How to Use a Keyboard and Mouse on PS5 Consoles

How to Use a Keyboard and Mouse on PS5 Consoles
How to Use a Keyboard and Mouse on PS5 Consoles [Image via Ask PlayStation Twitter Handle]

In a world where gaming consoles are becoming more like computers, the PlayStation 5 (PS5) is no exception. Sony’s latest gaming console, the PS5, has opened up new possibilities for gamers, including the ability to use a keyboard and mouse. This article will guide you through the process.


Connecting Your Devices

Firstly, ensure that your keyboard and mouse are compatible with the PS5. Most USB and Bluetooth devices should work. To connect, follow these steps:

  1. USB: Simply plug your keyboard or mouse into one of the USB ports on the front or back of the PS5.
  2. Bluetooth: Go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth Devices on your PS5. Put your device in pairing mode, select it on the PS5 screen, and follow the prompts.

Setting Up Your Devices

Once connected, you can adjust the settings:

  1. For the keyboard, go to Settings > Devices > External Keyboard. Here, you can change the key repeat delay and rate.
  2. For the mouse, go to Settings > Devices > Mouse. You can adjust the pointer speed here.

Using Keyboard and Mouse in Games

While the PS5 supports keyboard and mouse input, it’s up to individual game developers to include this feature in their games. Some games that currently support this include Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone.


The ability to use a keyboard and mouse on the PS5 broadens the console’s versatility, making it a viable option for those who prefer these input methods. As more games begin to support this feature, the line between console and PC gaming will continue to blur.

Remember, the key to a great gaming experience is comfort. Whether you choose a controller, keyboard, or mouse, make sure it enhances your gaming experience. Happy gaming!

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