Share Play on a PlayStation®5 console

Share Play on a PlayStation®5 console

Pass the controls and let someone try one of your games, or play the game together, even if you're not on the same console.

With Share Play, your game screen appears on another player's screen. Both of you can enjoy the same game, regardless of who owns it. You can use Share Play with players using a PS5™ console or a PS4™ console.

To start Share Play, you need to be a PlayStation®Plus member.

Choose a Share Play mode

When you start Share Play, you're the host and the player who joins is the visitor.

Choose one of the two following play modes:

Visitor Plays as You
Need a hand? Give the visitor control over your game. As the host, you need to be a PlayStation Plus member.

Play a game with the Visitor
Play a game together as host and visitor using local multiplayer. Both the host and the visitor need to be PlayStation Plus members.

  • When you invite a PS4™ console player to Share Play, Share Your Screen with Visitor appears as one of the play modes. This lets you share your screen with a PS4 console player. 

  • A Share Play session lasts for one hour and automatically ends one hour after the visitor joins.

  • When you're the host, only you can earn trophies during Share Play.

  • Only your game screen and audio are shared. Other screens and non-game app screens won't be visible to the visitor. Depending on the game, Share Play may not be available, or some scenes may not appear to the visitor.

Start Share Play on a PS5™ console

You can start Share Play once you’ve started a party voice chat. 

  1. Press the PS button to go to the control center and select the party voice chat card.
  2. Select Start Share Screen, then Start Share Play.
  3. Select a player in the voice chat, invite the player and then select the play mode.
    Share Play starts when the invited player joins.
  4. Change the play mode, or stop Share Play from the party voice chat card.
  • You can use Share Play with only one visitor at a time.

  • If the invited player isn’t a PlayStation Plus member, Play with the Visitor can't be selected.

Join Share Play on a PS5 console

When a player invites you to Share Play, open the notification and select Join as a Visitor.

You can also go to the control center, select the party voice chat card, and then select Join as a Visitor.

The host's game screen appears on your screen. You'll start the play mode chosen by the host. When it's time to leave, select Leave Share Play Session from the party voice chat card.

Start Share Screen on a PS5 console

Use Share Screen to let other players using a PS5 console watch your game screen, as if you’re all in the same room.

You can share your screen with players in a party voice chat. 

  1. Go to the control center and select the party voice chat card. 
  2. Select Start Share Screen to start sharing your screen.
  3. When you’ve finished sharing, select Stop Share Screen from the party voice chat card. 

Only your game screen and audio is shared. Other screens, like your system’s screen, won't be visible to your viewers. Depending on the game, some scenes may not appear to your viewers.

  • If you want to share your screen with a PS4 console player, you can do so by using Share Play

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