How To Set Up A Keyboard And Mouse On PS5

Ever since the year 2000 when the Playstation was released, controllers have been the go-to device for gaming. Consoles are largely associated with relaxing after a long and tiring day, while also having the added benefit of being convenient to use and set up compared to the traditional keyboard and mouse set up.

Seeing as most games on the PS5 are optimized and meant to be played with a controller, some people who are more used to playing on the PC may find it hard to adjust. On top of this, if they are looking to play first-person shooter (FPS) games, the speed and needed accuracy on the console may be a struggle for PC gamers. As such, it is possible to connect a mouse and keyboard to the inputs of the PS5. Not only does this help save you the arduous journey of acclimatizing yourself to using a console, but you also get to stay within your comfort zone. All this while opening up a whole new world of games on the PS5!

If the above sounds appealing to you, then you have come to the right place. Read on to find out more about how to set up a keyboard and mouse on PS5.

How Can You Use A Keyboard and Mouse on PS5?

Firstly, if the game you want to play is supported by a mouse and keyboard, then it is as simple as plugging them into the PS5 ports, and you are good to go! Sony has been on the ball and has always tried to provide mouse and keyboard support so as to cater to all types of gamers. So, all you have to do is plug your peripherals in and give them a short while to settle in. Next, you can head over to settings to customize any of the default settings. Finally, head over to Devices and select the customize your mouse or keyboard.

If your PS5 struggles to detect your mouse and keyboard, you may need to wait a little longer. You can also consider restarting your PS5 or unplugging and then plugging back the different electronic devices. If this still does not work, then consider trying out another set of USB ports. And if all else fails, you can contact Sony for customer service and support and they should be able to assist you.

What about A Wireless Keyboard and Mouse?

If you use a wireless mouse and keyboard, you may be wondering if you too can do the same. Well, these electronics are not much different from the wired versions. As such, the USB transmitters within your PS5 will pick up and identify your wireless keyboard and mouse the same way, meaning they should work perfectly fine. So, all you need to do is launch your PS5 and then plug your wireless transmitter into it. Wait a couple of seconds for it to recognize your devices and then head to Settings to further customize and tailor your setup to meet your needs.

So, what are you waiting for? If you have been struggling to get the hang of using a console, why not just use your mouse and keyboard instead.


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