How to Use Laptop as Monitor for PS4 Using HDMI & Remote Play

Can you use a laptop as a monitor for PS4?

Yes, but this is a bit of a tricky process follow this guide to set up your laptop as a monitor to play games on PS4. 

What are the ways to connect pS4 to a laptop?

There are two easiest ways that you can follow are-

  1. Connect PS4 and laptop using HDMI
  2. Connect laptop and PS4 using Remote Play

Connect PS4 to Laptop Using HDMI

To connect your PS4 console to a laptop using HDMI you will need a video capture card. You can find it online or at your nearest electronic retail store. Once you have got a video capture card, S-video connection cable, and an HDMI cable, you need to follow these steps:

Step 1: Connect the laptop with video capture card and install the software.

Step 2: Now connect your video capture card to your PS4 using the S-video connection cable.

Step 3: Now it’s time to use the HDMI cable. Connect the HDMI-in to your video capture card and HDMI-out to your PS4 console.

Step 4: Now you need to start your PS4 console.

Step 5: Start the software that you have just installed using the video capture card.

After all these steps you will be able to access your PS4 games on your laptop. You need to have a good internet connection otherwise you will have to face lagging while playing the game.


Use Remote Play To Use Laptop As Monitor

Sony has developed a streaming service to play games on computers which is called remote play.

In order to get this method to work on your laptop, you need to have a PS4 account and a good internet connection. 

Following are the steps to connect your laptop to PS4 and play games-

Step 1: Go to the official website, and download the Remote Play App for your PC. Or just visit the link below-

Step 2: After downloading, install the app and enable remote play. To do this you need to go to “Settings” then go to “Remote Play Connection Settings and here you will find an option to enable.

Step 3: After this, you need to adjust the fps and resolution according to your system’s configurations.

Step 4: Now it is time to connect your laptop to the PS4, you can do this wirelessly or using a USB cable. 

To connect wirelessly you need to press the PlayStation button and the share button together. 

After you see the LED light is on it is time to connect your laptop with a controller using a USB controller. 

Step 5: Now open your “Remote Play App” on your PC now you will be able to play your PS4 game on your PC.

So, these were the ways to use your laptop as a monitor for PS4. You can use any of the ways at your convenience. If you have any other ideas to connect your laptop monitor to a PS4 gaming console then please feel free to share in the comment section.


Can I use the screen of a laptop, as a monitor to play games on PS4?

Answer: If you have a laptop having both HDMI-in and HDMI-out ports then you can use the screen of any laptop as a monitor to play games on the PS4 console.

How do I connect my PS4 to a laptop using HDMI?

Answer: Using a video capture card you can do this.

Do PCs have an HDMI input?

Answer: Older PCs don’t have HDMI input but most of the new PCs have HDMI input.

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