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PlayStation Remote play now available to download; How to connect your DualShock 4 to Mac/PC

The PlayStation App which enables remote play on your PC and Mac is out now, allowing you to play on PS4 via your PC or Mac.

You can download the Remote Play App here. But what about a controller? Well luckily you are already covered on Mac, as you can either connect via USB or Bluetooth. 

In order to connect via USB simply follow these steps:

1. Connect the PS4 controller to your Mac using your USB cable.
2. Press the PlayStation button in the middle of the gamepad.
3. Choose Apple > About this Mac.
4. Click System Report.
5. Choose USB.
6. Look for Wireless Controller under USB.

To connect via Bluetooth follow these steps:

1. Open System Preferences (Apple menu > System Preferences).
2. Click Bluetooth.
3. Enable Discovery Mode on the DualShock 4 by holding down the PlayStation button and Share button at the same time. (The light on the front of the controller will flash quickly). 
5. Click Pair.

PC is a little more complicated, although when it comes to Bluetooth the steps are almost the same. Just enable Bluetooth as mentioned and connect. 

When it comes to a wired connection there are many different third party tools you can use, such as DS4Windows.

Here's how to use DS4Windows:

1. Download zip
2. Extract the 2 programs (DS4Windows and DS4Updater) in the zip wherever you please (My Docs, Program Files, etc.)
3. Launch DS4Windows
4. If not in Program Files, choose where you want to save profiles
A windows will pop up showing how to install the driver, if not, go to settings and click "Controller/Driver Setup"
5. If you have used SCP's tool in the past, you may need to uninstall the drivers to use the DS4 with bluetooth
6. Connect the DS4 via a micro usb or through bluetooth (DS4 Device name: "Wireless Controller") may need to enter pair code: 0000)
7. All should be good to go once you connect the controller, if not restart DS4Windows, or even your computer.

Note: some games work with the DS4 without DS4Windows (however it does use rumble etc.) Games like these can cause double input in menus (ie pressing down on the dpad moves 2 spaces) or the wrong button to do incorrect functions. To solve this, check Hide DS4 in the settings, if you see a warning in the log/text on the bottom, that means you must close said game or client that causes the conflict and reconnect the controller.


Edited On 06 Apr, 2016

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Turniplord 10 months ago
This is the bit i don't like : For [Resolution], choose either [Standard (540p)] or [Low (360p)]. - hopefully they will up it to 720 - even the PSTV did that I think.... Its a nice feature but I won't use it until it is a higher res and able to be used over the internet.
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Turniplord 10 months ago
according to eurogamer the res is 720p but you can pick the others if you wish - but that's not what the sony site says. I might have a play about with it tonight when I get home.
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Turniplord 10 months ago
just tried - 720p and over the internet - I thought it was local only! unless thats the xbox one?

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