Whether you landed here by chance, or really want to get to know how to use a laptop as a monitor for PS4 without remote play. This guide is going to explain everything to you. So, take some of your time and read below to get your answers.
Firstly many people might be confused if this is the first time them trying to play PS4 on their laptop. Whether they can play PS4 on a laptop without remote play.
Well, for you we’ve good news.
Yes, anyone can use the laptop as a monitor for PS4 without remote play. But of course, there are some complications attached to it.
But don’t worry, we’ve tried it ourselves, and it works perfectly fine. There are still many ways, that you can try out and play your play station on a laptop rather than T.V. or any kind of special monitor.
Firstly, if you’ve got a fast internet speed. We personally recommend you try out the remote play technique to use the laptop as a monitor for PS4 games. But if due to any reasons, that is not possible. Then you should use a Capture card.
What is a Capture card?
Well, if you are hearing this word for the first time. Let me tell you that it is a device used for streaming or recording, and playing video games on other sources such as laptops.
There are different types of capture cards, including internal and external. Moreover, there is special kind of capture cards, that you can use with laptops for using a laptop as a monitor for gaming.
Well, you might know already that the ports of the laptops are output only. Which means that they can only send the data out. There are not designed to input data into the laptop.
And secondly, you want to use the laptop as a monitor for PS4 without remote play. so, the best solution to this scenario is the capture card.
This allows you to change the process and send the data to the laptop so that you can conveniently play games on your laptop without the need for bigger screens and monitors etc.
By using the capture card, you’ll be able to transfer the gaming signals into the laptop, and the laptop then changes those signals, and then magic happens.
How to play PS4 on a laptop without remote play?
Well, using the capture card is a pretty easy and straightforward method for using the laptop as a monitor. First of all, you need to buy a good capture card for your laptop. Before buying please read out about the capture card and whether that is compatible with your model of laptop.
Because many people buy a capture card. But that doesn’t support their laptop.
After getting a capture card. Please follow the below steps to connect everything together.
Make sure that you’ve got two different kinds of connecting wires. One connecting wire, which you’ll need to connect the capture card with the laptop. And second, connecting the wire to connect the capture card with the play station.
- Connect one end of the capture card with the play station and another end with the laptop.
- Then, most of the time, you get an automatic notification on the laptop to install software to be able to use a capture card. Install the software on your laptop.
- Then attach the HDMI out port to the play station 4, and the Input to the capture card.
- Until this time hopefully, the software has been installed on the laptop.
- Open the app, and turn on all the devices. And hopefully, everything sets up automatically. Mine did automatically.
- If you get any sort of problem with the connection, or if something else happens like the capture card doesn’t accept incoming signals. You can do those all things and many more from the settings.
- And finally when the screen of the laptop shows everything. Congrats, the problem is solved. and everything is ready.
You can customize your settings too. Like you can change the settings and play the games using the keyboard of the laptop instead of the controller.
Well, there are many ways to play games and use the laptop as a monitor for PS4 without remote play. But the best method, which I think works most of the time without any error or problem, is the capture card. Therefore, we just discussed that technique.
However, there are again many things that you need to be cautious about. Like the laptop is capable of gaming and other functionalities.
Whether the bought capture card fits perfectly with the laptop.
Does the play station show any sort of problem using the capture card?
The good thing is that all these issues aren’t so complicated. anyone with some focus can solve these problems without any guidance or taking help from anyone.
But if you get any unexpected issues during the process. You can put your questions in the comment.