Can You Use A PSVR On PC?

From connecting your Playstation VR to the PC, to setting up the software afterwards.

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Can You Use A PSVR On PC?

It’s okay! You can still use PlayStation VR on your PC, but you’ll have to download a nifty piece of third-party software first. Just because these two weren’t designed for each other, doesn’t mean we can’t find a workaround.

How To Connect PSVR To PC

PlayStation VR is not designed for your PC, so you need to download some software that can translate the coding language from the PC to your headset. This coding, or communication, is key to getting your games to play normally.

There are a couple of things you’ll need before you can start the communication process.

The first thing you need to create is a Steam account. Steam lets you play games on your computer anyway, so this is a great starting point. Next you’ll need a SteamVR game for you to play. And lastly you’ll need Trinus PSVR, the third party software that’s going to translate the information for you.

Before you buy Trinus, try their free trial to see if you like how it handles your PSVR.

Now you have everything prepared, it’s time to instal your Trinus PSVR.

Open a web browser.
Enter into the search bar.
Download Trinus and run it through a malware scan (it’s always good to be cautious).
When the file has finished downloading, click run.
Read through and accept the agreement.
Click the “Next” button.
Decide which folder to send the download to, and then click the “Next” button.
Decide where to put the shortcut, and then click the “Next” button
Click the “Install” button.
You’ll be taken to “Installation Wizard”, where you should click the “Next” button.
Click the “Finish” button.

Trinus PSVR will now be installed!

How To Set Up PSVR To PC

Now the software is ready for your PlayStation, the hardware has to catch up. This is going to involve a HDMI cable, USB to Micro USB cable and a processor for your PSVR.

  1. On your processor, there will be a PS4 HDMI port.
  2. Plug the HDMI cable into this slot.
  3. Using the other end, plug the same cable into the
  4. HDMI port of your computer.
  5. On your processor, there will be a Micro USB port.
  6. Plug the USB to Micro USB cable into this slot.
  7. Using the other end, plug the same cable into the
  8. USB port of your computer.
  9. From the PlayStation VR headset, plug the mounted display into the processor.
  10. Finally, plug the processor into a power outlet.

The PSVR is now connected to your PC, but it is not ready to play games yet. So first, you need to finish off setting up the Trinus software.

How To Connect Trinus To PSVR

Everything is almost ready. All you have to do now is connect Trinus to your PlayStation VR, follow these steps, and you’ll be gaming soon!

  1. Locate Trinus PSVR on your laptop.
  2. Right click to open the software.
  3. Click the “Run as Administrator” button.
  4. Click the “Install” button.
  5. At this point, Trinus should be looking for and successfully finding your Steam folders.
  6. Click on the “Main” tab option.
  7. There will be a drop down. Click on the “Dropdown Arrow”. This should be next to the “PSVR Display”.
  8. Now click the “DISPLAY1” button.
  9. The next step is to navigate to the “PSVR Mode”, which will have a drop down menu.
  10. A “VR” option will appear. Click this button.
  11. If you want to stay in 2D, click the “Cinematic” button. If you want to play in 3D, continue to the next stage.
  12. Find “Rest View” and click the “Assign Key” button.
  13. Designate a key on your keyboard to become a reset for your PSVR viewing.
  14. If you want to allow your mouse to have control while in VR, toggle the “Use Mouse Wheel” button.
  15. Click the “Start” button.
  16. Trinus PSVR is now connecting to the headset. Ensure it is on a flat surface, so the headset doesn’t think it is being worn.
  17. Now bring Steam up on your desktop and right click the icon.
  18. Click the “Run as Administrator” button.
  19. Click the “VR” button.
  20. Click the “Run Room Setup” button.
  21. Click the “Standing” button.
  22. Click the “Next” button.
  23. Click the “Calibrate Centre” button.
  24. Click the “Next” button.
  25. Now you need to enter your height so the PSVR knows how tall your avatar should also be.
  26. Click the “Calibrate Floor” button.
  27. Click the “Next” button.
  28. Click the “Done” button.
  29. You should now see the Steam VR home page on your PC but in split screen mode.
  30. On your keyboard, click the Windows Key with the Shift key and the Right Arrow key. This will move the PC display over to your PlayStation VR.
  31. Put on your PlayStation VR, and everything should be viewable.
  32. Launch a game and play!

Now your PlayStation VR should be compatible with your PC. You can get the games you need off of Steam and play to your heart’s content! There are tons of games to choose from, so download something that looks fun and get playing!

Andrew is one of three co-founders of BGFG, the parent company of PC Guide. A keen gamer and PC enthusiast, Andrew dabbles in a bit of writing sometimes - when he gets the chance to!