Love Remote Play But Don’t Like The Vita Joysticks? This cool ‘hack’ lets you use a PS4 controller on your Vita

February 6, 2014

I’ve seen a lot of complaints about people loving the remote play feature but not liking the feel of the Vita for it. Some people think the joysticks are to small, some people miss the rumble effect. Well suffer no longer. Now you can use a DS4 as a controller for remote play. The Vita will be your screen, but you will be playing PS4 games and controlling with a DS4. This “hack” allows you to do that.

What you will need:

  • Two DualShock 4 controllers
  • A PlayStation 4
  • A PlayStation Vita
  • Three Velcro straps

Setting Up Remote Play

The first thing you need to do is make sure that both DS4 controllers are configured to work with your PS4. Now set each controller up as a different user, one user should be set up to work with remote play, one shouldn’t. On the account that is setup with remote play, connect your Vita with remote play. Now switch back to the other user. You should be able to see action taking place on the Vita screen even though you are using a DS4. See video for better details.

Mounting The Vita for portability

Now that you have got this working, you feel like you’ve lost the portable aspect of remote play. You have to carry around both the DS4 and the Vita, and it is a bit clunky. There is a solution for that. Long story short, pretty much you are threading the two of Velcro straps through the slots on the bottom of the Vita, and lashing it to the top DS4. If some of the straps are getting in the way of the D-pad or ΔOX□ buttons, use the third strap to pull them back. See video for better details.


There it is, how to use your DS4 as a controller for remote play on your Vita. That’s all for now from me, The Jay Doctor.

Source: Aggrogamer

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