3.2.16 Controller mapping app for Windows

Sven Sorensen

Free and open-source software that enables gamers to use DualShock 4 controllers with their Windows PCs.

Freeware Playstation 4 controlling software download, reviewed by Sven Sørensen
Make the most out of PlayStation 4 DualShock controller - Screenshot of DS4Windows
Enables you to fully configure your DualShock 4 controller - Screenshot of DS4Windows
Assign games from the PC or your Steam library - Screenshot of DS4Windows
Manage and map buttons for Sony DualShock 4 PS4 controller - Screenshot of DS4Windows
Free controller and PC connection - Screenshot of DS4Windows

Emulates DualShock 4 controllers from the PS4 system on Windows.

DS4Windows is a portable application that is the original application called DS4Windows which allows you to connect your PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller to Windows over Bluetooth and can be used to play games using it.

The program has several different settings and can be configured to map different controller buttons and features to functions on Windows; for example, using DS4Windows to play a racing game would certainly be possible with this application.

The program is divided up into different profiles and also includes "Auto Profiles". A bunch of settings can also be configured with DS4Windows like checking for update automatically, flashing the lightbar if there's a high latency, perform quick charge and several other application-related features.

DS4Windows can be used to import games from your Steam library in order to create custom profiles, profiles which retain settings depending on the game that's currently active.

All in all, DS4Windows is an excellent tool which adds full functionality for PS4 controllers on Windows, much like Microsoft has provided for its own Xbox controllers.

Note: There's another program with the same name which is no longer updated.

Features of DS4Windows

  • Automatic controller detection: Automatically detect and connect DualShock 4 controllers to your PC.
  • Bluetooth connectivity: Connect DualShock 4 controllers to your PC via Bluetooth for wireless gameplay.
  • Community profiles: Download and share pre-configured controller profiles from the DS4Windows community.
  • Controller battery status: Monitor the battery level of your connected DualShock 4 controllers.
  • Customizable controller mapping: Remap buttons and configure controller settings to suit your preferences.
  • DS4Windows tray application: Access controller settings and options from the system tray for quick adjustments.
  • DualShock 4 controller support: Use your PlayStation DualShock 4 controller on your Windows PC.
  • Exclusive mode: Take full control of your DualShock 4 controller by blocking other applications from accessing it.
  • Gyroscope support: Utilize the DualShock 4's built-in gyroscope for motion control in supported games.
  • Macro support: Create and assign macros to controller buttons for automated inputs.
  • Multi-language support: Use the software in your preferred language for a personalized experience.
  • Profile management: Create and save multiple controller profiles for different games or configurations.
  • Regular updates and bug fixes: Benefit from ongoing development and improvements with regular software updates.
  • Touchpad emulation: Emulate mouse movement and gestures using the DualShock 4 touchpad.
  • Vibration feedback: Enable vibration feedback to enhance the gaming experience.

Compatibility and License

DS4Windows is provided under a freeware license on Windows from drivers with no restrictions on usage. Download and installation of this PC software is free and 3.2.16 is the latest version last time we checked.

Travis Nickles accepts donations for the continued development of this free software.

What version of Windows can DS4Windows run on?

DS4Windows can be used on a computer running Windows 11 or Windows 10. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.

Filed under:
  1. DS4Windows Download
  2. Free Drivers
  3. Playstation 4 Controlling Software
DS4Windows has been picked by our editors as very good.
DS4Windows has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested DS4Windows 3.2.16 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.