A beginners guide to the PS5
If you’ve had a PS4 and want help on moving things over to the PS5, take a look at this Currys PC World article on how to move PS4 games over to your new PlayStation 5. And if you’re deciding whether to upgrade, get hands-on with the PS5 to help you make up your mind.
But if you’re brand new to PlayStation, follow this step-by-step guide and you’ll be ready to go:
1. Pick your perfect PS5
So, you’re thinking about taking the plunge into next-generation gaming? We don’t blame you. But you’ve immediately got a choice to make: do you choose the full PS5 or the PS5 Digital?
If you don’t have any physical discs already, you might want to consider the Digital Edition. It’s cheaper and sleeker but it does mean you can’t use it to play Blurays, DVDs or CDs. If you weren’t planning to use your PlayStation for a multimedia setup, PS5 Digital could be the one for you.
2. Connect your console to your TV
Once you get your brand-new PS5, you’ll need to connect it to your TV. First, unbox your PlayStation to make sure you’ve got everything you need. Then, it’s just a case of plugging it in and connecting the HDMI cable from the back of your console to your TV. You can then turn on your PlayStation. The button is at the bottom of the console (when standing up) or the far left (when it’s lying down). Turn your TV on and make sure you’re on the right HDMI input using the source button on your TV remote.
3. Connect your controller
To start with, you’ll need to plug in your controller to your PS5 with the USB cable. Want to go wireless? It’s easy to set up. First, make sure your PS5 is on and connected with the USB cable. Then just hold down the PS button on the controller and wait for the light to start blinking. Once it stops blinking and the blue lights are on, you can take away the USB cable. You’re now wireless!
4. Connect to the internet
You can either connect an ethernet cable straight into the back of your PS5 or you can use Wi-Fi. For Wi-Fi, just head to Settings then Network. From there, choose Settings and switch on Connect to the internet. Then you’ll be able to connect to your Wi-Fi as normal.
5. Explore your PS5 Settings
Change 3D Audio
Got a headset? Go to your Settings menu, then choose Sound and in Audio Output you can adjust your headphone sound options.
In your Settings menu, you’ll find Game Presets. There you can adjust everything from default Difficulty, to your Resolution (so your games look their best), activate Subtitles and much more.
Make your controller battery last longer
If you’re using your controller’s wireless feature, you can go to System and Power Saving. There you can adjust how long your controller will sit idle before turning itself off.
Planning to share your gaming?
If you want to take screenshots or capture video, you can assign buttons on your controller or choose how much video you’ll capture. You’ll find Captures and Broadcasts in the Settings menu.
6. Get some games!
Now for the fun bit. Obviously, you can get searching for top titles, but you can also sign up to PlayStation Plus and access their whole catalogue of classic PS4 titles, including Unchartered 4 and God of War.
You can then add games to your list and download them when you want to play them, rather than packing your hard drive full of games.
And now you’re ready to play! If you want to dive straight into a free title, you’ll find Astro’s Playroom already installed. It’s a fun platformer that demonstrates all the features of your PlayStation controller.
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Article was originally published by our partners at Currys PC World.
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