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DualShock 4 now has limited wireless functions on PS3

playstation_4_dualshock_controller_4In case you missed the most recent PlayStation development, the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller is now compatible with PlayStation 4 wirelessly, a feature that comes with the latest 4.60 system update for the PS3. The DualShock 4 controller, you probably already know, is compatible with PlayStation 3 games when connected via USB cable. But the latest update gives the controller wireless control via Bluetooth connection. There are some limitations, however. While the Dualshock 4 power button will turn on the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation button, Sixaxis tilt controls, and vibration are not compatible. And, if you pair up your PS3 you’ll need to re-pair with a PS4 before it will work again. (In other words, you can’t use one controller for both consoles at once.)

The steps to set up the Dualshock 4 are as follows:

  1. Select “Manage Bluetooth Devices” under “Accessory Settings” in the PS3 settings menu.
  2. Select “Register New Device,” then start the PS3’s bluetooth scanning.
  3. While it’s scanning, press and hold the share and PS buttons on the DualShock 4 at the same time until the light bar starts blinking.
  4. The PS3 should then detect the controller, which will appear as “Wireless Controller.’
  5. Select the controller and complete the pairing.

Here’s a Reddit post that explains more.

Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot writes about technology, home entertainment, and digital media. You can also find him on HD Report.