If you’ve somehow managed to get your hands on the PS5 DualSense controller despite its lackluster, you’ll want to make the most of this huge investment, right? Some of you may only have the controller right now, so it’s important to know how to use a PS5 controller on a PS4 until you’ve got yourself a full PS5 set up.
Sony’s latest invention, the DualSense controller is a class apart from all its predecessors and brings live action in the palms of the player’s hands. The PS5 DualSense controller offers gamers a wide array of impressive features like dynamic adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, a built-in microphone, and a whole lot more combined in a super comfortable design.
While there have been several reports claiming the joystick drifting error to be correct, this hasn’t affected the popularity of the controller at all. There has been no decline in sales for a long time and the shortfall is still at its best. In the absence of a PlayStation 5 console, it is essential to know whether the controller is compatible with the PlayStation4 gaming console. If you want a simple answer to understand compatibility, I have to say no, PS5 DualSense controller is not compatible with PS4. However, there are some workaround methods that gamers can use to make their controller work with PlayStation 4.
Are you ready to learn how this solution method works? If yes, then scroll down and start reading the steps carefully.
How to Use PS5 Controller on PS4? Remote Play joins the rescue mission for the PS5 controller!
The process of getting your PS5 DualSense controller working with PS4 is a bit tedious but you have to do it if you want to enjoy playing your favorite games. For the method, you have to use your PC as the middleman. So, go ahead and follow all the steps carefully to connect your PS5 controller to PlayStation4.
Requirements: PC or laptop, PS5 DualSense controller, PlayStation 4, USB cable and PlayStation Remote Play app.
- First, you’ll start by downloading the PlayStation Remote Play app on your laptop or PC.
- Once the download process is complete, carefully follow the commands on the application and connect it to your PlayStation4 console.
- Now, take the USB cable and use it to connect the PS5 controller to your PC.
- After connecting the two, link your PS5 controller to the PlayStation Remote Play app using commands.
- Now, when you have successfully connected the controller to your PC and managed to connect it to the application, you will be able to use the DualSense controller to play games on your PS4.
Even though this method will work fine and allow you to play PS4 games, there are still some disadvantages that most players will not like. First and foremost, disc-based games will be manually inserted every time which many people don’t like to do. Another disadvantage is the constant need for a high-speed Internet connection. It goes without saying that the input delay between the PS4 and PS5 DualSense controllers will require a good Internet connection, so even the slightest drop in speed could disrupt the connection.
Last but not least, the controller’s adaptive trigger features and haptic feedback will also be compatible with gaming consoles. At the time of writing this, the features are only compatible with the latest generation of PlayStation5 games. All you can do is use the Remote Play method to enjoy the new controller with longer battery life.
vary from PS4 Controller We can’t say the same for the DualSense controller, working smoothly with the PlayStation5. Even if you do manage to follow the steps and connect the controller, you still won’t be able to enjoy all the features of this gaming marvel, but if you don’t have a DualShock controller or a PS4 controller, So the only option you have is to use DualSense.