Does the PS4 controller have to be on to use the system?



  • There are times where I just want to watch some videos on my PS4. The system requires you to use a controller to press the PS button and pick a user account. After that point I am able to use a wireless keyboard to navigate the menus to get to Netflix, Youtube, and other services. Is there a way to watch videos without leaving the PS4 controller on the whole time, to help preserve battery life?



  • There are apps for smart phones (Android and iPhone) that allow you to navigate menus etc, whether they're any good or not, I cannot say as I own an Xbox One and use SmartGlass app (side note: It's brilliant!). More info can be found via: Tom's Hardware

    Android and iPhone stores.

    Of course this requires you to have either an Android cell or iPhone/iPad/iWhatever.




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