How To Connect Ps4 To Vga Monitor [Easy Way to connect]

Mar17,2024
How To Connect Ps4 To Vga Monitor

I recall the moment I chose to hook up my PS4 gaming console to a VGA monitor, a task that appeared unachievable.

But after doing some research and asking around, I was determined to make it happen.

I had never connected anything to a monitor before, and I was nervous about making a mistake or damaging something in the process. 

But when I connect the PS4 console to a VGA monitor, it is surprisingly easy. 

In this article, we will walk through each step of the process so that you can get up and running with your own setup in no time.

Let’s get started!

Can ps4 connect to the vga monitor?

You can connect the ps4 to the VGA monitor. But connecting the ps4 to the vga monitor is not an easy method.

The VGA monitor has a VGA port for connecting to other devices, and the ps4 has an HDMI port for connecting to other devices.

Connecting the ps4 through the HDMI to the VGA adapter is not a suitable method because the monitor will not recognize the audio signals.

Disable the HDCP feature to connect the PS4 to the VGA monitor 

In order to connect the PS4 to the VGA monitor, you will need to disable the HDCP feature of your PS4 to make a reliable connection.

It is done by connecting your PS4 to the TV or other device and then accessing the settings, but if you do not have the TV, then you will connect your PS4 to your neighbour’s TV to disable the HDCP.

Once you have connected your PS4 to the TV, then follow these steps to disable the HDCP feature of your PS4.

  • Firstly, open the settings 
  • Now scroll down, look for the system, and select it 
  • Now untick the enable HDCP in order to disable it 

After disabling it, you can connect your PS4 to the VGA monitor using the adapter.

How to connect PS4 to VGA monitor?

These are the possible ways to connecting a PS4 to the VGA monitor.

1. By using HDMI switch 

Follow the steps to connect the ps4 to the VGA monitor.

The things you will need to connect the ps4 to the VGA monitor.

1. HDMI cable

2. HDMI to VGA adapter

3. HDMI switch to connect to the power source

4. Phone charger

5. Vga cable 

6. Audio cable

7. Pair of speakers

Most HDMI switches do not require a power source, but you should use it for better results and excellent connection because sometimes ps4 does not deliver enough power.

Buy a new HDMI switch and ensure that it comes with the cable. You can use the USB cable if the cable does not come with it.

After gathering all the needed accessories, now get ready to connect the ps4 to the VGA monitor.

Follow the steps to connect the ps4 to the vga monitor

1. Turn on the speakers of your ps4 and monitor 

2. Now take the HDMI cable and connect it to the output source of the console and connect the other end to the input port of the HDMI switch

3. Now use the power cable/USB cable of the HDMI switch; now plug the cable into the charger and connect it to the power source

4. Now look, if your HDMI switch is lightning up, it means it gets the proper voltage

5. Now connect HDMI to the VGA adapter, then connect the HDMI plug to the output port of the HDMI switch

6. Connect the VGA cable to the adapter

7. Then connect the other end of the VGA cable to your monitor

8. Now connect the audio cable to the audio port of the HDMI to VGA adapter

9. Now ensure all connections of the cables are connected well and turn on the monitor; it will display the homepage of the ps4 then it will show the video setting menu, and then choose the setting to your preference 

10. If your screen resolution is not too good, so you want to change it, then click on the sound and screen menu; now you will see the list of the resolution, then choose the high video resolution.

Now, your VGA monitor is connected to the ps4.

2. Using an HDMI splitter

If you’re not able to connect your PS4 to the VGA monitor by using the HDMI to VGA adapter, then you should consider the HDMI splitter or switch.

Follow the below steps to connect the PS4 to the VGA monitor using the HDMI splitter or switch.

With an HDMI splitter

Material which you will need to make a connection:

HDMI splitter 

HDMI to VGA adapter VGA cable 

HDMI cable 

One USB cable A to the micro USB 

External speakers and 3.5 jack cable 

Steps to connecting the PS4 to the monitor:

  • Firstly, ensure that the monitor and PS4 are connected securely to the power source, and both of them are powered on
  • Now connect one end of HDMI cable to the HDMI port of your PS4, then plug the other end of the cable into the HDMI splitter input port 
  • Then plug the HDMI to VGA adapter and HDMI connector into the outport port of the HDMI splitter 
  • Now connect the HDMI splitter to the electrical outlet by using the 5V adapter 
  • Then connect the HDMI to VGA adapter to the monitor, plug one end into the VGA cable into the VGA port of your monitor and plug the second end into the HDMI to VGA adapter VGA port 
  • Now plug the speaker’s cable directly into the adapter AUX port; ensure that your speakers have the 3.5mm cable 
  • Otherwise, you should use the 3.5mm jack cable to connect the speakers 
  • Now double-check that all cables are connected firmly and securely before using the setup

After finishing the setup, double-check all connections to ensure they are connected securely.

FAQ

Can I connect my PS4 to a monitor without HDMI?

You need an adapter to connect the ps4 to the monitor without the HDMI port. Use the HDMI to DVI cable for the connection.

If your monitor has a DVI port, then use the adapter to make the connection.

Do all monitors work with PS4?

The ps4 has an HDMI port to connect with the monitor if your monitor has an HDMI port, so it’s easy to connect with the ps4.

If your monitor does not have an HDMI port, you should use the HDMI to VGA adapter or HDMI to DVI adapter to make the connection.

Can I connect PS4 to laptop?

By using the ps remote play app, you can control the play station 5 console from the pc or the Macbook with the high rate network.

First, check that your Macbook, or pc, or laptop meets the requirements of the ps4, then connect the ps4 to the computer.

Wrapping up

If you have a VGA monitor and you do not want to invest in a new monitor, and you want to connect the ps4 to the vga monitor for playing your ps4 games.

Then buy or collect the above-needed accessories for connecting the ps4 to the VGA monitor. 

Follow all the above steps to connect the ps4 to the VGA monitor. After connecting the ps4, you can play all your ps4 games on the monitor.

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