Sony revealed its new portable gaming device recently. And no it’s not a PlayStation Portable we were all hoping for. The brand-new handheld is here and Sony calls it PlayStation Portal. You can use this device to play any of your PS5 games remotely. So, if you have just got yourself the PlayStation Portal and want to know how you can set it up, you have come to the right place.
In this guide, we will be walking you through the process of how you can set up the PlayStation Portal right away.
Before we dive into the process and steps of setting up the PlayStation Portal remote player, let’s take a glance at the requirements.
- PlayStation 5
- PlayStation Account
- PlayStation Portal
- WiFi Network
How to Set Up PlayStation Portal Remote Play
Do note that the PlayStation Portal Remote Player is compatible only with the PlayStation 5 consoles. The older generation console i.e. the PlayStation 4 is not supported by the PlayStation Portal. Now here is the process to set up your PlayStation Portal.
Step 1: Power up the PlayStation Portal by pressing the power button present at the top left corner.
Step 2: As the device boots up, you will be asked to select your desired system language.
Step 3: With the language selected, you will be asked to choose your WiFi network.
Step 4: You must choose the same WiFi network that your PlayStation 5 console connects to.
Step 5: Now that you have internet access on your PlayStation Portal, sign in with your PlayStation account. You can do it by quickly scanning QR code from your phone.
Make sure to use the same account that has been signed in on your PlayStation 5.
The PlayStation Portal will now ask you to select the PlayStation 5 console that you wish to play games from.
Enable Remote Play on your PlayStation 5
Now for the PlayStation Portal to work with your PlayStation 5, you need to enable Remote Play on your PS5 console. Here are the steps that you need to follow. To enable remote play on your PS5 console.
Step 1: Power up your PS5 console and make sure to have it connected to the same WiFi network.
Step 2: Launch the Settings menu and navigate to System.
Step 3: Under System choose the Remote Play option. Make sure to have the Remote Play option enabled on your PlayStation 5.
Adjust PS5 Rest Mode Settings
The Rest Mode is a great option for those who might not be playing or using the PS5 for a select period. However, when using the Remote Play function on your PS5, you wouldn’t want your PS5 to simply go to rest or sleep mode right? So here are the steps that you can follow to make those changes.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu on your PS5 and navigate to System.
Step 2: Under the System menu, select the Power Saving option.
Step 3: Select the Features Available in Rest Mode.
Step 4: Make sure to have the options enabled for Stay Connected to the Internet and Enable Turning On PS5 from the network.
The PlayStation Portal will now connect to your PS5. You simply press the X button on the PlayStation Portal and you are now ready to Remote Play the games that are installed on your PS5. The home menu of your PS5 will be displayed on the PlayStation Portal. You Can simply navigate and select the game that you want to play on your PlayStation Portal instantly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Does the PlayStation Portal work with older generations of PlayStation consoles?
Now, the PlayStation Portal is made specifically to work with the PlayStation 5 consoles. Any mode of the PlayStation 5 console will work with the PlayStation Portal.
Q. Will the PlayStation Portable Work When Outside?
Yes, the PlayStation Portal will let you play games from your PS5 provided that you have already set up the PS5 to your PlayStation Portal and that the PS5 is already connected to a WiFi network.
Q. What is the recommended network speed for Remote play on the PlayStation Portal?
For best results and little to no issues, it is best to have your PlayStation Portal connect to a WiFi network that has speeds of 50MBps or more.
Q. Does the PlayStation Portal Support A 3,5 headphone jack?
Yes, you can connect your wired headsets to the 3.5 audio jack that is present in the black of the PlayStation Portal.
Q. How much does the PlayStation Portable cost?
The PlayStation will cost you $199. There is only one variant of the PlayStation Portal.
Q. Will Sony’s first-party PlayStation-branded headphones and wireless earbuds work with the PlayStation Portal?
Yes, Sony has stated that the Pulse headset and the Pulse Wireless earbuds will work perfectly with the PlayStation Portal.
Q. Where can the PlayStation Portal be purchased from?
You can purchase the PlayStation Portal either from Sony’s official online PlayStation store or from any of the popular big box stores that sell gaming consoles and other electronics.
This concludes the guide on how you can easily set up your PlayStation Portal for Remote play with your PlayStation 5. Yes, you do need to own a PlayStation 5 to get the feature and device working. Unfortunately, the device does not have the option to play games standalone.