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Can one use his/her cellphone (say android) as a gamepad for ps4 or XBox one?

I was thinking to buy a ps4 as a gift for a friend with disability but she can only use touchpad like cellphone or iPad.

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    The first question does not fit in our standards, I'm afraid. The second one is, so I will edit the first one out, so that maybe you'll get a better answer. – Mathias711 Jun 19 '15 at 7:19
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Good news - Yes you can.

The PlayStation app (available on the play store or app store) allows you to sync a smartphone or tablet to your PlayStation 4 and use that as a controller. The process is fairly straight forward.

  • Once you open your app, at the bottom of your screen you should be able to find a "Connect to PlayStation" option. If you are connected to the same wifi network with the PlayStation and the tablet/smart phone, the PS4 should appear on the list

  • Next you will need to open the Settings in your PlayStation dashboard, and open the "PlayStation App Connection Settings". This will give you a code to into your tablet/phone, and you should be all good!

This video should provide some more detail for you:

This goes into a bit more detail about the functionality of it:

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    Mhhh... I see that you can control the PS4 with it, but can you also control the games? – 5pike Jun 19 '15 at 7:41
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    @5pike yes you can :) - I'll add another link that goes into a bit more detail about the functionality – Ben Jun 19 '15 at 7:43
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    Very nice. Made my day(technically it's still night ;)) – BigM Jun 19 '15 at 7:50
  • @user115964 Glad I could help! I hope your friend enjoys this! – Ben Jun 19 '15 at 7:50
  • pretty sure this depends on the game.... – Frank V Jun 19 '15 at 13:18

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