Getting s - PlayStation

Getting s - PlayStation
Welcome to the World of PlayStation
Get your PS4 up and running with this handy Quick Start Guide.
Quick Start Guide
Getting started
Connect to your TV.
Follow the steps
below to connect your PlayStation®4 system to your
Rear view
AC IN connector
HDMI input port
AC power cord
HDMI cable
To an electricity supply
Using a PlayStation®Camera? Find out how to set it up in its instruction manual.
Connect to a LAN cable (sold separately).
No Wi-Fi connection? You can use a LAN cable to connect your PS4™ system
to the Internet instead.
To connect your PS4™ system to the Internet via Wi-Fi, do not connect a LAN
Rear view
LAN port
Type of connection:
LAN cable
(sold separately)
Internet connected device
such as a modem
To the Internet
We recommend connecting your PS4™ system to the Internet to get the most out of it.
Turn on your TV, and then change the TV channel to
Turn on your PS4™ system by touching the
The power indicator will blink
blue, before turning
Power indicator
Front view
Power button
If you can't get a picture when the PS4™ system is turned on (the power indicator will
(power) button for at least 7 seconds (until the system
turn white), simply touch the
beeps twice) to turn off the power, and then turn on the power again.
Connect your DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller to
your PS4™ system using the USB cable, and then
press the
(PS) button.
The controller will be registered (paired), and turn on.
Front view
USB port
USB port
USB cable
PS button
• You'll need to register (pair) the controller in some situations, such as when you use
the controller for the first time, or when you use the controller on another PS4™
• Once you've registered (paired) the controller, you can disconnect the USB cable and
use the controller wirelessly.
Select your settings.
Set up an Internet connection, set the date and time, and adjust other
settings. Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust various settings, and then
select [Start Now] from the set-up completion screen.
Once you have set up an Internet connection, a system software update will
be downloaded automatically - as will future system software updates.
Will a child be using your PS4™ system? If so, be sure to read “Setting the
parental control” section.
You can change any settings that you previously skipped via
the function screen.
(Settings) or [Profile] in
Setting the parental control
Some PS4™ content may not be suitable for your child. Most PS4™ content is rated
by an independent ratings body.
To ensure your child only has access to suitably rated content, just set the correct
parental control before you first let your child play. You can set the parental
controls in
(Settings) in the function screen > [Parental Controls] > [Restrict Use
of PS4 Features] > [Application]. Use the tables below for guidance on how the
Parental Control Setting relates to different age groups.
You can restrict access to Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD video content, and to the Internet
Browser, from
(Settings) in the function screen > [Parental Controls] > [Restrict
Use of PS4 Features]. Restricting access to the Internet Browser will not prevent
launch of some applications that use the Internet.
Regardless of the Parental Control Settings, you should monitor your child’s activity
on the PS4™ system. You can override the Parental Control Settings at any time to
allow an older child or adult to play.
Europe, Africa and India
Player’s Age
PS4™ Parental
Control Setting
Under 3
18 and over
Highest game age
Player’s Age
PS4™ Parental
Control Setting
Highest game age
Under 6
18 and over
Player’s Age
PS4™ Parental
Control Setting
Under 4
18 and over
Highest game age
For more information on parental controls and age ratings please visit or go to the Settings section of the User's Guide.
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Using the screen
Function screen
Access several features here
including your current Trophy
details, new notifications, Friends
and Settings.
To enjoy some features, you must
have an Internet connection or be
signed in to PSNSM.
Up button/
Down button
Home screen
Content area
Access your games and other content.
All content is listed from left to right
in order of the most recently
Up button/
Down button
Content info screen
Access the latest information about
the currently selected content. To
display the latest information, you
must be signed in to PSNSM.
Playing games
Insert a disc.
The game will appear in the content area of the home screen.
Front view
Select the game to start playing.
Quitting a game
Removing a disc
Press and hold the
(PS) button, and
then select [Close Application].
Touch the
(eject) button.
Front view
Returning to the home screen
from a game
To return to the home screen without
quitting a game, press the
To resume playing the game, select it
from the content area.
Eject button
Go to
Now that you've got a PS4™ system, it's time to head over to see what's available
at PlayStation®Store.
PlayStation®Store has a wide variety of downloadable content, some of which you
can’t get anywhere else. You’ll find games to suit every taste, as well as game
add-ons that make your games even more fun to play, plus free demos and much,
much more. And you can even begin playing your games before they've finished
To use PlayStation®Store, you must have a Sony Entertainment Network (SEN)
account and an Internet connection. PlayStation®Store and SEN subject to terms
and country and language restrictions, see for details.
Users are responsible for internet service fees. Users must be 7 years or older and
users under 18 require parental consent. Additional age restrictions may apply.
Charges apply for some content and/or services.
Sharing your gaming experience
When using some of the PS4™ system's online services, you can upload
screenshots and video clips of gameplay from a game, and broadcast (stream) your
To use these features, you must have an SEN master account and an Internet
Using a mono headset
Connect the mono headset to your controller for in-game voice chat.
Mono headset
MIC switch
Stereo headset jack
Creating an SEN account
Create an SEN account to use PSNSM and SEN services such as PlayStation®Store and
Music Unlimited*.
* Not available in all countries.
• You can create your own SEN account for free.
• You must have an Internet connection to use services. You must also update the
system software to the latest version.
• A maximum of 16 accounts can be registered on each PS4™ system.
• To create a sub account for users under a certain age, you must first create a
master account for a parent or guardian.
• Accounts created on a PlayStation®3 system, a PlayStation®Vita system, or a
computer can be used on the PS4™ system.
If you do not have an SEN account
(Settings) > [PSNSM] > [Sign In to PSN] > [I don't have an account] from the
function screen, and then create an account.
If you already have an SEN account
(Settings) > [PSNSM] > [Sign In to PSN] from the function screen, enter your
ID and password, and then select [Sign In].
Using the controller
To use your controller wirelessly, you must first charge its battery. Press and hold
(PS) button and the controller's battery charge level will be shown
Turn on your PS4™ system (the power indicator will light
up white), or set it to standby mode (the power indicator
will light up orange).
Connect your controller to your PS4™ system with the USB
Light bar
USB port
To your
PS4™ system
To charge your controller when in standby mode, you must first checkmark
(Settings) > [Power Saving
the [Supply Power from USB Ports] option in
Settings] > [Set Functions Available in Standby Mode].
Using multiple controllers
You can use up to 4 controllers at the same time.
When you press the
(PS) button on a controller for which registration has been
completed, a colour will be assigned to that user and the light bar will light up in
their own colour, depending on the order in which they join in. The first user is
blue, the second is red, the third is green and the fourth is pink.
Turning off the power
If you disconnect the AC power cord while the power indicator is lit or blinking,
data might be lost or corrupted, or the system might become damaged. You must
disconnect the AC power cord only once the power is turned off completely. Be
sure to read the "Turning off the power completely" section below.
Entering standby mode
You can charge the controller from a USB port and remain signed in to PSNSM while
in standby mode.
Select (Power) from the function screen, and then select [Enter Standby Mode].
white, before
The picture will disappear, and the power indicator will blink
turning orange.
(PS) button.
To exit standby mode, press the
Turning off the power completely
Select (Power) from the function screen, and then select [Turn Off PS4].
white, before
The picture will disappear, and the power indicator will blink
turning off.
Power indicator status
The power is on
Standby mode
The power is off
Further information
User's Guide
The User's Guide contains more information about what your PS4™ system can do
– including how to adjust settings, how long to charge the controller for and how
(Settings) >
(User's Guide) from the function
to use each function. Select
You can also view the User's Guide by visiting:
You must have an Internet connection to view the User’s Guide.
Safety Guide
The Safety Guide contains information about how to safely use your PS4™ system,
and information about specifications. Be sure to read it before using the system.
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