Games are expensive, and not everyone can afford to purchase multiple titles a year at $60 a pop. Since digital media is taking over it’s becoming rarer that we simply lend friends or family physical copies of our games. If you’re looking to share your digital library of games, there is a way to do so on PlayStation 4.
Products used in this guide
- Best Buy: PlayStation 4 Pro ($400)
How to set up gameshare on your PlayStation 4
- Log in to your account on the PlayStation 4 console that your friend or family member uses.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Account Management.
- Select Activate as Your Primary PS4.
Once this is done, your friend or family member can download any games from your library to their console. They can then access these on their own accounts, even if you are not logged in on their console at the time.
Though you can do this process with an unlimited amount of people, only two people can be playing the same game simultaneously, meaning you can’t share your library with several other friends and all hop into the same online game with each other.
Why bother gamesharing?
Gamesharing is the easiest, most pain-free way to save money on new games. Not everyone can go out and spend hundreds of dollars on multiple games each fall. When you don’t have a physical disc to loan out, this is the next best thing. Think of it like sharing your Netflix account.
PlayStation 4 Pro
The best Sony offers
If you want the best performance possible when gamesharing, the PlayStation 4 Pro is the way to go. It offers 4K resolution support, 60FPS on select games, and generally makes for an overall better experience when playing the most graphically demanding games.
October 16, 2018 at 04:02AM