The short answer is no, the PS5 controller is not compatible with the PS4. The long answer is a bit more complicated, though.
The PS5 controller uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), which means it will work with any device that supports Bluetooth 4.0 or higher. That includes the PS4, as well as most PCs, smartphones, and tablets. However, the PS5 controller also uses a new communication protocol called USB Type-C that is not compatible with the PS4.
Console that supports USB Type-C
This means that you will not be able to use the PS5 controller with the PS4 unless you have a PlayStation 4 console that supports USB Type-C. The only current PS4 model that supports USB Type-C is the PlayStation 4 Pro, which was released in November 2016.
Use a USB cable
If you have a PS4 Pro and want to use a PS5 controller with it, you will need to connect the controller to the console using a USB cable. You will also need to make sure that you are running the latest version of the PS4 system software, which is version 7.02.
If you don’t have a PS4 Pro, or if your PS4 Pro doesn’t have the latest system software, you won’t be able to use a PS5 controller with your PS4. However, you may be able to use a third-party controller adapter that will allow you to connect a PS5 controller to a PS4.
There are a few different controller adapters on the market, but we haven’t had a chance to test them all so we can’t say for sure which ones work and which ones don’t. We would recommend doing some research online before purchasing an adapter, and make sure to buy from a reputable retailer.
PS5 controller is not compatible with the PS4
In conclusion, the PS5 controller is not compatible with the PS4 unless you have a PS4 Pro and are running the latest system software. If you don’t have a PS4 Pro, you may be able to use a controller adapter, but we can’t guarantee that it will work.