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How to Install a Webcam on PS4?

How to Install a Webcam on PS4?

By  Lydia Scott 2020-04-14 41219 1

If you're a PlayStation 4 owner who wants to stream the latest games on Twitch or explore other worlds in virtual reality, you're going to need a PS4 compatible webcam. However, will the ordinary standard webcam work on PS4? If not, what’s kind of webcam work with PlayStation 4 and how to install the webcam with PS4? At here, you can get all of the answers!

Will Webcam Work on PS4?

In fact, there indeed have some webcam which can work well with PlayStation 4. Such as the PlayStation Camera. Apart from this PS webcam, another ordinary USB webcam is not supported for work with PS4. Because PlayStation 4 requires compatible devices and interfaces, the current normal webcam is not qualified.


How to Install a PS Webcam on PS4?

Step 1: Connect the PlayStation Camera to your PS4 console via the AUX port in the back.


Step 2: Place the PS Camera on a horizontal surface and make it face the play area.


Step 3: Adjust the webcam angle by holding the right end in place, then gently twisting the body until it's where you like it.


How to set up PS Webcam with PS4?

The installation method of the PlayStation Camera is very simple, the most important thing is how to set up webcam facial recognition, game broadcasting and voice chat. Only when these settings are set up can you start exploring other worlds in virtual reality.


Set up the PS4 Webcam's Facial Recognition

If you want to use facial recognition to log into your PS4, you'll need to store your facial data on the console first.


Step 1: Log into your PS4 profile.

Step 2: Go to “Settings > Login Settings”, then select “Enable Facial Recognition”.

Step 3: And then, go to “Settings > Login Settings > Face Data Management > Add Face Data”.

Step 4: At this point, the webcam will attempt to search for and highlight your face. Once it identifies you, just follow the on-screen instructions.


Use PS Webcam for Game Broadcasting

Step 1: While in a game, press the “Share” button on your Dualshock 4 controller, then select “Broadcast Gameplay”.

Step 2: Choose one of the streaming services and log in.

Step 3: Press “X” to continue.

Step 4: To use your PS4 webcam and enable picture-in-picture mode while you stream, select Include Video from PlayStation Camera under the Broadcast options.


NOTE: If you want to use voice chat as well, select “Include Microphone Audio in Broadcast”.


That's all about how to use PS4 webcam on PS4. Although ordinary USB webcam does not work with PS4, it is very useful for ordinary online video or personal live streaming.

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