPhone X, but I wish I can play full screen on my iPhone X. Please update soon

Great application

Great application video fps should be updated to 1080p but other if you have great 👍🏼 wifi which are 5ghz then it should run smoothly

Not godd

Apple this did not work for me ,it cost me money so though it was good ,but is slow ,i ha ve an iphone so it should be good please if you have any chance of giving me my money back do it because im disappointed with the app sorry.

Refund please

This was not the app I thought would help me but if I could get the 11.99 dollars back or the refund please I apologize but I wish to get a refund


I was actually surprised that this worked I saw it on a video a few months ago so I decided that I would get it and so far its amazing! 👍📱🕹

When was this app updated?

Was this app updated? I want to know

Not compatible with iPhone x

Not compatible with iPhone x

One step closer to the future

I’m not really into the technology, but the fact that I can play my PlayStation on my my iPad from work is absolutely mind blowing. From beating my little cousin in Xenoverse 2 almost 20 miles from my house t turning off my PlayStation in the break from at my job from my iPhone, this app is defiantly worth your money. I also recommend buying a Bluetooth controller. I didn’t really know how to configure for internet play, but the tech team responded to my emails and gave me step by step directions. I watch movies and play games on my PS4 from both my iPad and iPhone. The ethernet connection allows me to even stream faster when I air play my devices on my Tv verses using a chrome cast or fire stick, This is the best $12 I have ever spent and I believe that this is just a small step for what is soon to come.. Very recommended and I am beyond satisfied.


Is a good app I like it


The actual app in itself was amazing, I recently would get an error of 7003 and I went to customer service about it, they helped me and were extremely nice and helpful, this app helped me a lot and is totally worth the money. If I could get 10 stars I would get it that high


Keeps on disconnecting from the PlayStation doesn’t hold a good connection The video is so choppy it’s unplayable switching the resolution doesn’t help


This stupid app has stopped connecting to my ps4 and it’s so frustrating.... Why is it that I can tun on the ps4 with it yet not be able to connect properly??

Great app (just understand the limits)

So, first off, the cautions (mostly Apple & Sony issues, with one exception I hope they fix): 1) The PS4 controller won’t pair with an iOS device, so unless you are within range of the PS4 itself you will need to use the on-screen controls. 2) Sound comes through the phone, and will come through ear buds/headphones if they are plugged into your iOS device, but the microphone will not work that way. 3) If you are within range of the PS4 and want to use the PS4 controller, you will need to have a second or “dummy” account to remotely login, and THEN you can login with your normal account. 4) If you are in remote play and do anything else on the iOS device - ANYTHING - it logs out of remote play. Answer a call? Bounced! Read a text? Bounced! Even just swiping up the Control Center overlay to adjust the brightness? Bounced! This is a function of the app and is by design, but I hope they will offer an update that will allow you to choose a timer function instead. REVIEW: With that out of the way, I can say that it is actually a really good app. If you’ve ever used Remote Play with a PS Vita, it’s pretty much just like that. In-home it’s great if you want to play your PS4, but you just aren’t in a position to use the TV it’s attached to. When you’re out of the house, it lets you play casual games on any connection. With a wired PS4 and strong WiFi for your phone, you can play anything even things like multiplayer CoD or Destiny. CONTROLS: I actually like the on-screen controls better than the half-a$$ed button combos required to use the Vita controls. The fact that the sticks will “follow” your thumbs (essentially turning them into gesture controls) is surprisingly effective and intuitive. If you are going to use the app on an iPhone or iPod Touch and will be within range of your PS4, I recommend getting the Dobe mobile phone clamp which allows you to quickly mount your phone to your PS4 controller. This is basically what the Vita should’ve been, and I love it! DISPLAY: It lets you choose 360/540/720p and 30/60fps to better suit your network limitations, and even 360p/30fps looks really good. 720p/60fps looks phenomenal INTERFACE: Mostly good. I think the onscreen controls are really well done. Maybe they can incorporate variable touch for the L3/R3 buttons in a later update. Sometimes you have to click “PLAY” a few times for it to register as logging in, but it always works eventually. Oh, and it would be good if it asked which PS4 login you wanted to use if you had multiple logins registered. Otherwise it is all great!

Can’t configure for internet play

The app is great I can play when I’m connected while someone else is using the tv! My problem is that I can’t configure for internet play. This error labeled “20012” keeps popping up and I can’t find why I can’t connect or what the error is. Please help!

App disconnects a lot

I bought this app and guess what it connects but it disconnected it doesn't perform as expected it really is disappointing get your money back.

Don’t waste your money

This app is unusable, it Freezes and very slow

Fun but doesn’t work well

It works good for me, but online at my home. Att routers don’t have a upnp so I can’t play it anywhere else

Temper your expectations, but I’m impressed

I’m shocked I’m saying this, but this app is actually kind of amazing—as long as you keep your expectations in check. I’ve been playing Persona 5 remotely with it (over the internet, not LAN), and it’s been working really well. Now, there are occasional frame rate hiccups and latency issues, and the onscreen controls are only serviceable at best, but that’s totally fine for a slower paced game like Persona. If you expect to play fast paced games remotely where tight controls and fast reaction times are important, you’re going to have a bad time. It might work OK over LAN, but it’s still not going to be great. But for certain slower games, it works nearly perfectly. A few details about my setup: I was not able to get the automatic remote setup working with my router configuration. I had to look at R-Play’s help docs for opening the right router ports to get everything working, but if you’re reasonably capable at futzing with router settings, you shouldn’t have any issues. My PS4 is connected to my router with an ethernet cable, and my home internet speeds are 60Mbps down and 6Mbps up.

Please add turbo function

Please please add turbo function. I will give five stars


App would not connect no matter what I tried even hooking it straight to Ethernet waste of 12 dollars. I was hoping this would work but no guess not.

Can’t Find Analog Stick

Great app! Works amazing but I’d like to be able to play rocket league :(


Can't play via internet unless your console is connected to you're router. How very counterintuitive. Defeats the purpose all together.

Please fix for PS4 5.0 update

Please fix for PS4 5.0 update it does not work. It was fine before ! Please fix and will update review accordingly. Thank you

Does everything I had hoped for

This app is amazing does everything well on my iPad. Some slow down but is probably due to wifi limitations not the app itself. I wish there was a controller that supported more buttons for the app to map to but again not a limitation of the app.


The app was very helpfull for when i wanted the tv screen off. Just saying there is a way to play with controller involves two accounts. My complaint would be when you need to do more complicated controlls its impossible your screen will turn grey like static and youll lose connection.

Best app ever

Must have app if you have a PS4 . Almost switched to an android but literally decided to stay with Iphone since it's not on android.

Makes my wife happy!

So I had a few questions about the app that I wasn’t really sure about until I took the plunge and purchased. 1. Does this work well? Heck yes it does! I have a PS4 Pro Wired into my network and I connected my 10.5 iPad Pro via my 5Ghz wireless network as instructed. I was able to crank the resolution to 1080p at 60fps (PS4 Pro only) and get smooth stutter free gameplay. 2. Was setup easy? Yes if you READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. The developer has done a great job providing awesome instructions on how to do everything the app describes. Including what I’m about to lead into next. 3. Can you use your PS4 controller? YEEEEEEEEESSSSS! Takes another PS4 user account to trick remote play but the instructions on how to do this is also with the app and plenty examples on YouTube as well. It is really easy to do. 4. Extras not mentioned? Yes. I can now game in my bedroom with my wife and this makes her happy lol. I synced my AirPods with my iPad to see if the audio would work through the wireless AirPods and they freaking work!!!! So now I have wireless private audio with my portable gaming stream!!! Amazing app!!!

I took a risk

For me it’s worked so well around the house I decided to purchase a nimbus controller. Customers support has been excellent, I have contacted them twice once prior to purchase and once regarding controllers and response has been polite, friendly and within 24 hours. Thank you, PS4 around the house at last.


This app works really good, it does what it is supposed to. It works at another house, but you just need good internet. If you have problems you can contact the people who created the app and they respond in 24 hours. They can help! This app is well worth buying for the $12. Just make sure your ps4 has good internet and your device has good internet.


Spent money on a app that won’t even connect to my ps4

Spent 12 bucks for no reason

I spent 12 bucks on this for no reason lol

Awesome app!!!

This is an awesome app!! I just wish there were controllers that I could buy that have the R3 and L3 button but I think that’s an Apple limitation right? I hate having the controller combinations or having to use the onscreen r3 and l3. Best money I’ve spent in a long time!!

Great App

Excellent app. This app makes it feel like my PS4 is completely mobile. I had a minor issue but after reaching out to the app developer for help they walked me through a solution to get everything working as intended. I have already recommended this app to several friends.

Was not as good

I lose connection to much

Needs Update

Please please please make 1080p resolution available!!!

Best app ever

Ok so when it's time for bed my parents take my tv remote and I don't wanna get out of bed so I use this



Works Great - Stutter Tip

Worked great for about 1.5 weeks, no lag at all on iPad Pro. Then started to stutter every 5-10 mins. Messed with fps and resolution. No positive effect. Changed router setting still stuttered. Found someone in a reddit post mention they had to turn of location services on their z2. Turned that off on my iPad and it’s back to running smooth at 60fps/ 720p on local wifi.

nice app


PS Vita Replacement, no. Capable remote play??

Alright, so back in June my original PS Vita decided that it wasn't meant for this world. The screen broke and so ended my remote play sessions. So looking for alternatives to replacing my PS Vita I did a search for apps capable of making my phone respond like a Vita in remote play. All I see are four and five star reviews, and here I'm thinking I hit the jackpot. Reading up on all the ways this app integrates into your phone and connects to your Playstation 4, this is sure to be a rock solid investment for $12 plus tax. Wrong, wrong, I couldn't be more wrong. This app is clumsy at best, and certainly isn't responsive to commands. Only half of the available game library even appears on my phone screen. Then the on screen touch buttons don't work simultaneously. You can't for example input the command for a quarter circle motion forward. The touch command doesn't recognize simultaneous response. I was very disappointed. I tried this multiple times and tried various games to no success. I award this app the appropriate 1 out of 5 stars, and it receives only one star in this review, because it doesn't manage to boot up and sync with your Playstation console, but that's about all it does. Biggest waste of $12, just put it towards a replacement Vita pre-owned at GameStop, just like I did tonight. ✌🏻

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