How to use the PS5 web browser



Although Sony announced at launch that the PlayStation 5 will not ship with a web browser, it looks like there is a way around this dilemma after all. A dedicated web browser was available on most previous systems, including the portable PS3, PS4, and PlayStation iterations. Now the current generation has their own version, but it’s a little hard to find.

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There are two main approaches to accessing the secret web browser on the PS5. Let’s take a look at both methods and see what exactly you can do with the browser in its current state.

Unlock PS5 Web Browser Using Twitter

The “long way” to access the PS5 web browser is through the Twitter login portal by linking your PS account to the social media site. To get there, follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings, so Users and accounts.

  • Choose the option “Link with other services“and click on Twitter.

  • You may have already linked your Twitter to your account, in which case you will need to first unpair for it to work.

  • When you link or re-link your account, instead of automatically signing in to your Twitter account, click on the Twitter logo at the top of the mini web page.

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  • Now log in and you should see your Twitter feed just like you would in a normal browser window on a PC or mobile device.

While you cannot enter specific URLs with this version of the PS5 web browser, you can search Twitter for a wide variety of links to browse the web. It’s not the most streamlined or smooth approach, but at least you’re using the raw power of the PS5 to surf the net.

Enter PS5 web browser via PS messages

There is yet another super secret and much simpler approach to access user discovered PS5 web browser D_Ashido on Reddit. This method requires the use of the PS messaging system. You just have a friend of yours send you the link to any website you want or you send it to them yourself. After that, you simply access it through the messages on your PS5.

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This approach is much, much simpler than logging into the Twitter account, but is also very limited in its overall functionality. Obviously, the PS5 was not suitable for web browsing of any kind and is intended only as a game console. With Google loaded in the secret browser, you can theoretically access any site, but the videos and some images are difficult to load. You still can’t enter specific URLs in the top bar either.

There is an alleged method to enter the web browser using the PS5 User Manual, but the video needed to launch YouTube may not load correctly (as it did when we tried to replicate it). This could potentially be a third approach, but as it stands, the above way via email links seems to be the fastest and most streamlined, despite the very limited use case of the PS5 web browser currently. .

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