What controllers work with Psnow?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

When it comes to using controllers with PlayStation Now (PS Now), the official Sony webpage states that you must use a DualShock 4 controller. However, it is important to note that this is not the only option available to you. While Sony does recommend using their DualShock 4 controller, there are other compatible joysticks that you can use as well.

To use a DualShock 4 controller, you have two options. First, you can simply plug in a mini-USB cable from the controller to your device. This will establish a wired connection between the controller and your device, allowing you to play games seamlessly.

If you prefer a wireless experience, Sony has also released a wireless adapter specifically designed for the DualShock 4 controller. This adapter plugs into your device’s USB port and enables you to connect your controller wirelessly.

However, it is worth noting that the requirement for a DualShock 4 controller does not mean that other controllers won’t work with PS Now. Many other compatible joysticks can be used, providing you with more options and flexibility.

For example, I have personally used an Xbox One controller with PS Now and it worked perfectly fine. The Xbox One controller offers a similar layout and functionality to the DualShock 4, making it a suitable alternative for those who already own one.

In addition to the Xbox One controller, there are numerous other compatible joysticks available on the market. Some popular options include the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, the Logitech F710, and the Razer Raiju Ultimate.

To connect these controllers, you may need to use a wired connection or a wireless adapter, depending on the controller and your device’s compatibility. It’s a good idea to check the manufacturer’s instructions or consult online resources for specific instructions on how to connect a particular controller to your device.

While the official Sony webpage recommends using a DualShock 4 controller for PlayStation Now, there are other compatible joysticks that can be used as well. Whether you choose to use a DualShock 4 controller, an Xbox One controller, or any other compatible joystick, you can enjoy the PS Now streaming service and play your favorite games with ease.