Updated 09 March 2018

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. For example, some third party controllers will not support motion control, or other features.

This means that available features and how they work vary according to the controller you are using.

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

Not sure if your third party controller is compatible? Try searching our forums or posting a question to the community to find out what other players are using.

Pairing Instructions

Please follow your controller instructions to find out how to connect it to your PC.

Connection via USB is usually required for any controller type, but you can sometimes connect controllers via Bluetooth if you can install a compatible third party driver. However, we cannot guarantee continued compatibility as these drivers are not SIE software and therefore are not supported by SIE.

Find out more about PS Now on PC.