The PlayStation 1 could play CDs, the PS2 DVDs, and the PS3 Blu-Ray DVDs, but what does the PS4 let you do? Well actually, there are loads of cool life hacks that make Sony’s latest console pretty special, ranging from making signing in a whole lot easier to letting your friends fight the tough bosses for you. With plenty of tips and tricks that a lot of people may or may not know about, we’ve listed 14 to help you get the most out of your PlayStation 4.
1. Charge your Dualshock 4 with a phone charger
This doesn’t apply to all phone chargers, but some Android phone chargers with micro-USB ports can also plug in Dualshock 4 controllers. This might not have any actual benefit, because although phone charging cables are longer than the ridiculously minute PS4 controller cables, it would still require you to sit about a metre or so away from the screen. Nevertheless, it’s a pretty cool life hack.
2. Charge your phone with your PS4
Not only can you charge your Dualshock 4 with some phone chargers, but that same cable can charge your phone through the PS4 itself. Even better, this works with IOS and Android phones, although some do charge much slower than others. With so many cables lying around, it might be easier to shove them all away and just use the one.