How To Share Digital Games With Friends On PS4

How To Share Digital Games With Friends On PS4

June 17, 2019 1 Comment

Save your hard-earned money by learning how to GameShare with friends on PS4. Gone are the day when sharing a game was as easy as passing a cartridge of your favorite game to a friend.

With so many games being stored digitally, it’s become especially difficult to navigate the near endless requirements to play your PS4 games when and where you want. There is no need to fret as there are ways to share your games across different PlayStation 4 consoles, so you and a friend or family member can play without having to log into your account every time. Even better, it’s a pretty simple process.

This walkthrough will show you how to GameShare on PS4. To put it simply, this allows you and someone else to connect your libraries of downloaded games and access them with fewer restrictions. For this process, you will only need access to your friend’s PS4 and your own account information.

How to GameShare on PS4?

To share games on your PS4 with your friends, the first thing you will need to do is to deactivate your PSN/PlayStation Network account on your own PS4 and allow the PS4 you want to share with to activate your account as their primary PS4. Once this has been, you can play all the games you own on the other person PS4. Keep in mind that Sony officially supports this. So don’t delay sharing your PS4 games with friends you trust.

How To  Deactivate your PSN account on your PS4?

Your PSN account can just set to be the primary PS4 on only one console simultaneously. So before your friend set your account as his primary PS4, you should deactivate it on your side.

Follow These Steps:

  1. On your PS4 controller, press the PS button.
  2. On your PS4 dashboard, scroll to the right to locate and choose the Settings menu.
  3. On the Settings page, select PlayStation Network/Account Management.
  4. On the next page, select Activate as Your Primary PS4.
  5. Select Deactivate.
  6. Lastly, select Yes to finish your deactivation.

How To Share Digital Games With Friends On A PS4

How To Activate your PSN Account As The Primary PS4 On Your Friend’s Console?

When you deactivate your PSN account on your PS4, your friend can set your PSN account as his primary PS4 to play your games. It's worth noting that 'your friend will need to log in both their PS4 with your account, so you might need to tell your friend your account and the password. So, just share your PS4 games with a friend you trust'.

  1. On your friends, PS4, log out their account and log in with your PSN account.
  2. Open the Settings menu.
  3. Go to PlayStation Network/Account Management.
  4. Select Activate as Your Primary PS4.

    How To Share Digital Games With Friends On A PS4
  5. Select Activate.

    How To Share Digital Games With Friends On A PS4

Your friend should then see the Activated page. The last thing you need to do is click 'OK.' Now your friend can log in with their own account on their PS4 and enjoy all your games as your account is set as the primary PS4 on their console. You can also play your friends’ games, just deactivate your friend’s PSN account on their console, and set it as your primary PS4 following the same method above.

Although you can do this method with an unlimited amount of people, only two people can be playing the same game together, implying you can't share your library with several other friends and all jump into the same online game with each other. Gamesharing is the simplest way to save money on new games. Not everyone can go out and blow hundreds of dollars on multiple games. When you don't have a physical disc to lend out, this is the next best thing. 

You can check out Sony's official Share Play Home Page Here.

1 Response


November 12, 2019

If my friend had downloaded the game, can i then reactivate my own ps4 as primary console and can he stil play the game on his own console. Or does hè have to keep my account activisted as primary?

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