How to Set Primary PS4

Are you looking to set your home PS4 console to your primary PS4? Read this guide to learn how to do it in under 3 minutes.

How to Set Primary PS4

If you’re looking to set a PS4 as your primary console, doing so is pretty easy, you just need to know where to look. Selecting a primary PS4 console links your console and your account, which gives anyone using your PS4 access to all your account benefits, like games, demos, and downloads. If you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you can also add secondary consoles to your account. 

How to Set Primary PS4

To set primary PS4: 

  1. Tap ⬆ on the main screen and select Settings
  2. Select Account Management
  3. Select Activate as Your Primary PS4
  4. Click Activate
  5. Allow your PS4 to activate and hit OK

To deactivate your PS4 as your primary console, hit the Deactivate button in Account Management or log in to your PlayStation Account and deactivate the devices through your Settings

And there you have it! You’ve successfully set your PS4 console to primary.

FAQ

Can two consoles have the same primary account?  

No, each console can only have one primary account. 

When I try to activate my PS4 as primary it says error? 

If you are trying to activate your PS4 as your primary console and you get an error message, it could be because your PS4 is already set as primary on another console. To fix this, you will need to deactivate your PS4 as primary on the other console. 

How do I switch primary without console? 

If you want to deactivate your PS4 as your primary console without accessing the console, you can do so from the PlayStation website. Go to the PlayStation Account Management website and click on Account Information.   

What does deactivate primary PS4 mean? 

Deactivating your PS4 as your primary console means that you will no longer be able to play digital games or use other digital content that you have purchased on that console. You can still play discs and use the content you purchased on physical media. 

Can one PS4 have multiple primary accounts? 

No, each PS4 can only have one primary account associated with it. 

How do I share my PS4 games on two consoles? 

If you want to share your PS4 games with another console, you will need to set up a PlayStation Plus account and enable Game Sharing.   

Can I log into another PS4 and play my games? 

Enable Game Sharing and add the other PS4 to play your games. 

How do you deactivate your primary PS4 if you don’t have it? 

If you want to deactivate your PS4 as your primary console without accessing the console, you can do so from the PlayStation Website

Can you get banned from game sharing on PS4? 

There is no risk of getting banned from game sharing on PS4. 

Can 2 people play a game shared game at the same time? 

No, only one person can play a game at a time when game sharing.

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