PS5 Remote Play allows you to control your PS5 remotely if you have an internet connection. However, this feature is useless if you don’t even own a PS5. So if you are a PS4 user who wants to uninstall this feature, let’s see how we can do it.
Since the PS5 Remote Play option appearing on your PS4 is an app, it cannot be uninstalled The app is undeletable, but you can choose to add it to the trash folder where it will stay until you choose to bring it back.
Stick around, and I will explain why your PS4 says PS5 remote play
Why Does My PS4 Say PS5 Remote Play?
The reason why you see a “PS5 Remote Play” icon on your PS4 dashboard is because Sony now allows you to remote control your PS5 from PS4, meaning that you can play PS5 games or watch anything on your PS5 through your PS4 now.
The new PS5 Remote Play app is pre-installed on your PS4 automatically. Once you click on this icon, you will be able to control your PS5 from PS4, provided that you have an active internet connection.
Here’s how the PS5 Remote Play works on PS4:
How to Use PS5 Remote Play on PS4?
Setting Up Remote Play in PS5:
If you are using Remote Play for this first time on PS5, you will need to set it up. Here’s how you can set up Remote Play:
- On your PS5’s home screen, go to Settings > System > Remote Play and turn on the Enable Remote Play options.
- If your PS5 is in Rest Mode, go to Settings > System > Power Saving > Features Available in Rest Mode, turn on Stay Connected to the Internet option and Enable Turning on PS5 from Network.
Congratulations, you have set up Remote Play on your PS5.
Starting Remote Play:
Everytime you connect to PS5 from PS4, do the following:
1. Switch on your PS5 control or put it in the Rest Mode.
2. On the Home Screen of your PS4, select PS5 Remote Play.
3. Next, select Find Your PS5.
You can configure the video quality settings for Remote Play from Options Menu. If you are asked to sign in, use the PSN account that you use on your PS5 console. The Remote Play app will search for your PS5 console which is signed in with your account and automatically connects to it.
Once Remote Play is connected between your PS4 and PS5, your PS5 screen will be displayed on the PS4 console. You can now use Remote Play to browse or play your favorite games. The option allows you to switch between 540p, 720p, and 1080p for streaming.
Want the fastest internet for your PS4? See my guide here on how to set that up.
How Do I Turn Off PS4 Remote Play?
Press the PS button on your controller and a control panel window will appear. Select Disconnect. Your PS4 screen will return to the original state it was in before you connected it to PS4 Remote Play.
That’s how you exit Remote Play mode. But if you completely want to disable the Remote Play option on your PS4, go to Settings on your PS4 and then select System > Remote Play. On the sidebar, choose Remote Play, and finally, disable the Remote Play option by toggling it off.
If you want to remove the PS5 Remote Play feature from your PS4 console, you cannot delete it or uninstall it. That is because this feature is a built-in app. You can however remove the icon by adding it to the trash folder.
New to PS5? Get to learn more about the common issues faced by PS5 users and how you can fix them by checking my PS5 guides here.
Can You Use Remote Play While PS4 Is Off?
You cannot use Remote Play if your PS4 console is turned off. You need to keep the console turned on or in Rest Mode in order to use Remote Play. Remote Play will not work if your console is turned off or being used for Share Screen, Share Play or gameplay broadcasting by you or other users.
However, if you are concerned about your console overheating while using Remote Play, you can use it in Rest Mode too.
How To Enable Remote Play In Rest Mode On PS4
- Settings > Power Save Settings
- Set Features Available in Rest Mode, then select the checkbox for the Stay Connected to the Internet option
- Enable Turning On PS4 from Network.
This way, you can use Remote Play from anywhere in the world while your PS4 is on Rest Mode. Make sure you have a strong Wi-Fi connection on the device that you are using for remote-playing your PS4.
Want to make your PS4 internet as fast as possible? See my post here on how to set that up.