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Guides and advice for your PS4. Frequently asked Questions about the PS4. Find Solutions to problems and answers to questions.

FAQ: Can You Use A PS5 Controller On A PS4?

The DualSense is the PS5’s secret weapon. While the new console’s graphical capabilities and processing power are very impressive indeed, they aren’t what make it feel like a true next-gen system. That honour goes to the controller, which really makes you feel like you’re engaging with the next generation of gaming. This is largely thanks to the adaptive triggers, which…

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Should You Upgrade To The PS5?

The PS5 has been out for almost two years (yes, really), and with the library increasing, many gamers are starting to wonder whether now is the time to upgrade. Believe it or not, a huge amount of gamers are still running PS4 consoles rather than switching to the newer PS5. Although the PS5 has been a hugely successful console for…

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FAQ: How To Refund A Game On PS4?

Sometimes, a game just isn’t the right fit for you. Maybe it doesn’t come as described, or maybe you’ve managed to buy it by accident by misclicking in the store. Perhaps the game is fundamentally broken or doesn’t work for some reason, and you wish you hadn’t bought it. Well, depending on your circumstances, you may or may not actually…

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FAQ: When Did The PS4 Release?

It’s fair to say that the PS4 was far and away the winner of its generation. After dominating the previous round of consoles, Nintendo was left lagging behind thanks to the poor performance of the Wii U, and mistakes made early on by Microsoft meant that many gamers remained reluctant to pick up an Xbox One even years into the…

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FAQ: How To Change The Background On A PS4?

We love the PS4 UI, but let’s face it: the visuals can be a little drab. While the menus are slick, smooth, and easy to navigate, the fact is that the theming of the PS4 could use a little work. How are you supposed to take pride as a gamer when your PS4 doesn’t reflect your unique personality when it…

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FAQ: How Long Does It Take A PS4 Controller To Charge?

We’ve all felt the panic when our controller suddenly starts displaying a “low battery” message during a particularly intense gaming session. We scramble to find our cable, only to realise that the message came too late and our controller is now dead. Desperately, we try to hammer the PlayStation button to bring it back to life for just a few…

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How To Watch Paramount Plus On PS4 In 2022

The PS4 is a wonderful little machine. Not only does it have one of the biggest and most comprehensive gaming libraries of any console ever released, but it’s also good for watching media. Your console has native apps for services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+, and you can also find more niche apps like Crunchyroll and DAZN if…

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What Should You Do With A Broken PS4 Controller?

Your PS4 controller is one of the most important gaming peripherals you own. If you regularly game on your PS4 – and you should, given just how great a machine it is – then you’ll know that your controller is an extension of you. It’s how you interface with your favourite games, how you experience interactive stories that are completely…

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How To Fix A Broken PS4 HDMI PCB

There’s nothing more demoralising than realising there’s something wrong with your PS4’s HDMI port. Until now, your console has been cooperating with your TV without issue, but suddenly, you’re getting an error message. Maybe your connection is dropping in and out, or perhaps you’re seeing “no signal” floating around on your TV, indicating that the cable just isn’t connecting to…

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How To Put PS4 In Safe Mode

Don’t count the PS4 out just yet. While 2021 likely represents the final year in which developers and manufacturers will fully support the PS4, games will likely still be made for the phenomenally popular console for many years to come. This, combined with the ongoing semiconductor shortage that’s making PS5 consoles hard to come by, means that many gamers will…

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How To Sync Your PS4 Controller With Your PS4

The DualShock 4 is a marvellous piece of engineering. If you’ve never played a PS4 before…well, you’ve got an incredible library of games in store, but more importantly, you’re going to play with one of the best controllers ever created. It’s a sleek, ergonomic menace, perfect for all hand shapes and sizes without ever compromising on functionality. While it took…

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How To Watch Showbox On Your PS4 Or PS3

Sony really has knocked it out of the park when it comes to console gaming. From day one of the original PlayStation’s launch, the company has consistently delivered user-friendly, intuitive, and entertaining gaming experiences. The PS2 was inarguably the console of its generation, and the PS3 continued to iterate on the successes of its predecessor. The PlayStation 4 is another…

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