How To Use PS5 Controller On PS4? 5 Easy Steps For A Quick Set Up!


If you have somehow managed to get your hands on the PS5 DualSense Controller despite its shortage, then you would to make the most out of this huge investment, right? Some of you may only have the controller right now, so it is important to know how to use PS5 controller on PS4 until you get yourself the complete PS5 set. 

Sony’s latest invention, the DualSense Controller is a class apart from all of its predecessors and brings live action into the palms of the player’s hands. PS5 DualSense Controller offer gamers a wide range of impressive features including dynamic adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, a built-in microphone, and a lot more combined into a super comfortable design. 

While there have been multiple reports claiming the error of joystick drifting is true, it hasn’t affected the popularity of the controller at all. The sales haven’t seen a drip in a long time and the shortage is still at its best. In the absence of a PlayStation 5 console, it is a must to know if the controller is compatible with the PlayStation4 gaming console or not. If you want a simple answer to understand the compatibility, then I have to say that No, the PS5 DualSense Controller is not compatible with the PS4. Although, there are a few workaround methods that gamers can use to make their controller work with the PlayStation 4. 

Are you ready to know how this workaround method works? If yes, then scroll below and start reading the steps carefully. 

How To Use PS5 Controller On PS4? Remote Play Joins The Rescue Mission For PS5 Controller! 

The process to make your PS5 DualSense controller work with the PS4 is a bit tough but you have to do it if you want to enjoy playing your favorite games. For the method, you have to use your PC as the middleman. So, move ahead and follow all the steps carefully to connect your PS5 controller with the PlayStation4. 

Requirements: PC or Laptop, PS5 DualSense Controller, PlayStation 4, USB Cable, and the PlayStation Remote Play App. 

  • First of all, you will begin with downloading the PlayStation Remote Play app on your laptop or PC. 
  • Once the download process is complete, follow the commands on the application carefully and connect it to your PlayStation4 console. 
How To Use PS5 Controller On PS4? Remote Play Joins The Rescue Mission For PS5 Controller!
  • Now, take the USB cable and use it to connect the PS5 controller to your PC. 
  • After you have connected the two, link your PS5 controller to the PlayStation remote Play app using the commands. 
  • Now, that you have successfully connected the controller to your PC and have managed to link it with the application, you will be able to use the DualSense controller to play games on your PS4. 

Even though the method will work just fine and allow you to play PS4 games but still there are a handful of disadvantages that most players won’t like. First and foremost, the disc-based games will be inserted manually every time which many don’t like to do. Another disadvantage is the constant need for a high-speed Internet connection. It goes without saying that the input delay between the PS4 and the PS5 DualSense Controller will require a good Internet connection so even a slight drop in the speed can disrupt the connection. 

How To Use PS5 Controller On PS4? Remote Play Joins The Rescue Mission For PS5 Controller! 

Last but not the least, the controller’s adaptive trigger features and haptic feedback will not be compatible with the gaming console, as well. At the moment of writing this, the features are only compatible with the latest generation of PlayStation5 games. All you can do is use the Remote Play method to enjoy the new controller with longer battery life. 

Final Words 

Unlike, the PS4 controller working effortlessly with the PlayStation5, we cannot say the same for the DualSense controller. Even if you manage to follow the steps and connect the controller, you still won’t be able to enjoy all the features of this gaming marvel, but if you don’t have a DualShock controller or a PS4 controller, then using the DualSense is the only option you have.  

Antra Koul
Antra Koul
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