Updated 13 November 2019

PS4: How to download games from PlayStation Store

Learn how to download your PlayStation Store purchases on your PS4 system or through remote download.


Where can I find my PlayStation Store purchases?

Your most recently downloaded full games are added to the content launcher. If your purchase is not visible on the content launcher, you can find it in your [Library]. Your Library is arranged with all content grouped together, so if you have purchased DLC, go to the main title to find it.

How do I download games from my PS4 Library?

  1. From the home screen, go to [Library] and select the 'Purchased' folder.
  2. Select the game you want to download. Add-ons can be found in a sub-section within each game.
  3. Select ‘Download’ on the content screen.

You can check the progress of your downloads in [Notifications] > [Downloads].

‘Play as you Download’ is available on selected games. This function allows you to choose which part of the game you want to download and play first, while the rest of the content downloads in the background.

Can I start downloading games remotely?

When you purchase a game, you can choose to start the download to your PS4 remotely via a web browser. To perform a Remote Download, you must have Automatic Updates switched on.

  1. On the Order Confirmation page or the Download List on PlayStation Store, select [Download to your PS4] next to the title you want to download. 
  2. If Play as you Download is available, select which part of the game you want to play first. 
  3. Your game will begin downloading automatically. If Automatic Update is not switched on it will begin downloading when you next turn on your PS4 system.