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Android 12 now supports the DualSense controller – here’s how to use it

Android 12 now supports the DualSense controller – here’s how to use it

Sony has just released an update for the app PS Remote Playdedicated to users Android 12 which adds new features to the DualShock 4 controller and allows pairing with the controller DualSense of PS5. Let’s take a look at all the news that the Japanese giant has prepared for the most hardcore gamers.

Android 12 now supports the DualSense controller

As for the novelties of the controller DualShock 4, with Android 12 it will be possible to take advantage of additional features once Remote Play is activated, such as the motion sensor, the rumble, the battery indicator and support for the touchpad. It is possible to pair the DualShock 4 controller with any Android 10 or newer device, but these features will only be available on phones with the latest version of the operating system.

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The wireless controller DualSense PlayStation 5, on the other hand, is now compatible with all Android 12 smartphones, both for remote playback and compatible games. Sony only officially mentions support for the latest version of Android, but it seems possible to pair the next-gen controller with an Android 11 as well. That said, advanced features like touchpad, rumble support, and LEDs won’t work on this version. of Android.

New PS Remote Play update for Android 12 users enables pairing with a DualSense wireless controller, and new DualShock 4 features including touchpad, motion sensor, rumble and battery indicator: https://t.co/4fpa77Ggi5

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For the uninitiated, the PS Remote Play app allows you to stream PS4 or PS5 games directly to your Android smartphone or tablet. The application via both mobile data and Wi-Fi, although a 15 Mbps connection is required for the best gaming experience.

Sony has taken a long time to bring official DualSense controller support to Android. Just to make a comparison, iPhones and iPads have supported Sony’s next-gen controller since iOS 14.5, released in May of this year.