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Can You Use PS5 Controller On PS4?

Can you use a PS5 controller on a PS4? The short answer to this is unfortunately no as the controller is not compatible but there is something else you can do to use a PS5 controller on a PS5.

The PlayStation 5 is an excellent console and the time I have currently spent on it has been extremely fun the console has been out for some time now and it’s starting to see some game exclusives coming out for the PS5.

If you have just got your hands on the new PlayStation 5 console or perhaps you are thinking of buying the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller and already own the PlayStation 4, you must be wondering if you can use the PS5 controller on your PS4 which is why you are currently reading this article.

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Can you use a PS5 controller on a PS4?

At the time of writing this article, you cannot use a PlayStation 5 DualSense controller on a PlayStation 4 as it is not compatible like I said above however there is a way to get a PS5 controller to connect to a PS4 which I explain below.

It is a real shame that Sony has not given the PS5 controller backward compatibility. If you have attempted to sync up your controller using Bluetooth you might have noticed that you can connect the PS5 controller to the PS4 via Bluetooth but nothing happens. And even if you plug the controller in directly via cable you will only be able to charge the controller.

How to use a PS5 controller on a PS4

Although you cannot use a PS5 controller directly on a PS4 there is a workaround, I have listed the steps on how you can use a PS5 controller on a PS4 below.

1. You will need a computer

2. Now download the PlayStation Remote Play app from here

3. Turn on Your PS4 and sign into your PS account

4. Launch PS Remote Play App on your PC and sign in

PlayStation Remote Play app sign in window.

5. Plug your PS5 controller into your computer

6. Now connect to your PS4

PlayStation Remote Play App showing PS4 option.

So for now we can only hope that Sony will allow us to use a PS5 controller on a PS4. So for the time being you will have to carry on using the old PS4 controllers or use the above workaround to be able to use a PS5 controller on a PS4.

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Christian is a technical writer and IT Technician who loves anything to do with tech new or old, He specializes in fixing issues with computers. In his own time, he enjoys gaming, movies, and exercise.