How to use the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on a PC

How to use the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on a PC



Knowing how to use the PS4 DualShock 4 console on a computer is not as difficult as you might think. Sony's DualShock 4 console for PlayStation 4 - and other PS4 consoles - by the way - are

How to use the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on a PC
he PS4 DualShock 4 controller 


compatible with most computers, and it's surprisingly easy to connect so you can play your favorite PlayStation games, as well as games on your computer, on your computer.

But, why are you using a PS4 console on your computer, you ask? The PS4 DualShock 4 console is a great choice for players in this scenario. Its design includes all the buttons you need for most PC control games, and you can even use the trackpad as a mouse portal if needed. The only downside is that the console audio jack is not currently supported, so you'll need to connect headphones directly to your computer if you want to use them (or use a pair of wireless headphones instead.)

The PS4 DualShock 4

All you need is a console, a Windows or Mac computer, and a USB cable to get started. You can also use the PS4 wireless controller with your computer via your computer's built-in Bluetooth or the Sony Playstation 4 DualShock USB wireless dongle which is connected to the computer's USB port. Any Bluetooth adapter that supports Bluetooth 2 and later must work.

How to use the PS4 controller on PC


In this article, we will explain everything you need to know about how to configure the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on a PC,

Download DS4Windows

Knowing that using the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on your PC is fairly simple, it is not quite plug-and-play, because you will need to install an additional patch to make it work on your PC machine.

This patch is called DS4Windows and makes connecting the PS4 controller to your PC incredibly simple. It basically cheats your PC into thinking that the connected DualShock 4 is an Xbox 360 controller, which is supported in Windows.

How to use the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on a PC
use the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on a PC


To be able to get it you simply need to go to the DS4Windows website, just download the latest version from the GitHub page.

Install DS4Windows


  1. Locate the downloaded Zip file, right-click on it and select "Extract All"
  2. A window will appear asking where you want to extract the files. You can either extract them to the folder where you downloaded the zip file or choose another folder.
  3. Once the files are extracted, the destination folder will open and you will 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 run into problems later.
  4. Double-click the second file, DS4Windows.exe, to begin the configuration procedure that will run the PS4 Dualshock controller on your PC.


Set up DS4Windows



  1. When you launch DS4 Windows 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'.
  2. 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.
  3. If you have Windows 7 or older then you'll need to click on 'Install 360 Driver' as well.


Connect the PS4 controller to your PC via USB


  1. You can now connect your PS4 DualShock 4 controller to your PC. You can do this in two ways: via a USB cable or via Bluetooth.
  2. To be able to connect the PS4 DualShock controller to your PC via a USB cable, you need a standard micro USB cable - the same one that comes with many modern smartphones.
  3. 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

the best thing about using the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on your PC is that you can use it wirelessly, which gives you a lot more flexibility when playing.

The PS4 DualShock 4 controller requires a connection with Bluetooth, so you will need to make sure your PC or laptop has a built-in Bluetooth receiver. If not, you can purchase a USB Bluetooth dongle such as the Tiny USB 2.0 Bluetooth wireless mini adapter. ; not only is it small enough to be discreetly plugged into your PC, but it's also inexpensive at just £ 2.99 (around the US $ 4.55, AU $ 6.40).

  1. To connect the PS4 controller via Bluetooth, press and hold the central PS button and the Share button for three seconds until the light bar at the top of the controller starts to flash.
  2. Then open the Bluetooth settings on your PC. In Windows 10, click the speech bubble icon in the taskbar in the lower-right corner of your screen. This opens the Action Center - from there click on 'Bluetooth' and then select 'Wireless Controller'.
  3. You may be asked to enter a pair code - if so, type in 0000. The PS4 DualShock controller will now be connected wirelessly to your PC.


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