The new PlayStation 4 is an amazing gaming console and a lot of people are getting one.
However, the PS4 can’t interact with other smart devices, like Alexa, which is a huge bummer. Luckily, there is a way to connect your PS4 to Alexa by using the Amazon Echo device! As you’ll see below, connecting your PS4 to Alexa is super simple and only takes about 30 minutes. So without further ado, let’s get started!
How to Connect your Playstation 4 to Alexa
You will need an Amazon Echo, a PlayStation 4, and a PC. Here are the steps to make this happen:
1. Connect your Amazon Echo to your Wi-Fi network.
2. Install the PS4 Link Software on your PC by logging into your account.
3. Turn on your PlayStation 4 and sign in to the same account as you did on your PC.
4. Find the “Party” option and choose “Link Party.”
5. Select “Link with Device.”
6. Choose the device you want to link, which is Amazon Echo for this example.
7. Follow the instructions that pop up on the screen for linking Alexa with PlayStation 4 via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connection.
What you need
To connect your PS4 to Alexa, you’ll need the following:
– A PlayStation 4
– The Amazon Echo
– An HDMI cable
– A USB cable (Type C)
– Audio cables (3.5mm) – One for connecting to your TV and the other for connecting to the Echo.
Setting up the Amazon Echo device
The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure your Amazon Echo device is set up. You can find the instructions for this here:
To set up the Amazon Echo device, plug it in and open the Alexa app. The app will walk you through everything you need to get started with your Echo device.
Once you have completed the setup process, your Amazon Echo is ready to go!
Configuring the PS4 for voice commands
The first thing you will want to do is configure your PlayStation 4 for voice commands.
To do so, go to Settings -> System -> Commands.
In the menu that pops up, scroll down until you see “Voice Commands.”
Once you find it, select Add New Command and give it a name.
For this example, we’ll call it “Alexa.”
You will then need to tell the PS4 what to say when someone says “Alexa” by inputting a phrase or word of your choice like pull up Netflix for example.
Once you’ve done that, you’re finished configuring the PS4 for voice commands! Now on to connecting it with Alexa!
Connecting the PS4 to Alexa
Connecting your PS4 to Alexa is a fairly easy process. To get started, you’ll need both an Amazon Echo device and a PlayStation 4 console.
You’ll also need an ethernet cable, which will be used to link the two devices into one network. Next, you’ll want to plug the power cord for your PS4 into the power port on the device and then plug it into the wall outlet.
Now connect your TV (or any other display) to your Amazon Echo device by using an HDMI cable. Once that’s done, all you have to do is set up your PS4 through the device by following these steps:
-Find out what type of internet connection your home uses (e.g., Wi-Fi or ethernet).
-Navigate PlayStation 4 settings and select “Network Settings.”
-If you are currently connected wirelessly, scroll down until you see “Access Point Names.”
-Tap on this option and enter in your Wi-Fi password to connect wirelessly or choose “Ethernet Cable” if you are using a wired connection.
After this step is complete, you can go back and restart the setup for PlayStation Network Services.
The Amazon Echo is one of the best and most loved devices to date, but it’s not the only device that can connect to Alexa for voice commands. The PS4 can also be connected to Alexa.
To get started, you need to first download the free Playstation App from your Playstation Network Account.
Next, download the free Amazon Echo App on your smartphone and set up your Amazon Echo device.
Connect the PS4 to your home’s WiFi network, and configure the PS4 for voice commands in System Settings.
Finally, link your PS4 with Alexa by following the instructions in the Amazon Echo App. Once this is done, you can use voice commands to power on your PS4 and use it with Alexa–all without touching a button!