How Use Your Remote to Watch Playstation Vue on Your PS 4 or PS3
No need to use your PS4 game controller, use your remote to watch Playstation Vue
Have a Playstation 3 or 4 sitting around the house collecting dust? Why not turn it into an awesome cord cutting media streamer and use it to watch Sony's Playstation Vue streaming TV service.
First you need to dump the game controller and hook your TV remote up so it will work with your Playstion Vue streaming TV service. It only takes a few steps to get it working and it will make watching TV so much more enjoyable. Sure you can buy this remote that is sold to go with the PS4, but it costs $30 and has pretty bad reviews. Chances are the remote you already own is better and will save you some extra cash.
If you have a newer TV that is less than 5 or 6 years old, they have a menu to turn on a device linking service. These go by different names for different brand TVs.
This works by using a High Speed HDMI cable with the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) function to allow your TV to control compatible devices. Connected devices must be CEC compliant.
Instructions to setup PS4/PS3 linking for popular TV manufacturers are here:
- Samsung Anynet+
- LG SIMPLINK
- Sony BRAVIA Sync
For those that like to follow instructions visually these videos will also show you how it's done:
Remote Play is also another option to control your PS4 from any Windows PC, Mac computer or laptop. You can download the Remote Play app for free.
Once you have your remote working with your PS4 or PS3, take a look at this list of channels that you can watch on your PS4/PS3 with Sony Playstation Vue and how they compare to Sling. This will let you enjoy your Playstation in an entirely new way.
There's still more media streaming goodness you can do with your PS4 like installing the Plex media server software on your computer and the PS4 app to watch Plex. To add Plex, just go into the PlayStation store, then go to the “Apps” section. Download the free Plex app and install on your Playstation. Then click here to learn how to install Plex server software on your computer. Finally add some popular apps and you will have an awesome media streamer from a PS4 gaming system!
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