Updated 31 October 2019

Pair DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller with PC or Mac

If you would like to use your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller with compatible games and applications on a PC or Mac, you can connect via Bluetooth or a compatible micro USB cable.

DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller compatibility

Connecting a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller to a Windows PC can be achieved via Bluetooth or a compatible Micro USB cable. Bluetooth compatibility depends on your computer's hardware. Follow the instructions below to attempt a Bluetooth connection. If your PC cannot pair with the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, connect via micro USB to control compatible games and applications.

Apple computers using macOS Catalina or later support DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller Bluetooth connections. 

STEP 1: Turn on DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller pairing mode

Before you can connect your wireless controller via Bluetooth, you will need to activate pairing mode:

  1. Press and hold the PS and Share buttons on the wireless controller at the same time.
  2. The light bar on the back of the wireless controller will start flashing once pairing mode is active.
 
 

STEP 2: Connect DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller via Bluetooth

  1. On your computer, go to Bluetooth settings and turn Bluetooth on.
  2. Select scan for new devices and then choose [Wireless Controller].

You can now use your wireless controller to control compatible games and applications.

 
 

DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller compatible games and applications

You can use your wireless controller to play games streamed from your PS4 using the Remote Play app on PC or Mac. 

Your wireless controller can also be used with compatible games and applications on your PC or Mac. Please visit the publisher's website to check if a game or application supports the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller.

 
 

DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller Bluetooth limitations

Please note, some wireless controller features are not available when connected via Bluetooth:

  • Touchpad is not supported 
  • The colour of the light bar cannot be changed 
  • Rumble, motion sensor and headphone jack audio connection are not supported
 
 

Reconnect DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller to PlayStation 4

To reconnect your wireless controller to your PS4, connect it to the PS4 with a USB cable and press the PS button on the wireless controller. You can then remove the USB and use the controller wirelessly.

 
 

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