The PlayStation Portal is a hand held gaming device developed by Sony.

The PlayStation Portal is a device that allows users to play remotely. Even though Sony designed it mainly for use in and around the house, you can connect it to any Wifi and play completely remotely. But there are certain limitations as you will find out in this article. Here’s how to connect PlayStation Portal to Wifi and enjoy your favorite games.

How to connect PlayStation Portal to Wifi?

Before you start, we recommend double-checking your wifi to see if it is connected to the internet. Once you have established there is no problem with your Home wifi, here’s how to connect PlayStation Portal to Wifi

  1. From the top right corner of PS Portal, swipe left to display a quick menu
  2. Select Settings > Network > Set Up Internet Connection, and look for your Wi-Fi. 
  3. If you don’t see your wifi, move closer to your router
  4. Connect to your wifi

Once you have established the connection with your home wifi, you should be able to connect to the PlayStation network. This will allow you to access all your games on your PlayStation Portal.

Trouble Shoot PlayStation Portal connection problems

However, if you have connected to the Internet, but are still unable to play, you might need to change one more setting. 

Go to your PlayStation console and go through these steps:

  1. On your PS5 console, go to Settings > System > Remote Play, and then turn on Enable Remote Play.
  2. On your PS5 console, go to Settings > System > Power Saving > Features Available in Rest Mode. Select Stay connected to the Internet and Enable Turning on PS5 from Network
  3. Make sure your PS5 console is connected to the internet and you are signed in with the same account.

Following these steps will ensure that your PlayStation Portal connects to wifi. You can use the same wifi that your PlayStation is connected to for best performance, but it is not a requirement. This means you can be at a cafe or an airport and still access your PlayStation games. The only prerequisite would be that those wireless connections are not password-protected. 

The PlayStation Portal released on November 15, 2023, almost three years after the original PS5's release itself. The handheld gaming device has been extremely popular so far, with devices flying out of shelves and stores mostly being out of stock.

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