How to Set Up Peripherals for PlayStation 4

Introduction

A number of accessories can be connected to your PlayStation 4 which can add extra functionality or convenience. This guided will walk you through the setup process. Please note that some of the peripherals have some prerequisites before beginning.

? What peripheral would you like to setup?

  1. PS4 controller
  2. PS Aim Controller
  3. PS Move Controller
  4. PDP Media Cemote
  5. Wired headset
  6. Wireless headset
  7. All done! Exit

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A number of accessories can be connected to your PlayStation 4 which can add extra functionality or convenience. This guided will walk you through the setup process. Please note that some of the peripherals have some prerequisites before beginning.

Before using a controller for the first time, it must be paired. If the controller has already been paired, you can skip this Step.

What you'll need before you start:

  • PS4 Controller
  • PS4 System
  • Micro-USB to USB cable
  1. Power up the PlayStation 4.
    PS4 console with power button and USB ports highlighted.

  2. Plug one end of the provided wireless controller USB cable into a USB port on the front of the PlayStation 4.

    USB cable.

  3. Plug the other end into the micro USB port on top of the wireless controller.

    USB port on underside of controller.

  4. Press the PS button on the front of the remote.
    PS button on controller.

  5. The controller will automatically pair.
  6. Once paired, you can keep the controller connected to charge it up.
  7. Your controller is now connected and ready to use.

The PS VR Aim Controller is a Bluetooth device. You’ll need to pair your controller when you use it for the first time and when you use it with another PS4 system.

What you'll need before you start:

  • PS VR Aim Controller
  • PS4 System
  • Micro-USB to USB cable
  1. Power up the PlayStation 4.
    PlayStation console with Power button and USB ports highlighted.

  2. Plug one end of the provided wireless controller USB cable into a USB port on the front of the PlayStation 4.
    USB cable.

  3. Plug the other end into the micro-USB port on the bottom of the PS VR Aim Controller.
    Aim controller with bottom USB port highlighted.

  4. Press the PS button on the top of the remote.
    Aim controller with top PS button highlighted.

  5. The controller will automatically pair.
  6. Once paired, you can keep the controller connected to charge it up.
  7. Your controller is now connected and ready to use and will turn off automatically.

The PlayStation Move controller needs to pair with your console when you use it for the first time and when you use it with another PS4 system.

In order to pair or charge your PS Move controller, you must use a mini-USB cable commonly used with PlayStation 3 peripherals. The USB cable included with your PS4 is micro-USB and cannot be used with the Motion or Navigation controllers.

What you'll need before you start:

  • PlayStation 4 Controller
  • PS4 System
  • Mini-USB to USB cable (commonly used with PlayStation 3 peripherals)
  1. Power up the PlayStation 4.
    PS4 with power button and USB ports highlighted.

  2. Plug one end of the provided wireless controller USB cable into a USB port on the front of the PlayStation 4.
    USB cable.

  3. Plug the other end into the mini-USB port on the bottom of the PlayStation Move Controller.
    PS Move controller USB port.

  4. Press the PS button on the top of the remote.
  5. A menu of user profiles created on your PS4 will appear.
  6. Choose a user profile. If there are no existing profiles to choose from, you can create one.
    PS4 User menu. Screenshot.

  7. Your PS Move is now paired with the console. You'll then return to the system menu, and will be able to continue playing.
  8. If your Move controller is fully charged, you can remove the mini-USB cable and play wirelessly.

Things you need before you start:

  • PDP Media Remote with charged AA batteries.

To connect Media Remote to PS4

  1. Power on the PS4 console.
  2. On the PS4 console, go to Settings.
    Settings.

  3. Select Devices.
    Settings menu with Devices selected. Screenshot.

  4. Select Bluetooth Devices.
    Devices menu with Bluetooth devices selected. Screenshot.

  5. On the Media Remote, press the PS button once to activate it.
    PS remote with PS button selected.

  6. On the Media Remote, hold down the Share button and the PS button until the red LED begins to flash.
    PS remote with PS and Share button held down.

  7. Wait for "PDP Media Remote" to appear in the device list.
    Bluetooth devices list with PDP Media Remote selected. Screenshot.

  8. Using a connected controller, select the "PDP Media Remote" from the list. When prompted, select Yes.
  9. Your media remote should now be connected to your Playstation 4.

A wired headset can be set up in seconds. Just plug it in to the controller!

  1. Plug any standard 3.5mm earphones or headphones into your PlayStation 4 controller.
    Earphones plugged into controller's 3.5mm jack.

  2. Your headphones should be ready to use.
  3. If the sound settings aren't to your liking, they can be adjusted:
    1. Press and hold the PS button on the front of the remote to open the Quick Menu.
      PS4 Controller with PS button selected.

    2. Go to Sound/Devices.
      Quick menu with Sound Devices selected. Screenshot.

    3. Select Volume Control (Headphones) and adjust the level to your liking.
      Adjust Sound and Devices menu with Volume Control slider. Screenshot.

    4. Set Output to Headphones to either All Audio or Chat Audio.
      Output to headphones set to Chat Audio. Screenshot.

    5. Select Adjust Microphone Level and raise or lower the gain on the microphone so your friends can hear you better. Speak into the mic and adjust the levels so that the input volume is in the Good range.
      Adjust Microphone Level screen. Screenshot.

Wireless headsets can be connected to your PlayStation. These peripherals will come with an adapter that plugs into one of the available USB ports on your PS4. Ensure that the headset is fully charged between uses, but some wireless headsets come with an optional 3.5mm cable just in case.

First-time setup steps for wireless headsets will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Be sure to read the instructions manual whenever possible. For the following steps, we will be setting up a PlayStation branded headset.

  1. Insert the wireless adapter in the USB connector.


  2. Slide the power switch on the headset to position 1 or 2. Position 1 sets the headset to standard mode and 2 sets it to bass boost mode.
  3. Choose the user to whom you'd like to assign the headset. A headset icon will show which users currently are assigned a headset by the PS4 system.
    PS4 User selection. Screenshot.

  4. Press and hold the PS button on the front of the remote to open the Quick Menu.
    PS4 controller PS button.

  5. Go to Sound/Devices.
    Quick Menu with Sound Devices selected. Screenshot.

  6. Select Volume Control (Headphones) and adjust the level to your liking.
    Sound and Devices settings with Volume Control Headphones adjustments. Screenshot.

  7. Set Output to Headphones to either All Audio or Chat Audio.
    Sound and Devices settings with Output to Headphones set to Chat Audio. Screenshot.

  8. Select Adjust Microphone Level and raise or lower the gain on the microphone so your friends can hear you better. Speak into the mic and adjust the levels so that the input volume is in the Good range.
    Adjust Microphone Level screen. Screenshot.
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