How to connect a PS4 to TV and Internet

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In this guide, you will find information on how to connect your Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) gaming console to your television and Internet through either a wireless or wired connection. You can use WiFi or Ethernet to connect your PS4 to the Internet. This article provides insight into:



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How to connect your PS4 to your television

The following diagram will help you connect your Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) gaming console to your television. For this installation, you will require an HDMI cable, an available HDMI port on your television, the PS4 power cable, and your PS4.


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Installation stepsDiagram key
  1. Connect the HDMI cable to the back of your PS4 system.
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to an available HDMI port on the back of your HD TV.
  3. Plug the power cable into a free power outlet.
  4. Connect the other end of the power cable to the back of the PS4.

A. AC IN connector

B. HDMI OUT port

C. HDMI input port

D. HDMI cable

E. AC power cord

F. To an electric outlet


Full PlayStation 4 Installation Guide

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If you are having difficulty connecting to the Internet, there could be a number of reasons why, including: an offline modem, hardware failure, or a settings issue. Try power cycling your Internet equipment by unplugging the power cord for the device from the outlet, waiting a short time, plugging back in, and then restarting.


Learn More: Unable to Connect to the Internet  

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How to connect your PlayStation 4 to WiFi

To connect your PS4 system to the Internet through your wireless network (WiFi), you will first need to make sure you know your network name (SSID) and password. If you are using a Shaw wireless router, you can find these details listed on the top of the device as SSID and Password (shown below). If you have changed this information, please use your new network name and password. Once you have secured this information, proceed with the following setup:


  1. Select Network.
  2. Choose Set up Internet Connection.
  3. Select Use WiFi and then choose Easy.
  4. Select your wireless network (SSID) from the list and enter your password.
  5. Select default settings for any remaining choices.
  6. Your connection will now be set up.


SSID and Password


If you are experiencing difficulty connecting to the Internet through your PS4, please see the WiFi connectivity troubleshooting guide or find more information and resources at the links below.

Related: WiFi Connectivity Troubleshooting Wireless Internet: Information and Resources 

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How to set up a wired Internet connection for your PS4

To connect your Sony PS4 system to the Internet through a direct connection, you will first need to connect it to your Shaw modem or router with an Ethernet cable. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the port on your modem or router listed as Ethernet or LAN, and the other end into the available Ethernet port on the back of the console.


  1. Select Network.
  2. Choose Set Up Internet Connection.
  3. Select Use a LAN Cable and then choose Easy.
  4. The standard settings will be automatically selected and after a few minutes, your connection should be complete.


If you are experiencing difficulty connecting to the Internet through your PlayStation 4, please see the Internet connectivity troubleshooting guide, listed below.

Related: Internet Connectivity Troubleshooting

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