For game lovers, the most wondered question is how to play PS4 on laptop screen with HDMI?

Though it feels a bit difficult here is the good news for game lovers because the answer to this question is yes. If you talk about LED then it is pretty feasible to play but here the factor is laptop screen feels more appropriate to play PS4 on laptop screen with HDMI?

But if you think that connecting HDMI cable to the laptop and it will make your laptop ready to play PS4 on then let me tell you it is not that simple. Don’t forget HDMI is a unidirectional connection, not a bidirectional that can connect PS4 to your laptop. And also, HDMI works as an output port for both; laptop and PS4. So, connecting it would not give you your desired results.

Playing PS4 on your laptop is a tricky task that requires some functional availabilities on your laptop. And these requirements must be fulfilled in order to connect PS4 to your laptop.


The basic functional requirements are as followed. So, let’s have a look at them.

  • Laptop
  • PS4
  • HDMI cable with dual-functioning
  • Video capture card
  • Internet (ethernet)
  • File sharing enabled


how to play ps4 on laptop screen with hdmi


The very first step is to enable the file sharing and then lead yourself to the settings in the PS4 menu and search for Network Setting. After doing this, go to the internet connection settings and locate your actual router and connect it.

If you do not have a wireless connection then do not worry, there is an alternate method also. Just connect the PS4 console and laptop to the router by using ethernet cables. Now you can stream between both.


Next step is very significant because in this step you must have an external video card which will make the connection between laptop and PS4 feasible.


Now, in this step, you have to connect or attach the external video card with your laptop by using a USB port. This will include a combined constitute as an S-video connection. And make sure that you have installed the software came with the video card for the proper function of the card.


Now you have to connect the PS4 console to the capture card. In order to connect the video card to the PS4, you have to use HDMI-IN & HDMI-OUT. Connect the HDMI-IN to the video card and HDMI-OUT to the PS4. This will make a connection between a video card and a PS4.


After performing the above steps, open the application software that came with the video card and you have installed it before and by opening it, power up your PS4. The software will check for the connection of PS4 and then it will display it on the screen of a laptop. Make sure that application is in full-screen mode and displaying the full resolution.

NOTE: By following the above five simple steps, you will be able to play PS4 on your laptop with HDMI with enough feasibility and speed.


If we talk about the connection of PS4 to the salvaged laptop then there is no need to drag because this can not be done. With the direct connection of laptop LCD to the adapter, such connectivity is not possible. So, the clear-cut response is no. The viable option is using an inverter with the conventional LCD and a backlight and the power supply operates the backlight of the screen and the HDMI to LVDS converter, as LVD is the most common interface for the LCD panel. Make sure which interface your panel possesses and have a pinout for it has a non-standard connector.

NOTE: This thing does not stay for very long. So, if you want to connect PS4 to your laptop then you must try remote connectivity. Remote connectivity is the most appropriate way to handle this problem and this is recommended because it gives high efficiency at low cost.


Remote play can solve your problem and it will also provide you the immerse joy of connectivity of your PS4 to the laptop screen in a feasible way.


For the working of remote play, you need the following:

  • Laptop
  • PS4 system
  • USB cable or DUALSHOCK 4 USB wireless adaptor
  • An Account on PlayStation Network
  • High-Speed Internet connection



At first, you have to download sony remote paly app at your laptop so go and start the process or installation of the app. This app will help you to stream your gameplay onto the screen of your laptop.

NOTE: If you have more than one PS4 in your house than you have to follow the step-2, otherwise skip it and come to the step-3.


Activate one of your PS4 as a primary console. For this, turn your PS4 on and go the settings and then head towards PS Network settings > account management, where you need to find Activate as Primary PS4 and enable it. Also, update your PS4 software to 3.50.


Now enable the PS4 remote option in your Ps4 settings. For this, go into the settings and then to remote paly connection settings and enable it. It will power up the PS4.


Activate the rest mode. It is usually by default enabled but it would be good to go in the settings and check.


Now you have to switch to the remote play app on the laptop. On the left corner of the app, you will see the option of settings. There you will set up the settings like frames per second and resolution.


By using USB cable or Dualshock 4 wireless, connect the controller to the laptop. For pairing the controllers, hold down Share and circular PlayStation buttons on your controller till the light bar starts flashing on the controller and plug in the USB adapter to your laptop and hold it in a pushing position for at least 3 to 4 seconds. Congratulate, your controllers are paired now.


Now you will be offered with a start option on your remote play app. You have to log-in into it. This app will search for PS4 option and then it will lead you to the PS4’s home screen. And the more interesting thing is that you can still use your laptop for other purposes too.


For powering off the PS4, you have to press down the PlayStation button on DUALSHOCK 4 controller, then go to power settings and enter Rest Mode. This will terminate your connection.

NOTE: By using remote play method, you will have more feasibility and enjoy rather than fatigue.

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