Natively, PlayStation controllers are not recognized by Windows , but luckily, it is possible to do this thanks to a small application, which makes the operating system believe that the DualShock 4 is an Xbox controller .

In other words, you'll be able to use the DualShock 4 on your PC to play all your favorite games, and with your favorite remote. Rest assured, it's perfectly stable and doesn't require any specific technical knowledge to do so.

And if you're interested in doing that, then let's do it.

Connecting the DualShock 4 to a Windows PC

The best method is via the USB cable, you just need a simple USB cable compatible with the remote. Using the official cable is an advantage, otherwise you will probably have some problems connecting and disconnecting it. But for that you need to follow the following steps:

  1. Connect your DualShock 4 to your PC via a USB port;
  2. DualShock 4 is normally detected and drivers are installed automatically.
  3. Have a good time
DualShock 4

However, using the wireless controller is not that simple. To do this you need a simple program that turns the DualShock 4 into an Xbox controller . At least, in the eyes of your PC. See how to proceed:

  1. Download the DS4Windows application ( here ).
  2. Unzip the contents of the .zip file to a location of your choice (you will need software such as 7zip).
  3. Start DS4Windows.exe.
  4. Click Install DS4 Driver.
  5. If you are using Windows 7, also click Install 360 driver.
  6. On the remote, press and hold the PS and Share buttons for 3 seconds.
  7. The light bar will start to flash.
  8. Go to Windows Bluetooth Settings.
  9. Select Wireless Controller.
  10. If prompted by Windows, enter pairing code 0000.
  11. The connection will be established when the light bar turns blue.
  12. In the software, click Finish.
  13. Have a good time

If your computer has the Linux operating system, know that DualShock 4 is natively supported by most Linux distributions. All you need to do is connect the controller via the USB port or via Bluetooth.