How to connect and connect my PS4 controller to my Windows 7, 8 or 10 PC to play games

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Currently there are many people who prefer it use your computer as a game console and equip it with all kinds of components that can improve its performance and operation, but not everyone is able to get used to the commands of the PC, in this case the keyboard and mouse because the games they need to play require a certain agility and skill regarding Internet controls and stability.

Most gamers are more used to console controls like Xbox and Playstation, so they prefer to use these controls rather than a keyboard and mouse, the problem is they don't know how to connect these controls to the PC in order to enjoy a better gaming experience when playing any video game.



If this is the case for you, don't worry, below we will teach you some methods to connect the controller to a computer so that you can enjoy better gameplay when you use your PC.

How do I connect and connect my PS4 controller to PC to play?

Note that there are some games that contain among their settings the ability to connect a controller, so that when the controller is connected to the computer via USB cable, automatically recognizes that a controller has been connected and can also configure controls to the controller command buttons, this case can occur in games such as

  • Skyrim
  • Fall
  • FIFA2020
  • Call Of Duty Black Ops 1, 2, 3
  • Grand Theft Auto V

In case the game does not automatically detect the controller, you can choose to download an emulator capable of configuring PC controls, in this case the keyboard and mouse so that they can be adapted to the buttons of the controller you want to connect, said function It can also be used to connect and connect the PS4 controllers on your computer.



There are various emulators to configure the controls of our remote control and adapt them to the PC, a highly recommended and effective one can be Xpadder, which you can download for free.

However, there is another way to set up and connect our controller to the PC, and that is through the game store Steam, this in case we have downloaded and installed the game via the same platform.

How to set up a PS4 controller on my PC via Steam?

Steam is a platform and community for the digital distribution of games of any kind, developed by Valve Corporation, where in addition to being able to download the games you want, you will be able to configure the PS4 controller or any other having to have better playability during the game.

Fortunately, the Steam platform ha already a system that can automatically recognize the PS4 controller, so configuring it won't be a big deal to start configuring the controller and adapting it to your PC, just follow the steps below that we will give you below:

  • First you will need to have the Steam application installed on your computer which you can easily find from its official page, by pressing the button that says "Install Steam" that is located in the upper right corner of the page inside a green rectangle.
  • After that you will also have to log in with your Steam account, if you don't have one you will have to create one through the same platform.
  • After installing the Steam program and creating a session, connect the PS4 controller and open the Steam application on your computer.
  • Go to the interface Steam Big Picture by pressing the controller icon located in the upper right corner of the platform page.
  • Next open the Steam settings section.
  • On this page, click on the option “Command settings”.
  • A tab will then appear with various options and boxes to fill in with the respective controller you are using, you will need to check the box of the option that says “PS4 Controller Configuration” in so that the Steam platform can recognize it and display an image structure of the command.
  • Likewise, Steam will allow you to record said command so that every time you connect it can be easily recognized in so you can play safely on your PC.

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