No doubt, playing your favorite PS4 games right on the big TV screen is always a fun experience.
The problem is not all of us have the luxury of a dedicated TV for playing games.
For most of us, TV is a shared commodity.
Maybe your father is busy watching the news or your brother wants to enjoy his champions league match on the TV when you have a very important competitive match.
The good news is that you can still enjoy the action by connecting your PS4 with your computer monitor.
In this blog post, we will show you how to connect your PS4 with your PC monitor using HDMI, in a super-easy way.
That being said, let’s check out the details.
Steps for Connecting PS4 to Monitor Via HDMI
The steps for connecting your PS4 with the monitors can vary from monitor to monitor, as the older monitors used to come with VGA or DVI ports, and the newer ones come with HDMI ports.
Firstly, you need to determine the type of port on your PC monitor, and then you can easily follow the steps for the right type of your monitor.
Newer Monitors With Built-in HDMI Port
Connecting the newer generation monitors with built-in HDMI ports is a bit hassle-free as compared to the older generation monitors, as you would have to mess around with different cables and converters.
Things Required: 1 HDMI Cable
Time Required: 2 Minutes
- Firstly, you need to switch off and unplug both of your devices (monitors as well as PS4), to avoid electrocution.
- Put one end of the HDMI cable into the PS4, and the other end of the cable in the HDMI port of your monitor.
- Turn on, your PS4, and monitor, and you are good to go.
Older Monitors Without Built-in HDMI Port
Connecting the older generation monitors with PS4 with a monitor through HDMI requires one extra step.
You will require an extra cable (it can vary depending upon the type of port on your monitor).
If you have a monitor with a DVI port, you will require an HDMI-DVI cable, and if your monitor has a VGA port, you will require an HDMI-VGA port.
Things Required: HDMI-DVI cable or HDMI-VGA cable
Time Required: 2 Minutes
- Firstly, you would need to check out the type of port on your monitor and get the right type of cable accordingly.
- Now, switch off both of your devices, and connect the HDMI end of the cable to the PS4, and the other end of the cable with a monitor.
- Turn on the PS4 and the monitor, and you are done with it.
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Connecting the Audio From PS4 to Monitor
We know that using headphones with PS4 is not for everybody. People like me like to enjoy sound directly from the big speakers.
But the problem here is, connecting the audio from the PS4 to the monitor is not as simple as the video connection.
There can be a bunch of different scenarios with different solutions.
Don’t worry, we will walk you through all the steps by holding your hand. So, you can have a dynamic video playing experience.
Monitor with HDMI + Speakers
Not all the monitors come with built-in speakers, if you are lucky enough and have a monitor with built-in speakers, you have good news.
You do not need to put any further effort and can enjoy digital sound directly through the built-in speakers of your monitor.
If your monitor speakers are not good enough, and there is a 3.5mm port available on the monitors, you can connect external speakers to improve the audio quality.
Monitor with HDMI + 3.5mm Port
We know that not all of us are lucky enough to have built-in monitor speakers. If your TV has an HDMI connection and a 3.5mm port, you can still enjoy sound on the big speakers by using external speakers.
There is already digital audio and video connection between the PS4 and the TV when using an HDMI port.
All you have to do now is to connect external speakers with the monitor, and you are good to go.
Monitor with No HDMI
Things get tricky if your monitor does not have an HDMI port. Although, you will need converters, and cables with this method, still, it works like a charm.
Firstly, you will require a Digital-RCA-3.5mm audio converter, that will convert the audio type. Besides, you will also require a digital to RCA, and RCA to 3.5 mm cable.
Now, you will have to plug in one end of the Digital-RCA cable to the PS4 and the other one to the converter.
Similarly, you will also need to plug in the RCA-3.5mm cable to the converter, and your external speakers respectively.
By following these simple steps, you can easily attach your external speakers with the PS4, to enjoy high-quality sound.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can we connect PS4 with the monitor if the monitor does not have HDMI?
Yes, you can easily connect PS4 with a monitor using the HDMI-DVI or HDMI-VGA cable to stream your favorite games.
Is it worth playing PS4 games on the PC monitor?
Of course, it is highly pleasurable to play PS4 games on the PC monitor, as the refresh rate, and the pixel density on the pc monitors is much higher than most of the TVs.
Can we connect audio from PS4 to the monitor?
Yes, you can easily connect the audio from the PS4 to the computer monitor. In fact, we have briefly described how you can connect the audio from the PS4 to the computer monitor.
Playing PS4 games on the TV cannot be a right fit for everybody. A lot of people think that connecting the PS4 with a TV is rocket science.
In this blog post, we showed you how you can easily connect your PS4 with your monitor to enjoy games, without spending a fortune on a new TV.
We also added a guide on connecting the audio from your PS4 to the monitor.
If you are still confused and have a problem. Feel free to ask us in the comments section below. We would love to help you out.