How To Use PS4’s Dualshock 4 Controller To Play Game On Windows

There are numerous game controllers but PS4’s Dualshock 4 controller is a favourite and one of the best ever seen and used. But the negative part of the so called PS4’s Dualshock 4 controller is that it cannot be used on Windows or other operating system by default without the use of third party software. And as a result of the fact that Windows users were unable to use this gadget on Windows, it has really gave Microsoft an open heaven on it Xbox game controller which by default work on almost all OS.

The fact that PS4’s Dualshock 4 controller is not be default supported Windows does not mean one cannot use it on Windows. Yes, it simply means it can be used on Windows with simple and flexible software that won’t even slow down your PC processor. Just like your normal game joystick pad, PS4’s Dualshock 4 controller can be connected via your PC USB port as well as via Bluetooth but using Bluetooth does not really get my recommendation as this may sometimes disconnected even when you are at the pick of your emotion with what you do with PS4’s Dualshock 4 controller.

If you are interested in using the PS4’s Dualshock 4 controller on Windows, here is a quick guide you can follow.

Not that, using PS4’s Dualshock 4 controller requires the use of third party software and with that… Life is simple and richer in its context.

Step 1

Download and Install the following app on your PC

Xbox 360 Controller drivers for Windows


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Step 2

When you are done with the installation in step 1 above, then launch ImputMapper and connect your PS4’s Dualshock 4 controller directly to your PC using the PS4 USB cable or relevant cable.

Step 3

All thing being equal, after proper connection you should see something like the one below and it would be left for you to configure your controller.

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Step 4

To configure your PS4’s controller, click on the PS4’s controller icon and tab the edit button to configure your controller.

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That is all you need to do in order to use PS4’s Dualshock 4 controller on PC. If you enjoy this post, please spread the good news with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google plus etc.

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