How to Share Play on PS4: Link up with friends for some social gaming on PlayStation 4

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There are a lot of different ways to game socially nowadays. While the obvious ones are simply booting up the latest Call of Duty and living your best life with your mates, there are plenty of other options too - like Share Play on PS4.

One of the most interesting ones is Share Play, which is a PS4 feature that allows you to effectively act as though your friend is around your house playing on the same console as you.

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It's pretty impressive, but it's not perfect, so it's a good idea to know what kind of limitations and rules there are so you know what you're doing. You might want to do some research before you start to Share Play on PS4, basically.

It also helps to know how to do it, so here is everything you need to know on how to Share Play on PS4.

How to Share Play on PS4

So, you're ready to Share Play a game with a friend, but you don't know how. Here are the steps you need to follow.

  • Boot up the game you want to Share Play on
  • Hit the Share button on your PS4
  • Select Start Share Play
  • Choose the friend you want to invite to the session
  • Wait for them to accept
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That's all you need to do. It's worth noting that each session is limited to 60 minutes apiece. You can easily just start a new session, but it's worth bearing in mind.

Smash that Share button today!
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Smash that Share button today!

How to play together on Share Play

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During Share Play, you can do a few different things. While the session is active, if you hit the Share button then select Go To Party for Share Play, you'll then be able to select either Give Controller to Visitor, which lets them control the game, or Play a Game Together.

If you select Play a Game Together then their controller will be added to your PS4, and that lets you play games in co-op or competitive.

The best thing about this is that they don't even need to own the game, only you do. It also allows you to play games without proper online multiplayer modes, which is excellent for a lot of the great indie games that don't have it.

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