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How to connect your PlayStation 4 to the internet

Itching for some multiplayer action? We’ll show you how to connect your PlayStation 4 to the internet so you can play games online and watch TV and films through the best streaming services.

Using a wired connection

  • Plug an Ethernet cable in the back of your PlayStation 4 and connect to your internet router
  • Turn on the PS4 and go to Settings then Network
  • Select Set Up Internet Connection and pick Use a LAN Cable
  • Choose Easy. Your PS4 will automatically connect to your router without any hassle.

All set! If the connection was successful, you’ll be asked to Test Internet Connection. This just makes sure that everything is up to scratch.

Using a wireless connection

  • Turn on the PS4 and go to Settings then Network
  • Select Set Up Internet Connection and pick Use WiFi
  • Choose an Easy connection. Your PS4 will automatically detect any available routers and connect to the one you choose.
  • Once you’re connected to your home’s WiFi you may need to put in a password, so fish it out from your router.

All set! If the connection was successful, you’ll be asked to Test Internet Connection. This just makes sure that everything is up to scratch.

How do I play PlayStation 4 games online?

Ready to show off your skills and take on the world? You’ll need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play your favourite games online. And, there are exclusive discounts and free games every month. What’s not to love?

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What's next?

Now you’re all connected, there are a few more things you can do to fully take advantage of everything your PlayStation 4 has to offer. Our guides on how to set up PlayStation VR will get you donning the headset and experiencing new kinds of awesome adventures, while we’ll also show how you can keep your family safe and sound online.