How To Set Up PlayStation VR Headset [Tutorial]

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If you’re excited about the launch of the PlayStation VR on October 13, Sony has published three videos which detail how to set up the VR headset correctly and get it running.

How To Set Up PlayStation VR Headset [Tutorial]

What is PlayStation VR?

PSVR is a virtual reality gaming headset that is compatible with the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro. The headset comes with headphones and the required cables and will retail for between $399.99 and $549.99.

Consumers who pre-ordered their PlayStation VR will receive the bundle if they ordered one. This package includes the PSVR system, PlayStation Camera, 2x PlayStation Move Controllers, and the game PlayStation VR Worlds. The price of this bundle is between $499.99 and $699.99.

What you need to know before purchasing PlayStation VR

This revolution in home gaming is not a stand-alone device. To use it, you will need a PS4 and a PS Camera. However, the soon-to-be-released PS4 Pro is also compatible.

How to set up your PlayStation VR

While Sony provides detailed instructions in the box with the device, not many people follow them correctly, and that’s why the tech giant has created three helpful videos aimed at getting you up and VR gaming ASAP. So if you’re expecting to get your hands on this new gaming headset, why not get yourself ready by watching all three?

The first video focuses on unpacking the VR device, and it talks you through everything that is inside the box. In short, the box contains the PlayStation VR headset, a Processor unit, stereo headphones, and all the needed cables.

Getting connected

The second video explains how to connect your PlayStation VR to the PS4, but here are step-by-step instructions on how to do it. You can watch the video later if you need to.

Part 1: To start with, you need to have your PlayStation Camera attached to the PS4 and the console connected to a TV.

Part 2: Next, you’ll need to disconnect the PS4 HDMI cable and connect it to the Processor unit and then plug the PSVR HDMI cable into the Processor unit, thus connecting it to the PS4. You’ll also have to connect the PS4 to the Processor with the USB cable that is in the box.

Part 3: When the above is done, plug the Processor unit into a power outlet, making sure to use the AC adaptor. Now slide back the right-hand side of the Processor unit. This will reveal the PlayStation VR cable connection ports. Plug the appropriate cable in and then close the cover. Now the other end of the cable should be attached to the headset’s cord.

Part 4: The last cable to plug in is for the stereo headphones; connect them to the in-line remote.

Part 5: Now we’re nearly done, so turn on your television and then your console, followed by the PlayStation VR. If you have followed the instructions correctly, you should see blue glowing tracking lights on the back of the headset.

Part 6: Once you have done all of the above, place the headset onto your head and start to follow the on-screen instructions. They will show you how to set up the PlayStation Camera and the area of play.

Once you have adjusted the headset straps and learned how to calibrate the device, you’ll be ready for VR gaming.


Place the PS Camera about two meters away from you. This distance should be the same whether you are sitting or standing. For an excellent experience, use the PlayStation VR in a room which does not have much sunlight.


Please share your thoughts on the tutorial above or the PlayStation VR videos; your opinions are welcome.

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