How To Use A Keyboard And Mouse On PS5, Which Games Are Compatible – Did you know you that the PS5 is compatible with a keyboard and mouse? Well, it is! Though you might wonder why exactly you’d want to use two external peripherals rather than using the traditional DualSense controller, it does have its advantages. For further reading you can check out our feature which tells you the PS4 games that support keyboard and mouse too. For further reading you can check out our guides on the best PS5 games, best PS5 FPS games, best PS5 JRPGs, best PS5 racing games, every PS5 game that outperforms the Xbox Series X version and every PS4 and PS5 game releasing in 2022. Let’s get started!
What Can You Use A Keyboard And Mouse On PS5 For?
Using the DualSense controller to type or browse the web can be cumbersome, so a PS4 keyboard and mouse makes navigation a little easier. You can also use them to navigate the dashboard, use media apps, type text messages and even play some games.
It’s important to note also that at this point, Sony has yet to officially confirm PS5 specific games that use mouse and keyboard. However, you can still use mouse and keyboard on PS4 games via backwards compatibility.
There’s a few options available.
How To Set Up A Keyboard And Mouse On PS5
If you want to go down the traditional route, then you can set up either a wired or wireless Bluetooth mouse and keyboard to connect to P54.
For a wired keyboard and mouse:
1. Connect your keyboard and mouse via the USB ports on your PS5 console.
2. After a few seconds, the PS5 should recognize both devices.
3. Customize your setting if you wish. Go to Settings >Devices.
4. Choose to customize either your External Keyboard or Mouse.
For a wireless keyboard and mouse:
1. Connect your keyboard and mouse adapter (a wireless dongle) to the PS5 USB port.
2. You may have to wait a few seconds while the PS5 detects your new peripherals.
3. Check the settings (as with the wired version) to make sure devices are being recognized.
If you’re using a Bluetooth PS5 keyboard, simply turn it on and go to Settings, Devices and choose Bluetooth Device to pair them. They should work immediately.
PS5 Keyboard And Mouse Compatibility
Luckily, you can use any standard keyboard and mouse either wired via USB, or through wireless Bluetooth. Some of the best PS4 and PS5 keyboards that we’d recommend are:
Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810
Logitech’s wireless keyboard for PS4 and PS5 is also compatible with Windows, iOS devices and Android. It’s great for chat and navigation and its lightweight means you can move around with it easily. Typing is very comfortable with keys that have soft, rounded edges, and keystrokes are nice and quiet. There’s also adjustable back-lighting which makes it perfect for gaming in low light conditions.
Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard
If you’re serious about your PS4 gaming, and want a keyboard to take advantage of keyboard compatible PS4 games on PS5, then look no further than this wired option. There’s programmable keys, an LCD display panel for game stats (compatible games only) and two USB ports so you can connect a mouse and a headset.
HORI Tactical Assault Commander Pro
This is the official PS3 and PS4 keyboard designed specifically for first-person shooters. The design is unlike a traditional keyboard and really geared toward PS5 and PS4 gamers. This compact keyboard is mapped to the analog sticks and buttons of the DualShock 4, and you can remap its keys to include functionality for the Share button or touchpad.
How To Play PS4, PS5 Games With Keyboard And Mouse
While Sony have yet to confirm any PS5 games that support mouse and keyboard, you can still use keyboard and mouse on PS4 games played on PS5 through backwards compatibility.
Sadly, as of right now, the support for keyboard and mouse on PS4 remains quite poor. It’s up to developers to decide whether it’s a feature worth implementing and most choose not to. There are, however, some PS4 games compatible with keyboard and mouse, including:
- Final Fantasy XIV
- War Thunder
- Elder Scrolls Online (keyboard only)
- Neverwinter (keyboard only)
- DC Universe Online (you can only use the keyboard)
- They Are Billions
If you want to play PS4 games with a keyboard and mouse there aren’t many options, unless you opt for the HORI Tactical Assault Commander Pro, or an adapter.
PS5 Adapters For Keyboard And Mouse
There’s numerous PS5 adapters on the market which connect wirelessly to your console and allow you to program your settings and keyboard. This allows you to play PS4 games like a PC player. The recommended PS5 adapters are:
Using these methods you can play any PS4 game on PS5 with a keyboard and mouse.
It’s important to note that PS5 and PS4 games are specifically designed to be played with a DualShock 4 and DualSense controllers respectively, so it’s going to be difficult to replicate the keyboard and mouse experience of a PC player to perfection.