PlayStation 4 Tips and Tricks!


Well, this is a little old but it never hurts to make sure you know your electronics! There are fourteen total and some of these can be very handy! Here are our favorite 5 and you can check the rest of them out here.

“1. Use your cell phone as a keyboard!


Previously it was a serious hassle to enter long messages using the analogue sticks on PS3, with only an ugly wireless keypad peripheral available to ease the pain. Thankfully, PS4 delivers a choice of interfaces and, as well as a helpful touchpad input, allows you to use the PlayStation App as a second screen for text entry. With your phone and PS4 on the same Wi-Fi network you can pair them via the PlayStation App connection settings on the PS4. Then, with both logged in to the same PSN ID, select the second screen option, choose the keyboard icon at the top left and, as if by magic, PlayStation messaging becomes fun again.

2. Remotely Download Games!


Among many things, your phone can also set your PS4 to download new games while you are out and about. Using the store on the PlayStation App you can browse for new content and if your PS4 is on standby with its power save settings with ‘connect to the internet’ selected then you can set games downloading immediately after purchase so they are ready for you arriving home.

3. You can pre-load games you have pre-ordered! 


Starting with Bungie’s futuristic FPS, PS4 will allow us to pre-load all games that can be pre-ordered on the PlayStation Store several days before the release date. With no more watching a loading bar on launch day this is a much needed addition that’ll remove a lot of the desire to venture out on day one when games will be ready to play as soon as the clock passes midnight.

4. Connect Headphones to your controller!


A 3.5mm jack handily positioned on theDualShock 4 means you can plug your own headphones or headset into the controller. The default setting is for chat audio only but this can be easily tweaked by holding down the PS button in game and selecting ‘adjust devices’ on the resulting menu. Select the ‘output to headphones’ option and choose ‘all audio’.

5. Use your Vita as an extra DualShock 4!


If you haven’t dished out money for an additional controller yet and fancy some two player action on PS4 then you’ll be happy to hear that your trusty Vita doubles up as an additional DualShock. Set up remote play as usual with the Vita. This will automatically turn off any connected controller and allow the handheld to control the on screen action. When you want a friend to join in, have them press the PS button on the DualShock and log in as another user or guest and you’ll have co-op Lego Marvel on the go in no time.”

As I said, those are taken straight from the author’s site. Just thought you guys might like some PS4 tips. Here is a link to the article so you can see all fourteen tips and tricks. Let me know what your favorites are and Happy Gaming!!  CLICK HERE FOR LIFECHEATING’S PS4 TIPS!

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