The PS4 may be one of the best gaming consoles out there at the moment and a console you should definitely have if you consider yourself an avid gamer.
However, even after buying the console, gamers have to jump through some hurdles until they can finally play games on it.
One of these hurdles is properly setting up your PS4 or, more specifically, connecting it to your monitor so that you have a display.
Now, to aid you in this respect, we’ve come up with three ways in which you can connect your PS4 to your Monitor, all of which contain a different type of connection technology.
So, no need to worry if you’re unable to connect through the Display Port.
So, without any further ado, let’s begin.
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How to Connect PS4 to Monitor with DisplayPort?
Admittedly, connecting your PS4 to Monitor through the DisplayPort is a little trickier than, for example connecting using HDMI.
Why? Because the PS4 does not have a DisplayPort, you’ll have to use an HDMI to DisplayPort converter if you want to connect through the DisplayPort.
But rest assured because we’ve outlined a way you can do that as well and establish a successful connection using the DisplayPort.
1. Find a Suitable DisplayPort to HDMI Converter
A DisplayPort to HDMI to converter basically consists of two types of connectors. There’s the HDMI connector on one end, and on the other end, there’s the DisplayPort connector.
Now, there are plenty of viable options available on the market for these converters, and unfortunately, we’re not going to discuss these in detail.
So, you’d be better off finding a comprehensive buying guide for them and coming back to this article once you’ve found a suitable converter.
2. Connect the HDMI end of the Cable to the HDMI Port on your PS4.
Now, before you can actually connect the HDMI end of the Cable to your PS4, you first need to find the HDMI port located on the rear side of your PS4.
It should be a rectangular-shaped port that is easy to distinguish from the others.
Once you’ve done that, all you need to do is connect the HDMI end of your converter cable to the HDMI port, and we can move on to the next step.
3. Connect the Male DisplayPort end of Your Active Converter to the Female DisplayPort on Your Monitor
Once you’ve successfully connected the HDMI end of your active converter to the HDMI port, the next step is finding the DisplayPort on your Monitor.
We already know that this port will be somewhere on the back of the Monitor, so at least you know where to start.
Also, keep in mind that the connector on your cable is a male type DisplayPort, which means you need to find a female type DisplayPort on your Monitor to connect the two.
Once found, all you need to do is connect the two male and female DisplayPort connectors, and you’ve got an active connection between your PS4 and Monitor.
How to Connect PS4 to Monitor Using HDMI?
1. Identify the HDMI Port on the Rear Side of Your PS4
Every PS4 comes equipped with at least one HDMI port positioned at the rear side of the console. HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface, and the PS4 supports HDMI 1.4, which allows you to game at a maximum of 1080p and 30 FPS.
The PS4 Pro, on the other hand, supports HDMI 2.0, which is capable of 4K resolution at 60 FPS. All in all, connecting through the HDMI port can provide your PS4 with the best quality in terms of resolution and frame rate.
Now, if you’ve found the HDMI port, let’s continue.
2. Take Out Your HDMI Cable that Came with Your PS4 and Connect it to the HDMI Port on Your PS4
Every PS4 comes with a 1 or 2 meters long HDMI cable without any additional charges. So, if you’ve indeed bought your PS4 then you should have access to the HDMI cable as well.
Moving on, all you have to do now is connect one end of your HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the rear side of your PS4, the one you identified before.
3. Find the HDMI Port on the Back of Your Monitor
The next logical step is finding your Monitor’s HDMI port so that you can connect the other end of your HDMI cable to it.
Fortunately for you, we already know that it’s found somewhere on the back of the Monitor, so that should make your search easier.
Just like the HDMI port on your PS4, this port also has a distinct rectangular shape, so it should be pretty easy to identify. Once you’ve found it, we can move on to the next step.
4. Connect the Other End of the HDMI Cable to HDMI Port on Your Monitor
This next part is fairly simple as it just requires you to repeat what you did with the HDMI port on the PS4.
All you’ve to do is grab the other end of the HDMI cable and insert it into the HDMI port on your Monitor that you previously just found.
How to Connect PS4 to Monitor with DVI?
Connecting your PS4 to monitor with DVI poses the same challenges as connecting with your DisplayPort, and hence the solution for both is the same as well. Firstly, you need to find an adequate HDMI to DVI converter. Luckily for you, we’ve listed down a bunch of steps to aid you in this quest.
1. Find a Suitable HDMI to DVI Converter
Now, this is by far the trickiest aspect of this tutorial, as finding the right DVI converter can be a major headache if you don’t exactly know what you’re looking for or just due to the numerous scammers you’ll find in your search.
Thus, first of all, you need to know the difference between the DVI-A, DVI-D, and DVI-I connectors. On top of that, you must also know the type of port on your Monitor that you wish to connect to your PS4.
Even with all this knowledge, you could still fall prey to scammers who often sell used and non-working connectors to the public without them noticing.
So, make sure you ask around on forums about the connector you’re about to buy to get some additional advice from fellow gamers.
2. Connect the HDMI end of Your Cable to the HDMI Port on Your PS4
Here we are once again. Once you’ve found an adequate HDMI to DVI converter that isn’t faulty and is of the right type, you must first find the HDMI port of your PS4, usually located on the rear side of the console.
Next, you must insert the HDMI end of your cable into the HDMI port on your PS4 that you just found.
3. Connect the Male DVI end of your connector to the Female DVI Port in your Monitor
Once again, just like the DisplayPort procedure, you must first find the female DVI port on your monitor, which is usually found on the back of the machine.
Take extra care to check the type of any DVI port you find and match it with the Male DVI end of your connector to make sure they’re compatible.
Once you’ve found the right Female DVI port, the rest is easy, all you’ve left to do is insert the Male end of your DVI connector into the Female DVI port, and the connection between your PS4 and Monitor is now fully set up.
So, there you have it, folks. That was our tutorial on how to connect your PS4 to your DisplayPort monitor, along with supplementary tutorials on HDMI connections and HDMI to DVI connections.
Our primary goal through this article was to teach you all the ways in which you can connect your PS4 to your Monitor as more and more gamers are looking to ditch their TVs for monitors when gaming.
Hopefully, now you have a better idea of how to do just that and that you are able to enjoy the high-quality resolution that your Monitor provides.
Nowadays, people prefer to play games on their HD monitors instead of their Tv screens, and we have to admit we’re one of these people.
Fortunately for us, the PS4 can connect to any monitor, provided you have the right connector available. As you already know from the article, the PS4 only has an HDMI port which it can use to connect with monitors.
Nowadays, all new monitors have an HDMI port as well, so connecting monitors with PS4s has become super easy as you just need an HDMI cable connected to both ports in the PS4 and Monitor.
However, in the case your Monitor does not have an HDMI port, you can also use your DVI or DisplayPort to connect with the PS4, along with an HDMI to DVI or DisplayPort converter, of course.
Yes, connecting your VGA monitor to PS4 is no issue in this day and age. All you need is a VGA splitter, and you’re good to go.
Connecting the PS4 audio is super easy as well as you just have to connect the external speakers to the 3.5mm port on your PS4.