Sony has begun rolling out its latest major firmware update for the PS4, which adds remote play functionality for PC and Mac, the ability to appear offline, scheduled play events, and much more. Ahead of the update's release, Sony detailed each of the biggest changes.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog Sony revealed that PC Remote Play is compatible with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 or later, as well as OSX X 10.10 and 10.11. The default resolution is 540p, with the option for 720p and 360p. Frame rate will be a default 30fps as standard but can be switched to 60 frames.
"You can use one DualShock 4 as the controller for Remote Play, which needs to be connected via a USB cable," added Sony, implying shared-screen multiplayer isn't available via Remote Play.
Users will be able to set notifications for when specific friends come online, and create scheduled events. "Choose the day, time, game, and send it to individual friends or a Group," reads Sony's description. "When your event starts, users who registered will automatically be added to a Party so you can start playing right away." Events can also be shared with communities, with members of that community able to register to the event from there.
Other features now available thanks to the update are: