Sony Announce DualShock 4 Wireless Adapter & PlayStation Now For Windows PC

Though you’ve long been able to plug a DualShock 4 into a PC using a USB cable, and even fudge your way toward wireless support with the right drivers, it’s never been that smooth a ride. That fiddliness is coming to an end, as Sony have announced an official DualShock 4 Wireless Adapter for PC and Mac, to be released on 13th September.

Coming in at £19.99 / €24.99 / $24.99 USD, it’s essentially a stylish looking Bluetooth dongle, but one that will natively support and easily pair with the DualShock 4. This includes supporting features like the light bar and the stereo headset jack.

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That’s all important, because it doesn’t just grease the wheels a little for those wanting to make use of the already released Remote Play app, but Sony’s PlayStation Now videogame streaming service is also coming to Windows PC tomorrow, 24th August in the UK, Belgium and Netherlands, with the US in the not too distant future. You can, of course, continue to just plug the controller in via USB.

The missing part of this announcement is that, while the DS4 dongle supports Mac, PlayStation Now is only coming to Windows PC for the time being. A response on the US blog said, “We are evaluating Mac support for PS Now, but have nothing to announce at this time.”

But I know the question on everyone’s lips is… will it support the DualShock 4 with the touchpad lightbar?

Source: EU Blog

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7 Comments

  1. Yes!! Good work Sony, have my money and love while I enjoy much better wireless PC controllering than with that clacky, awkward Steam Controller.

    • Same here – there are various games I’ve bought on Steam but haven’t played due to the lack of a decent controller or getting my Dualshock4 to work with it!

  2. Quite surprised to see Now on pc available here before the USA.
    I haven’t tried the DS4 on my pc so don’t know how good or bad it is but if the dongle supports all the functions I may give it a go.

  3. Curious if the controller can then fake an Xbox controller for the games that don’t natively support it.

    • If it doesn’t DS4Windows will probably provide the Xbox controller foolery that you’ll need!

      • Well, I’m hoping that but I have to be sure or I’ve wasted a smidge under twenty nicker.

      • I’m definitely gonna get one, I was gonna buy an XBox One S controller on pay day but this is a better option and £25 less, so I’ll let you know what it’s like :)

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