There are many benefits of getting a VPN for PlayStation 4. When you connect a VPN to your PS4, you have access to geo-restricted content from Netflix, Spotify and other services. A PS4 VPN also enables your PS4 console to access a secure, faster, and more stable server connection.

A VPN on PS4 encrypts your data so you can play with other players in different countries without the risk of being compromised by hackers, malware and spyware software.

How to connect VPN on PS4

Prior to installing a VPN for PS4, you must set up a VPN router. You may either buy a Wi-Fi router with a built-in VPN access or get a VPN subscription that requires you manually input the VPN data.

There are many VPN providers that are popular among gamers worldwide and supports various Wi-Fi router brands. Once you have the router installed, learning how to use VPN on PlayStation 4 is a matter of steps.

You can connect your PS4 to VPN in three ways:

  • VPN for PS4 via a Wi-Fi router
  • VPN PS4 via Windows
  • VPN PS4 via a MAC

Setting up a PS4 VPN via a Wi-Fi router

  • Go to the XMB PS4 menu, select “Settings” and click on “Network Settings”.
  • Click on “Sep Up Internet Connection” located under the “Network Settings” tab.
  • When prompted, select the “Use Wi-Fi” setting.
  • Select “Easy” under method and wait until your PS4 is done scanning your connection.
  • Click on your Wi-Fi connection and when prompted, select “Do Not Use a Proxy Server”.
  • Once you review and accept all your settings, click on “Test Connection”.

How to connect VPN on PS4 via Windows

  • Install the VPN software on your PC.
  • Connect your PC and PS4 via an Ethernet cable.
  • Select the Control Panel, chose “Network and Sharing Center”, and click on “Change Adaptor Settings”.
  • Right-click on your VPN name and select the “Properties” menu.
  • Under “Properties”, open the “Sharing” tab and select “Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection”.
  • Click on “Home Networking Connection” and chose the internet connection you’d like to share with your PS4 from the drop-down menu.
  • Choose “Settings” from your PS4 console. Click on “Network Settings”, “Set Up Internet Connection”, then select “Use a LAN Cable”. Click on “Easy” for the connection method; wait until the PC finishes scanning and setting up your Ethernet connection.
  • Choose “Do Not Use a Proxy Server” when prompted.

How to connect VPN on PS4 via a MAC

  • Install the VPN software on your MAC.
  • Connect an Ethernet cable to your PS4 and MAC.
  • From the System Preferences, select Sharing and click on Internet Sharing from the drop-down menu.
  • Chose Wi-Fi from the “Share your connection” from the menu list.
  • Select “Ethernet” from the “To Computers using” list.
  • To the left of the “Internet Sharing” button, check the box on the list that enables internet sharing between your PS4 and MAC. A green light will pop up indicating the connection is successful.
  • Open the VPN software on your MAC and connect to your server.
  • Choose “Settings” from your PS4 console. Click on “Network Settings”, “Set Up Internet Connection”, then select “Use a LAN Cable”. Select on “Easy” for the connection method and wait until the PC finishes scanning and setting up your Ethernet connection.
  • Choose “Do Not Use a Proxy Server” when prompted.

When the VPN on PS4 connection is established, you will have access to different server locations. Moreover, you will be able to play with friends abroad free from hackers, phishing, or having your data stolen.