Essential PS4 set up guide – tips & tricks for your PlayStation 4


Voice commands – tell PS4 what to do

Where: Settings/System

Here’s another one you need the PS4 camera (or a headset) for but it’s worth it because, a) it never gets boring and, b) it’s actually surprisingly useful. Under Settings/System you’ll find the option to ‘Operate PS4 with voice’ switch this on and you can then use a range of simple commands to start games, log out, take screenshots and so on. The commands are contextual and triggered by saying ‘PlayStation’ clearly. Your PS4 will bleep to show it’s listening and then show you what you can say. As long as you don’t let the voice command window time out, or say words in fast sentences its really accurate.

Essential PS4 set up guide – tips & tricks

  1. Change the PS4′s power settings
  2. Activate your home console as a ‘Primary PS4
  3. Log into Facebook & use your real name on PS4
  4. Turn the PS4′s Dualshock 4 speaker down
  5. Log in to PS4 with your Face
  6. Voice commands – tell PS4 what to do
  7. Set up a second screen for easier typing on PS4
  8. Set your TV & PS4 up perfectly
  9. Improve security on your PS4: set a password
  10. Do not disturb – change your PS4 notifications
  11. PS Plus isn’t the only way to save saves on PS4
  12. See where all your PS4 memory’s gone
  13. Flip the PS4′s Share controls around
  14. Make PS4 video walkthroughs
  15. Get PS4 Streaming set up properly