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How to game share on PS4 and play with a friend on another console

Your PS4 offers two ways to share games — by designating another console as the primary PS4, or by activating Share Play. To give a friend access to your game library, sign in with your PSN account and set that console as your primary PS4. Using Share Play, you can invite a friend to take control of a game remotely or even multiplay together for up to an hour. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Want to share a game with friends or family members? Sony allows you to sha...
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How to download every League of Legends game, including Teamfight Tactics and Wild Rift

You can download a League of Legends game on almost any device.Riot Games You can download League of Legends or any of its spinoffs from the League website or your device's App Store. The original League of Legends only runs on Mac and PC, but Teamfight Tactics, Wild Rift, and Legends of Runeterra can be played on your phone. Every major League of Legends game is free to download and play. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Over the past decade, Riot Games' L...
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How to connect a PS4 controller to your PC via a USB cable or Bluetooth

You can connect your PS4 controller to a PC using a micro-USB cable or wirelessly via Bluetooth. With a USB, you can connect to your PC via Steam or DS4 Windows Utility. If your PC supports Bluetooth, you can pair and connect your controller wirelessly. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you enjoy using a PS4 controller for PC gaming, you'll be glad to know that there are a few ways to connect your PS4 controller to your Windows 10 PC. Two of these methods invol...
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8 ways to fix your PS4 if it won't turn on

If your PS4 won't turn on, you can try a few tactic to resolve the issue.Shutterstock If your PS4 won't turn on, it might be having hardware, software, or power issues. It's best to start by assuming it's a simple problem, then look into more extensive solutions if needed. If your hard drive is the issue, you'll likely have to replace it to get your PS4 back up and running. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. No one enjoys when technology isn't...
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Is Nintendo Switch Online worth it? A complete guide to the new features and price

You can sign up for a weeklong trial of Nintendo Switch Online.Nintendo With a Nintendo Switch Online membership you can play online multiplayer games on your Nintendo Switch. A basic Nintendo Switch Online membership is $19.99 for a year, while the "Expansion Pack" plan is $49.99. Nintendo Switch Online also gives you access to dozens of free games, including classics from the Nintendo 64. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you want to make the most of your Ninte...
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How to change your PlayStation Network name on PS4, PS5, or the PSN website

You can change your PlayStation Network name from your console or from the PSN website. You can change your PSN name once for free, but Sony charges a small fee for subsequent changes. Not all games are fully compatible with new usernames, there's the risk of some data loss with certain PS4 games. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're unhappy with the username you created for your PSN account, you're not alone - Sony heard pleas from users and has ...
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How to factory reset a PS4 console to wipe your data and restore it to its default settings

Tech Insider You can factory reset a PS4 from your console's dashboard or via safe mode. Before performing a factory reset, make sure to back up your PS4 data. You'll also need to deactivate your PlayStation Network account before resetting. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're selling, trading, or even giving away your PlayStation 4, you should perform a factory reset to erase (and therefore protect) all your personal information. If you'...
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3 ways to download games on your PS4

There are a few different ways you can download PS4 games. BONDART/Getty Images You can search for, buy, and download PS4 games directly from the PlayStation Store. In the PS4 Games Library, you can download games you've already purchased. You can also download PS4 games from a web browser or the PS app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. PS4 games are available as game discs as well as digital downloads. Unlike a game disc, which you simply insert into the ...
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How to log in to PlayStation Network on your PS4 or PS5 and troubleshoot sign-in issues

Signing in to your PlayStation Network account is crucial the PlayStation gaming experience. Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Image You can sign in and out of your PSN account on your PS4 or PS5 using your email address and password. You can choose to set up two-step verification to add an extra layer of security to your PSN account. If you aren't able to access your physical console, you can sign out of PlayStation Network on all of your devices at once via the websit...
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How to deactivate a primary PS4 from the console or remotely from the website

When you stop using your PS4 console, you should deactivate the console to disconnect it from your account. Playstation You can deactivate your primary PS4 console from Sony's website, or from the console itself. You'll find the option to deactivate your PS4 in the "Account Management" section of Settings on your console. To deactivate your PS4 from the website, click the deactivation option in the "Device Management" section. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more st...
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PlayStation Plus vs. PlayStation Now: Which online subscription service is right for you

Both PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus are available on PS4 and PS5. YELIM LEE/AFP via Getty Images Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus are subscription plans you can buy to get free games on your PlayStation. PlayStation Now is a cloud gaming service that lets you stream hundreds of games to your console or PC. PlayStation Plus gives you online multiplayer, free monthly games, and discounts on others - but only on your console. Visit Insider's T...
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Yes, the PS5 has 4k - here's what you'll need to play games and movies at the best resolution possible

If you have a 4K television, your PS5 will run at 4K. Rokas Tenys/Shutterstock All versions of the PS5 have 4K, meaning that you can play both games and videos in an incredibly high resolution. 4K should be enabled on your PS5 automatically, but if it's not, you can enable it through the "Screen and Video" menu. You'll need a 4K television or monitor and a high-quality HDMI cable to use 4K on your PS5. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Whether yo...
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How to download Roblox on a Windows PC and join millions of users on the gaming platform

Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images To download Roblox on a PC, you need to be running Windows 7 or newer. Roblox is a popular gaming platform with more than 30 million daily users. Roblox is also available on iOS, Android, Xbox One, and macOS. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Roblox is a popular gaming platform with more than 30 million daily users. It offers an array of virtual experiences or games that you can partake in, create, and share with friends, and ...
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How to create a PlayStation Network account, and add multiple users on your PS4 or PS5

Your PlayStation console lets you create a new account or add a new user. byakkaya/Getty Images You can create a new PSN account directly from the console's login screen or from a web browser. To create an account, choose Create a User on the PS4 or PS5 login page, or visit the website. If you have an existing PSN account, you can add that from the login screen on your console as well. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When you start using your PlayStation ...
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3 ways to set a custom image as your PS4 wallpaper

There are a few ways to customize your homepage background on a PS4. Lipik1/Getty Images You can change your PS4 background to a custom image in just a few steps. The easiest method is to copy an image to the PS4 via a USB drive and select it from the Themes section of your PS4's Settings. You can also take a screenshot using the PS4's Web Browser app or by send an image on your phone's PS App. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Some background images...
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How to connect a PS4 controller to your iPhone and play mobile games with a real controller

You can connect a PS4 controller to your iPhone through the phone's Bluetooth menu. Before you connect it to your iPhone, put your PS4 controller into pairing mode by holding down the PlayStation and Share buttons. Connecting a PS4 controller to your iPhone will let you play a variety of mobile games with a controller. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. As addicting and fun as iPhone games are, some games can be tricky to play when all you have is a touchscreen. Th...
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How to cancel your PlayStation Now subscription

To cancel a PlayStation Now subscription, you'll need to turn off auto-renew. EKKAPHAN CHIMPALEE/Getty Images You can cancel a PlayStation Now subscription online, on the PlayStation app, or on your gaming console. PlayStation Now is a paid subscription service that offers access to a large back catalog of PlayStation games. After your subscription ends, you lose access to all membership features. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. PlayStation Now is a cloud g...
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How to cancel your PlayStation Plus subscription

To cancel a PlayStation Plus subscription, you'll need to turn off auto-renew. chee gin tan/Getty Images You can cancel a PlayStation Plus subscription online or on your gaming console. PlayStation Plus is a paid subscription service that offers exclusive content and gaming capabilities to subscribers. After your subscription ends, you lose access to all membership features. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. PlayStation Plus is a paid subscription service tha...
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How to play PlayStation 4 games on a PlayStation 5

Most PS4 games will work on a PS5 console. Sony You can play PlayStation 4 games on a PlayStation 5. This is because the PlayStation 5 is backward compatible with the PlayStation 4. Both physical and virtual PS4 games can be played on or transferred to a PS5. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Owners of the new PlayStation 5 will be glad to know that it's backward compatible with the PlayStation 4. This means that, if you own both consoles, you'll be able ...
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How to connect a PS4 controller to your PS4, and charge or add controllers

To connect your PS4 controller to your PS4 console, you'll need a micro-USB cord. picture alliance/Contributor/Getty Images You can connect a PS4 controller to your PS4 console using a USB cable. You can also use the USB cable to charge your controller. You'll have to use the first connected controller to connect additional controllers to your PS4. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're new to the PlayStation 4 console, you may be feeling a bit ...
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How to connect an Xbox controller to your iPhone to play games and more

Connecting an Xbox controller to your iPhone is a great way to enhance your games. Hopix Art/Shutterstock To connect an Xbox controller to your iPhone and play games with it, you'll need to have at least iOS 13. You can connect nearly any Xbox controller, whether it's from the Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S. Make sure that your Xbox controller has Bluetooth and is in pairing mode before trying to connect it. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Thanks to some r...
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Nintendo Switch Online is getting new features and a new price - here's how it works

You can sign up for a weeklong trial of Nintendo Switch Online. Nintendo With a Nintendo Switch Online membership you can play online multiplayer games on your Nintendo Switch. A basic Nintendo Switch Online membership is $19.99 for a year, while the "Expansion Pack" plan is $49.99. Nintendo Switch Online also gives you access to dozens of free games, including classics from the Nintendo 64. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you want to make the most of your N...
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How to get a command block in Minecraft and automate your world

In Minecraft, command blocks can't be crafted or found. Mojang You can get a command block in your Minecraft world using a special chat command. You'll need to have both Cheats and Creative Mode enabled in your Minecraft world to get a command block. Once you summon your command block, you can use codes to customize how it works. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Minecraft is a surprisingly complex game. On the surface, it just looks like a big Lego simul...
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How to install Minecraft Forge and gain access to thousands of new Minecraft mods

Minecraft Forge can transform your game. Picture Alliance/Contributor/Getty Images You can install Minecraft Forge from the Forge website, where it's free to download. Minecraft Forge is an add-on for Minecraft: Java Edition that lets you install and enable mods. Make sure that you download the version of Minecraft Forge that corresponds with your current Minecraft version. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Minecraft is famous for how many mods it has, and ho...
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How to breed villagers in Minecraft and make your own town

You can breed villagers in Minecraft using common materials. picture alliance/Getty Images To breed villagers in Minecraft, you need to have at least two "willing" villagers and at least three beds. You can increase your villagers' "willingness" to breed by giving them food. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Even in Survival mode, Minecraft gives you a tremendous amount of control over your world. You can grow forests, blow up mountains, enter new universes -...
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How to get a cape in Minecraft, even without mods

The most popular way to get a cape in Minecraft is through OptiFine. Mojang; Optifine; William Antonelli/Insider The only official ways to get a cape in Minecraft are by attending special events or buying skin packs. If you're playing Minecraft: Java Edition, you can also make any cape by downloading mods like OptiFine. Capes you get through mods will only be visible to you and anyone else running the same mod. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Capes are amon...
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How to change your Twitch username or display name, and what happens when you do

Changing your Twitch username will change your channel URL, but changing your display name will not. chee gin tan/Getty Images You can change your Twitch username or display name on any device in your account settings. It's possible to change your Twitch name on a desktop or mobile browser, or the desktop app. Changing your username on Twitch affects your channel URL, but changing your display name does not. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Changing your Twi...
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How to delete your PS4 user account or permanently close your PlayStation Network account

If you delete a PS4 user account, you'll permanently lose its data. George Dolgikh/Shutterstock You can delete your PS4 account by navigating to Login Settings. Deleting a PS4 user account will result in the loss of all data and screenshots tied to the account. You can also close a PSN account, though this is more serious and will delete your ID. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're selling your PlayStation 4, you may want to disconnect your PS4...
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How to connect Bluetooth headphones to a Nintendo Switch in 2 ways

The Nintendo Switch now natively supports Bluetooth headphones. Nintendo You can connect Bluetooth headphones to your Nintendo Switch through the System Settings menu. While you have Bluetooth headphones connected, you can only use up to two wireless controllers. If you prefer, you can also connect Bluetooth headphones to your Switch with a Bluetooth adapter. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It took a few years, but the Nintendo Switch finally supports Bluetooth...
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How to record gameplay on PS4 and edit or share your video

To record gameplay on your PlayStation 4, just use the Share button. Sony You can record on your PS4 for most games by double-clicking the Share button. The PS4 retroactively records the past 15 minutes of gameplay, but you can set it to record up to an hour. Footage can be trimmed and uploaded to Twitter and YouTube directly from your PS4. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you ever want to share gameplay footage of your gaming sessions with friends, your P...
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