So you’ve purchased a PlayStation 4 or PS4 Pro console. That’s a great thing, because it opens you up to an incredible library of games. But what if you could make your whole PS4 experience even better? With a few thoughtfully selected accessories, you can. We’ve pulled together an array of helpful items that can make the time you spend with your PS4 more enjoyable. Take a look at our picks below. And if you have any PS4 accessories you couldn’t live without, let us know in the comments.
PlayStation Plus Subscription
As you might have noticed, lots of the biggest blockbusters these days are online multiplayer games. To play the vast majority of these titles on PS4, you need a PlayStation Plus subscription. Thankfully, PS Plus also gives you free games each month as well as special discounts.
Extra DualShock 4 Controller
Whether you want to play local multiplayer games or you you want to keep going when your controller runs out of batteries, it’s always nice having at least one more controller around. They also come in a variety of colors, so you can pick the one you like best.
It doesn’t matter whether you play physical or digital PS4 games–your onboard storage can fill up fast. Plugging in an external hard drive is the easiest way to get additional storage space, but upgrading your internal hard drive is a pretty easy DIY project as well.
Is it a first-world problem to be annoyed by the brief time it takes to turn on your PS4 controller to pause Netflix? Certainly. Is it nice having a remote control that works instantly? Absolutely.
- Buy a PS4 media remote — $25
Calling PSVR an accessory is selling it short. It’s a comfortable headset that acts as a gateway to virtual worlds ranging from Doom to Skyrim to Resident Evil 7. Read our PSVR review for more details.
- Buy PlayStation VR — $262
PSVR Aim Controller
If you have a PSVR headset, there’s no better way to play compatible first-person shooters in VR than with the Aim controller.
PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset
Whether you want a way to communicate with your online teammates or you’re after incredible 7.1 virtual surround sound, the PlayStation Gold wireless headset has you covered.
Controller Charging Station
If you’re like me, you don’t always remember to plug in your controller to keep it charged up. But if you store your controllers on a charging station, you don’t have to.