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How to set up a PlayStation 4

Itching to start some epic adventures? Our step-by-step guide will show you how to set up your new PlayStation 4 and get you ready for gaming glory.

What's in the PlayStation 4 box?

Here’s what comes in the PlayStation 4 box to get you gaming.

  • PlayStation 4 console
  • DUALSHOCK 4 Controller
  • HDMI cable
  • AC power cord
  • Mono chat headset
  • Micro-USB cable

How do I set up my PlayStation 4?

  • Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the “HDMI OUT” port and the other end into your TV
  • Connect the AC power cord from the PS4 console to a nearby wall socket.

Wait, that was it? That’s easy!

How do I start using my PlayStation 4?

  • Connect the DUALSHOCK 4 Controller to the console with the micro-USB cable
  • Press the PlayStation button right in the middle of the controller to boot it all up
  • Select your chosen language
  • Connect your PS4 to the internet. Luckily, we’ve written up a guide helping you do just that.
  • Set the date and time.

All set! Once you’ve read and accept the user agreement, your PlayStation will be ready and waiting. Time to get stuck in to some games!

What's next?

With a PlayStation 4, you’ve got whole worlds of games ready and waiting but we’ve got you covered if you ever want to take it a step further. Leap into another reality with our guide on how to set up PlayStation VR, or challenge the world and connect your console to the internet.