How To Connect PS4 to TV? Step-by-step guide.

How To Connect PS4 to TV Step-by-step guide

If you bought a PS4, then you might be wondering how to connect PS4 to TV. This article will show you a step-by-step procedure for connecting PS4 to TV without any hassle. We will also provide some tips on how to get better visuals from PS4. So let’s get started! To connect PS4 to TV, follow the below steps:

  • Locate the HDMI Out port on the back of your PS4.
  • Connect one end of the HDMI cable supplied with your PS4 to the HDMI Out Port you located above.
  • Find the HDMI IN input port on your TV.
  • Plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI input port you found above. 
  • Use the power cable to connect the PS4 to an electrical outlet.
  • Turn on your PS4 & TV and enjoy.

We will also how to get better visuals out of your PS4 and how to use the AUX port for connecting the home theatre system. We will also look into detail how you can connect your PS4 to a TV without an HDMI port. First, let’s talk in detail about how to connect PS4 to TV.

How to connect PS4 to TV using HDMI cable?

HDMI cable

 Follow the below steps to connect your PS5 to TV:

  • Look at the back of the PS4, and you will see an HDMI port. Standard PS4 and PS4 Slim supports HDMI 1.4, which is capable of 1080p 30 FPS video output. PS4 Pro, however, offers 4k 60 FPS video output and support for HDMI 2.0. 
  • You will find an HDMI cable provided with your PS4 console. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the back of your PS4. In case you need to buy an HDMI cable, we recommend purchasing any of the following HDMI cables:
    • HDMI cable from Stouchi.
    • HDMI cable from Zeskit.
  • If you buy the above cables, you will future-proof yourself as they adhere to HDMI 2.1 standards and are backward compatible with HDMI 1.4 and HDMI 2.0. This means you can use them with your PS4 and PS5 as well. 
  • Find the HDMI IN port on your TV. Please note that a TV with HDMI 2.0 or above only supports 4K 60 FPS videos. However, you can still enjoy your favorite games at 1080p resolution or @4K 30 Hz even if your TV supports HDMI 1.4. Check your TV’s specifications for more info. 
  • Finally, connect the other end of the HDMI cable to your TV’s HDMI port. Attach both your TV and PS5 to an electrical outlet using the power cable. Now you’ve successfully connected your PlayStation 4 to your TV. Connect the DualShock 4 wireless controller to your PS4 and start playing.

Enable HDR on PS4 for better visuals. Here’s how you can do it.

Video Output Information.

You can enable HDR on your PlayStation 4 for better visuals. First, we recommend that you check your TV specifications whether it supports HDR or not. You can also the HDR support of TV with PS4 by following the below steps:

  • Open Settings .
  • Then open Sound and Screen.
  • Select Video Output Settings.
  • Then select Video Output Information.
  • If your display supports HDR, it will show as Supported under the Information for connected HDMI Device.
Enable HDR on PS4 for better visuals, here's how you can do it.

Now that you know for sure that TV supports HDR, you can follow the below steps to enable HDR on your PS4:

  • Connect your PS4 console to the TV via the HDMI cable.
  • Open PS4 Settings Menu.
  • Then select Sound and Screen
  • Go to Video Output Settings.
  • Set the HDR and Deep Colour output settings to Automatic.

What is the purpose of the PS4’s AUX port?


If you have a Standard PS4 or a PS4 Pro, you might have noticed that it has one AUX port. Unfortunately, the PS4 slim doesn’t come with an AUX port. So what exactly is the PS4 AUX port for? The AUX port is a DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port for connecting external speakers or your home theater system directly with your PS4 using an optical cable.

You can enjoy 7.1 surround sound by using the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port. This feature comes in handy if you don’t want to use TV’s internal speakers and want to use your external speakers or home theatre system. 

Toslink cable optical cable
Toslink cable

You would require the following things to connect external speakers to PS4’s aux port:

  • Standard PS4 or PS4 Pro. 
  • Digital Optical Audio Toslink cable.
  • External Speakers or Home Theatre System having SPDIF/Toslink Digital Optical Audio port

You can follow the below to output sound through the (DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL) port on your PS4:

  • Connect the Toslink cable to Digital Out (Optical) port on your PlayStation 4.
  • Now, connect the other end of the Toslink cable to the SPDIF/Toslink Digital Optical Audio In port on your external speaker or home theatre system.
  • Then Turn on PS4 and go to Settings.
  • Select, Sound and Screen 
  • Afterward, go to Audio Output Settings.
  • Select, Primary Output Port
  • Then choose the option DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL).

Now that you have directly connected your home theatre or external speakers with your PS4, you can enjoy up to 7.1 surround sound(depending on your speakers’ setup). 

How do you connect a PS4 to a TV without HDMI?

You might be wondering what options you have other than HDMI to connect your PS4 to TV, and is HDMI the only way to connect PS4? Well, as you know that PS4 comes with an HDMI out port only. It means that if you have a TV or a display having only RCA or composite input, then you will require an HDMI to RCA converter.

With the help of this converter, you can plug the HDMI cable into your PS4’s HDMI out port and then connect the other end of the cable to this converter. The converter then provides you with an option to connect RCA or composite cable to itself. This RCA cable is then connected to your TV or display setup. This is how you can connect your PS4 to display having RCA or composite input.

Please note that the converter only supports resolutions up to 1080p. If you want to learn more ways to connect PS4 to a display, such as using VGA or Display Port, you can read the complete guide at How To Connect PS4 To Monitor? 3 authentic ways: HDMI, VGA, or Display Port

 Let us know in the comments below how did you set up your PS4 with your TV and speakers.

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