Sony’s new PS4 DualShock 4 controller(DS4 Windows) is a great gaming tool whether in terms of responsiveness or comfort when using it, but the best thing about it is that it can be used on Windows computers.
This means that you do not need a PS4 Playstation to try the PS4 DualShock 4 controller so all you need is a controller, a Windows PC, and a USB cable. Before that, you had to use specialized software to use the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on computers, but Sony had facilitated the connection and operation of the PS4 DualShock 4 controller to the computer.
You can also use the PS4 console wirelessly on a computer via Bluetooth, and you will either need a computer with a built-in Bluetooth feature (as in many modern laptops), or you can purchase a separate PS4 DualShock 4 wireless adapter (at a price of approximately $ 25 From Amazon) It works by connecting it to a USB port.
How to Use PS4 DualShock 4 controller with a steam app
Steam, which is the most popular gaming interface, released a new update allowing the user to use the new PS4 console on a computer when the application is running.
Although PS4 DualShock 4 controller support for this feature is still in beta, it is still easy to connect the console and play on the computer. You can control the large screen placement of the TV on Steam using the PS4 DualShock 4 controller, and games will show you on PS4 buttons.
To use the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on a computer via the Steam app you must download the app, check for and download the latest updates so you can simply connect the controller and play. To learn how to use the PS4 DualShock 4 controller via Steam, follow these steps:
Although using the PS4 console on your computer is easy, you will need to have DS4Windows installed to use the controller on the computer, which makes connecting the PS4 controller to your device very simple. This software makes the computer think that the DualShock 4 console is the Xbox 360 console, as Windows software supports the use of the Xbox 360 console.
Install the DS4Windows program
Locate the DS4Windows zip file you downloaded, right click of the mouse and then choose Extract All. Then a window will appear asking you where you want to extract the files, and you can choose the appropriate location (folder) on your device.
Once the files are extracted, the folder will open where you saved and you will see two files, the first is DS4Updater.exe which is the program that will update the DS4Windows program with the latest drivers, so it is better to run this file even if you encounter problems at a later time.
Double click on the second file DS4Windows.exe to start setup procedures that will allow the PS4 DualShock 4 controller to run on the computer.
Prepare the DS4Windows program
When running DS4Windows for the first time, you will see a message asking you if you want to save personal settings, and it is preferable in this case to use the default Appdata option. Another window will open, click on ‘Install the DS4 Driver’ to use the PS4 DualShock controller on Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
If you have Windows 7 or earlier, you should also click on Install 360 Driver.
Connect the PS4 controller to the computer using the USB port
You can now connect the PS4 DualShock 4 controller to a computer in two ways, either via a USB cable or via Bluetooth.
To connect the PS4 DualShock 4 controller to your computer via a USB cable, you will need a traditional micro USB cable like the one that comes with many modern phones. Once the cable is connected to both the PS4 DualShock 4 controller and to the computer, Windows will recognize it, and you will be able to play games on the computer using the PS4 controller.
Connect the PS4 controller to the computer via Bluetooth
The best advantage of using the PS4 DualShock 4 controller on a PC is that it can be used wirelessly, giving you more flexibility when playing.
To use the PS4 DualShock 4 controller via Bluetooth, you must make sure that your computer or laptop has a built-in Bluetooth receiver, or you can purchase a Bluetooth dongle like the Tiny USB 2.0 Bluetooth Mini wireless adapter, it is small to be installed hidden in the computer, in addition to its low price, which is only about 4.55 dollars.
To connect the PS4 controller via Bluetooth hold down the central PS button and the Share button for three seconds, until the light strip at the top of the console starts flashing.
Open the Bluetooth settings on the computer in Windows 10, click on the emoji bubble icon in the taskbar in the lower right corner of the screen, this will open the Action Center settings to click on “Bluetooth”, then choose Wireless Controller.
The device may prompt you to enter the accompanying identification code, then type 0000 so that the PS4 DualShock controller will be wirelessly connected to the computer.