For every gamer and gaming enthusiast, owning a console like PS4 is nothing short of a dream. Now, if you happen to own a PS4, it is probably natural for you to play games on Windows 10 with a controller. Most people end up looking for a controller for their Windows 10 PC, but we suggest you not to do waste time on that. You can simply connect your PS4 controller to the Windows 10 PC and enjoy seamless gaming sessions. Therefore, read this article to learn how to connect PS4 controller to Windows 10.
It is rather complicated to connect a PS4 controller to your Windows 10 computer, than connecting the Windows to an Xbox One controller. Remember, you can connect PS4 controller to your PC either on Steam, or via Bluetooth as well. The latter usually works well for all games and programs.
Once you connect the PS4 controller to your computer, Windows 10 will automatically install a new device Wireless Controller. However, by default, the PS4 controller cannot be mapped directly by Windows 10. Therefore, you need to carry out some additional configurations that are discussed below.
Apply any of the given two methods as per your preference and start enjoying your favorite games:
As mentioned earlier, Windows 10 is incapable of mapping the PS4 controller directly. Thankfully, Steam can make up for what the Windows lacks.
Now, the above process is explicitly meant for the Steam platform and might not work for all games and programs. Therefore, you can try out the next alternative for connecting the PS4 controller to your Windows 10 PC.
For paring the PS4 controller to your Windows 10 PC, you need to force the controller into the pairing mode. For doing that, you need to first turn off the controller. This can be quickly done by just plugging the controller into the PS4 followed by holding down the PS button until a menu appears. From the menu, select the “Turn Off Controller” option. Now, press and hold down the Share button and simultaneously, press the PlayStation button as well until the light bar flashes. This will effectively switch the PS4 into pairing mode, and you can now easily connect the controller to your Windows 10 PC via Bluetooth.
Some other methods include the use of third-party tools like DS4Windows. However, those are usually filled with adware that is highly annoying during any gaming session. Therefore, we suggest you try these relatively easier and safer methods for connecting your PS4 controller to Windows 10.