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.

Why You Should Buy The PS5 Digital Edition

The PlayStation 5 (PS5) was launched in 2 variants. They are;

  1. The standard edition.
  2. The disc less or digital only edition.
PS5 Standard Edition

The standard edition comes equipped with a Blu-ray disc drive and a hard disk drive. The disc less edition comes equipped with only a hard disc drive.

If you purchase the PS5 Digital Edition, it means you won’t be able to play PS5 games stored on Blu Ray CDs because it has no disc drive. You can only play games downloaded to your hard drive from the PlayStation and affiliate stores.

Aside from these differences, both PS5 editions have the same specifications. 

The official price for the standard edition goes for $499 while that of the digital only edition goes for $399.

Why you should buy the PS5 Digital Edition 

PS5 Digital Edition
  1. It is $100  cheaper, and with the same power and performance of the standard edition.
  2. If you have a cheap and fast internet. connection in your area. This will enable you to download games cheaply and economically.
  3. You want a less weighty PS5. 
  4. You prefer digital game and movie downloads/ streaming, to buying the same on a Blu- ray disc. 
  5. You have a means of easily paying for digital games and movie downloads from PlayStation and affiliated  stores.

HOW TO CONNECT XBOX ONE CONTROLLER TO WINDOWS 10 PC

When it comes to game controller connectivity to windows-based PC, the Xbox controller ranks number 1.

X box one controllers can be connected to PC wirelessly using Bluetooth or with a compatible USB cable.

Not all Xbox one controller have Bluetooth connectivity.

An Xbox controller with Bluetooth has the area around the Xbox logo button on the controller smoothly integrated without any joints with the body of the controller.

Xbox controller with Bluetooth

An Xbox controller without Bluetooth has the area around the Xbox logo button demarcated from the rest of the controller body.

Xbox controller without Bluetooth

Nevertheless, both types of controllers can be connected to PC using a compatible USB cable.

To connect wirelessly to PC make sure the Xbox one controller is Bluetooth enabled and fix the batteries.

Also make sure your PC is Bluetooth enabled and powered on.

Press and hold the Xbox button and the wireless connection button simultaneously for 3 secs. until the Xbox button begins to blink as shown.

Now on your PC go to, show Bluetooth devices and click on it.

If the Xbox one controller is not shown, click, add Bluetooth device.

It will show the  Xbox wireless controller

Click on it to connect.

There you are, the Xbox one controller is connected wirelessly to your PC and ready to play games.

This controller will also work with a USB cable

To connect with a USB cable,

Just connect the Xbox one controller to PC with a compatible USB cable and you are good to go.

If your Xbox one controller doesn’t connect, then your windows operating system may need to be updated. You can also download the Xbox driver from Microsoft.com.

It is best to have your PC connected to the internet while you connect your Xbox controllers for the first time so that the necessary drivers can be automatically downloaded while installing.

Results from the English Premier League (Round 23)

Manchester City laid down their title marker with a 4-1 win over champions Liverpool at Anfield. They top the league with 50 points. Title chasing Manchester United lose ground as they were held to a 3-3 draw against Everton. Arsenal continue their new losing streak with a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa. Chelsea with 2 wins from 3 games are now up to fifth on the standings. Spurs recover from their home game loss to Chelsea to win 2-0 against West Brom.

English Premier League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1Manchester City32235467234474
2Manchester United30179458332560
3Leicester City30175853341956
4Chelsea31159750311954
5Liverpool31157953371652
6West Ham United30157848371152
7Tottenham Hotspur30147951321949
8Everton29145104138347
9Leeds United31143144949045
10Aston Villa301351243331044
11Arsenal30126124035542
12Wolverhampton Wanderers31108133141-1038
13Crystal Palace31108133352-1938
14Southampton30106143953-1436
15Burnley3089132440-1633
16Brighton & Hove Albion30711123338-532
17Newcastle United3078153050-2029
18Fulham32511162442-1826
19West Bromwich Albion3049172559-3421
20Sheffield United3042241752-3514

Frank Lampard has been Sacked

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard has been sacked as Chelsea manager just after 18 months in charge. Lampard lead Chelsea to 4th position in the league and FA cup final last season.  He has also helped Chelsea easily qualify for the second round in pole position, in this season’s champions league.

Chelsea  started this season’s premier league campaign on a good note, hoping to fight for the title. Towards the end of 2020, they were top of the premier league. But things have turned sour as Chelsea have lost 5 out of their past 8 matches. They are presently 9th on the table.

Lampard’s sack was confirmed on Monday 25 January by the Chelsea management citing poor run of results.

Even Chelsea’s last 3-1 win over Luton in their lasted FA cup match couldn’t  save him

Lampard was appointed on a 3year contract in July 2019. He is disappointed not to have had the time to take the club forward.

However, Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich said Lampard’s status as an important icon of the club remains intact despite his sacking.

Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea has appointed former PSG coach: Thomas Tuchel to take over from Lampard. He may be available  as early as Chelsea’s home game against Wolves on Wednesday