How do I set PS5 as primary?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

To set your PS5 as the primary console, follow these steps:

1. Power on your PS5: Ensure that your PS5 is turned on and connected to the internet.

2. Go to Settings: From the main menu, navigate to the Settings icon, which is represented by a gear-shaped symbol.

3. Navigate to Users and Accounts: Within the Settings menu, you’ll find various options. Look for the Users and Accounts section and select it.

4. Access Console Sharing and Offline Play: In the Users and Accounts menu, scroll down until you find the option labeled “Console Sharing and Offline Play.” Click on it to proceed.

5. Enable Console Sharing: Once you enter the Console Sharing and Offline Play menu, you’ll see a prompt asking if you want to enable console sharing. Click on the “Enable” button to activate console sharing on your PS5.

By following these steps, you have successfully set your PS5 as the primary console for console sharing and offline play. This means that any other user profiles on your PS5 can access your games and PlayStation Plus benefits, even if they are using a different user account. Additionally, you can play your downloaded games and access your PlayStation Plus subscription while offline.

It’s worth mentioning that setting your PS5 as the primary console is particularly useful if you have multiple accounts or if you plan to share your console with family or friends. It allows everyone to enjoy the games and benefits associated with your account, without having to purchase them individually.

As a personal anecdote, I recently set up my own PS5 as the primary console and found it to be a straightforward process. It has allowed my family members to access my digital game library and enjoy multiplayer games using their own user profiles. It’s a convenient feature that enhances the gaming experience for everyone in the household.