How to Play PS4 On Laptop Screen With HDMI

How to Play PS4 On Laptop Screen With HDMI

Are you a gamer?  If yes then cheer up folks because we are going to explain to you how to play PS4 on a laptop screen with HDMI. As every gamer obviously loves to play games on his own laptop because of several factors like ease as well as feasibility and much more.

This article will really guide you regarding playing PS4 on your laptop. Remember one thing that playing PS4 on your laptop is a bit daunting task as HDMI is a unidirectional wire, unlike a bidirectional wire, it would not directly connect your laptop with PS4. Connection an HDMI wire with your laptop will not prepare your laptop for playing PS4 as HDMI act as an output port for both laptops as well as HDMI.

So connecting both, laptop and PS4 won’t let you anywhere unless you fulfill certain requirements.

How to Play PS4 On Laptop Screen With HDMI

How to Play PS4 On Laptop Screen With HDMI

We are going to discuss two different methods that will guide you on how to play PS4 on a laptop screen with HDMI easily.

But the most important thing is you have to follow the steps carefully so that playing PS4 on your laptop will become like a piece of cake for you.



Solution for playing PS4 on your laptop are discussed below:

1. Using Video Capture Card:

Playing PS4 on your laptop using a video capture card is a simple technique that requires a little exertion yet a detriment to your wallet.

Following are the things required to use this technique:

  1. Laptop
  2. Video Capture Card
  3. Internet (WIFI or Ethernet)
  4. File sharing enabled
  5. The dual-functioning HDMI cable


After getting the required things you can follow the steps given below so you can easily set up your computer for playing PS4.

Step 1: Checking the Connections:

Firstly you have to enable file-sharing. For this purpose open settings in the PS4 menu where you have to search for network settings.

Now open the internet settings, connect your devices to an internet connection. If you are using Ethernet you have to connect both your laptop as well as PS4 to the same router using Ethernet cable.

After that, you can smoothly stream between laptop and PS4.

Step 2: Installing the software:

In this step, you have to connect the video capture card with your laptop using the USB port, which forms an S-video connection. You have to install the software that comes along the video capture card on your laptop. Make sure to choose the video capture card wisely.

Step 3: Connecting HDMI & PS4 with Capture Card:

In this step, you need to connect the video capture card with the PS4 console. You need a bi-directional HDMI wire too, which will help to make the connection between video capture card and PS4 by connecting HDMI-IN to the video card and HDMI-OUT to PS4.

Step 4: Enabling the Software:

Now you have to open the software on your laptop, that you have already installed so that it will power up your PS4. The software will make a connection with PS4 and then it will display it on your laptop screen. Do not forget to enable full-screen mode.

By following the steps listed above you will be able to achieve this goal seamlessly with great quality but the con is it’s a bit expensive.

For the people looking for an inexpensive method for playing PS4 on a laptop, we have discussed another method below!

2. Using Built-in recording function of PS4:

PS4 has its own built-in recording function that will let you capture the game on your laptop screen. Click the “share setting” after that jump to “advanced setting” from where include the audio for the broadcast voice for gameplay.


Now you play the game you are willing to play. Follow the instructions vigilantly to play PS4 on laptop screens free of cost.

3. OBS Recording Software:

This technique is like a piece of cake. You can easily follow it.

Firstly you need to install a PS4 remote play and then connect it to your PS4. After that, you need to open the OBS. Click on add a menu and select “window capture option”, which will capture your gameplay on the laptop screen.


This is for a person who has to take care of his wallet as it is a very cheap method but the results are just amazing.

4. Using Remote Play:

You can stream your PS4 gameplay on Windows as well as Mac laptops. Following are the requirements that you have to meet for streaming PS4 on your laptop:

  1. Laptop
  2. PS4 system
  3. USB cable or DUALSHOCK 4 USB wireless adaptor
  4. An Account on PlayStation Network
  5. High-Speed Internet connection


Another important thing that should know is that there must be an LCD at your place even if you want the streaming on your laptop because one need to change several settings inside of PS4.

Step 1:

Go to the Sony Remote Play application site and download the most recent form application for your laptop either Windows or Mac. Through this application, you’ll have the option to stream your gameplay on your laptop screen.


Step 2:

Enact one of your PS4 as a primary console. For this, turn your PS4 on and go the settings and afterward head towards PS Network settings > account the board, where you have to discover Activate as Primary PS4 and enable it. Additionally, you must update your PS4 software to 3.50.

Step 3:

The next step is to enable the PS4 remote option. Visit the settings, select remote play connection settings, which will power up PS4.


Step 4:

In this step, you have to activate the rest mode. Although this mode is usually activated it is a good practice to check it. Now you will turn on the PS4 from the network for streaming gameplay on the laptop.


 Step 5:

On your laptop open the remote play app and click on the settings located on the top left corner. From where you can make several changes such as frame rates, resolution and frequency.


Step 6:

To connect the controller to your laptop a USB cable or DUALSHOCK 4 wireless USB adaptor is required.

Follow these steps in order to  connect the wireless controller:

  1. Firstly, push Share and circular PlayStation buttons on the controller until the light bar starts flashing on the controller.
  2. Now you have to plug in the USB adapter into your laptop and hold it in a pushing position for at least 3-4 seconds and here you go, your controller would get paired within seconds!

Step 7:

Finally the last step, in this step you have to click the start option. After logging in, the app will look for the PS4 option which will ultimately lead you to PS4’S home screen where you can enjoy your PS4 games on the laptop.

this method is very easy to follow

You can opt for any of the above mentioned 4 methods according to your feasibility.

Follow all the instructions carefully folks. I hope you would not face any problem if you have followed the instructions step by step. If you have any queries related to playing PS4 on your laptop using HDMI, you may ask in the comment section below. We will be answering your queries as soon as we receive them.

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