How to get on the Internet with PS4: You just bought one PlayStation 4 and would you like to use it to go on the Internet but you don’t know how to configure it properly? Did you find that Sony’s console implements a native browser but you don’t know how to use it? So don’t worry: you’ve come to the right place at the right time!
In fact, in today’s tutorial I’ll explain like going on the internet with PS4. My guide will address this issue from several angles, so that you have a complete picture of what is possible with an internet-connected PlayStation 4 and what possibilities there are. Therefore, I will not only show you how to use the browser, but also how to play on the Internet with the Sony console, guiding you starting from the basic operations to prepare your PS4 for access to the Net.
What do you say? Are you ready? Yup? Great, then you just have to take a few minutes of free time and follow the instructions below: these are very simple operations that shouldn’t give you any problems. So you’ll be able to surf and play online with your PlayStation 4 in no time. There is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!
Before going into the details of the procedure on like going on the internet with PS4, I believe it is of fundamental importance to explain to you what you need to carry out this operation. Well, there are two basic requirements: an Internet connection and a properly configured PSN account.
First of all, you need to make sure that your Playstation 4 is connected to the Internet: to do this, go to the toolbarat the top of the PlayStation menu, and press the button X controller icon Settings (the case). Once this is done, select the items Net And Configure Internet Connection. After that, choose from the options Use Wi-Fi (to connect to a wireless network by entering the passkey) or Use a network (LAN) cable (to connect to the Internet via cable).
Now, go to the toolbar top of the PlayStation menu and press the button X controller icon Settings. Then, to log in to your PSN account, select the item Account Management and, subsequently, that Log into PlayStation Network.
If you don’t have a PSN account, press the button X of the pad on the voice New to PlayStation Network? Create an account and press the button subscribe now. At this point, type Country or region, language And date of birth in the appropriate text fields and press the button X of the controller on the voice Forward.
I remind you that you are you have less than 18 years you must ask for an adult’s permission, as Sony requires an adult to allow minors online access. For all the details of the case, I invite you to consult the official PlayStation guidelines.
Once this is done, enter City, State / Province And Postal code and press the button X of the pad on the voice Forward. Next, type Login ID (email address), password And password confirmation and select the item Forward.
Great: now you just have to choose one of the many avatar available, insert Online ID, first name And last name and press the button X of the controller in succession on Forward, Go on, Forward, Forward, Forward, Accept And Forwardto complete the registration.
At this point, anconfirmation email and, to continue, you just have to click on link present inside. Once this is done, go back to the PlayStation 4 and press the button X of the pad on the voices Already verified And Go on.
To finish the registration, select the item OK or that Skip, based on the questions that appear on the screen and that’s it. For more details and for everything concerning the entire procedure to follow, I suggest you consult my tutorial on how to access PlayStation Network.
How to get on the Internet with PS4
Once you’ve set up your console, I’d say you’re ready to go and browse the internet from PS4. Well, know that, for this purpose, the PlayStation 4 implements a native browser that allows you to browse the Web freely. It is not possible to install other programs of this type on the console, but I assure you that you can still do everything easily.
To use the PS4 browser, you just need to press the button X controller icon Internet browser that you find in the home menu. Once you open the native browser developed by Sony, you can press the key triangle of the pad to access the search bar and then type the keyword you want to search (on Google) or theaddress of the site to visit.
In the case of online searches, to select a site from the results, you must use the directional arrows right or left or theleft analog controller and press the button X of the pad above the name of the content of your interest. You can also view the browser at full screenby pressing the button square of the controller. By pressing theright analog (R3) you can make up to two zoom to better see the content of a website. For return to the previous pageyou just have to press the button O (circle) of the controller.
Pressing the button Options you can, instead, access the advanced settings. For example, selecting the item Browsing history you can view the web history and clear it, while pressing the button X of the pad on the voice Refresh you can refresh the page. There is also the possibility to add the site you are visiting to your favorites by selecting the item Add bookmark. The latter are accessible by selecting the item Bookmarks. Of course, by pressing the key X of the controller on the voice Open new window or Close the window you can manage the cards.
Once you have opened several tabs, you can easily switch between them by pressing the keys R2 And L2 of pad. By selecting, instead, the item Settingsyou can, instead, manage the cookiesi Web filters and all the options related to your data. For more details, I invite you to take a look at the PlayStation 4 user guide.
How do you say? Do you find it inconvenient to navigate from PS4 using the controller? No problem: you can connect mouse and keyboard to the PS4 as I explained to you in my tutorial dedicated to the subject.
How to play on the Internet with PS4
How do you say? Would you play on the Internet with your PlayStation 4? Don’t worry, this is a very simple operation and I’ll tell you how to do it right away.
In case you want to play a free title, that is Free-To-Play (FTP), such as Provided or Apex Legends, all you need to play online is a simple one PlayStation Network account. In fact, the free games for PlayStation 4 are easily playable on the Internet without any kind of subscription. You will find all the details to connect the console to the Internet and to set up a PSN account in the chapter of this guide dedicated to preliminary operations.
If, on the other hand, you want to play a paid video gamelike FIFA or Call of Duty, you must take out a subscription to PlayStation Plus: to activate one, go to the PlayStation 4 home menu and press the button X controller icon PlayStation Store (shopping bag symbol with PlayStation logo).
Once this is done, select the item PlayStation Plus on the left and press the button X of the controller on the voice Sign up or renew your membership. After that, you just have to choose one of the options available from 14 days free trial1 month to 7.99 euros3 months a 24.99 euros and 12 months a 59.99 euros.
Now, you just have to enter i payment method data you prefer to use (card or PayPal) and complete the purchase. For all the relevant information, I invite you to take a look at my tutorials on how to pay on PlayStation Store and how to get PlayStation Plus for free.