DualShock 4 on Windows 10/11 PC: How it Works

Use your PS4 controller on your PC with ease

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Key notes

  • The DualShock 4 controller works well on Windows PC that is compatible with it.
  • You have the option of a wired or wireless connection between your PC and the controller.
dualshock 4 controller

This might be the best-selling game controller of all time, but getting DualShock 4 to work on Windows 10 PC hasn’t been a blissful job. Now we can look back with pride and share our solutions for troubleshooting.

Many users had some rough time with DS4Windows not working or just getting started with that. If you are having the same quest at the moment, jump to the article that guides you to use DS4Windows and easily connect your controller to the PC.

It’s been a while since PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers can be used to play Steam games, and we hope you had a great time with that. In this detailed guide, we will show you how the DualShock 4 controller works.

How it all started – first impressions on DualShock 4

dual shock 4 on pc

I absolutely love the DualShock 4 on the PlayStation 4 and am looking forward to spending a lot of time with it when I buy Sony’s latest edition of the PlayStation.

But, you know that games for the PlayStation consoles sometimes aren’t exactly cheap, so for that, we try to play games on the PC, usually using the controller for that.

Using the DualShock 4 on PC is especially awesome when it comes to sports games. For me, playing Pro Evolution Soccer or the never-ending FIFA series with keyboard buttons is a pain in the a$$, if you know what I’m saying.

That’s why I am interested to find out whether the new DualShock 4 will work on PC or not. If you have the same curiosity, then read on to find out.

Will the DualShock 4 controller work on a PC?

Yes, the DualShock 4 controller will work on your Windows PC. You have the option of a wired or wireless connection.

However, your device needs to be compatible with the controller.

How does DualShock 4 work on a PC?

1. Mode of operation

The USB (Micro B) feature is what allows the DualShock 4 controller to be used on PCs. Also, you can connect a wireless DualShock 4 controller to your PC with the help of a DualShock 4 USB wireless adaptor.

However, your PC needs to be compatible with the controller to enjoy this.

2. Features

Here are the main features and specifications of the DualShock 4 controller, just as a little reminder:

  • Improved wireless connectivity
  • Improved dual analog sticks
  • Capacitive touchpad
  • Three-LEDs light bar
  • Share button for Ustream and social networks
  • Built-in speaker and stereo headset jack
  • Improved ergonomics shape
  • Enhanced vibration thanks to multiple motors

And some technical specifications:

  • Approximative 210g
  • USB (Micro B)
  • Extension Port
  • Built-in Lithium-ion rechargeable battery at 1000mAh
  • Bluetooth Ver 2.1 + EDR

We have reached the end of this guide discussing how the DualShock 4 controller works on Windows PC. You should now be able to take advantage of the controller and enjoy your gaming sessions.

However, if your PS4 controller is not connecting to your PC, check our detailed guide to fix it.

Feel free to share your experience using the DualShock 4 controller with us in the comments below.

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