How to Setup VPN on PS3 and PS4 (2023 Guide)

Jorge Felix  - Cybersecurity Expert
Last updated: December 4, 2023
Read time: 10 minutes

Installing a VPN on a PlayStation (3, 4, or 5) is not as easy as with phones, tablets, or computers. However, it's possible and enhances the PlayStation experience in many ways. This article tells you how to do it.

Using a PS4 (or 3 or 5) under the protection of a VPN is possible, if not very popular yet. Installing a VPN that you can use with your PlayStation is helpful in many ways, from enhancing your digital security to expanding your horizons for online gaming and video streaming and even saving money. Let us tell you all about it.

Sony introduced the PS4 gaming console in 2013, and it’s been its most successful product (arguably) in the gaming niche. It succeeded the PS3 and became the king of gaming consoles. New PS4 versions, like the PS4 Slim (slimmer as the name suggests) and the PS4 Pro with added 4k graphic capabilities, also appeared.

The PS4 is often the preferred device for watching video streams. In this regard, the problem of content geo-restrictions in Hulu, Netflix, and other video streaming services remains. In addition, their licensing agreements prevent them from showing the same catalogs in every country. So if you are not in the US (which has the most extensive library), there are always plenty of films and TV shows you can’t see on your PS or other devices.

And the gaming world imposes similar restrictions on internet games, so the residents in certain countries can’t play some games.

And then, there are some security problems associated with online playing. DDoS attacks are common, and malware propagation is also frequent. That deteriorates the gaming experience as it increases the latency times.

Every issue mentioned so far has a simple solution: a good VPN service. Having a VPN protecting your PS connection has many advantages. For example, it can unblock the best Netflix catalogs (and those of other video streaming platforms), give you access to new games or international access to the games you can already play, and protect you from DDoS attacks.