Just got your PS4? Here's how to get started.
Your PS4 is set up, plugged in and ready to go. Now comes the moment where you decide what to do next. Dive into a new game? Start filling your friends list? Sync up your PlayStation Vita to see how Remote Play works? If you're just too giddy with excitement to decide what to do first, allow us to step in with this handy guide.
Enjoy your PS4!
Play your next favourite game
Why do this? PS4 is simply the most advanced video games system yet built, and the line-up of launch titles really plays to its strengths. KILLZONE SHADOW FALL, for instance, transports you to a spectacular world of simmering tension and blistering firefights, while Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag is no less action-packed, despite its sunny Caribbean setting.
Where should you go now? We've rounded up the pick of the launch line-up and previewed them for you right here.
Join PlayStation Plus
Why do this? If you want to take on your friends – not to mention the world – in electrifying multiplayer action, become a member of PlayStation Plus. As well as online multiplayer access, you'll get top-rated games every month at no extra cost and exclusive discounts, demos and beta trials.
Where should you go now? Your PS4 comes with a 14-day free trial of PlayStation Plus. If you like what you find, join up here.
Play PS4 games on your PlayStation Vita
Why do this? You're right in the middle of a frantic RESOGUN level, all guns blazing, when someone wants to use your TV. What do you do? Simply switch the action to your PS Vita via your home Wi-Fi network.
Where should you go now? Use this quick-start guide to setting up Remote Play.
Start shopping on PlayStation Store
Why do this? So you've decided on your next blockbuster, but haven't got time to make it into town. Don't worry – on PlayStation Store, the latest games are never out of stock. You can even access PlayStation Store on your smartphone using the PlayStation App, so that your next purchase is ready and waiting for you.
Where should you go now? You'll need a Sony Entertainment Network account to access PlayStation Store. Find out how to register here, and then start shopping.
Download the PlayStation App
Why do this? Leaving the house doesn't mean you have to leave the world of PlayStation behind. Use your tablet or smartphone as a second screen for your PS4, stay in touch with your PSN friends and much more when you download the PlayStation App from the App Store or Google Play.
Where should you go now? Find out more about staying in the game with the PlayStation App.
Arm yourself with PS4 Players Tips
Why do this? How do you share clips of your greatest triumphs with friends? How do you play games as they download? And how can you control PS4 using your voice? Our PS4 Players Tips will provide these answers and more.
Where should you go now? Check out the tricks up the sleeve of PS4 here.
Get some PS4 Support
Why do this? If you still haven't got the answer you're looking for, our PS4 Support page explains the most frequently asked questions we've had so far.
Where should you go now? Our PS4 Support page has manuals, detailed system software update information and more.
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