PS4 sharing Games and play station plus

Discussion in 'PS4 - Games & Content' started by Virdoo, Dec 7, 2018 at 9:13 AM.

  1. Virdoo
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    Virdoo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hi,

    i'm thinking about buying PS4 but with latest firmware (unfortunately :P). Anyway, my friend has Ps + and new Red dead redemption 2. So we're considering about sharing his PS+ and RDR. From what i've heard, it's possible to share PS+ with one extra account and same goes game except the fact that other player can't play online. Is it true and if yes, how is it working?
     
  2. TheDukeOfNukem

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    I do it with my friend.

    I have Plus on my account, and set my console as a secondary console.
    Then, on her console in her house, she sets her console (signed in as me) to be the primary one.

    What that does, is means she can play whatever she wants from my account on her console, signed in as herself no less. She needs no internet verification, no bullshit, nothing. Once a game is downloaded to the primary console, anyone on that console can play it, and if you have Plus and your account has that console set to primary, anyone can use your Plus for online too.

    Meanwhile on my console, I need the internet to verify that I own my games if I want to use them, and no one else signed in on my console can play my digital games PERIOD, nor can they use my Plus.

    So basically, with PS4, you can have one console where anyone can play anything and share Plus, and you can sign in on a second and play those games and use Plus when connected to the internet and signed in as yourself.

    I do the same thing with mine and the missus' Switches.
     
  3. Virdoo
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    Virdoo GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I didn't used PS4 yet, so I'm unaware about few situations. Do we both need to use same account to sign in for sharing plus and games or my friend can simply set me as his second console in settings? Also, does sharing games applies only to digital games or both physical and digital?
     
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