How To Connect PS4 To Laptop With HDMI

How To Connect PS4 To Laptop With HDMI

If you’re like me, you want to be able to game on your laptop but still use the ps4. The only problem is that there’s no HDMI input or output on most of the laptops. This article will outline how to connect ps4 to laptop with HDMI cord.

Features of HDMI Cord:

You may be wondering what HDMI stands for. Well, the official name is “High Definition Multimedia Interface” but I’ll refer to it as “HDMI” (pronounced “hi-dee-mee”) for this guide. The following are some of the best features HDMI has over other outputs:

  • portability
  • durability over other cables
  • high definition picture and sound quality

How To Connect PS4 To Laptop With HDMI:

The first thing you’ll need to do is purchase an HDMI cord. You can find them for cheap on sites like Amazon, eBay, and Newegg. I recommend trying to get one between 3-6 feet long if possible so it’s not too cramped behind your laptop.

  • The next thing you’ll want to do is identify the outputs on your laptop. Most laptops have a mini display port and a full-size HDMI. we’re going to be using both outputs.
  • Now that you have everything you need, it’s time to plug everything in. Turn off your PlayStation 4 and put it into rest mode so there are no blinking lights.
  • Now connect the cord to your laptop’s HDMI output and pull out your power cable if your computer is plugged in.
  • Then connect the other end of the HDMI cord into the back of the PS4.
  • Next, it’s time to connect your laptop to the PS4 using an HDMI cord.
  • Connect one end of the cable into your computer (there should be only one port for this) and then plug your other end into the PS4’s HDMI port at the back of where you connected the first cord.
  • Connect your laptop back into the power cable and then turn it on.
  • You should now be able to use the PS4 as usual!

Now that you know how to connect a PS4 with a laptop using HDMI cord, the next thing to do is figure out which ones are best. After doing some research, I found 3 great options for anyone looking to buy an HDMI cable:

  • Price/value
  • durability/quality
  • picture/sound quality

Other Ways to ConnectPS4 to Laptop with HDMI

Here are some other ways to connect a PS4 to a laptop that may be more convenient or economical for some people.

USB Cord:

The main drawback of this connection method is limited portability, but if you’re frequently plugging in your console, it might be worth considering. This is also a great option if you’re traveling overseas.

VGA Cord:

One of the most basic connection methods for gaming laptops, VGA can be used to send video to your TV or monitor. They are now sometimes referred to as “HDMI” but please note that they do not support high definition resolutions so don’t expect HD quality from them! Another drawback with this option is that it won’t charge your device or have audio capabilities.


This method involves connecting the PS4 directly into your laptop using Ethernet without any cord at all! The main issue here is that this will only work if both devices are connected to the same network. However, for people who want an easy way to connect without any wires, this is a great option. Note that you’ll also need to do this if you want to connect wirelessly below.


In this method, your laptop would be connected wireless to the PS4 with either an Ethernet cable, USB connection. I would only recommend using this method if you don’t like plugging in cords every time you want to use the PS4 since it will involve dealing with lag and disconnections. But on the plus side, it’s more portable!


So there are some of the different ways you can connect your PS4 to your laptop without HDMI or sound issues! Thanks for reading and I hope you found this article helpful. Please feel free to leave me questions in the comments.


Q: is it important to buy cords of good quality?

A: there are some drawbacks to any connections but in general, yes. For example, here- it talks about the best HDMI’s you can get.

Q: does this work for computer monitors too?

A: No, just televisions! This guide is only applicable if your monitor has an HDMI port on it. Make sure that you double-check what kind of hookups your laptop or monitor has before purchasing cables.

Q: What is VGA cable and how does it work?

A: VGA is another connector type like HDMI but they don’t support HD signals.

Q: Can I connect my PS4 with a thunderbolt or display port cord?

A: No, these ports do not support the same signal as HDMI for this type of setup. Only use an HDMI cord to avoid any potential damage to your device. Also, make sure that you have a High-Speed HDMI Cable if using a PS4 PRO!

Q: How does setting up the wireless connection work?

A: Depending on what kind of laptop you have, there are different instructions for how to go about setting up a wireless connection between your PS4 and computer. In general, you want to examine your computer’s network settings and configure them accordingly so it’s the same as connecting the two devices via cables.

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