PlayStation Portal Remote Player System: Major Software Update Arrives Tomorrow

Our intention while creating the PlayStation Portal remote player was to enable you to enjoy top-notch console gaming experiences anytime, anywhere, without having to sit in front of the television. We are pleased to announce that the most recent system software update for our first dedicated remote play device will begin rolling out tomorrow, bringing with it a few new user upgrades as we continue to improve the PS Portal experience.

PlayStation Portal Remote Player System: Major Software Update Arrives Tomorrow
PlayStation Portal remote player system

screen support for select public Wi-Fi networks

Although PS Portal can be used outside of the home in locations with fast and reliable Wi-Fi, we advise using it indoors where you have control over the quality of the Wi-Fi. Many players have taken advantage of this feature.

PS Portal will now be able to connect to a variety of public Wi-Fi networks* with this update, albeit some of them could need extra validation procedures in addition to the network password. This includes the Wi-Fi networks that frequently appear in coffee shops, hotels, and airports and have sign-in displays.

You can use your smartphone or tablet to scan a QR code that PS Portal displays in order to gain access to these public Wi-Fi networks. After it has been scanned, you can utilize the web browser on your mobile device to finish the remaining validation processes on your PS Portal. Reminder: PS Portal needs a Wi-Fi connection with a minimum speed of 5Mbps; a high-speed connection with at least 15Mbps is advised for optimal gameplay.

PlayStation Portal Remote Player System: Major Software Update Arrives Tomorrow

Display battery level in percentage

You can now choose to see the percentage of your battery life left on the status bar in the upper right corner of your screen. Navigate to [Settings] > [System] > [Battery] in the fast menu to activate [Show Battery Percentage].

PlayStation Portal Remote Player System: Major Software Update Arrives Tomorrow

We have been blown away by the positive responses and range of ways our community has been using PS Portal to enjoy gaming since the platform's original introduction in November of last year. Although PlayStation has offered Remote Play since the PlayStation 3 generation, we have improved upon this technology with PS Portal to enhance the Remote Play experience by fusing the Dual Sense wireless controller's essential functions with a bright 8-inch LCD screen.

With more than 60% of PS Portal owners utilizing the feature for the first time, we're happy to see that PS Portal has exposed many more players to the PS5's Remote Play capability. Additionally, a lot of gamers are finding it simpler to access their games thanks to PS Portal; in the first eight weeks after activating their PS Portal, the average PS Portal owner's PS5 engagement increased.

Additionally, a variety of games have shown to be well-liked on PS Portal. These include multiplayer games like Fortnite, Rocket League, and EA Sports FC 24, as well as single-player adventures like God of War Ragnarök, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, and Astro's Playroom. These games were among the most played on PS Portal in the first three months following its launch. 

We're always appreciative of the PlayStation community's support of our journey as we look into new avenues to offer fresh player experiences. Visit the official PS Portal website to find out more, and then leave a comment to share your thoughts!

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