How to Join a PlayStation Party Chat on Your PC

How to Join a PlayStation Party Chat on Your PC

Title: "How to Join a PlayStation Party Chat on Your PC with PS Remote Play"

Introduction: PlayStation Party Chats are a great way to connect with friends and fellow gamers while playing your favorite titles. While the PlayStation App on mobile devices facilitates joining these chats, what if you want to participate from your PC? The PlayStation App isn't available for Windows, but fear not! With PS Remote Play, you can easily join a PlayStation Party Chat on your PC. In this guide, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process to set up PS Remote Play and get you chatting with your gaming buddies in no time.

1. What You Need to Set Up PS Remote Play

To get started with PS Remote Play, you'll need the following:

  • A PC running Windows 10 or 11 with at least a 7th-generation Intel Core processor.
  • A PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4 video game console.
  • A DualSense or DualShock 4 wireless controller, which can be the same controller from your console.
  • A USB cable to connect the controller to your PC (the out-of-box charging cord should work fine).
  • Your PSN (PlayStation Network) account credentials.
  • An internet connection with upload and download speeds of at least 5 Mbps. You can check your internet speed at if you're unsure.

2. Download & Install PS Remote Play on PC

  • Visit the PS Remote Play page on
  • Download the Remote Play installer for Windows.
  • Run the installation file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the app.

3. Set Up Your PS5 or PS4 for Remote Play

Activate Remote Play on the PlayStation 5:

  • Select "Settings" on the top of the Home Screen.
  • Enter the "System" category.
  • Select "Remote Play" and turn on the switch next to "Enable Remote Play."
  • Go back to the "Settings" screen and select "Users and Accounts."
  • Select "Other > Console Sharing and Offline Play."
  • Select "Enable."
  • Head back to "Settings" and select "System > Power Saving > Features Available in Reset Mode."
  • Activate "Stay Connected to the Internet" and "Enable Turning on PS5 from Network" settings.

Activate Remote Play on the PlayStation 4:

  • Press the "Up" button and select "Settings" on the Function Screen.
  • Choose "Remote Play Connection Settings."
  • Activate "Enable Remote Play."
  • Go back to the "Settings" screen and select "Account Management."
  • Select "Activate as your Primary PS4" and turn on "Activate."
  • Head back to "Settings" and choose "System > Power Saver Settings > Set Features Available in Rest Mode."
  • Turn on the "Stay Connected to the Internet" and "Enable Turning on PS4 from Network" settings.

4. Start a Remote Play Session on Your PC

  • Open the PS Remote Play app on your PC and sign in with your PSN account.
  • Configure video resolution and frame rate settings based on your internet speed.
  • Select the type of console to connect to (PS5 or PS4).
  • Wait for the app to search for and connect to your PS5 or PS4 console.
  • Plug your PlayStation controller into your PC via USB.

5. Join PlayStation Party Chat on PC

Join or Create a PS5 Game Chat:

  • Ensure that the Microphone icon in the PS Remote Play app is not muted.
  • Press the PlayStation button on the wireless controller to open the Quick Menu.
  • Select the Mic icon and set Mic to Remote Play Device.
  • Navigate to Game Base > Parties and choose a party to join or start a new one.

Join or Create a PS4 Party Chat:

  • Ensure that the Microphone icon in the PS Remote Play app is unmuted.
  • Press the "Up" button on the PS4 controller and go to "Settings > Devices > Audio devices."
  • Set both Input Device and Output Device to "Remote Play Device."
  • Return to the Home Screen, press the "Up" button again, and select "Party."
  • Choose a party to join or select "Start Party" to create a new one.

6. Change Audio Input Device in Windows

By default, Windows may try to use the built-in microphones on the wireless controller. If this doesn't work, you can switch to your computer's microphones:

  • Right-click the Start menu and select "Settings."
  • Choose "System > Sound."
  • Scroll down to the Input section and select your computer's internal or external (headset) microphones.

7. What You Can Do in a PS Remote Play Session

In a PS Remote Play session for Windows, you can:

  • Turn off the TV your PS5 or PS4 is connected to; the console will stream to your PC regardless.
  • Play PlayStation games remotely. Note that some features, like Share Screen and Share Play, may not work during remote play.
  • Move the cursor over the PS Remote Play app and select the Fullscreen icon to play in full-screen mode.
  • Minimize the PS Remote Play window and chat with gamer friends while focusing on other work.

8. End a PS5 or PS4 Remote Play Session

If you want to end a PS Remote Play session:

  • Exit the PS Remote Play app.
  • Optionally, check the box next to "Put the connected console in rest mode."
  • Select "OK."

To reconnect to your PlayStation remotely, open the PS Remote Play app, select your console, and you should be ready to go. You can also set up a Remote Play session with another console you own by selecting "Other connections."


With PS Remote Play, you can seamlessly join PlayStation Party Chats on your Windows PC, even when your console is located elsewhere. This versatile feature allows you to enjoy gaming and socializing from the comfort of your PC or laptop, wherever you have a stable Wi-Fi connection. So, get ready to connect, chat, and game with your friends, and remember to invest in an extra controller for added convenience. Whether you're in your bedroom or on the go, PlayStation Party Chats are just a few clicks away with PS Remote Play.

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