Updated 7 February 2017

Connecting PlayStation TV to the Internet

This article explains how to set up the various connection types you can use to connect your PlayStation TV to the internet.


Connecting using a wired connection

For the ultimate experience during PlayStation 4 Remote Play, we recommend that you set up a wired connection via a LAN cable to the same network as your PlayStation 4 system. This will give you the fastest and most stable connection.

Wired connection example

A) Router
B) A cable modem or DSL modem.
C) A connection to the Internet 

Connecting using a Wi-Fi network

If you would like to try a wireless set-up, ensure you follow these handy hints:

  • Place your PlayStation 4 and PlayStation TV systems as close as possible to your Wi-Fi access point – this will give you the best signal.
  • Limit the use of network-connected smartphones, tablets and PCs while using Remote Play – they can slow your network and reduce signal strength.
  • If your wireless signal is weak and you cannot use a LAN cable, you may want to consider upgrading your wireless router to one with a stronger signal to improve the network quality. A wireless amplifier can also improve the strength of your wireless signal.
  • Connect your PlayStation 4 system directly to PlayStation TV. The quality of your Remote Play experience can be improved by connecting the two systems directly. Open the “Settings” menu on your PlayStation 4 system and choose “Remote Play Connection Settings”; then tick the “Connect Directly with PS TV” box.

Wi-Fi network example

The diagram below shows a sample Wi-Fi network setup. Actual connections might vary depending on the types of devices you use for the access point and modem, and on device settings.

A) A wireless access point or a wireless router
B) A cable modem or DSL modem
C) A connection to the Internet

Connecting via a wireless access point

When an Internet connection is required, your system automatically searches for nearby wireless access points.
To set up the connection with a wireless access point, go to a location with an access point that you can use, select (Settings) > [Start] > [Network] > [Wi-Fi Settings], and then select the access point you use. You will need the information to connect to the access point (the SSID and security information such as the WEP key or WPA key).
After your system has connected to an access point one time, it will automatically connect to the access point in the future.