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Don’t buy a Chromecast just to play PS5

PS Remote Play on Google’s Chromecast 4K. | Photo by Sean Hollister / The Verge

For years, Sony’s PS Remote Play app has been a neat way to sling your PS5 and PS4 games to another room of your house — with clients for PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and as of 2020, the PS4 itself. I’ve spent hours playing Yakuza and Genshin Impact from the unofficial Steam Deck version.

As of yesterday, it works on a $50 Google Chromecast, too! But I had a hell of a time finding and installing the app, and I suspect it won’t be a great experience for everyone.

Photo: Chris Welch / The Verge

This is the Chromecast you’re (maybe not) looking for.

The good news: it does work and work decently if you’ve got your PS5 plugged into your router with an ethernet cable. You can stream from a PS5 or a PS4 and play with…

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