How to connect a Sony PlayStation 4 or 5 to a smart TV

How to connect a PS4 or 5 to a smart TV

One of the most prominent gaming devices on the market are the Sony PlayStations. Their latest version, the PlayStation 5 has some amazing features including a solid-state storage device (SSD), Ryzen 3,000 CPU, 4K Blue-ray and real-time ray tracing. If you got a hold of a PS5 or another model the next question may be how do you connect it? If you’re a seasoned PlayStation gamer then simply scroll down to the quick guide. If not, don’t fret we’ll run you through it in this article!

How do I connect a PlayStation 4 or 5 to a smart TV? 

Connecting your PlayStation to a smart TV, whether it is a 4 or 5 is straightforward!

How do I connect a PlayStation 4 or 5 to a smart TV?

Samsung smart TV

All PlayStation consoles connect to TVs using HDMI cables. The Sony PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 each come with an HDMI cable. Samsung QLED TVs are intelligent and they will immediately recognize the device and switch input sources the moment you plug it in. 

LG smart TV

Every PlayStation comes with a cable to hook up to an HDMI TV. All LG smart TVs have several HDMI ports in the center-back of them. Plug one end of your cord into the PlayStation and the other into the back of the TV. Use your remote to click the home-shaped button and scroll through to find the corresponding HDMI input. 

Toshiba smart TV

All PlayStations come with an HDMI cable that fits into any HDTV, including Toshiba. Simply plug one end into the PlayStation and the other into the TV’s back right, where there are several HDMI ports. Use your remote to change the input source. Don’t forget to plug your console’s AC adapter into the wall!

TCL smart TV

PlayStations come with HDMI cables that plug into nearly all types of TVs. After plugging your console into the wall, plug one end of the HDMI cord into it and the other in your TCL TV on the back-right side. Change your input source to the corresponding HDMI port. 

Vizio smart TV

All PlayStation models come with an HDMI cable. Plug your console into the wall to power it on, then connect your PlayStation to the Vizio TV’s HDMI port. Change your TV’s input source to the corresponding HDMI port. 

Quick reference guide to connecting PlayStation 4 and 5 to a smart TV

Quick reference guide to connecting PlayStation 4 and 5 to a smart TV

The HDMI cable used to connect your PS4 or PS5 to a smart TV makes it quick and easy so you can spend focus your time on gaming!

FAQs

My PlayStation is not connecting to the TV. What can I do? 

Make sure you’re on the correct HDMI port, and you are using HDR. 

Can you hook up a PlayStation to a laptop? 

Try plugging the HDMI cord into your laptop’s HDMI port. 

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