How to connect a PlayStation 4 Controller to a Windows Based PC

Yes it’s true, you can connect a PlayStation 4 (PS4) controller wirelessly to a windows PC using an emulator.

Items needed

1.   Internet and Bluetooth enabled windows based PC. Preferably a window 10 PC

2.   DS4 Windows Software.

3.   Fully charged PS4 controller

Video Demonstration

Here is how to connect PS4 controller to PC

  1. Connect your PS4 controller to PC via Bluetooth. Press the PS button on your PS4 controller and check the Bluetooth interface of your pc to ensure it is connected.
  2. Make sure your PC is connected to the internet.
  3. Go to https://github.com/Jays2Kings/DS4Windows/releases and download DS4 windows. Download and extract to any location of your choice.
  4. Open the extracted folder and locate the executable file. You can make a shortcut to the file on your desktop
  5. Start DS4 windows by clicking on the executable file.
  6. DS4 windows will find your connected PS4 controller and may give a prompt to download additional software needed to make the PS4 controller work. This will only happen if you are doing this for the first time.
  7. After additional software have been downloaded and installed, reboot your PC
  8. Make sure your PC’s Bluetooth is active, then press the PS button on your PS4 controller to connect.
  9. Start DS4 windows and it will immediately activate your PS4 controller for gaming. If properly connected, the PS4 controller light will show boldly.
  10. To check that the controller is working perfectly you can click on TEST CONTROLLER on the DS4 windows interface. 
  11. It will take you to a webpage where you can test your controller. 

Note that the DS4 windows software makes the Windows PC think that the PS4 controller is an Xbox 360 controller.

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