If you’re a hardcore gamer like myself, then there is no introduction necessary about what an incredible gaming console a PS4 is.
There is no better experience than enjoying the most high-resolution and exciting games on a widescreen TV, firing away at the controller buttons for hours on end without a care in the world.
But imagine having no access to the TV as your family members are busy watching some annoying soapy show which you don’t want to be a part of.
In such moments of woe, this versatile piece of gaming gear can easily be connected to your laptop screen, in the privacy and peace of your own room!
So today we’ll guide you through how to connect PS4 to laptop without TV so that you never have to go through the unbearable pain of waiting in line to get access to the TV ever again!
If you’re wondering if there is any way to connect PS4 to a laptop with HDMI, there is, but not directly.
This is because even though both your laptop and PS4 possess HDMI ports, they are both output interfaces, and hence an HDMI cable cannot be used directly to connect the two. There are of course indirect methods of making the connection via HDMI as described below.
This is a special tool that comes with your PS4 device which enables you to play the PS4 games even on your laptop. Though this method does not use an HDMI cable, it is one of the most common ways to play your PS4 on your laptop. These are the things you’d need for this method:
Once you have all these at hand, move on to setting it all up. Follow the simple steps below to game away on your laptop in no time!
There is another common way to connect PS4 to laptop without TV, for which you’d need to purchase an appropriate high-quality capture card. A basic list of things you need to set up your gaming station via this method are as follows:
Now that we know all that we need to get started, let’s move on to the steps of getting them set up successfully.
You are now all set to play away. But the only drawback is that you cannot connect the PS4 controllers unlike when Remote Play is used. So, you’ll have to use the keyboard for controls; which is not preferred by some gamers.
If you possess a Steam account, you’re in luck. This is because it makes it simpler to connect a new controller. If you don’t have a Steam account, that’s okay too.
There is a high chance that your laptop supports Bluetooth connectivity, and your PS4 controllers can hence be connected wirelessly as well
For some of you who are not as tech-savvy as pro gamers, you’d probably struggle with how to connect PS4 to laptop without TV. Some of you probably didn’t even know it could even be possible in the first place!
But as we just saw, it is indeed possible, and surprisingly quite simple. If you have gone through all the steps discussed, you’d surely be able to use it as a guide to successfully set up your gaming zone in no time!
About Dror Wettenstein
Dror Wettenstein is a software engineer and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the industry. He is the founder of TechTreeRepeat, a company that enables technical writers to publish their work faster and share it with readers across the globe. Dror has a master’s degree in computer science from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from UC Irvine.
When he’s not working on software projects, Dror enjoys writing articles and essays on various topics. He also likes playing guitar and spending time with his wife and two young children.