How to Connect a Second PS4 Controller

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Are you looking to game with friends? You’ll need a second controller. Here’s how to connect a second controller with a PS4.

How to Connect a Second PS4 Controller

Are you looking to game with friends and family but are getting frustrated because your PS4 controller isn’t connecting? We’ve been there before, but it’s a pretty easy problem to solve. Continue reading to learn how to connect a second PS4 controller. 

How to Connect a Second PS4 Controller

To connect a second PS4 controller: 

  1. Plug in your second controller using the USB wire included with your PS4. 
  2. Turn on your PS4. 
  3. Go to Settings
  4. Go to Devices
  5. Go to Bluetooth Devices
  6. Hold the Share and PlayStation buttons in the center of the second controller. 
  7. Your second controller should show up on your PS4 Bluetooth Device settings. 

If your controller doesn’t show up or the blue backlight turns off, try keeping it plugged into your system to charge for 20-30 minutes. 

Additionally, if the controller came with the system, it should work if you plug it in. And there you have it! That’s how you connect a second PS4 controller. Let us know in the comments below if this solution worked for you. 

FAQ

Why won’t my second PS4 controller connect?  

There could be several reasons why your second PS4 controller won’t connect. The most common reason is that the controller isn’t properly synced with the console. To fix this, you’ll need to resync your controller with your PS4. Another possible reason is that there’s something wrong with the controller itself. In this case, you may need to replace the controller. 

How do you play 2 player on PS4? 

To play two players on PS4, you’ll need to have two controllers synced up to the console. Once you have two controllers connected, you can press the start button on each controller to join in on the fun. 

How do you connect a second PS4 controller without USB? 

If you want to connect a second PS4 controller without using a USB cable, you can do so by using Bluetooth. To do this, you’ll need to make sure that your controller is in Bluetooth pairing mode. Once it is, you should be able to connect it to your PS4 wirelessly. 

Why is my PS4 controller flashing blue and not connecting? 

If your PS4 controller is flashing blue and not connecting, it’s likely because the controller isn’t properly synced with the console. To fix this, you’ll need to resync your controller with your PS4. 

How many controllers can you connect to a PS4? 

You can connect up to four controllers to a PS4 at the same time. 

Can 2 players play on the same PS4 Fortnite? 

Yes, two players can play on the same PS4 Fortnite.

For more PS4 guides, see our PlayStation Section