How To Use A PS4 Controller To Play Games On Mac

How To Use A PS4 Controller To Play Games On Mac

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There are a lot of players out there who own a PlayStation 4, but at the same time, they own a Mac as well. Sometimes, they want to play games on their Macs and this is when many ask “how can I use my PS4 controller to play games on my Mac”? Well, today we’re going to teach you how you can do that, and we’re pretty sure that you will ditch the keyboard and the mouse of your PS4’s DualShock controller.

Actually, there are two ways that you can use to connect the PS4 controller to your Mac and below we’re going to tell you how to do that.

First method – Connect the PS4 controller to Mac via Bluetooth

Connecting your PS4 controller to your Mac via Bluetooth is very easy. All you will need to do is to open the Bluetooth preferences on your Mac device; after that, get the PS4 controller in hand, and press and hold the PlayStation and Share buttons at the same time, until you will notice the Light Bar begins flashing blue.

Once the Light Bar begins flashing blue, you will see a “Wireless Controller” being displayed on your Mac Bluetooth preferences. Now, you will need to select the “Wireless Controller” and choose “Pair” to establish a connection between the PS4 controller and the Mac.

Now, the status below the “Wireless Controller” should say “Connected” and you will be ready to play game using your PS4 controller on your Mac.

Second Method – Connect the PS4 controller to Mac via Micro USB cable

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In case you have problems when connecting your PS4 controller to your Mac via Bluetooth, then you should know that there is a second method. You will need a micro USB cable that’s compatible with the PS4 DualShock controller. Just plug it and connect the controller to your Mac and you’re done.

Keep in mind that even if most of the games will not require you to configure the controller, there are still some games where you will need to enter the settings and set it up. However, there are some games that don’t support the PS4 controller at all and it will simply not work.

But, we’re pretty sure that you will find some games that you will be able to play with your PS4 controller on your Mac.

Have you tested the PS4 DualShock controller on your Mac yet? Share your opinion about it, with us.