Controller Guide for PS Now-Compatible Devices

 

How do I connect a controller to my Windows PC?

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.

Some third-party gaming controllers may work with limited functionality with the PS Now app for Windows PC. For example, some third party controllers will not support motion control or share the same DualShock 4 button mapping.  

Click here to find out more about how to get started playing PS Now on Windows PC.

 

How do I connect a controller to my Sony TV?

[2014 Sony TV Models]

USB Connecting and Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

  1. Connect the DualShock 3 or DualShock 4 and the Sony TV's USB port using the USB cable.
  2. Press the PlayStation button on the DualShock 3 or DualShock 4.
  3. The controller is connected if one of the four player lights on the controller is lit as solid red.

*The controller will function properly wired via USB or wirelessly via Bluetooth if the model supports Bluetooth functionality.

(Note: the KDL-W630B and KDL-W600B models do not support Bluetooth functionality.)

DualShock 4 Compatibility Notification: Only CUH-ZCT1 series DualShock 4 controllers are supported on 2014 Sony TV models.  If you have a CUH-ZCT2 series, you will be unable to stream games on PlayStation Now on those devices.  To find which series you have, turn your DualShock 4 controller over and look at the back label. The model number will be shown just below the Sony logo.  On DualShock 4 packaging, check the bottom of the box for the model number.

[2015 Sony TV Models]

USB Connecting Instructions (for models not supporting Bluetooth)

  1. Connect the DualShock 4 and the Sony TV's USB port using the USB cable.
  2. Press the PlayStation button on the DualShock 4 to turn on the controller.
  3. If the controller’s lightbar is solidly lit up, then the controller is ready to use via USB.

*The controller must remain connected via USB to be used. It will not function wirelessly.

Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

  1. From the TV "Home Screen", select "Settings".
  2. Scroll to the "Network and Accessories" section and select "Bluetooth".
  3. Verify that Bluetooth is "ON".
  4. Select "Device list".
  5. Select "Add accessory".
  6. After entering the “Add accessory” menu, press and hold the Share and PlayStation button for up to 8 seconds on your DualShock 4 Controller. The controller should flash white from the lightbar.
  7. A device called "Wireless Controller" will appear on the list. Select it and the pairing process will begin.
  8. A confirmation message will appear on the bottom of the screen that says "Controller Connected" when the pairing is successful.

* If device does not respond after pairing, try restarting both the television and controller.

DualShock 4 Compatibility Notification: Only CUH-ZCT1 series DualShock 4 controllers are supported on 2015 Sony TV models.  If you have a CUH-ZCT2 series, you will be unable to stream games on PlayStation Now on those devices.  To find which series you have, turn your DualShock 4 controller over and look at the back label. The model number will be shown just below the Sony logo.  On DualShock 4 packaging, check the bottom of the box for the model number.

 

How do I connect a controller to my Samsung TV?

Samsung TVs

USB Connecting Instructions (for all models supporting PSNow)

  1. Connect the DualShock 4 and the TV’s USB port using the USB cable.
  2. Press the PlayStation button on the DualShock 4 to turn on the controller.

* If the controller is not paired via Bluetooth, the controller must remain connected via USB to be used. It will not function wirelessly.

Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

  1. Press the menu button on the television’s remote.
  2. Select the System tab from the on-screen menu.
  3. Select Device Manager.
  4. Select Bluetooth Gamepad Settings.
  5. After entering the Bluetooth Gamepad Settings menu, press and hold the Share and PlayStation button for up to 8 seconds on your DualShock 4 Controller. The controller should flash white from the lightbar.
  6. Use the television remote to select Refresh within the Bluetooth Gamepad Settings.
  7. Select the DualShock 4 device from the refreshed Bluetooth devices list.
  8. Select Pair and Connect.
  9. If the device paired properly, it should now glow white instead of flashing.

* If device does not respond after pairing, try restarting both the television and controller

(Note: the H6350, H6300, and H5500 models do not support Bluetooth functionality)

DualShock 4 Compatibility Notification: Only CUH-ZCT1 series DualShock 4 controllers are supported on 2014 and 2015 Samsung TV models (2016 Samsung TV models are not affected).  If you have a CUH-ZCT2 series, you will be unable to stream games on PlayStation Now on those devices.  To find which series you have, turn your DualShock 4 controller over and look at the back label. The model number will be shown just below the Sony logo.  On DualShock 4 packaging, check the bottom of the box for the model number.

 

How do I connect a controller to my Sony Blu-Ray Disc Player?

[Sony Blu-Ray Disc Player Models - for all models supporting PS Now]

USB Connecting Instructions (for models not supporting Bluetooth)

Sony Blu-Ray Disc players support only one DualShock 4 controller connection at a time. The controller must be connected via a USB cable.

1.  Connect the DualShock 4 and the Sony Blu-Ray Disc player’s USB port using a USB cable.
2.  If the controller’s light bar is solidly lit up, then the controller is ready to use via USB.
*The controller must remain connected via USB to be used. It will not function wirelessly.

Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

  1. From the Blu-Ray Disc player "Home Screen", select "Setup".
  2. Select "Bluetooth Settings".
  3. Verify that Bluetooth Mode is "ON".
  4. Go back to “Setup” and select "System Settings".
  5. Select "DUALSHOCK™4 wireless controller".
  6. After selecting the “Register Controller” menu, press and hold the Share and PlayStation button for up to 8 seconds on your DualShock 4 controller. The controller should flash white from the light bar.

A confirmation message will appear on the screen that says "Wireless Controller is connected" when the pairing is successful.

DualShock 4 Compatibility Notification: Only CUH-ZCT1 series DualShock 4 controllers are supported on Sony Blu-Ray Disc Player models.  If you have a CUH-ZCT2 series, you will be unable to stream games on PlayStation Now on those devices.  To find which series you have, turn your DualShock 4 controller over and look at the back label. The model number will be shown just below the Sony logo.  On DualShock 4 packaging, check the bottom of the box for the model number.