PS5: a secret internet browser hidden in the console, how to access it?

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news tip PS5: a secret internet browser hidden in the console, how to access it?

If the PlayStation 5 contains a whole bunch of very practical multimedia applications, it still lacks a good old internet browser, which its predecessors had. In truth, she does have one, but it’s a little hidden. Here we explain where and how to find it to browse the internet from your PS5.

What is missing from the PlayStation 5 5 (apart from maybe exclusives)? Sony’s latest addition comes with a large number of applications such as Netflix, Twitch, YouTube… but one of them, although present since the
PlayStation Portable (and therefore available on the PlayStation 3, the Playstation Vita and the PlayStation 4) sorely lacking: a web browser, simply ! It turns out that the PS5 actually has one, quite rudimentary and access to it is not particularly obvious. Here’s how to find and use it.

A hidden web browser in the PlayStation 5

If you’ve ever looked at your console’s settings in detail, you’ve probably already noticed that web browser preferences are mentioned there, while the latter does not seem to have any. Indeed, much like the Nintendo Switch which uses a browser to link your Nintendo and Facebook/Twitter accounts to share your screenshots, the PS5 does have one automatically, but it is not accessible directly for lack of related application. Which is a pity all the same: admit that you would like to play, for example, at Wordle on your PS5…

Want to play Wordle, the web game of the moment, on your PS5? It’s possible !

PS5: a secret internet browser hidden in the console, how to access it?

Fortunately, unlike the Switch, the PS5 has an exploitable “loophole”: its messaging system, where you can write to your contacts. By sending a message to one of your contacts containing a valid URL (internet link), like https://www.jeuxvideo.com for example, the latter will be clickable and will therefore be displayed in the famous secret browser! Certainly, it won’t be full screen (you have two formats, including a vertical, mobile type), and many sites are not (yet?) compatible (for example, SUTOM do not work. But it has the merit of existing, and moreover, JV is perfectly consultable on this browser!

You can now go to your favorite site from a PS5!

PS5: a secret internet browser hidden in the console, how to access it?PS5: a secret internet browser hidden in the console, how to access it?

As a reminder, you can access the PS5 messaging by pressing the “PS” button on your DualSense, which will activate the control center, and going to “Game Base.” All you have to do is select someone from your friends list (notifying them beforehand, for courtesy!) or even your secondary account if you have one. Then type the address of the site you are looking for (the “www.” is not necessary), or simply “google.com”, or the search engine URL of your choice to navigate from there. Be careful though, if you return to the console menu, you will lose your current browsing session: this method remains very imperfect, not really official, and it goes without saying that you will not be able to browse the web as efficiently as on your computer or mobile device.

We tried to play SUTOM, but the PS5 browser doesn’t want it, or doesn’t fully load it.

PS5: a secret internet browser hidden in the console, how to access it?PS5: a secret internet browser hidden in the console, how to access it?PS5: a secret internet browser hidden in the console, how to access it?

And you, which site will you go to first on the PS5 browser (if you have one, of course)? Do not hesitate to let us know in the comments!

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news tip PS5: a secret internet browser hidden in the console, how to access it? Published on 01/14/2022 at 16:39 If the PlayStation 5 contains a whole bunch of very practical multimedia applications, it still lacks a good old internet browser, which its predecessors had. In truth, she does have…

news tip PS5: a secret internet browser hidden in the console, how to access it? Published on 01/14/2022 at 16:39 If the PlayStation 5 contains a whole bunch of very practical multimedia applications, it still lacks a good old internet browser, which its predecessors had. In truth, she does have…

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