The PS4 is here, and if you need help setting up the PlayStation 4 and connecting your new game console to your HDTV and the Internet, here’s a guide to get you gaming.
If you’re a parent hooking up a PS4 to your HDTV or a gift, you don’t have to pay Best Buy’s Geek Squad $99 to hook up cables and connect to your home network, and you don’t have to spoil the surprise. to make sure that the children are tied up too.
With game consoles coming out every eight years, you might even become a gamer yourself, but you’re not ready to hook things up. Don’t worry, the process is simple and may take around 10 minutes to setup and a little longer to get the console updated and ready to play.
If you are giving a PS4 as a gift, we strongly recommend that you unbox and update it before giving it to someone. Processing updates and logging in on December 25 will likely be very busy. There were several attempts to connect to the PlayStation Network on the PS4 release date, and initially the PlayStation 1.50 update took some time to download.
PS4 Setup and Connecting to TV
This five-minute video shows you how to set up the PS4 and connect to the Internet. This assumes you’ll be using a wired connection on your PSP Vita for easier connectivity and a better Remote Play experience. Read on to learn how to connect to a wireless network.
The first step is to unbox all the parts that came with the PS4. Don’t miss the small flyer showing your free trial codes for online and PlayStation Store.
With everything out of the box, locate the HDMI cable. It’s a black cable and looks like the picture below. This connects in the only port where the PS4 fits in the back. It can also connect to a soundbar or HDTV on a port of the same size.
Press this firmly to the back of the PS4 and the back of your HDTV. If your HDTV does not have HDMI, you will need to purchase a new HDTV as there is no component output support for PS4.
Then connect the AC power adapter to PS4 and surge protector or wall. It only fits in one place and it’s a good idea to use a surge protector. Once this is connected, if you plan to use a network cable to connect directly to a router, plug the cable into what appears to be a large telephone jack, as well as to the back of your router.
Next you will have to press the power button on the PS4. On the top half of the device is a small strip of buttons nestled between the glossy and matte surface areas of the PS4.
When the console prompts you, plug the controller into the first USB slot and into the Micro USB port on the controller. This is how you will charge the controller and pair it with the system. It doesn’t always have to be plugged in to use it.
When the console opens, you will need to follow the instructions to connect to a network. In most cases, select automatic when prompted, unless your home network is specifically configured.
Here’s how to connect to a wireless network. Go to Network in settings in the top menu bar. From here you will need to select Set up internet connection. Choose Easy and then choose your WiFi network and enter the password. This should connect you and complete the installation.
PS4 will launch and download a PlayStation 1.50 update that will enable new features. Once this downloads and installs the PS4 will need to reboot. Once this is complete, we recommend logging into your PSN account or signing up for a PSN account. You can sign up from the console or online, but if you plan to do this on the PS4 release date, it’s a good idea to sign up for a new account online as the servers are slow and can time out on the PS4 pushing you back. restarting.
After that you can put a game and start playing immediately and the game will load in the background.