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How to Connect PS5 [PlayStation 5] to TV



How to Connect PS5 to TV

You can connect PS5 to any TV if it has an HDMI port on it. The main comfort of PlayStation or other such gaming consoles is playing video games on a bigger screen. Because of this expectation, the gaming consoles come with the built-in ability to connect with TV and other large displays. Apart from playing games on a huge screen, the PS5, the latest model of gaming console from Sony, has some outstanding features to offer new experiences in the world of gaming. PlayStation 5 supports 4K at 120FPS and 8K at 60FPS. As a result, one can experience smoothness and quicker response while gaming. Let us check the TV requirements to connect and work effectively with PS5.

How to connect PS5 to TV

TV Requirements to Connect with PS5

Though any TV can connect to PS5 with an HDMI port, there are certain requirements to enjoy the advanced features of PS5. As mentioned earlier, to utilize the 120FPS on PS5, you need to connect it with a TV that supports 120Hz. Also, PS5 uses HDMI 2.1 connection. As a result, you need a TV compatible with HDMI 2.1 and a data bandwidth of 48Gbps, to connect to PS5.

Only the new-gen TVs support HDMI 2.1, and you cannot find this option in older models. TVs like Samsung QLED TV come with a single HDMI 2.1 port since 2020, and LG OLED TVs come with four HDMI 2.1 ports. If your TV manages to meet all the three requirements, then you can immerse into the game as you have never experienced before. PS5 users with old-gen TVs (including HDMI port) can still connect to the PlayStation, but the frame rates and better visuals must not be a concern.

Connect PS5 to TV using HDMI cable

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How to Connect PS5 Console to TV

[1] Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI OUT port on the back end of your PS5.

Connect PS5 to TV

[2] Plugin the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI IN port of your TV.

Note: Spot the HDMI 2.1 port (if your TV supports HDMI 2.1 connection) on your TV and then insert the HDMI cable into it. The number of HDMI 2.1 ports varies depending on your TV model. Some TV may contain only one HDMI 2.1 port out of the four ports.

[3] Now connect the power cable to the AC IN connector located in the back end of PS5.

[4] Finally, plug the power cord into the electrical outlet, and the connection between your TV and PS5 is established now.

[5] After this setup, you can make other adjustments like connecting the controller, connecting to the internet, display settings, etc.

Note: To enable HDR, go to Settings >  Screen and Video > Video Output > HDR > On.

Change HDCP and HDR seetings under Video Output Information

For additional support, visit PlayStation support.

Once you establish the connection between PS5 and TV using HDMI cable, then you can make the necessary adjustments depending upon your TV model. PS5 users whose TV does not have an HDMI port can still manage to connect the PS5 using an adapter.

Related: How to Setup PlayStation 5

Frequently Asked Questions

Why won’t PS5 connect to the TV?

By plugging in the HDMI cable between your TV and PS5, you should be able to connect them. If the connection is not established, then you need to check the HDMI port on your TV. Make sure you use the HDMI 2.1 port on your TV. Sometimes changing the HDCP to 1.4 under the Video output information menu on your PS5 settings will establish the connection.

How do you connect the PS5 media remote to the TV?

The PS5 media remote operates on Bluetooth and therefore, it is easy to pair. On your PS5, go to Settings and then choose Accessories. Select Media remote and click on the Setup media remote option. Follow the on-screen instructions. You can also enable the option to operate your TV using the PS5 media remote and save the changes.

How to fix the HDMI port on PS5?

When the HDMI port on your PS5 is not working, it can be identified by no input message on your TV. To fix the issue, you need to check both the HDMI ports on your PS5 and TV using another device with an HDMI port. Check one after another device and detect where the problem persists. Make sure to keep the HDMI ports dirt and dust-free. If both the HDMI ports are functioning effectively, establish the connection between your TV and PS5 once again.

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