Many times you must have thought of playing your favorite video PlayStation games on PC, especially when you want to enjoy the games for hours but can’t do so as other people in your home want to watch their favorite shows on TV. But now you don’t need to worry. Sony has come with a practical solution to this problem by bringing PS Now to PC. Now, you can play PlayStation games on PC using PS Now. You just have to follow some simple steps mentioned below. Let’s get started:
How to play PlayStation games on PC using PS Now
To play PlayStation games on PC using PS Now, you’ll need to follow some simple steps mentioned below:
Step 1. Ensure that you’re running a compatible version of Windows
Before you proceed further, you must ensure that you are running a compatible version of Windows (Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10) on your PC. So if you’ve not updated your PC to the compatible version of Windows yet, make sure to update it first.
Step 2. Grab a DualShock 4 controller
To proceed further, you’ll require a DualShock 4 controller. Well, if you own a PS4 then you already have one. Otherwise, you’ll have to purchase it.
Apart from this, you’ll also need either Mini-USB cable or a USB Wireless Adaptor from Sony to connect the DualShock 4 controller to your PC.
Step 3. Make sure you have fast internet connection
Fast internet connection is something you’ll always need which playing Play Station games on your PC as all the games will be streaming directly over internet from Sony’s server.
According to Sony, you must have an internet connection of at 5Mbps or higher (faster the internet connection is, more smoothly you can play). If the connection is less than 5Mbps you’ll not be able to stream the games on your PC.
So, before you proceed further, make sure you have a fast internet connection, so that you can play the games quite smoothly.
You can check the speed of your internet connection online. There are plenty of broadband speed-checking websites on web like speedtest.net You can choose anyone you find suitable.
Step 4. Sign up for a PSN account and subscribe to PS Now
Well, if you have a PS3 or PS4 you must already have a PSN account. Other you haven’t made your PSN account yet,
- Navigate to Sony’s official PSN website and create one.
After creating PSN account, you’ll also need to subscribe to PS Now. For this:
- Go to PlayStation Now website and click Start your trail
This give you PlayStation Now free for 7 days. During this free trial, you can check whether internet connection is fast enough to stream PS games or you’ve to opt for a better option.
Once your free trial period ends, your subscription will start.
Step 5. Download the app and get started
Apart from creating a PSN account and subscribing to PS Now, you’ll also require downloading the PS Now app to play PlayStation games on PC Play PlayStation games on PC.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll need to open it, Log in to your PSN account! And choose a subscription if you haven’t chosen yet.
Next, you just need to plug your DualShock 4 controllers or the wireless adaptor into your PC, choose the game you want to play and immerse into the endless world of gaming. Enjoy!