How to use two PS5 controllers on the same account?

How to use two PS5 controllers on the same account?

The latest major update to the PlayStation 5 software made it possible to use a second console for assistance. Here you will find instructions on how to do it, as well as learn about other new features of the PlayStation 5 console.

With price increases on all PlayStation Plus subscription packages in August 2023, it's especially important for PlayStation to highlight the new features and games that PS5 owners will receive. Therefore, it is no coincidence that in September 2023 we received a number of important news. And one of the main ones is a possibility to designate a second controller as a "secondary controller" for one account. This feature can be very useful if you want to share the fun of a game with another person, or if you want to show someone how to use a controller. 

How to use a second console for assistance on PS5?

You can use a second controller if your main controller is a wireless DualSense or DualSense Edge controller, or a third-party controller supported by PS5. 

To use a second controller follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings, and then open the Accessibility section and go to Controllers.
  • Here, select the Use a secondary controller for assistance option and enable Use a secondary controller.
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Subsequently, follow these steps to use both controllers:

  • On the controller you want to use as your primary, press the PS button to bring up User Select.
  • Select the user to whom the main controller will be assigned.
  • On the controller you want to use as a secondary controller, press the PS button. The user selection screen appears.
  • Select the same user to whom you want to assign the secondary controller as the user assigned to the main controller. Ready!

What are the other new  PlayStation 5 features?

Effective September 13, 2023, Sony has released a major update to the PlayStation 5 system software, which includes a number of new features and functionality:

  • You can use an assist controller when your main controller is a DualSense or DualSense Edge wireless controller, or a PS5-supported third-party controller.
  • You can also enable haptic feedback when navigating the PS5 system menu.
  • Support HDMI audio speakers and TVs with Dolby Atmos.
  • Support for larger-capacity M.2 SSDs (up to 8TB).
  • New voice command capabilities became available only in the US and UK. You can now navigate between pages of help content and get more information using voice commands. For example, "Hey PlayStation, help." To learn about new features and games, you can use the voice command "Hey PlayStation, what's new?"
  • Later in September, it will be possible to react to messages with emojis and see a preview of someone's Share screen before joining a party in the PS app.
  • Additionally, the PS Remote Play app will be available on devices running Android TV OS 12, including Chromecast with Google TV (4K model) and BRAVIA XR A95L model.
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