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How to Activate PS4 as Primary Console

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PS4 comes with an impressive lineup of games. Whoever owns PS4 knows its amazing functions and benefits. One of the hidden features of the PS4 console is its Activate as a Primary console. By activating the PS4 console as your primary console, you will have extra benefits.

PS4 Primary Console

  • The first and foremost factor for activating PS4 as a primary console is that it links with your account and enables you to access all the games without any restrictions.
  • You can order different games from the PlayStation Store and enjoy the benefits of the PlayStation Plus subscription.
  • The PS4 primary console automatically downloads pre-ordered content that you’ve purchased on the PlayStation app.
  • By using Remote Play on another device, you can connect to your PS4 console through an internet connection.
  • You can purchase and use a variety of themes from the PlayStation Store. PlayStation Plus members can enjoy more storage.

How to Activate PS4 as Primary Console

[1] On the home screen of your PS4, click the Settings icon.

Settings icon in PS4

[2] Head to Account Management and select it.

How to Activate PS4 as Primary

[3] Scroll down and select the Activate as your Primary PS4 option.

Activate as Your Primary PS4

[4] Select the Activate button.

How to Activate PS4 as Primary

[5] If your PSN account already has a primary console, you will get the below pop-up. As of now, you can have only one primary console for one PSN account.

Chante to This PS4

[6] Click the Change to This PS4 button.

[7] Then, read all the specifications and click the OK button.

How to Activate PS4 as Primary

How to Deactivate PS4 as Primary Console

[1] Press the PS button.

[2] Scroll to the right and find the Settings menu.

[3] Navigate to Account Management and select it.

[4] Choose the Activate as your Primary PS4 option.

[5] Now, select Deactivate tab under the Activate tab.

[6] Again select Yes to confirm and complete your deactivation.

FAQ

1. Can you have two accounts activated as primary on PS4?

No, you can’t. You can have only one PS4 console as your primary.

2. How to Activate PS5 as a primary console?

Check our detailed guide on how to activate PS5 as a primary console.

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