How to Sign Into Your PlayStation Network Account
If you’re not sure how to gain access to PlayStation’s free PSN account, here’s how you do it.
The PlayStation is a relatively easy device to use, but it can still be tricky if this is your first time using a console from Sony; whether you’re using the PS4 or you’re trying the PS5 for the first time, you’ll need to log into your PlayStation Network account.
It may be hard to navigate the PlayStation menu, but here’s how you can easily sign into your PlayStation Network account.
What’s the PlayStation Network?
If you’re new to the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 consoles, you might wonder exactly what the PlayStation Network is.
The PlayStation Network, also known as PSN, is a digital service provided by Sony that powers many features on (mainly) the PlayStation consoles. There are many services inside the PlayStation Network, including the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Plus, and PlayStation Now.
You can use your PlayStation Network for free, but there are other features, such as online multiplayer.
This is just a brief explanation, but there are many other things you should know regarding what the PlayStation Network is, or which features you can use.
How to Sign Into Your PlayStation Network Account on PS4
Signing into your PlayStation Network account from your PlayStation 4 is really easy. All you need to do is turn your console on and follow these steps:
On your PS4’s home screen, press the
on your controller’sD-Pad.
Use your D-Pad or joystick to go toSettings, which is the second icon from the right, and press the
- Use your DualShock controller to go toAccount Management
Press theX button
Use your controller to enter your
that are associated with your PlayStation Network account.
Once you’re done,
How to Sign Into Your PlayStation Network Account on PS5
When you first turn your PS5 on, you’ll have the chance to log into your PlayStation Network account, so that you can start using your PlayStation Plus Subscription and other benefits.
However, if you didn’t do it or you want to add another account, here’s what you need to do.
Add User. You can do this by using your controller to go to your user in the top-right corner of your screen. Press X on the user, and you’ll see Add User’s option from a drop-down menu.
- SelectSign In and Play.
Use your PS5 DualSense Controller to enter the
associated with your PlayStation Network account.
Press the X button on
You Can Also Use the PlayStation App
Sony added a new, easier way to sign into your PlayStation Network account with your smartphone. You’ll first need to download the PlayStation app into your iPhone or Android phone and then follow these steps:
- SelectAdd User, as we previously explained.
- SelectSign In and Play.
You’ll see on the right side of your screen a
which you’ll need later.
Go to your iPhone or Android phone and open the
First, you’ll need to
to the PlayStation Network Account you want to use on your phone.
- On the PlayStation app, go tosettings and selectSign In on PS5.
the QR Code using your phone, and your PlayStation 5 will sign you in automatically.
PlayStation app for Android | iOS (Free)
Sign Into Your Playstation Account
Using your PlayStation Network on your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 is easier than you think. All you need to do is follow a few steps, and you’re good to go. And it’s even easier to do it from your iPhone or Android phone.
After you’re logged in, nothing’s stopping you from buying and playing the best games on the PlayStation Store, albeit you will need to add the funds to buy some games.
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