Reddit Reddit reviews Sony DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor

We found 75 Reddit comments about Sony DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

Video Games
PlayStation 4 Games, Consoles & Accessories
PlayStation 4 Accessories
PlayStation 4 Cables & Adapters
Sony DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor
This adaptor enables the DualShock 4 Controller to wirelessly connect to your PC or MacBy connecting the product to the USB port of a Windows PC or Mac, you can connect the DualShock 4 wirelessly via BluetoothUtilize every feature of DualShock 4, including buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration and stereo headset jack, as long as the application supports these featuresWith the Remote Play app on your PC/Mac you can stream your favourite PS4 games to your computer
Check price on Amazon

75 Reddit comments about Sony DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor:

u/ztj · 9 pointsr/ffxiv

Nobody's mentioned this but Sony started selling a dedicated dongle for the DS4 that has full feature support, including the headset audio. It's definitely the way to go. No muss, no fuss.

u/ahoy_mateyz · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Sony DS4 adapter.
I have the DS4 kit that came with the controller and their Bluetooth adapter and it works good. We play from across the room, with drunkards in the middle and it still works well.

I tried the regular Bluetooth adapters, they are okay if really close, but not across the room.
Watch /r/buildapcsales the adapter and the kit goes on sale every now and then

u/brain-eating-amoeba · 3 pointsr/pcgamingtechsupport


You got some choices.

I run a Nvidia card at home (970 gtx) I do not know the answers to AMD flavors... in fact, what I am about to throw at you might not be possible under AMD (I don't know).

Enable streaming through GeForce Experience. Then, create a VPN between your router and your laptop (or possibly the PC and laptop) and run software called 'MoonLight'.

Done and done.

(so you can follow along, a VPN extends your home network - placing your laptop on the same network as your PC! this is important as GeForce experience won't stream remotely)

However, this sucks balls. It requires a couple hours of configuration and you are kind of in the hospital.

Fuck that running.

Get one of these:

A PS4 bluetooth adapter.

Then subscribe to PSNOW.

This might shortcut everything:

u/Jvnldelinquent · 2 pointsr/gaming

PlayStation specifically has a usb Bluetooth connector for the DualShock 4. It looks like a little flash drive. For XBOX, I’m not entirely sure.

Its on the pricey end of the options

u/Blaaznar · 2 pointsr/destiny2

PS4 wireless controller works perfectly in all games for me since I bought this:

Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Adaptor

u/SilentBobVG · 2 pointsr/buildapc

If he's playing a combination of both new games and older games, via emulators, I would strongly recommend the Dualshock 4 along with the adapter to get it working on PC

u/qchto · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Of course.

One of those is connected the regular way under Ubuntu(the first 2 minutes of this video show how exactly), that's the one used for the PCSX2.

The other one is connected through a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor by passing the entire device to a Windows VM running USFIV (I think using only a bluetooth dongle in the same way would work as well, but I honestly won't bet on Windows management of bluetooth devices).

u/LoveCheeze · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

You mean this thing with average 2.8 review score?

u/iCeCoCaCoLa64 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You could do what I do and use a Dualshock 4 Wireless Adapter. That way you can use your controller wirelessly.

Also, my friend has used his PS4 controller wired almost daily, and his mUSB port is completely fine. Don't cheap out on controllers.

u/wtn81764 · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Hi before this update my PS4 USB dongle use to work now it doesn't, anyone know how to fix this?

u/zakabog · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Yeah, you need to purchase a bluetooth adapter. Sony sells one which you can purchase on Amazon -

u/delnoob · 2 pointsr/skyrim

yep, you can do it two different ways. easiest is to directly plug it into the pc or you can use a bluetooth dongle if you want to retain the wireless function (i'll link below). after you have it connected (give it a few sec as it may need to do some auto install thing to work properly), open steam and in the top right corner you'll see a controller. click that and it should open "big picture mode" which will basically turn your computer into a console. from there you can select the game you want to play from your library, buy new ones, search the web, etc.

Sonys official dongle (only one dongle per controller, but will retain audio connection)

universal donge (will connect multiple controllers, but will not retain audio through the controller)

u/Mr_pessimister · 2 pointsr/RocketLeague

I'd say you have a few options.

  1. Try a different USB cable. I use a DS4 on my PC and I had a cable that would "wobble" and cause disconnect issues when holding the controller in certain ways.

  2. If it is the controller and not the cable then you could try to replace it with something like this. There are plenty of youtube tutorials. Doesn't seem too hard.

  3. You could get a Bluetooth dongle if your PC does not already support bt. I have used one, but in my experience where I live I get a lot of interference and the controller latency can spike if it's not right next to the receiver so it wasn't an option for me.

  4. You could get one of these.

    While more pricey I have read that both the range and reliability of the signal are head and shoulders above a generic bluetooth adapter.

    Best of luck!

    P.S. I missed this when reading your post, but /u/Jamaicancoconut is correct. Dualshock 4 works directly with RL without the need for DS4Windwos/Input Mapper/360CE/etc.
u/Kefro · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

If you are looking for wireless connectivity on your PC, just buy a cheap Bluetooth USB dongle. They go around ~$10. I would only assume that's the reason why they stopped producing the adaptor.

Amazon has them for ~$50

u/cheech790 · 2 pointsr/playstation

It was released yesterday in the EU, it is going to be [released in a few days in the US]( USB-Wireless-Adaptor/dp/B01KWLKKQU/). I've got one, but so far it's pretty useless because there aren't any games who support the adaptor yet.

u/shaosam · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

This guy?

People don't seem very happy with it at the moment.

u/sloth104 · 1 pointr/gaming

Sony Bluetooth link

Works well enough for me. My computer is old though.

u/kuaku · 1 pointr/buildapc


Xbox one


Don't know about a Bluetooth dongle that would work. You can also use a USB cable to use your ps4 controller on pc

Edit: fixed links

u/Dark-Drinker · 1 pointr/gaming

If your looKing for a wireless option I would recommend picking up a Sony Dualshock 4 USB Wireless Adapter. Works great on my Windows 10 computer.

Edit: Make sure you have the latest version of DS4Windows installed and you should be good to go.

u/Randall_Stevenz · 1 pointr/RetroPie

I can't speak to your crash issues, but I found that the only way I could get my DS4 working was to purchase this:

Seriously, it works PERFECT.

u/Lorelei_Valfreyja · 1 pointr/ffxiv

Sony's official USB dongle comes out tomorrow.


u/RestInPieces2 · 1 pointr/techsupport

There is an official adapter for this now.

It mentions playing games that are streamed but it works for other games too, like Rocket League.

u/st0neh · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

It's not cheap but yeah, it's just another dongle.

u/kennyamr · 1 pointr/ffxiv

I am not sure about pairing it via bluetooth but I do use a cable USB and it recognizes it without any problem, I just need to set up the gamepad type in FFXIV's settings and I'm ready to go, no need for third party software.
Maybe I'm mistaken but I think you may need to buy the official Sony USB wireless adaptor for $21.49.
However, I think I heard you actually could connect it via bluetooth without it and make it work, again, not sure.

u/Teknoxyn · 1 pointr/RocketLeague

Apparently it's no longer available so it looks like they are expensive... I would not recommend spending $40 on it... I think MSRP was 15ish when I bought it at Best Buy. You should be able to use a bluetooth adapter if your PC does not have it built in.

Again, here's what I use but I wouldn't buy it for this much.

u/CannibalVegan · 1 pointr/GameSale

one of these guys?

Best Buy was selling them for $40 WITH a PS4 controller a while back, good luck.

u/RainbowGoddamnDash · 1 pointr/patientgamers

IIRC, there were certain brands that would work better with the DS4/DS3.

Like this one worked perfectly for me until my ps4 controller died

But now you can just get one of these from Sony themselves

u/FoN925 · 1 pointr/PS4

Here or here.

Be sure to read reviews and do some research on these things before buying one. I almost pre-ordered one before realizing I didn't need one after all.

u/Seiksae · 1 pointr/PS4

Al DS4 controllers use Bluetooth technology.

If you want to sync your DS4 with a PC you will need this adaptor

u/Azurified · 1 pointr/RocketLeague

It needs to be plugged in unless you want to buy this, which makes it wireless. However, the wireless adapter also adds input lag.

u/IsASarcasticBastard · 1 pointr/Steam

You can just use the charging cable, which is a usb/ micro usb cable. Or you can buy this.

u/plurally · 1 pointr/pcgaming

I've used a few different micro-usb to usb cables and how well they stay in the DS4 is really hard to predict but the one I have now doesn't fall out, but if the click-in metal part breaks then you really just have to get a new wire. Or the jack could be faulty, it's hard to know but with wires that had the metal clicking part broken or not existent then it would sometimes fall out of the back of my controller while gaming. I would test this by making sure the micro-usb connection is actually clicking into the back of the controller, if you can pull it out of the back with minimal effort it might be a good idea to test a few other wires to see if they stay in or come out easily. I'd also test another USB jack if the controller's connection seems firm.

I heard that a regular bluetooth dongle would work but that was not the case for me (except for the steam-link that bluetooth just worked). It could be that the cheap bluetooth dongle I had just didn't work but I had nothing else to test.

So, I just bought the official DS4 bluetooth dongle and it works fine and it's currently the only way to be able to use the headphone jack in the controller but I usually don't use it because there's still no way to use bluetooth without emulating a 360 controller right now. The official dongle appears to also not be sold anymore on newegg, gamestop, or wal-mart and amazon has it for more than twice the price I paid for it and it's not available with prime anymore, so that may not be an acceptable solution. But I also bought a cheap 10 dollar bluetooth dongle and thought maybe my motherboard was broken or windows bluetooth didn't work but I tried it on a laptop and it still didn't work, so I bought the official dongle for 20 dollars and it just worked. Maybe just don't cheap out on the bluetooth dongle, I'm not entirely sure how to test this without a different computer and/or another bluetooth device to check.

Also there could be software problems if you're using ds4windows/inputmapper and not turning on exclusive mode. I've never had a problem with this but without exclusive mode windows will detect the ds4 on its own and the xinput wrapper for it as two separate inputs that may conflict with each other. So, make sure that the box for that is ticked and the program you use is updated. If the problem is for certain games it could be a problem with games that automatically switch from controller to keyboard/mouse like witcher 3 because if there's like a hair under your mouse it will constantly switch between the two which might cause your controller to feel like it's disconnected because the kb/m took control, though this is rare for games to have as a feature and probably not likely.

u/Sillymicrobe · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

If for whatever reason the perfectly viable method above isn't working or you prefer official methods, Sony sells their own adapter specifically for PC despite the controller being able to work with a simple bluetooth adapter... Here is a link to it if you want it.

Edit: aaand even the "official" adapter apparently doesn't natively work with just any game. You are better off with a bluetooth adapter and the software posted above.

u/bitsper2nd · 1 pointr/pcgaming

You have two options. One is the official dongle sold by Sony. The other is a third-party that has been received well in the market. The free alternative is to use this software to configure your Dualshock 4.

u/sylv3r · 1 pointr/PHGamers

I'll suggest going with the DS4 if you prefer the Sony controller layout if you prefer the Xbox one, go with that instead.

If you go the DS4 route you can get one of these:

I use it on my machine and it works really well (both are available from datablitz).

As for recommended stores, iTech, Gameone and DB are the goto recommendations.

u/wavetoyou · 1 pointr/PS4Pro

The DS4 v2 alone retails for $59.99, but is currently on Amazon for $39.00 via Prime.. The USB adapter goes for $22 on Amazon, and is also included...technically a freebie in this deal.

u/dregwriter · 1 pointr/dragonsdogmaonline

first of all buy this.

then use a program like "INPUT MAPPER" or "DS4 WINDOWS" to have the ps4 controller emulate an xbox 360 controller so all games that support 360 controller(dogma online does) will work with the PS4 as well. And also be able to completely customize the PS4 controller like switching buttons, change analog sensitivity settings, enabled trackpad for mouse or other custom feature, turn buttons into macros or use trackpad swipe functions as macros or custom button presses and map key and mouse commands to the controller.

I personally use PS4 controller to play dogma online on PC. and im using input mapper.

u/dantat · 1 pointr/PS4

This is what you need to use the DS4 wirelessly with a PC.

u/brunodmjr · 1 pointr/ffxiv

I can't answer you that right now. Can check when I get home (if I remember).
This Adapter

u/babycrackowl · 1 pointr/darksouls
u/cusman78 · 1 pointr/Helldivers

You can use the standard DS4 you got for your PS4 for your Steam gaming by attaching it via a USB cable.

To make the DS4 work wireless on the PC or Mac for something like Steam or Remote Play, you can get something like the Sony Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller Starter Kit which includes a DS4 and the USB Wireless BlueTooth transmitter or you can get just the Sony Dualshock 4 USB Wireless Adapter sold separately.

Note: I have also come across references of making generic USB BlueTooth Adapters work, but it is more complicated to get them synced with your DS4 and get them working. Those solutions also tend to require some 3rd party software which basically detect your DS4 like an Xbox 360 controller so the game shows Xbox button prompts instead of DS4 button prompts.

u/Wolfgang1991 · 1 pointr/gaming

Got mine from amazon.
Just see big brother in your search bar ;)

Sorry to say but they cost half of that last year, use why they would go up in price.

u/Emerald_Flame · 1 pointr/buildapc

Sony actaully makes a dongle specifically for that:

If I remember right, it only supports 1 controller at a time though.

u/_Maxmillian · 1 pointr/Warthunder

You would think, but gaijin is known to be bass ackwards.

I also got one of these. You can probably find it cheaper as I think I paid around $25 for mine.

u/jtrodule · 1 pointr/PS4

I’m pretty sure you need a special dongle for connecting it via Bluetooth even if your PC has Bluetooth capabilities. This is the adapter:

u/lukini101 · 1 pointr/paragon

Well with Paragon it works natively. I can't say that I've tried it out with many non-steam games, but so far it's worked fine with Steam. You can remap it and do whatever you want with it (haven't personally done that yet). If you want you can even get a wireless adapter for the DS4, that way you don've have to stay plugged in.

u/steveliv · 1 pointr/PS4

If the USB is damaged, you need to get the following:

This charger uses the AUX port (instead of the USB port) at the bottom of the controller to charge.

This is the official Sony DS4 wireless adaptor. You can get cheaper BT usb adapters, but this is going to be the easiest.

u/DeathbyD4 · 1 pointr/ffxiv




u/oprustysblanket · 1 pointr/PS4

Yes it is.

Edit: Sony DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor

u/zaise_chsa · 1 pointr/PS4

It seems like if you connect via Bluetooth you'll be able to. Also if your computer doesn't have Bluetooth, Sony does still a dongle to connect your controller. You can find it here:

u/Gargenville · 1 pointr/gaming

Sony make a wireless PS4 controller dongle.

That said PS4 controller support on PC is still pretty damn iffy.

u/Zoner1501 · 1 pointr/ffxi

1st try the different premade configurations in the configuration tool, for some reason it’s REALLY funky but some work and some won't even after adjusting the settings.

If that doesn't work try this:
Sony DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor

It's an adapter made by sony specifically for Dualshock 4 controllers to connect to PC, no emulation software needed.

Here's the controller/adapter kit for those interested:

u/Kingukingu · 1 pointr/pcgamingtechsupport

Is this it? I've seen those at Walmart before but I always thought they were just for the actual consoles haha.

u/dragonx254 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

If you mean you're using that thing, that's for PC/Mac. It won't work on Switch. You need 8Bitdo or Mayflash adapter

u/TakiSQ · 1 pointr/Steam

As far as I know, you can't but SONY is releasing their own USB dongle for Dualshock 4 on PC.

EDIT: DS4 Wireless dongle:

u/JJMICK · 1 pointr/CODZombies

Sony Computer Entertainment DUALSHOCK 4 USB Wireless Adaptor - PlayStation 4

u/TnStriker · 1 pointr/playstation

You can buy it now

Sony Computer Entertainment DUALSHOCK 4 USB Wireless Adaptor - PlayStation 4

u/YoungBuscemi · 1 pointr/nvidia

Certain games on steam recognize my controller as a DS4 with proper button icons, but most don't. Like the other person said, DS4Windows works well. I couldn't find anything for mac, but this seems to be supported

u/justtheotheruser · 1 pointr/ShouldIbuythisgame

There is this one sold by Sony there are some cheaper if you look around as well

u/pettyfan45 · 1 pointr/gaming

You can't connect them all with one, if that is what you are looking for and the ps3 controller don't play nice with Windows, it such a pain to get working if is better off not messing with it if you have another option.
360: Generic Wireless PC USB Gaming Receiver for Xbox 360
PS4: DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor

u/makoblade · 0 pointsr/buildapc

For DS4 there's only one. Buy from wherever has the best price.

u/smith0211 · 0 pointsr/gaming

Why does noone seem to know that there is an official DS4 adapter for PC?