How to connect two controllers to PS4 console


How to connect two controllers to PS4 console orange dualshock 4 controller

PlayStation 4, Sony's flagship console, allows its users to connect multiple controllers simultaneously for multiplayer sessions, so here's how to connect two controllers to PS4 console. Although you primarily play PlayStation games alone, you may wish to connect an additional controller for co-op play in some cases.

On top of that, you might need to connect an extra controller during long gaming sessions in order to avoid charging times. Thankfully, the PlayStation user interface is pretty user-friendly, allowing players to connect two controllers to their console seamlessly in a few simple steps. With that said, here's an essential guide to pairing multiple controllers to PS4.

While you are here, make sure to check our guide on whether the PS5 has Bluetooth. Also, we've got an article on how to connect the PS4 controller to PS5.

How to connect two controllers to PS4 console

First of all, it's worth noting that there are two ways to connect your PlayStation 4 controller:

  • Via USB
  • Via Bluetooth

Connect via USB

Follow these steps to connect your PS4 controller to the console via USB:

  1. Turn on the console using the button located on it.
  2. Connect a USB cable to one of the ports on the PS4.
  3. Connect the micro USB end of the cable to the top port on your controller.
  4. Press the PlayStation button in the center of the controller until the lightbar turns blue.
  5. If the controller doesn't connect, try using a different USB-A to micro USB cable.
  6. Finally, select your desired profile from the options available on the screen.

Connect via Bluetooth

Turn on pairing mode to pair your wireless controller with a supported device using Bluetooth for the first time.

  1. Make sure the player indicator on the controller is turned off.
  2. If the player indicator is on, press and hold the PS button until it turns off. Also, disconnect any USB connected to the controller.
  3. Press and hold the PS button until the light bar starts flashing while holding the SHARE button.
  4. Turn on Bluetooth and select the controller from the list of available Bluetooth devices on the device you want to pair with.
  5. When the pairing process is complete, the light bar on the controller will blink, and the player indicator will light up.

As you can see, connecting controllers to a PS4 console is not that difficult. Nevertheless, feel free to ask any questions if you still have difficulty pairing your controllers. And if you want to read more guides, please check out our article on how to connect Apple AirPods headphones to PS4.

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