What You Need to Know About PS4 Controllers
The PS4 controller is essential to any setup. It lets you creep up on enemies, pass the puck in power plays, and race through the streets in exotic cars. And if you want to go head-to-head with friends and family, you’ll need more than just the single PS4 controller that came with your console. For incredible gameplay on your PlayStation 4 – or even your PC – here’s what you need to know about PS4 wireless controllers.
How to a Connect PS4 Controller to PS4
Though the PS4 controller is wireless, you’ll need to plug it into the console the first time you use it. Plugging in the controller lets you sync the controller with your console, as well as charge its battery. After you’ve paired a PS4 wireless controller with a console, you won’t need to plug it in to start playing your favourite games. Just press the PS button on the controller to turn on your PS4 and get sucked into a trance of gameplay.
How to Sync a PS4 Controller
Wondering how to sync a PS4 controller to your PS4? Well, the first time you use your controller with a PS4, you’ll need to sync it with the console by plugging it in with a USB cable. Once the PS4 wireless controller is plugged into the console, press the PS button on the controller to turn it on. Follow the instructions on screen for pairing your PS4 controller with your PS4 account. To sync more than one controller, repeat these steps with each controller separately.
How to Use a PS4 Controller on PC
If a mouse and keyboard won’t cut it for PC gaming, consider adding a PS4 controller to your PC setup. Not sure how to use a PS4 controller on PC? Not to worry -- it’s easier than you think.
How to Use a PS4 Controller on PC for Steam
To play Steam games on PC with a PS4 controller, all you need to do is plug the controller into your computer. Steam will recognize the controller, and you’re good to go.
How to Use a PS4 Controller on PC for Other Games
If you’re not using your controller for Steam, you’ll need to download third party software – DS4Windows. This software lets you connect your PS4 wireless controller to your computer via USB or Bluetooth, so you can snipe enemies with ease and speed through city streets.
Features of the PS4 Wireless Controller
The PS4 wireless controller is packed with cool features. Here are some notable ones.
PS4 Controller Touchpad
Like the touchpad on a laptop, the PS4 controller’s touchpad can be pressed and swiped. With some games, you can press different areas of the touchpad to activate different functions.
Sticks and Buttons
At the core of any good controller are its sticks and buttons, and the PS4 controller has plenty of them. You’ll find directional buttons, trigger buttons, dual analog sticks, and more on this feature-packed controller. A Share button makes it a cinch to livestream and share gameplay and screenshots.
The light bar makes it easy to identify players when you’re bashing buttons with friends. It has 3 LEDs inside that can produce a rainbow of colours.
For immersive gameplay with action you can feel, the PS4 wireless controller is equipped with dual vibration motors. Experience the rumble and roar of your favourite games as you navigate them with the controller.
PS4 Controller Colours
The standard PlayStation 4 console comes with a black controller, but you can expand your collection with another PS4 controller colour. From green camo and crystal to gold and silver, PS4 wireless controllers are available in an array of colours to fit any gamer’s style and mood.
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