Updated 27 September 2019

Compatible controllers for PlayStation Now

Find out what controllers are compatible with PS Now and how to set them up.

 
 

Select the device you will be using for PlayStation Now (PS Now) to find out which controllers we guarantee have full compatibility with the PS Now service, how to set them up and which features are available.

PlayStation 4

  • DualShock 4 Wireless Controller (DS4)

Controller feature

DS4

Do button labels match PS Now messages?

PS button

Motion control

Start/Select buttons

Mapped to touchpad

 

Pairing Instructions

While your PlayStation system is switched on, connect the controller via USB. You can now use the controller wirelessly.

PC

For the best gameplay experience, we recommend using a DS4 or DS3 controller. However, some third party PC compatible controllers that use XInput will work with the PS Now on PC service, but we do not guarantee that they will have full compatibility with the PS Now on PC service.

The PS Now app for Windows PC includes full support for the DualShock 4 and DualShock 3 controllers. Connect the controller via USB mini cable via a USB port on your PC to use PlayStation Now.
 
Optionally, you can also order the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor (sold separately) to connect your DualShock 4 to your Windows PC wirelessly while you play PS Now.

Controller feature

DS4

DS3

Third party controller

Do button labels match PS Now messages?

PS button

Motion control

Start/Select buttons

Mapped to touchpad

Dependent on model