How to activate PlayStation Plus. If you have a new game for your PlayStation 4, and also super addictive, we tell you that, surely, online is more fun. And for that, it is necessary activate PlayStation Plus, a private subscription service provided by Sony.

To be precise, PlayStation Plus is an online service that allows Sony console owners to take advantage of special benefits, including the ability to use the multiplayer mode online, to try next-gen games and various other 'extras'. That can make the most demanding players happy. Although there is a paid service, as you will discover later in this guide, Sony offers the possibility to try it completely free for 14 days.

How to activate PlayStation Plus: first steps.

As I already mentioned in the introduction to the guide, PlayStation Plus is a subscription service dedicated to console owners. PS4, which allows them, in addition to unlocking the online game mode, use a selection of monthly updated titles for free and access preview games in trial, demo and beta versions. Also, you can get 10 GB of cloud space to store game data and much more.

PlayStation Plus can be tried free for a period equal to 14 days, after which you must register to obtain a subscription, with prices starting from € 8,99 / month (except promotion, in which it can cost less).

For, activate PlayStation Plus, must necessarily be registered in the portal PlayStation Network (o PSN ). Don't worry, this operation is completely free and can be completed in a few minutes.

First of all, if you intend to act directly from your PS4, remember to connect it to beforehand Internet:. If you intend to connect via ethernet cable, all you have to do is insert one end into the appropriate port on the console and the other into the router.

Instead, connect the PS4 to the Red Wireless, after turning on the console, press the arrow up of the controller, to access the top menu, select the icon adjustments (shaped like Toolbox ) and I went to the section RED. After that, choose Configure internet connection y Use Wi-Fi> Typical. Select the wireless network name you want to use, enter the password and wait for the connection to start.

At this point, to create an account PSN From inside the console, go to toolbar, pressing the key up arrow button on the controller and then go to Settings> Account Management> Sign in to PlayStation Network.

Otherwise, if you don't have a PSN account yet, select Nu evo PlayStation Network user: Create an account, And then select  Register now. Enter the appropriate text fields Country or region, el language and birthdate. Confirm the operation by pressing the item siguiente. If you have under 18 yearsPlease note that you must request authorization from an adult to play online.

Then indicate city, State / Province y Postal Code in the appropriate text fields and press the button X the controller in the newsroom siguiente. Then enter Login ID (i.e. the address of e-mail), The password and password confirmation in the appropriate fields and press the button once more X controller after selecting button siguiente.

Finally select one of the many avatars among those available. Complete the registration by filling in the fields Online identification, name y surname and press the button X the controller in succession on the buttons siguiente, siguiente, siguiente, siguiente, siguiente, to accept y siguiente.

Once this is done, you should receive a message at the email address indicated during registration. Click on the link it contains to activate your account, and you're done. Once this last step is complete, go back to the console and press the X controller in articles Already verified y continued. In conclusion, select (according to your preferences) OK or Salta and that's it

If, on the other hand, you intend to register using the navigator, all you have to do is visit this website, click on the button to access. Press the link Create new account, complete all its parts in form proposed on the next page with the required information (they are practically the same as before). And when the compilation is complete click I accept, create account located at the bottom of the page.

Once this is done, all you have to do is validate account by clicking the button contained in the email sent to the declared address. Then click the button Account already verified attached to the data confirmation screen and you're done.

Once the PSN account is created, you can associate it with the PlayStation 4 later by going to Settings> Account Management> Sign in to PlayStation Network.

Activate PlayStation Plus on PS4

Now that you've signed up for PSN, it's finally time to activate your PlayStation Plus subscription: As I mentioned earlier, if this is your first time using this service, you are entitled to a 14-day free trial.

That said, the time has come to get to work: First, go to main menu on PlayStation 4, select the icon PlayStation more located on the left. After that select the button Sign up for PS Plus (top right) and press the X button on the controller. Then select one of the three available plans: 1 month for the monthly subscription ( 8,99 euros ) 3 months for quarterly subscription ( 24,99 euros ) is 12 months for the annual subscription ( 59,99 euros ).

After choosing the most suitable subscription for your case, press the button Accept and continue and then Add payment method, to associate a valid payment method. Therefore, select the payment method you prefer to use ( Add a credit / debit card, Add an account PayPal, paysafecard o Redeem Gift Cards and Codes ). And then complete the form shown on the screen by entering the data related to the chosen payment method (for example, your credit / debit card or your data Paypal account ).

For example, if you have chosen your credit card as the payment method, you must complete the fields related to same number, his expiration date and CVV code at the rear. Indicate the associated billing address and confirm your entry by pressing the buttons siguiente, good, Order and pay y final.

If you do not cancel your subscription within 14 days, you will be charged for the chosen plan. For disable automatic renewal subscription before the deadline, follow the instructions I gave you in the appropriate section of this guide.

Activate PlayStation Plus over the Internet

Do you find it more comfortable activate PlayStation Plus using a PC and a browser? You can subscribe to get a subscription to Sony's service by purchasing it directly from PlayStation Store Online.

How? Simple. Connect to this website first, log into your account (if necessary), click on the type of subscription you are interested in choosing among the different proposals (1 month, 3 months o 12 months). And, if you have chosen to activate a paid subscription, first press the button add to cart y Show Cart.

After that, click on the button Proceed to payment. And, to immediately add a payment method and activate your subscription, click the button Add compliment. PMT. Choose if you want to add a credit card, a Paypal account o redeem a coupon code. Fill in all the required fields with the appropriate information and, once the procedure is completed, finish the operation by clicking the button again Order and pay and that's it

Remember that to avoid being charged 14 euros for the monthly subscription after 8,99 days, you must deactivate the automatic renewal of the subscription.

Activate PlayStation Plus with a phone offer

In some periods, it is possible activate PlayStation Plus with a phone offer. In this case, by activating Sony's domestic service through a fixed line operator, it is possible to use it for free for a limited period of time (usually 6 or 12 months) or, in any case, at a discounted price. .

Turn off the automatic renewal of PlayStation Plus

Once the 14-day free trial has expired, the subscription is automatically renewed for the following month, with the corresponding charge in the chosen payment method.

To prevent this from happening, you simply have to disable automatic renewal subscription. This way, the subscription will automatically stop at the end of the promotional period (or after the natural expiration, if you want to interrupt a paid plan) and you will not be charged anything.

Even in this case, you can act both from the PS4 and through the browser. Next I am going to show you the two procedures.

  • From PS4 - access the section PlayStation Plus from the console, go to Manage subscription> Subscription> Disable automatic renewal and confirm the operation with the button yes.


  • From the browser - go to this page, access the portal (if necessary), then click the button first Turn off automatic renewal and then confirmation.

I advise you to cancel the automatic renewal at least 24 hours before subscription expiration or free promotional period, otherwise you may be charged the amount related to subsequent renewal.