PS4 is the most popular choice among game 4 lovers, and how to configure it from a laptop screen is the most frequently asked question. Initially, you set up the PS4 console with an LED display, but some prefer to use it via a laptop screen. There are two ways you can connect your PS4 to a laptop and enjoy your gaming to the fullest. To make a secure connection between your PS4 and your laptop, you need the right tools and apps. Here’s a simple guide to both methods, so you can get the most out of your PS4 gaming experience.
Play PS4 with HDMI on laptop screen
Play PS4 with HDMI on laptop screen
The first method involves the HDMI port, which is the best option when dealing with gaming as it provides the best sound quality and better visual performance. You see, both laptops and PS4 consoles have an HDMI port, but connecting the two is not easy. You should know that the HDMI port is an indirect connection, not a two-way one. Most laptops offer an output port, meaning it only displays laptop content in external peripherals.
If your laptop has two HDMIs, both input and output, which is highly unlikely, then you will only need a DVI-D male video adapter with a DVI cable. This cable lets you stream PS4 gaming on your laptop screen but without audio. You can fix audio problems by pairing a pair of PS4 speakers, and for this to work properly you need to enable the output sound settings.
In most scenarios, both the PS4 and the laptop have a video output source but no input, and for that you will need a video capture card. It’s a device that connects to your laptop via a USB port, and it converts and records video signals into digital data. To make this device work, connect both your laptop and PS4 console to it via the HDMI port. Most importantly, before setting it all up, make sure you have a strong Internet connection. Then follow these steps:
First, you need to enable the file sharing feature, and for that, go to the PS4 menu and then go to Settings.
Next, locate Network Settings, and in this section, click Internet Connection Settings.
Find the name of your router and select it to configure the connection.
In the case of a non-wireless connection, connect both your PS4 and laptop to the same Internet router via Ethernet cables.
After connecting between your two devices, you need to connect the video capture card to the laptop.
Connect it via USB port and install the accompanying software.
The next step involves a connection between the PS4 console and the video capture card, and for that, it needs an S-video connection cable.
Once the cable is received, take the HDMI-IN and connect to the capture card. HDMI-OUT, on the other hand, connect to the PS4 console.
Open the video capture card software and connect to the PS4 console.
It will ask for confirmation and display your PS4 on your laptop screen.
Use the application in full screen, so you get a better view with higher resolution and enjoy your gaming wherever you are.
Connect the PS4 remotely from the laptop screen
Either way, you don’t have to worry about the HDMI port and capture card connecting the console to the laptop screen, because you can connect it remotely. This makes gaming more flexible, and you can sit comfortably at any distance and enjoy your gameplay.
You will need at least 15 Mbps high speed internet to set up the remote play feature, to work properly without interruption. Also, if you want to connect your controller wirelessly, make sure to buy a Dual Shock 4 USB wireless adapter, or you can connect with a USB cable.
You can connect your controller to your laptop either via a USB label or via a wireless adapter.
To connect the controller wirelessly, connect the adapter and hold it in position for 3-4 seconds.
Press the share and circular buttons on the controller until the light bar starts flashing.
The pair will take a few seconds and then be ready to use.
Before configuring it with a laptop, you need to connect the console to the LCD or screen to configure the remote setting. By doing this, you will not need an HDMI cable for connection, will connect the console to the power cable, and you will be able to play remotely. To do this, follow these instructions:
Go to the PlayStation homepage and open Settings. Scroll down the menu and select Remote Play Connection Settings.
In this section, check the box next to Enable Remote Play.
Scroll back and find the Account Management section and click on it
In this menu, turn on as your default PS4. If you have multiple owners then your core