A post on the European PlayStation Blog has outed the existence of PlayStation Vita firmware v3.15 – an update which touts improved remote play pairing.

You’d be forgiven if you missed it, buried in the PlayStation 4 firmware update post they just released – however a brand new firmware version has been announced for imminent release, bringing with it improved remote play pairing.

Here’s the relevant information from the post;

“PlayStation Vita v3.15 update

PS4 Link update for Remote Play: Linking your PS4 and PS Vita together will now be easier with the 3.15 update for PS Vita. It’ll enable Automatic Device Registration, which will automatically detect and pair both systems when they’re both online and the same user is signed in to both devices. This makes it even quicker for you to get started on Remote Play or access other second screen features.”

Sounds good to me, the easier it is to use remote play the more people will want to use it – and anything that sells Vitas is something I’m behind.

Update; It’s now live, and appears to be mandatory.

  • Lester Paredes

    You know what will sell Vitas? Actual support from Sony. Advertising. Games. Lower priced memory cards. Awesome first party games (How’s about a revival of Ape Escape or Wild Arms or Syphon Filter? MAn, I’d love me some Ape Escape…). Anything that gives the Vita it’s own persona, it’s own character, it’s own image that’s not this lamprey that attaches itself onto the bigger, badder shark with ports of games that we saw bigger and better on other hardware. Although, that last bit really depends on the game and how much time the developer put into making sure it works properly. Remote play is interesting and a neat gimmick, but not a system seller. And frankly, I’m tired of them touting it as if it were.
    “Oh boy! I can play Infamous on a small screen with fewer buttons!” Said no one but the most die-hard Sony fan (aka: Me when I finally get a PS4). But then, they hardly need to sell me on a Vita or a PS4, now do they?
    Edit: On the games part, yes, they are coming out with a lot, I mean games indigenous to Vita. Not ports of AAA titles or Indie games. Pure, Vita only games, like Tearaway.

    • nice speech, care to comment on what the article is actually about?

      • Lester Paredes

        Considering that this was written directly in the article: ‘…and anything that sells Vitas is something I’m behind.’, it is relevant, as it addressees a subject the author brought up.

        • the article was about the firmware update…

          • Lester Paredes

            And ended with a point about selling more Vitas.

  • aros

    Has it improved quality? it’s better via wifi even in the same room for me, which seems odd. PS4 is connected by Ethernet too.

  • It also allows you to remote the on screen touch/rear notifications.

  • This must have been the smallest update in history. It didn’t even bring up a Download Progress bar for me. I hit accept and the system immediately restarted and installed the update.

    • Kyle Wakeling

      Same here, but mine was pre-downloaded when I logged onto my Vita.

  • ironically enough after updating i can’t remote into my ps4 at all now. I have to see whats up when i get home.

    • Kyle Wakeling

      You have to update your PS4’s firmware too 😉

      • should have already auto updated according how its supposed to work 😛