Here’s how to access and use the PS5’s hidden web browser

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For most of you who didn’t know, it turns out that there is a dedicated web browser built into the PlayStation 5 (PS5). If you browse the PS5’s menu, you’ll come across a selection of web browser settings, including options to clear cookies, change JavaScript preferences, to name a few.

So how do you locate the web browser and how do you use it?

To access the web browser, you can open it in several places through the console settings menu, for example by going to the online user manual under Settings> User guide, Health and safety and other information> User guide. It can also appear in the game to load announcements, user agreements, and other documents.

The downside is that the browser doesn’t include an editable URL bar, so you can’t use it to navigate to other websites. Sorry guys! However, there is a way to open pages and surf the web on PS5 – the trick is to link your Twitter account. By linking your Twitter account, you can then access other web pages through your Twitter feed.

To do this, that is;

  1. Press and hold the PS button on the PS5 controller to display the menu.
  2. Scroll down and select the settings icon.
  3. In the settings menu, go to Users and accounts >> Link to other services.
  4. Select Twitter from the list, then select “Link an account”. This opens the Twitter login page in the PS5 browser.
  5. Log in with your Twitter account.

Once logged in, you can open your Twitter feed links and the pages or media will load in the browser. Although you still cannot connect a URL, you can use this workaround to find your way around the web.

Note that some pages may not load at all or load slowly, but there are ways to speed things up. But there is always a trick for people to try and make web pages load faster;

  1. Go to Settings> System> Web browser.
  2. Activate “Allow cookies” and “Activate Javascript”.

Keeping these settings turned off is better for your privacy, but they can help some pages display correctly and load faster if they are turned on.

The web browser, on the other hand, also has settings to prevent cross-site tracking and to remove cookies and website data. These settings imply that Sony expects users to open pages beyond user manuals and social media login screens, despite the current limited functionality of the browser.

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So officially the PS5 doesn’t include a web browser, marking an apparent downgrade of the software over the PS4. Therefore, a dedicated web browser app is one of the few PS4 features that Sony hasn’t transferred to the PS5, at least not officially. But critics / critics have found that the PS5 actually comes with a limited and hidden web browser interface that you can use to load generic websites onto your TV in the blink of an eye.

There is a possibility that the app will become a full-fledged web browser after a future update, allowing users to surf the web on PS5 as they can on PS4, but for now it’s at least a new way to upload links if you happen to be using Twitter on your PS5.


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