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Technology PlayStation 4 update delivers 16-player parties and Android Remote Play for all

11:40  07 october  2019
11:40  07 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Spotify ditches its Android homescreen widget

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Latest in Gaming. PlayStation 4 update delivers 16 - player parties and Android Remote Play for all . Another big new feature on the PS 4 system update 7.0 is Remote Play on all smartphones and tablets running Android version 5.0 or higher, and not just Sony Xperia devices.

Tap on the PS 4 Remote Play File (RemotePlayPortV 4 .0.apk). Package Name: com. playstation . remoteplay Filename This is a Port of the Official PS 4 Remote Play App for Android . The mod consists of a single APK file that can be installed on any device that meets the

Sony has rolled out its latest Playstation 4 update, and as it teased earlier, it includes an improved Party function. You can now double up the number of participants to 16 from eight, making playing sessions more of a, well, party. On top of that, Sony has improved the feature's network connectivity and audio quality, while increasing accessibility with a new chat transcription feature. The latter converts all your Party chats to text, while text can be spoken by a robot on the PS4 Second Screen app.

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Another big new feature on the PS4 system update 7.0 is Remote Play on all smartphones and tablets running Android version 5.0 or higher, and not just Sony Xperia devices. That means the feature is now on all major platforms, as iPhone and iPad devices got it earlier this year. Remote Play has also been updated for iOS devices "so you can now display the controller at all times and lock the screen orientation," said Sony in its blog post.

Furthermore, players can now use Dualshock 4 wireless controllers over Bluetooth on Android, iOS and Mac via new updates in Android 10, iOS 13, iPadOS 13 and macOS Catalina coming later this month, Sony noted. The update is arriving around the world this week, so you should see it on your console soon.

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Android 10 is finally starting to roll out for Galaxy S10 and Note 10 devices .
When Samsung started rolling out its Android 10 beta for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 earlier than expected, everyone speculated that the final Android 10 upgrade might come sooner than ever before -- maybe even before the end of 2019. Then, a leak a few days ago said Samsung might do the unthinkable and update several Android devices to Android 10 in early January, including 2019 flagships and other popular phones. That sounded just like aThat sounded just like a regular schedule for Samsung, with the added benefit that a bunch of different devices would run Google’s Android 10 as early as next month. And then Samsung started quietly rolling out the final Android 10 update to Galaxy S10 and Note 10 owners in several markets.

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