How to gameshare on PS4: give a friend access to your games

Want to give a friend access to your PS4 games? It’s as easy as ‘Activate Primary PS4’.

by Jason Coles

Sharing a game with a friend isn’t as easy as it used to be, but thankfully you can gameshare on PS4 to give a friend access to your games.

Like a modern version of nipping over and lending a mate your copy of Super Mario World or Final Fantasy VII, gameshare on PS4 allows you to give someone else access to any games that you own digitally.

It’s a pretty wonderful way of doing things on PS4, especially if you have good gaming buddies that aren’t within nipping-over distance.

So, here’s everything you need to know about how to gameshare on PS4

How to gameshare on PS4

Gamesharing on PS4 sounds fancy, but it’s actually pretty easy to do. It does come with some drawbacks though, but we’ll get into those in a second. So, this is how you can gameshare on PS4.

  • Log in to the console you want to share the games with
  • Go to the settings and then to Account Management
  • Choose Activate as Your Primary PS4
  • Then choose Activate

How does gameshare on PS4 work?

This process basically tells Sony that the PS4 you’re sharing on is your main PS4, this means that they’ll assume this is the case until you tell them otherwise.

It means that your friend can now download any games you own digitally for free, which is very kind of you.

The main drawback of this is that if you ever decide to upgrade your console or make any major changes to your account then you’ll have to redo this process. That means that the person who you’re sharing with will have to deactivate it as the primary PS4 for your account.

Basically, make sure you really trust the person you’re sharing with because this is a personal account with all sorts of information on you and payment methods as well. Don’t share your PS4 account with anyone you don’t know very well.

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Jason Coles