If you love playing games on your PS4 and want the same DualShock controller experience on your PC you want to know how to connect ps4 controller to pc, you’re in luck — it’s easy to connect a PS4 controller to a Windows computer. In fact, there are several different ways to do it.
How to use the PS4 DualShock controller in Steam
Steam, the popular storefront and game launcher, released an update that allows you to use the PS4 DualShock controller on your PC when running the application.
It’s easy for you to plug in the Dualshock 4 controller and control your PC games. You can control the TV-friendly Big Picture Mode of Steam using the DualShock 4, and your games will now display PS4 button prompts in-game.
To use the PS4 DualShock controller on your PC in Steam, load up Steam and check for updates, then once the latest update has installed, plug in your DualShock 4 (or connect via Bluetooth) and you’ll be good to go!
Unfortunately, this solution doesn’t work very well for everyone, so to find out how to use a PS4 DualShock controller on your PC without using Steam, read on below.
How to connect the PS4 controller on PC
1– Install DS4Windows
While using the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on your PC is pretty simple, it’s not quite plug-and-play, as you’ll need to install an additional piece of software to get it working on your PC.
The software is called DS4Windows, and it makes connecting the PS4 controller to your PC incredibly simple. It basically fools your PC into thinking the connected DualShock 4 is an Xbox 360 controller, which is supported in Windows.
To get it from the DS4Windows website just download the latest build from the GitHub page.
Locate the downloaded Zip file, right-click on it and select ‘Extract All…’
A window will appear asking you where you want to extract the files to. You can either choose to extract them to the folder to which you downloaded the zip file, or choose another folder.
Once the files have been extracted the destination folder will open, and you’ll see two files. One, DS4Updater.exe, 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.
Double-click the second file, DS4Windows.exe, to begin the setup procedure that will get the PS4 Dualshock Controller working on your PC.
When you launch DS4Windows for the first time you’ll be asked where you want your settings and profiles to be saved – we’d recommend using the default selection of ‘Appdata’.
A new window will open. Click ‘Install the DS4 Driver’ to enable you to use the PS4 DualShock controller in Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
If you have Windows 7 or older then you’ll need to click on ‘Install 360 Driver’ as well.
2 – Connect the PS4 controller to your PC via USB
Now you’ll be able to connect your PS4 DualShock 4 controller to your PC. You can do this in two ways – either via a USB cable or via Bluetooth.
To connect the PS4 DualShock controller to your PC via a USB cable you just need a regular micro USB cable – the same one that comes with many modern smartphones.
Once you’ve plugged the 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.
Connect the PS4 controller to your PC via Bluetooth
1. Click the Start button in Windows and click the Settings icon, which looks like a gear. You can find it directly above the Power button, used to shut down the PC.
2. In the Windows Settings search box, type “Bluetooth.” In the dropdown of suggested search results, click “Bluetooth and other device settings.”
3. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on. The button should be switched to the right.
4. Make sure your PS4 is turned off or in rest mode, so the controller isn’t actively connected to it. Press and hold the PS and Share buttons on the controller for at least three seconds, until you see the light at the top of the controller start flashing.
5. Click “Add Bluetooth or another device.”
6. On the Add, a device page, click “Bluetooth.”
7. Click “Wireless Controller” in the list of available devices. You might be asked to enter a code — if so, just enter “0000.”
Your controller should connect automatically.
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