The PlayStation 4 is a great console that does more than just play games. PlayStation Plus is a subscription service for which you have to pay the cost of the console and the cost of individual video games. You can subscribe on a monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis. The service gets cheaper the more if you pay in advance.
The most important PS Plus feature for most people is multiplayer games. If you want to play games with your friends online, you have no choice but to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription.
How much does PlayStation Plus cost?
If you’re not already a subscriber, you’ll get your first 14 days of PlayStation Plus for free. If you buy your console new, there’s also a good chance Just like Game Pass on Xbox, PlayStation Plus members also get free games and deals on games.
PlayStation Plus three subscription options:
- 1 Month – $9.00
- 3 Months – $24.99
- 12 Months – $59.99
You can also buy PS Plus US membership or prepaid cards, which are offered sometimes through external vendors who manage sales and discounts. This is a good opportunity to get a year’s service for less.
PlayStation Tips for Mastering Your Sony Console:
Enable Cloud Saves
You should always back up your game data whenever possible. If you have a PlayStation Plus, you’ll see an option to save your game data to Sony’s cloud storage. People who don’t subscribe to PlayStation Plus can save their game data to external storage, such as a thumb drive.
Customize System Notifications
Notifications are important, if notifications start pointing you the wrong way, you can customize it and tell your PS4 not to notify you when you open certain apps. In addition, you can turn them off completely so that you never have to deal with them.
Share Play is a unique feature that you should take advantage of if you are playing and sharing with friends. If you and your friends join in group mode, you have the option to watch everything they’re playing, and even play their game yourself.
You can only share play with one other player at a time, and the session is limited to 60 minutes. You must have both players membership in PlayStation Plus to enjoy this feature.
The Share button on the PS console allows you to broadcast, share screen, and record video. You can even post videos to Facebook and Twitter.
Sony offers ways to customize the sharing functionality. Tap the Share button, select Options, then choose Sharing and Broadcasting Settings. From here you can set the function of the button when pressed and held and double-clicked.
PlayStation Phone App
The PlayStation phone app you can’t play games with, but with this app, you can message friends, make purchases, check prizes, and download any games you buy directly to your PS4, perfect for gamers stuck in the action when the latest hardware arrives.
Activate Voice Operations
Control your PS4 with your voice. You need a headset for this function to work, or the microphones on the PlayStation Camera. If you have any of them, try them. Go to Settings > Audio Playback Settings, and click the checkbox to play PS4 with audio.
Make Your PS4 Turn on Your TV
Did you know that you can turn on the TV on or off automatically when you turn on / off your PS4 device? To do this, go to Settings, then System, and click on Enable HDMI Device Link.
If you previously purchased a game, make a note of the game’s release date. A couple of days before the said game is released, you can start preloading it on your PS4. To do this, head over to the library menu and start the download. You still can’t play the game until the official launch