How to Gameshare on PS4

How to Gameshare on PS4

There is nothing as frustrating as spending your dollars on a game only to come and realize that the game is not great. However, with the gameshare feature on PS4, you can now try out games that your friends own before buying them. And this can save you a ton of cash that you would have spent to purchase the game. So, how can you gameshare on PS4? Read on to learn more.


What You Need to Know Before You Gameshare on PS4

Gameshare on PS4

When sharing a game, one person needs to own it to allow another person on PS4 to borrow it. It’s similar to borrowing a disc or a book from your friend. Before you learn how to share the games, here are some caveats;

  • You must have Playstation Plus subscription: To gameshare, both the owner of the game and the receiver should have Playstation Plus subscription. Otherwise, it won’t be possible to share the fun. Note that only one player can have the game.
  • You can only share one game with your friend at a time: You cannot share your game with more than one person. Trying to gameshare to a third person can lead to the suspension of your account.
  • Share your game with a trustworthy person: The process of gameshare involves sharing your account’s private data with another person. Thus, you should only gameshare with someone you trust. Otherwise, they may steal your data.

You can now share your PS4 games with the above facts at hand.


How to Gameshare on PS4

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Step#1: Deactivate the primary PS4 settings

  • Using your PS4 machine, log in to your PlayStation account, navigate Settings, and select Account Management. Scroll downwards and choose Activate as Your Primary PS4.
  • You will have two options; Activate and Deactivate. Choose the Deactivate option.
  • On the dialogue box that narrates that other users on the PS4 will lose access to your games, choose By making this choice, your primary account will not be active.

Step#2: Activate the primary PS4 setting on the other console

  • Using the console you want to share your games with, log in to your PlayStation Network account.
  • Navigate to Settings and select Account Management.
  • On the Account Management menu, choose Activate as Your Primary PS4. This selection will lead you to a home screen with all the available games on your console.
  • Proceed to Settings, choose Account Management and on the new menu, select Activate as Your Primary PS4.
  • Next, choose Activate to share your games with friends.

Once you activate, your setup process will be complete, and the console of your friend will now have access to all the PS4 games in your library.

Step#3: Restore your licenses (Optional)

This is an optional step; however, it is essential when sharing games on PS4. It prevents you from encountering any possible errors while playing games on the PlayStation 4. To restore the license go to;

Settings > Account Management > Restore Licenses

The restoring process may take longer if you have many games. Once the process is complete, choose OK and revert to your home screen.


How to Use Share Play on PS4

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With Share Play, you can invite a player from a different PS4 to watch your game on their console. You are free to offer your controller to your visitor, allowing them to take control of the game and play in your position. Alternatively, they can join the game and play with you.

However, to enable your friend to be in charge of the game, you as the host must have a PlayStation subscription. If both of you are to play in multiplayer mode, you should both be PlayStation Plus members.

Here is how to share PS4 games using share play;

Step 1: While on your PS4’s home screen, choose Party, then select Start Party.

Step 2: Go ahead and choose Create Group, then select Add Players so that you can send an invitation to the friend you desire to Share Play with.

Step 3: Launch the game you wish to play.

Step 4: On your controller, press the Share button and select Share Play on your screen.

Step 5: Choose a friend with whom you wish to share the game. Once your friend accepts your invitation, you will have 60 minutes to share the game with your partner.

During the 60 minutes, you can allow your friend to be in control of the game. Here is how to do it;

Step 1: On the controller, press the Share

Step 2: Select Go to Party for Share Play.

Step 3: Choose Give Controller to Visitor.

Step 4: You can choose whether to Play a Game Together or Allow Visitor to Play as You.


Final Word

The advantage of using a PS4 Gameshare is that it allows you to play games without buying them. With the above steps, sharing a game with your friend is a simple operation to perform.

However, ensure that you’re are sharing the game with someone trustworthy. Have fun playing games with your friend!

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