Sony has made strides over the years to bring PlayStation support to Windows platforms. Now, gamers can play some of the best PlayStation-exclusive video games from a Windows 11 computer and join a PlayStation party chat directly from their PC. In this guide, we will explain how to join a PlayStation party chat on Windows 11 using Remote Play.
To join a party chat on PC, you will need to own a PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4 console. You will also need the PlayStation Remote Play app to get things moving in the right direction. Remote Play makes it possible for gamers to play their favorite PlayStation games from another device, such as playing games from the living room on a PlayStation 5 while in the bedroom on a Windows computer.
Steps to Join a PlayStation Party Chat on Windows 11
- Install the PlayStation Remote Play app
To download and install the PS Remote Play app on your Windows computer, visit the official Remote Play website and download the file directly to your computer. Proceed with the installation, bearing in mind that this app is protected by copyright and international treaties.
- Connect the PS Remote Play app with your PlayStation 5
Activate Remote Play from the PlayStation console by selecting the Settings icon at the top of the Home Screen, choosing System from the menu, selecting Remote Play, and ensuring that Enable Remote Play is turned on. Choose Enable under Console Sharing and Offline Play. Then, under Power Saving, activate Stay Connected to the Internet and Enable Turning on PS5 from Network via the settings.
- Begin a Remote Play session on Windows 11
Open the PS Remote Play app on your Windows PC, sign in with your official PSN account, and choose the console you want to connect with. Wait for the PS Remote Play app to search for your PlayStation 5, and it will connect in a moment.
- Join a PS party chat on Windows
Once the connection is made, you will see the PlayStation user interface from within the PS Remote Play app via your computer. Connect your DualSense or DualShock controller to interact with the user interface. Ensure that the Microphone icon is not muted by pressing the PlayStation button on your controller to open up the Quick Menu. Choose the Mic icon and set the mic to Remote Play Device. Navigate to Game Base > Parties, and choose a party to join or create a new party chat by selecting Start Party.
Do You Need PS Plus for Party Chat?
No, a PS Plus account is not required to take advantage of the party chat feature. However, a subscription is required if you want to party chat and play multiplayer games at the same time.
Joining a PlayStation party chat on Windows 11 with Remote Play is a convenient way for gamers to stay connected with their friends while playing their favorite PlayStation games from their PC. By following these steps, gamers can enjoy the benefits of Remote Play and party chat without the need for a PS Plus subscription.
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