How Can You Access The PlayStation 5’s Hidden Web Browser? Here’s The Solution

The PlayStation 5 Standard Edition and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition both have a web browser, but accessing it isn’t as easy as you’d think – with a small trick, you can surf the web on Sony’s consoles, too.

ArsTechnica reported about how they found the hidden browser within Sony‘s operating system. On paper, the PlayStation 5 doesn’t have a web browser, but technically, it has one. Accessing it is a bit tricky. The PlayStation 5’s web browser is best accessed by going to the ‘Users And Accounts’ section of the settings of the console.

Here, choose “Link With Other Services” and then select Twitter. You will then be taken to a Web Browser. This is where things start to become a bit tricky, as initially, you can’t do much, but if you click on the small Twitter logo in the top left corner, you will be able to go to Twitter’s normal user interface for web browsers. Upon logging in, you will get access to the full website for browsing.

From this point on, you can click on links that will take you to other websites, essentially allowing you to surf on the PlayStation 5. The reason you have to resort to this workaround is that the PlayStation 5 doesn’t let you directly type into the search bar, which is why only links can be used to navigate around the web. ArsTechnica then tested several websites and found that most video services (such as Twitch and YouTube) worked perfectly, although with one caveat: going full-screen wasn’t possible. Spotify also was bad: while the page loaded, listening to music this way didn’t work.

This can work as a backup solution, but Sony might have become too conservative with its approach in this console generation.

Source: PSU

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