How to use PS4 DualShock 4 controller on a PC in 2018

Do you want to play games on the PC with a controller? Well PS4 DualShock is the best option. Though the DualShock 4 controller is meant to be played with PS4, here is one of the great features through which you can also use to play games on PC. So here is the best way of using a DualShock 4 controller on pc.

How to use PS4 controller on pc wired or wireless

1. Connect your PS4 controller with PC

Plug-in your PS4 DualShock controller with PC using micro-USB and then you can play PC games with it. You can also connect it wirelessly by plugging in USB wireless adapter and connect it with the controller. Now press the PS button. Once both are flashing, they’ll connect automatically in no time. Now open the action center on windows 10 and open Bluetooth and then select Wireless controller. Once it’s detected it you’ll b able to play games with it.

How to connect ps4 controller with pc

2. Download DS4Windows

Now the next step is to download DS4Wndows. Now extract the DS4Windows. Once the extraction is completed, open the extracted folder. There you will find two files

  •  DS4Updater.exe
  •  DS4Windows.exe

Open the 2nd file DS4Windows.exe and install it. once the application is installed,  PS4 Dualshock Controller will start working on your computer.

Now Click on install DS4 driver if you are running Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

However, if you are running Windows 7 or older version of Windows click on install 360 driver.

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Connecting with Steam

How to use PS4 controller on pc steam

Steam is the most popular platform for gaming. A new update has been launched by steam so that you can easily connect your PS4 Dualshock Controller with steam.

To play games with it, make sure your steam is up to date.

Now just plug it in and you can enjoy games on it. Although this might not work with every game, so you can still use DS4Windows.




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