Many avid gamers enjoy playing on both PS4 and PC, which is why you’d want to mix up your set-up by being able to connect PS4 to PC. With connection cables such as the standard HDMI cords, Bluetooth and USB, etc. After reading this article, you’ll know how to connect PS4 to pc and a PS4 with a PC monitor.
Connecting PS4 Controller To PC
Some PC games such as Rocket League, Cuphead or Dark Souls simply work much better if you were able to use a PS4 controller. They give the player a more refined and targeted movement with less motion than say a mouse or keyboard could. In order to complete this transition, you’ll need a PS4 controller, Micro USB Cable, DS4 Windows Software and a Bluetooth-enabled computer or Bluetooth.
When downloading DS4 Windows, make sure that you download the latest version titled “DS4Windows_1.7.17_x64.zip” You’ll install the file by double-clicking the DS4 updater.
In order to download this software, you’ll need Mircrosoft.net 4.5. Make sure that you have Microsoft 360 Driver as well, usually it is included with Windows 7 and beyond.
If you have all of the above installed, we are now ready to begin!
The process is simple, just use a regular micro-USB cable for the micro-USB connection. Simply connect the USB from the PS4 controller to your computer.
Use Steam To Connect Your PS4 Controller To Pc
You can use third-party applications such as Steam to connect your PS4 controller to PC. Steam is the most popular gaming PC portal and offers native control support for your DualShock controller. You’ll want to make sure that your Steam account is up to date. Then simply plug in your controller to your PC. Now you can play all of the available games on Steam!
Connect PS4 To Pc Using Your Bluetooth
If you don’t want to use a cable, Bluetooth is an effective way to make this connection work. Here are the steps you need to follow.
Step 1) First click the start button on your Windows PC. Then click the settings icon which is the gear looking button typically found above the power button.
Step 2) Next go to Window Settings, and you’ll be directed to that application window. From there, simply type in the search box “Bluetooth.” Then you’ll see a dropdown menu with several options. Click on the option that says, “Bluetooth and other device settings.”
Step 3) Make sure that you toggle the Bluetooth button to the right.
Step 4) Next you’ll want to press and hold the PS and share buttons at the same time on your controller for at least three seconds. You’ll hold it until you see the flashing light on the top of the controller. Note that the share button is on the left side of the controller near the arrow buttons. And the PS button is in the bottom center of the controller.
By doing this, you are putting your controller on pairing mode which allows you to connect the devices using Bluetooth.
Step 5) Now go back to your monitor and select Add Bluetooth or another device. Then a page will pop up saying Add a device. From their select Bluetooth.
Step 6) Next you’ll have a list of options for Bluetooth, and you want to select “Wireless controller in the list of available devices. If they ask for a code, just enter 0000.
Connecting Your PC monitor with PS4
Connecting your PC to PS4 allows you the capability to play video games not available to PC. If you have any type of modern PC, you should have multiple HDMI ports which will allow you to connect the PS4 to PC. Typically PS4 games react to movement faster.
To play a PS4 video game using a monitor you’ll need a PS4, HDMI cable, HDMI Monitor and Speakers or headphones.
To connect PS4 to pc, simply connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI output to connect your PS4 to PC. If for some reason the computer doesn’t have an HDMI port, you’ll need a DVI adapter. In this case, you’ll use the DVI output and the HDMI cable connected to the DVI adapter.
Believe it or not, a PC can handle way more graphics than a game console can. A powerful PC can easily handle 4k, while a console can barely manage 1080p sometimes before you’re lagging out of the server. This is why some of the best players have moved to PC and you should make the switch as well.