The DualShock 4 is the PlayStation 4 bundled controller is one of the finest gamepads which have handled. It is solidly and comfortably built and with the analog sticks and the triggers which feel just right. You can only use DualShock 4 with the PlayStation 4.
Some of the PC might smirk at the idea of using the controller to play their games rather than the mouse and keyboard, but we argued that there are lots of games which work for better than with this configuration. If you are using the controller, then the PS4’s DualShock is an excellent choice. The button design of PS4 DualShock includes all the buttons which most drivers based PC games are made for, and you also use its trackpad as the mouse input.
The only downside is that the controller audio jack is not currently supported which means you will have to plug your headphones directly into your computer if you want to use them.
It is not necessary to have a PS4 to experience the DualShock 4. All you need is the controller, a USB cable, and Windows PC. You need to use the specialist software to use the DualShock 4 on PC. Now Sony made it easy to connect the DualShock 4 to your PC and get it running.
You can also use the PS4 controller wirelessly with the help of your PC via Bluetooth. You will need a PC which has the Bluetooth built in and you can buy the Sony PlayStation 4 DualShock USB Wireless Adaptor dongle which plugs into your PC USB port. The Sony is delivered the official rendition of DualShot 4, yet any Bluetooth connector which bolsters 2 and the above should work.
If you want to avoid playing with the third-party drivers, then you can get the USB controller adapter like CronusMAX or Titan One. Our review of the CronusMAX gives greater detail, but in short, it is a USB key which connects almost any controller, and it includes the DualShock 4 to connect your PC with the custom mapping and the macro programming, either directly through the USB cable or with the compatible USB Bluetooth adapter. It also cost as much as the DualShock 4 controller itself so that you might go with the most specific and the affordable option.
How to use the PS4 DualShock controller Steam
Steam is one of the most popular game launchers, and the storefront has released the new update which allows you to use the PS4 DualShock controller on your PC while running the application.
The PS4 DualShock 4 support in the beta and it still makes it easy for you to plug in the controller and control your PC games. You can also control the TV friendly big picture mode of Steam by using the DualShock 4 and games will now show in PS4 button prompts in the match.
By using the PS4 DualShock controller on your PC in the Steam, load up Steam and Check for updates, then the least update has been installed, plug in your DualShock or connect it via Bluetooth and you will be now using it.
DS4 Windows Bluetooth :
Catch up your DualShock 4 to your PC. Once took the some of the third-party drivers and the wrappers to trick up your computer into the thinking it’s an Xbox 360 controller, but the process has been made it the lot simpler. The DS4 Windows program streamlines things and packs everything which you need into the single Windows installer.
For the starting,
- Just download the DS4 Windows.
- Then install it and plug in your DualShock 4.
- It will display automatically in the program, and the Windows will think it’s an Xbox 360 controller.
- You can also modify the driver’s settings to complete the thing’s like map button and also tune the analog’s stick sensitivity on multiple ways.
- The DS4 is free, the ad-driven program through which you can donate to DSDCS for the ad-free version.
Use DualShock 4 Wirelessly
Whether you can use the USB adapter or the DS4 Windows, then you can use the DualShock 4 over Bluetooth. For the Titan One and CronusMax, you can need to plug a compatible Bluetooth adapter into the USB port, so the adapter processed the inputs from the controller directly. For the DS4 Windows, then you can use your computer’s onboard Bluetooth.
The DualShock 4 automatically pair with the PS4 by plug it with the USB cable. To pair it with your computer, you will have to force the controller into the pairing mode. Switch off the controller and you can easily do it by plug in into the PS4 and hold the PlayStation button until the menu appears, then select Turn Off, then hold down the share button and press the PlayStation button until the light bar flashes. It will put the gamepad into the blending mode, and you can interface it to your PC simply like whatever other Bluetooth gadget.
What if I Use a Mac?
There is both good news and bad news. The good news is connecting the DualShock 4 to your Mac is much as much simpler than the connecting it to your PC. The bad news is compatibi5lity, much more limited and you will likely find yourself tweaking the controls and trying to get it to work more than you would with the PC which you think it is an Xbox 360 controller. Just simply plug the controller into the USB port and your Mac will detect as the gamepad. If you want to use the Bluetooth, just hold down the Share Button and press the PlayStation button on the gamepad until the light bar is flashing, then pair it with your Mac’s Bluetooth menu. You have to aware that the Bluetooth connection’s reliability and compatibility are lower than the USB connection. After that, now you have to see which game works with the gamepad. A good starting point is to enter the Steam’s Big Picture mode select the Settings the icon on the top and choose the controller button to play with how it works.