How To Quickly Install The PlayStation VR
(Last Updated On: February 17, 2017)

One of the things about the PlayStation VR that can be extremely daunting for newbies is how the device must be installed. There are all these cables, all these plugs, all these cords and all these holes. It’s like a virgin being thrust into a swinger’s orgy and they have no idea what to do or where to put anything. Don’t sweat it, it’s not that hard. This simple guide will tell you the basics on how to get things setup.

You’ll need to install the PlayStation Camera first. The little device plugs directly into the back of the PlayStation 4. Once you get that setup one part of the process is well and done.


From there, you’ll need to unplug the PS4’s HDMI from the TV and plug it into the PS4 HDMI port on the external PSVR processor.

Plug one end of HDMI cable 1 into the back of the processing unit and the other end into the TV.

Plug cable 2 into the back of the processing unit where the mini-HDMI port is and then plug the other end into the front of the PS4 or PS4 Pro.

Plug the power adapter into the processing unit and then plug the AC adapter into the wall outlet.

Plug the PlayStation VR cable into the front of the processing unit and then plug the other cables into the PlayStation VR headset, matching the black and white plugs with one another.

Wa-la! You’re all set.

Turn on your PS4 to setup the PlayStation Camera. Once it’s all set proceed to hit the power button on the PlayStation VR to calibrate the headset settings. From there you’ll be able to explore your VR content.

The setup and installation may take up to half an hour depending on your entertainment system setup and dealing with all the cords. The best thing to do with managing the cords is to keep the processing unit on the side of the PS4 and then place all the other cords behind the PS4. With all the extra ties, don’t hesitate to tie them up and keep them together for a neater looking setup.

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