PlaySta­tion is releas­ing an update, world­wide, lat­er on in the week. It includes new fea­tures to the Par­ty sys­tem and Remote Play features.

Party Feature Update

  • Max­i­mum num­ber of Par­ty users increased from 8 to 16
  • Net­work con­nec­tiv­i­ty improved
  • Audio qual­i­ty improved
  • Acces­si­bil­i­ty sup­port with Chat Tran­scrip­tion has been added (US Only)

The improved net­work con­nec­tiv­i­ty should fix pre­vi­ous con­nec­tiv­i­ty issues expe­ri­enced when you con­nect to oth­er users.

The Par­ty App will also offer a new Chat Tran­scrip­tion fea­ture for US users via the PS4 Sec­ond Screen App on your smart­phone or oth­er mobile devices. The new fea­ture sup­ports US Eng­lish and turns par­ty voice chat to text, or allows you to enter text that is read aloud to oth­er par­ty mem­bers. If you’re using a mobile device to con­nect to your PS4 dur­ing a Par­ty, you’ll now see a new Par­ty tab has been added.

Remote Play

Remote Play can now be used on smart­phones and tablets that run Android 5.0 or high­er. You can down­load the Remote Play App from the Google Play Store.

For iPhone or iPad users, the Remote Play App has been updat­ed so you can dis­play the con­troller at all times and lock the screen orientation.

Also, Dual­Shock 4 con­trollers can now be used via Blue­tooth for Remote Play on Android, iPhone, iPad and Mac. Just update to Android 10, iOS 13 iPadOS13, or macOS Catali­na (which releas­es in Octo­ber) to use this feature.

Source: PlaySta­tion