Can you play Steam games on PS4?

An image of PS4 with a Steam logo in the background

An image of PS4 with a Steam logo in the background

Steam is not on Xbox. Steam is not on Nintendo Switch. But is Steam available on PS4? This question occupies the minds of numerous PlayStation 4 users.

We all know that Steam is a game storefront for PC games. But wouldn't it be great if you could put Steam onto your PlayStation, and enjoy your PC games on your enormous telly that your PS4 is connected to? Wouldn't it be great if you could use your PS4 DualShock controller as well?

In this article, we'll tell you whether this is something you can actually do, or if it is just a dream. Ready? Let's begin.

Is Steam on PS4?

Not, Steam is not on PS4. Steam is a digital distribution platform for video games developed by Valve Corporation, primarily catering to PC gaming on operating systems like Windows, macOS, and Linux.

The PlayStation 4 or PS4, developed by Sony, uses its own digital distribution platform, the PlayStation Network (PSN), for games and applications, making it incompatible with Steam's ecosystem.

In summary, Steam is not available on the PS4 or PS5, and it is unlikely to be featured on the PS6 or future generations.

Can you play Steam games on PS4?

Some games available on Steam are also released on the PS4. In such cases, you would need to purchase the game through the PlayStation Store to play it on your PS4.

For Steam games that aren't available on the PlayStation platform, you can't play them directly on your PS4 due to the lack of compatibility and the absence of Steam as a platform on PS4.

You can, with Jailbreak

Jailbreaking your PS4 or installing Linux on an un-updated version may enable you to play Linux-compatible Steam games. However, this approach risks voiding your console's warranty.

Despite these methods, playing Steam-exclusive games or accessing your Steam library on the PS4 generally isn't feasible. You need to get one of the best gaming PCs to achieve this.

That covers everything on the availability of Steam on PS4. Hope we have cleared your doubts on the compatibility. While you are here, explore how to stream PS5 games to Steam Deck.

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