How to share your screen and share games with friends on PS5

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If you want to know how to share your screen and share games with friends on PS5, you are in the right place. Sharing your screen allows them to watch you play and even put your gameplay as a picture-in-picture or pinned aside as they play.

Game sharing allows friends to play your games and vice versa.

How to share your screen with friends on PS5

  1. Go to your game base. Tap on the PlayStation button to open the control center and select the game base.
  2. Select or Create a Party with the friend(s) you want to share a screen with. You can create a party here by selecting Square to Create Party and then checking the box next to the friends you want to have a party with. You can have up to 99 friends at a party.
  3. select your group e select Voice chat > ​​Join .
  4. View voice chat at the base of the game > group or on the cards that appear when you tap the PlayStation button during a game.
  5. Select Start Sharing Screen , located under the name drop-down list.
  6. To actually see your screen, your friends need to select it. They will get a notification when you are sharing your screen and it will appear as a card.
  7. Note : You and a friend can play your games while viewing each other's screen. All you have to do is make sure your friend follows steps 3-5 and you choose to view their screen.
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Problems solution

  • Screen sharing can work over wifi, but sometimes the connection is bad or it can get interrupted. If you're having trouble, try using an Ethernet cable to connect directly to the Internet.
  • You will not be able to see your friend's screen when they are in the home menu or control center. Do not worry about it! It will work once they are back in the game.
  • You cannot share or view a screen if the game in question is not already on sale in one of the player's regions.
  • Restart your console.
  • If it's still not working, perform a factory reset.

How to share games on PS5

When sharing a game, make sure you and your friend are both connected to the Internet via a LAN connection (i.e. connect an Ethernet cable from the router directly to the PS5). 

Otherwise, the connection may be too unstable to work well or consistently. Also, game sharing cannot be done if either party is using remote game mode.

  1. After sharing your screen, go to the section below the screen sharing icon and select it. It is labeled Share Screen | Share the game.
  2. Select the member you want to invite
  3. Select game mode: Guest Play as You (they try your games or step in to help you get through a difficult section) or Play as Guest (Play your games together with the guest)
  4. if you are the only one sharing the game, choose the game you want them to play if not already in the game.
  5. for the visitor play like you, they take control of your game.
  6. To play with the visitor, make sure it's a multiplayer game (in which multiple controls are needed) and when you're on the screen where other players can join, that's when they can join!
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