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Guide: How To Connect Your PlayStation 4 Controller On PC, Windows

How To Use PS4 DualShock 4 Controller On PC, Windows 7, Windows 10?


If you are one of those game lovers who is looking for the best PS4 Controller to connect Windows, PC, you should be noted that there is nothing better controller than PS4’s DualShock. It is slightly heavier than its predecessors DualShock 3 but has improved analogue sticks and triggers. There are people around the world who still do not know how to set up PlayStation controller on Windows or PC. If you are one of those, then you are at the right place to get to learn how to connect PS4 controller on PC.

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How to Connect PS4 DualShock 4 controller on PC?

Talking about PS4 DualShock 4 makers, perhaps it is one of the greatest features that Sony has delivered recently for Window or PCs. Following PS4 controller, Sony has recently released an external dongle for PCs and thirds party applications including Steam and DS4Windows to improve support for the controller. Notably, there are more than one ways to use DualShock 4 to your Windows PC.  The following is a list of ways to connect. Here’s how.

1. Download DS4Windows

Using PS4 DualShock4 in your PC is not a difficult task anymore as it only requires additional software to get connected to your Windows. The additional software we are talking about is ‘DS4 Windows’ which makes the entire process easy and simple. How actually it works? You must be thinking that notably, this software makes your PC believe that DualShock 4 is an Xbox 360 controller, which is supported in PCs.

  • How to download DS4 Windows?

You can easily get it from its official website. Wants to Download DS4Windows Click Here.

2. Install DS4Windows

Once you downloaded DS4Windows from the wite we have mentioned above, you will have to find the Zip file then right click on it and chose the option Extract All.  Once you click on Extract All, another option will appear on your screen asking you to choose a folder you want to extract the file. It totally depends on you where you can extract the file.

Once the file is extracted, you will see two files in the folder. One will be DS4Updater.exe, which is a program that will keep the DS4Windows program updated with the latest drivers, so it’s worth running this file if you encounter problems later.

You will have to double click on the second file, DS4Windows.exe, to begin the setup procedure that will get the PS4 Dualshock Controller working on your PC. (Also Read: Persona 5 Exam Answers: How To Top In School Exam & Quiz Questions)

3. Set up DS4Windows

After installing DSWindows, when you launch the application for the first time you will be asked where you want your profiles and setting to be saved.  For this option, we will recommend you to choose the default option.

The new window will appear on your screen. You have to click Install DS4 Driver enabling you to connect the pS$ DualShock controller on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Talking about Windows 7, you will require to click on Install 360 Driver’ instead of DS4 Driver.

4. How to Connect the PS4 controller to your PC Using USB?

Apart from installing drivers, we have yet another and easiest option to connect your PS4 DualShock 4 controller to your Windows. You merely need a USB cable or Bluetooth device to do this. Connecting PS4 DualShock controller to your PC using a USB cable you need to have a regular micro USB cable, which comes with many modern mobile phones.

Once you have plugged the USB cable into both the DualShock controller and your PC, Windows should detect it, and you’ll be ready to play PC games using the PS4 controller.

5. Connect the PS4 controller to your PC via Bluetooth

One of the best and easiest way to connect the PS4 controller on your PC’s is Bluetooth, which gives you more flexibility than any way while playing the game. The controller uses Bluetooth, so you’ll need to make sure your PC or laptop has a Bluetooth receiver built in.

In case, if your PC or Laptop does not have Bluetooth receiver, you do not need to worry as you can buy a several Bluetooth USB dongles including the Tiny USB 2.0 Bluetooth Mini Wireless Adapter; not only is this small enough to be plugged unobtrusively into your PC, it is also quite cheap at just £2.99 (around US$4.55, AU$6.40).

In order to connect PS4 controller using Bluetooth, you have to press and hold the central PS Button and the share button for at least three seconds until the lightbar at the top of the controller begins to flash.

Next, you have to open the Bluetooth setting in your PC. Talking about Windows 10, click on the speech bubble icon in the Taskbar at the bottom-right corner of your screen. This opens up the Action Center – from there click ‘Bluetooth’ and then select ‘Wireless Controller’.

Following that, you may be asked to enter a pair-code – if you will have to type 0000. The PS4 DualShock controller will now be connected wirelessly to your PC.

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