How To Play PS4 Games On PC Without PS4 ?

How To Play PS4 Games On PC Without PS4: PlayStation Now coming from Sony, the developer of a very successful and popular PlayStation console is a video game streaming service (say, just like Steam). This service is a result of Sony’s few initiatives to explore more in video game streaming. In this article, you will get to know about How To Play PS4 Games On PC Without PS4.

Streaming is not a new thing in modern works as people are already used to stream different content, generally in the form of movies, shows, or music. But in recent years video game streaming gained significant popularity. Thus, Sony is already making its presence in this service and according to sources that Sony is keeping the list of games available constantly updated and therefore it is necessary to check what’s new is coming at once every month. 

How To Play PS4 Games On PC Without PS4 
How To Play PS4 Games On PC Without PS4

With the PlayStation Now application you can play PS4 games on PC and laptop without having a P4 controller by following below step: 

Step 1: Download the PlayStation Now app on PC

Step 2: Create a PlayStation Network account and set up your subscription

Step 3: Connect a DualShock 4 controller via USB port

That’s all you have to do for playing PS4 games on a PC and laptop without owning a PS4 console and without remote play. However, not every PS4 exclusive game will be available on PlayStation Now but to mention premium games like Bloodborne, Marvel’s Spider-Man and other is available on PS Now. Besides, many of the exclusive games from PS3 such as inFamous along with its awesome sequel and others are also available to play. 

Here is the full list of PS4 games available on PlayStation Now:

  • Killzone: Shadow Fall 
  • God of War 3 Remastered
  • Saints Row IV: Re-Elected
  • WWE 2K16
  • Tropico 5
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV
  • F1 2015
  • Darksiders II Deathfinitive Editon 
  • Evolve
  • MX vs ATV Supercross Encore
  • Resogun
  • Helldivers
  • Broken Age 
  • Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition 
  • Grim Fandango Remastered
  • Akiba’s Beat
  • Castlestorm Definitive Edition 
  • Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky 
  • Nidhogg
  • Super Mega Baseball

A stable Internet connection, a controller, and a PlayStation Now subscription are all required to get started.

The PlayStation Now application is absolutely free to download and comes with a 7-day trial so that you can make up your mind whether you have to go for it or not. Since it is a premium service coming from Sony therefore you should know in advance that PlayStation Now doesn’t come for free and costs £49.99 for 12-months, £22.99 for three months, or £8.99 for one month. And from the pricing, it is clear that the full-year subscription is better and cheaper than a one or three-month subscription. 

How To Play PS4 Games On PC Without PS4 

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The recommended and minimum specs requirement listed by Sony can be found below:


  • Windows 7 (SP 1), 8.1 or 10
  • 3.5 GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8 GHz AMD A10 or faster
  • 300 MB or more of available storage
  • 2 GB or more of RAM
  • Sound card; USB port


  • Windows 7 (SP 1), 8.1 or 10
  • Core i3 2.0 GHz
  • 300 MB of available storage
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Sound card; USB port

How To Play PS4 Games On PC Without PS4?

Many people also search for ways to or How To Play PS4 Games On PC Without PS4 and laptop without a remote game. Luckily, the process to do the same is simple and you need an HDMI cable, USB-C to USB-A converter cable. 

How To Play PS4 Games On PC Without PS4 

Then follow the steps:

Step 1: Firstly, you have to download the Game Capture application on your PC or laptop according to your capture card. Keep in mind that you should only download and install only the official app. Links for two are given below.

Elgato Game


Step 2: Now it is time to make few connections. First, connect the game capture card to the laptop. To do this, take an HDMI cable and connect the capture card to the HDMI in-port and the PS4 to the HDMI outport. there is a C-port on the capture card and this is suitable to carry video signals to the monitor.

With a USB-A port into the laptop, plug the USB-C cable into the capture card. By this, your PC  supplies power to your capture card and captures the signals for video. Be cautious and make sure that the USB-A is plug into the USB-3 port of the computer.

Step 3: After connecting the capture card, laptop, and PS4, you can run the game capture app. To accept the signals the game capture card will take a few seconds. However, if there is any problem in receiving signals and connecting with the capture card, then you should go with the manual process to set the device. For this, go to the Game Capture Settings option, then tap on the gear icon, next select PS4 as the gaming device.

Step 4: Now your PC is all set to run PS4 games without a remote controller. Instead of a controller, you have to use the keyboard as the console. and it is quite obvious that playing with a keyboard is not so exciting and smooth as compared to a controller. But something is better than nothing and seems a better alternative for you.

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How To Play PS4 Games On Android And iPhone?

How To Play PS4 Games On PC Without PS4 
Dual Shock 4 Wireless Controller

Not just on PC and laptop you can also play PS4 games on iPhone and Android using the remote play app and to do the same requires you to own the following: 

  1.  A good home broadband network with a PS4 console connected to it.
  2.  Minimum 5MBPS internet speed with recommended 12 MBPS via LAN is required.
  3. DualShock 4 wireless controller
  4.  Any other device compatible with your home broadband network should also be connected to it.

While there are some limitations to devise compatibility to do this. Sony says that any Android smartphone running on Android 5.0 or higher using on-screen controls can run PS4 remote play. Also, DualShock 4 Wireless Controller is only compatible and connects with only devices with 10.0 or higher. 

For any Apple device (iPhone and iPad) running on iOS 12.1 is compatible with the remote play app, somehow iOS 13 is required to connect to a controller.

The Bottom Line

PlayStation Now service has the potential to offer more in the coming future, however for now it is limited to access exclusive and premium PlayStation games such as the Uncharted series, stream, and play them on PC and laptop.

Another big attraction of the PlayStation Now service is that you can switch between the devices and resume and start playing on the other device that you left on other devices by just using PlayStation Account. S0 that was How To Play PS4 Games On PC Without PS4, drop your review in the comment section if you find it helpful. 

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