2. Select the “Settings” tab on the main menu.

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3. Select “Account Management”.

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4. Select “Activate as your primary PS4”.

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5. Select “Activate.”

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You should now be able to access all of your games on your friend’s console. You or your friend will still have to download them, but there’s no need to sign back into your account on that PlayStation. If you are exchanging access to your digital game libraries, have your friend or family complete steps 1-4 on your PS4.


Be warned that if you need to make significant changes to your account or user settings, like, for example, if you grab a PlayStation 4 Pro, then you’ll need to redo the process. If the person you’ve shared your account with is someone you trust (and we strongly recommend you only share accounts with close friends or family), then they will need to deactivate their device as your account’s primary system so you can set up your console. After your new console is set, you can redo this process to set up gamesharing again.

You can also deactivate a console remotely by using the PlayStation account management tool in your web browser. However, you can only do this once every six months. Keep in mind that if you don’t have access to your primary console, other users who log into your PlayStation 4 won’t be able to access your digital library of games. You’ll also be out of luck playing PlayStation Plus titles if your internet goes down.

You can share your account with an unlimited number of people but you can only do this process, which allows you to play the same game on two consoles at the same time, with one other person. If you try to hook up three friends, for example, and all four of you want to play a game together, your account will be flagged and blocked.