PS VR - Set up

PS VR - Set up

Target Age

Target age of PlayStation®VR is 12 or above. Please do not let kids who are under 12 use PS VR headset.

Hardware Needed

To enjoy PlayStation VR, you need the hardware below.

Making the Right Connections

Make sure that you’ve properly connected the cables to your PS VR, PlayStation 4 system, PlayStation Camera, and TV. If the PS4 system screen does not appear on both your TV and VR headset, check your connections. For details, refer to the Quick Start Guide supplied with the PS VR or the PlayStation VR Set Up Tutorial.

Getting Ready to Play

Limit your use of PS VR to within the Play Area. You can interact with games more directly because the camera captures the position, direction, and movement of your VR headset.

Blue area represents the width and depth of the Play Area. The height of the Play Area depends on the range captured by the camera.

For best results, position yourself 1.5 m – 2.0 m (4.9 – 6.6 ft) from the camera.

  •  Place the camera in a vibration-free location.
  •  Adjust the height, direction, and angle of the camera.
  •  Play directly in front of the camera.

Make sure that bright light from windows, mirrors, or room lighting does not shine into the camera.

Avoid pointing the camera at light-emitting devices such as computer monitors.

Clear an area larger than the Play Area of all obstacles before using PS VR.

It is recommended that you charge your wireless controller ahead of time, then disconnect the USB cable before play.

Playing while wearing glasses

You can continue to wear your glasses while wearing the VR headset. When adjusting the scope position, move the scope slowly so that the internal lenses and your glasses do not touch each other and become scratched. Depending on the size of your glasses and the shape of your head, the lenses may come into contact with your glasses.

Getting the Most from PS VR – View Content

PS VR delivers 360-degree omnidirectional 3D video and images in VR mode, and non-VR content on a virtual screen in cinematic mode.

Re-centering the screen

When in cinematic mode, if the screen you see in your VR headset has drifted or isn’t centered, you can try the following to correct the issue.

  • Press and hold the OPTIONS button on your controller to reset the screen position.
  • If the issue persists, take off the VR headset and leave the power on. Place the VR headset in a location that is stable and free from vibration for approximately 10 seconds.
3D Images 

Calibrate your eye-to-eye distance.

On the PS4, head to [Settings] > [Devices] > [PlayStation VR] > [Eye-to-eye Distance] and follow the on-screen instructions. You may wish to try this a few times selecting slightly different positions until you find your sweet spot.

Fine tuning

At times the camera might not properly track the position, direction, or movement of your VR headset or controller. Go to (Settings) > [Devices] > [PlayStation VR] on your PS4 system, and then try these adjustments:At times the camera might not properly track the position, direction, or movement of your VR headset or controller. Go to (Settings) > [Devices] > [PlayStation VR] on your PS4 system, and then try these adjustments:


[Adjust PlayStation Camera]

Position your camera so that it properly recognizes your face.


[Adjust Tracking Lights]

Adjust the lights on your VR headset and controllers.

Note We recommend taking 15 minute breaks every hour when using PS VR, and if you experience any discomfort, discontinue playing.