How to connect a PS4 controller with Shadow

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DISCLAIMER : DS4TOOLS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL SOFTWARE AND ITS USAGE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOUR CONTROLLER WILL WORK AS IT IS NOT GUARANTEED ON A LOCAL COMPUTER.

 

Here's how to connect your Dualshock 4 wireless controller to our applications and the Shadow box.

How to connect a PS4 controller on the Shadow box

Unlike Xbox controllers, PS4 controllers require the installation of third-party software in order to work. This is an issue of Windows, not Shadow.
However, to ensure that all our users are able to enjoy their games and their Shadow, here are the instructions on how to use your PS4 controllers with your Shadow box.

  • Download the DS4Windows tool
    • Go to the DS4Windows website
    • Click the "Download now" button
    • Select the latest version that should be at the top of the page, then press the Download button, click on "DS4Windows.zip"
  • Launch the DS4Windows tool

Once the .zip file is downloaded, extract the 2 files: DS4Updater and DS4Windows.
- Launch DS4Windows
- Accept the following steps
- Click “Step 1: Install the DS4 Driver” button and click Install when the pop-up appears

Warning: It is important to install the drivers of your PS4 controllers so that the controllers will work.

  • Connect your Ps4 controller with a USB / micro-USB cable on the back of your box
  • Alternatively, use the Bluetooth function by pressing the three buttons as displayed below:

dualshock-4-ps4-bluetooth.jpg

  • A light on the top of your controller will appear
  • Click the Finish button
  • Check that your controller is recognized in the “Controllers” tab of the DS4Windows screen.

You can now play games using your PS4 controller.

 

How to connect a PS4 controller on the Windows application

Alternative solution: The USBoverIP connection is recognized  natively through the Beta application available in your account screen.

Unlike Xbox controllers, PS4 controllers require the installation of third-party software in order to work. This is an issue of Windows, not Shadow.

However, to ensure that all our users are able to enjoy their games and their Shadow, here are the instructions on how to use your PS4 controllers with your Shadow box.

Attention: These steps need to be done on your local session, not your Shadow session.

Before you start your Shadow session

  • Download the DS4Windows tool
    • Go to the DS4Windows website
    • Click the "Download now" button
    • Select the latest version that should be at the top of the page, then press the Download button, click on "DS4Windows.zip"
  • Launch the DS4Windows tool

Once the .zip file is downloaded, extract the 2 files: DS4Updater and DS4Windows.
- Launch DS4Windows
- Accept the following steps
- Click “Step 1: Install the DS4 Driver” button and click Install when the pop-up appears
- IF YOU ARE ON WINDOWS 7 OR OLDER: Select “Step 2: If on Windows 7 or below, Install 360 driver”

  • Connect your Ps4 controller with a USB / micro-USB cable on the back of your box

Warning: The Bluetooth feature is not available on Windows.

  • A light on the top of your controller will appear
  • Click the Finish button
  • Check that your controller is recognized in the “Controllers” tab of the DS4Windows screen.

You can now play games using your PS4 controller.

 

How to connect a PS4 controller on the Android app

You can connect a PS4 controller both wired and Bluetooth.
If wired, it is recommended to bring an OTG cable that will connect your controller to your phone via an intermediate USB port.
If Bluetooth, activate the function on your phone, then once you are in the list of devices, hold down the 3 buttons below to connect.

dualshock-4-ps4-bluetooth.jpg

Your controller should appear in the devices list.

You can now launch your Shadow app and your controller should work.
Attention: If you controller stops to work while it is recognized, it means it is only paired and not connected. Remove the controller from the Bluetooth list and perform the pairing operation again to regain connection to your controller.


How to connect a PS4 controller on the Mac application

Alternative solution: The USBoverIP connection is recognized  natively through the Beta application available in your account screen.

Unlike Xbox controllers, PS4 controllers require the installation of third-party software in order to work. This is an issue of Windows, not Shadow.
However, to ensure that all our users are able to enjoy their games and their Shadow, here are the instructions on how to use your PS4 controllers with your Shadow box.

  • Download the DS4Windows tool
    • Go to the DS4Windows website
    • Click the "Download now" button
    • Select the latest version that should be at the top of the page, then press the Download button, click on "DS4Windows.zip"

  • Launch the DS4Windows tool

Once the .zip file is downloaded, extract the 2 files: DS4Updater and DS4Windows.
- Launch DS4Windows
- Accept the following steps
- Click “Step 1: Install the DS4 Driver” button and click Install when the pop-up appears

Warning: It is important to install the drivers of your PS4 controllers so that the controllers will work.

  • Connect your Ps4 controller with a USB / micro-USB cable on the back of your box

Warning: The Bluetooth function currently does not work with the Mac application.

  • A light on the top of your controller will appear
  • Click the Finish button
  • Check that your controller is recognized in the “Controllers” tab of the DS4Windows screen

You can now play games with your PS4 controller.

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