There are quite a lot of video game lovers among Chromebook users, so it isn’t surprising that you asked yourself this question. Chromebook is famous for its unique qualities, such as its speed, ease of use, and the fact that it is easy to carry around.
In general, the Chromebook was created for office work, education, and some projects. However, few people know that this device can be used for games, or rather to play with PS4 Controller. In this article, I will tell you how to do it correctly and without wasting time.
If you plan to use your Chromebook as a monitor for Playstation games, or if you simply want to connect only the controller directly to your Chromebook, the following two paragraphs will help you.
How to play PS4 on your Chromebook with HDMI
One of the fastest ways is to connect the PS4 to the Chromebook via HDMI cable.
To put it simply, other laptops allow receiving information from HDMI cable, as well as, send information from it to other devices, or the devices connected through this port.
Another thing is with Chromebook that is limited to support the output data when it is connected to HDMI. As a result, you are only able to display your Chromebook data on other displays but you cannot connect another device to it.
So the question is still there – how to play PS4 on Chromebook with HDMI? By following these instructions you can easily play PS4 on your Chromebook.
Before starting you should prepare with these things:
- Dual functioning HDMI cable
- Male video adapter
- Female DVI-D
- DVI cable
- Fast Internet
First, you need to figure out the display, and to do that you need to make sure you have a good and stable wi-fi signal. This means that your Chromebook and PS4 should be connected to the same Wi-Fi.
After that, install the “PS4 Remote Play” app from Play Store on your Chromebook. Since Chromebook isn’t originally designed for gaming, it will not have enough memory to support heavy games. This will help.
Once you downloaded the app, it is time for you to get your HDMI port ready to come in contact with the female DVI-D along with the male DVI adapter. The reason why this is important is that the Chromebook HDMI port doesn’t support a two-way display, hence your only option is to follow this step if you want to play PS4 on your Chromebook’s screen.
Don’t forget to make sure you have a good quality DVI cable, as the quality of the signals depends on it, and thus your gaming experience will also depend on the speed at which these signals are transmitted.
Game sessions without sound are a total disappointment, so in this case, you must use the audio port of your PS4 to attach the speakers or headphones.
How to connect the PS4 controller to Chromebook
It only remains to connect the controller to the Chromebook and you can run your favorite game. To do this, follow these steps to set everything up quickly and efficiently:
- Start by opening the Settings app on your Chromebook. On the main settings page, tap the “Bluetooth” setting
- When the Bluetooth page is open, your Chromebook will start searching for available devices
- On the PS4 controller, hold down the “SHARE” and PlayStation-logo buttons until the lightbar begins flashing
- Back on the Chromebook, select “Wireless Controller” from the list of available devices
- Give it some time and they should pair
After you have done that and the controller is paired to your device, the next step is to launch your favorite game and enjoy it. Some games are already set up for the controller and you don’t need to configure it. However, in other cases, you will have to manually adjust the control to suit you.