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[Playstation Blog] PlayStation Now Coming to PC, DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor Unveiled

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We’re excited to announce that PlayStation Now is making the jump to Windows PC. The app launches overseas in parts of Europe soon and will come to North America shortly thereafter.

We’re also introducing a new device, the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adaptor, which launches in early September for a suggested retail price of $24.99. This adaptor will let you connect a DualShock 4 to PC and Mac wirelessly, and will enable every feature of the controller you know and love: buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion sensors, vibration, and stereo headset jack – as long as the gaming application supports these features.

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Edit:

Not interested in PS Now due to being a streaming service and my internet has Data Cap.

But the USB PC dongle is tempting.
Edited by iARDAs - 8/23/16 at 11:07am
post #2 of 23
Nice that there is a PC dongle, though I really don't care for the PS4 controller much and PSNow is a poor value in my opinion. I guess it's ok if there was a PS game you absolutely have to play but never owned PlayStation. For actual PlayStation owners, the price to rent games, new or old just seems too high.
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Given that I have a DualShock 4 and I've only ever used it with the PS3, I'm probably going to get the adapter.

That said, I am thoroughly satisfied with the Steam controller.
If you have any repetitive strain injury from using gamepads then the Steam controller is the best invention since indoor plumbing.
Sometimes real analog sticks are nice, I could probably get better times in Super Meat Boy with the DS4, it's just an unfortunate fact of life that my wrist would be in pain within an hour, where even if the Steam controller is a bit fumbly I can actually play the game without serious discomfort.
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Not really sure any use is a $25 dongle, when I can just buy any ol Bluetooth adapter for ~$10?
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Not really sure any use is a $25 dongle, when I can just buy any ol Bluetooth adapter for ~$10?


I was wondering this as well, I already use BT for my keyboard. I don't see why a controller couldn't connect through the dame dongle.
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Not really sure any use is a $25 dongle, when I can just buy any ol Bluetooth adapter for ~$10?

Not sure but I guess Dualshock 4 does not connect with all BT adapters out there? At least with full features.

Again not sure.
post #7 of 23
The adaptor looks pretty.
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Interesting. I really like the PS4's controller, so maybe I'll pick this up to use on my PC. I'm currently using an old X360 pad, and I really prefer DualShock for fighting games.
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post #9 of 23
If you have Bluetooth already, you can use "DS4Windows" right now and save $25. It's worked great for me so far. No idea if it's totally full featured since I don't own a ps4. You can change the light bar color though tongue.gif
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You can Pair PS4 Remotes to Pc's already, as long as your pc has BT4.0 IIRC. I have 2 paired to my HTPC to play DBZ Xeno and SF5, amongst a few other steam games. The only thing that doesn't work, is the touch pad portion, but every button works just fine.
The nice thing about this dongle is that it'll have proper drivers for the touchpad. Which then, i wonder if you even need the dongle, and could just get the drivers them selves for the remote?
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