How to Connect PS4 to Laptop

Looking to Connect PS4 to Laptop HDMI? Do you want to play PS4 games on your laptop if Yes! So please read this article till the end as we have crafted a step-by-step guide that you can easily follow and you will learn how to connect PS4 to Laptop with hdmi.

How to Play PS4 on Laptop Screen

There are 2 methods we are going to talk about that will allow you to play ps4 on a laptop screen

  • Using Video Capture Card
  • Using Remote Play

Connect PS4 to Laptop HDMI Using Video Capture Card

This is a very easy method you can follow to use your laptop as a screen for PS4 gameplay with little effort but at an expense to your wallet.

 The things you will need to be able to Play PS4 on Laptop Screen using Video Capture Card:

  • Laptop
  • Video Capture Card
  • Internet (WIFI or Ethernet)
  • File sharing enabled
  • HDMI cable

Step 1: To enable file sharing. Go to Settings in the PS4 menu. Then go to Network Settings, after that you’ll need to find Internet Connection Settings. Find your exact router and connect with it.

If in case you don’t have a wireless connection, you have connected the PS4 and the laptop to the same router with the help of Ethernet cables. Now you can stream between the two seamlessly.

Step 2: You need a Video Capture Card to be able to connect your PS4 to a laptop for gameplay easily. You can find the best capture card here.

Step 3: Connect the Video Capture Card to the laptop via USB port. This will also constitute a combined as an S-video connection. Install the software that came with the Video Card for the card to function correctly.

Step 4: Now connect the PS4 console with the Video Capture Card. To connect the video card with the PS4, you would need an S-video connection cable.  Connect the HDMI-IN on the capture card and HDMI-OUT on the PS4.

Step 5: Now open the application software that came with the capture card and power up your PS4. The software will search for the PS4 and display it on the laptop screen. Ensure the application is in full-screen mode to display the full resolution.

With these simple steps, you will be able to configure your laptop to stream gameplay from the PS4 with ease and speed.

Connect PS4 to Laptop Screen Using Remote Play

Sony’s Remote Play gives you the full control, where you can stream your PS4 games on a Windows laptop or a Mac. This application will let you enjoy immersive PlayStation gaming as you’re connected remotely to your PS4 system. For Remote Play to work, you’ll need the following

For Remote Play to work, you’ll need the following

  • Laptop
  • PS4 system
  • USB cable or DUALSHOCK 4 USB wireless adaptor
  • An Account on PlayStation Network
  • High-Speed Internet connection

Now you’ll need to follow these step by step to set up the Remote Play on your system

Note: To set up your PS4 for Remote Play you need to have an LCD or a Screen at hand before you will be able to stream it on your laptop. As you have to change some settings inside the PS4 system.  

Step 1: Go to the Sony Remote Play app website and download the latest version app for your laptop either Windows or Mac. Through this app, you’ll be able to stream your game onto the laptop screen. Run the installer to start the installation process.

Step 2: Enable the Remote Play option in PS4 settings. For that go into Settings, then into Remote Play Connection Settings, check if the Remote Play is enabled. To allow you access to the games through your network, the PS4 should power on or the Rest mode activated.   

Step 3: Activate Rest Mode. It is usually by default enabled, however, it is good to check. Go to the Settings, then to Power Save Settings, now Set Features Available in Rest Mode.

Confirm that the Enable Turning on PS4 from Network is ticked, if it isn’t you have to enable this feature to be able to stream your PS4 on your laptop.

Step 4: Switch to the Remote Play app on the laptop, after tweaking things up in the PS4 settings. On the left corner of the app, there’s a Settings option.

You need to set the settings like resolution, frames per second, etc. You can set the resolution to 1080p, but it’s usually set at 720p because for the higher resolution you’d need a high power laptop and also a PS4 Pro.

Step 5: Connecting DUALSHOCK 4 Controller. You can use a USB cable or DUALSHOCK 4 wireless USB adaptor to plug in the controller to your laptop.

To connect the wireless controller follow these steps:

  • First, hold down Share and circular PlayStation buttons on your controller till the light bar starts flashing on the controller.
  • Plug in the USB adapter into your laptop and hold it in a pushing position for at least 3-4 seconds. Your controller now paired.

Step 7: You’ll be able to see a Start option in your Remote Play app on the laptop. You’ll be prompted to log-in to your PlayStation Network when you click on that start button. The app will search for the first PS4 in the network and will take you to the PS4’s home screen.

This is the console being streamed on to your laptop. Interestingly you can also use your laptop’s mic and keyboard for chat and text typing.

Step 8: In case you want to power off the PS4. You have to press down the PlayStation button on DUALSHOCK 4 controller, then go to power settings and enter Rest Mode. This will sleep your PS4 and terminate the connection stream.


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