How to connect a PS4 controller to a PC? Check this easy step by step guide

BySophia Windsor 2019-06-15 9705

It is possible to connect your PS4 DualShock 4 controller to your Windows PC, using Bluetooth and USB. Unfortunately, if you have already tested this, you already know that the controller is not natively compatible with Windows. Follow this tutorial to get around this limit and enjoy your favorite controller to play your favorite games on PC!

PS4 controller

Natively, PlayStation controllers are not recognized by Windows. Fortunately, it is possible thanks to a program to make the operating system believe that your controller is an Xbox controller. And then, a miracle: you can use it to play all your favorite games on PC with your favorite controller! Don't worry, it is perfectly stable, and does not require any particular technical knowledge.

How to connect your PS4 DualShock 4 controller to a Windows 10 or earlier PC

Connect your controller with the USB cable

Connect your controller with the USB cable

● Plug in your controller

● The controller is normally detected automatically and you can immediately start playing

Connect your controller via Bluetooth

● On the controller, hold down the PS and Sharing buttons for 3 seconds

● The light bar will flash twice

● Go to Windows Bluetooth Settings

● Connect Wireless Controller

● If Windows asks you to do so, enter the pairing code 0000

How to connect your PS4 controller to a PC via Steam

Steam can also configure your controller for you for certain games. For this purpose:

● Update Steam to make sure you have the latest version

● Connect your controller

● Test with a game

How to connect your PS4 controller to a Linux PC

DualShock 4 controllers are supported natively by most Linux distributions. All you have to do is connect your controller via its USB cable or via Bluetooth.

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