How To Use PS4 Controller On Steam

Using a PlayStation 4 controller on Steam used to be difficult – but now it isn’t. Instead of downloading and customizing third-party applications, all you need to do is adjust some Steam settings to connect up your PlayStation 4 controller to your PC or laptop. Yes, Steam now offers this sort of support in the native application — there’s no more need to fumble around with frustrating third-party tools.

Setting it up

Connecting up your PlayStation 4 controller is really easy. You’ll need to have your DualShock 4 handy, as well as the Steam application on your computer. Open the application, and by going to settings and then going to controller settings, you can use your DualShock 4 with Steam. You’ll just have to simply toggle on “PS4 Configuration Support” and plug your DualShock 4 into your computer’s USB port. It will bring up a window to personalize the controller’s name, lightbar brightness, color, and saturation as well as turn rumble on or off.

Once you have all of those settings configured, you can approve them, and start using your DualShock 4 PlayStation 4 controller with any games on Steam that have controller support.


As you can see, it’s extremely easy to setup your DualShock 4 with Steam on your PC. With just a few small configurations, you can start gaming with your PC controller in the snap of your fingers.