The PS4 is the game console most sold in recent years, its power is appreciated by all its players. However, as many electronic device, the PS4 is not without faults and it is sometimes frustrating to use.
His problem recurring, and to which users most often face, is the slowness of the downloads.
Today, in order not to be bothered with Blu-Ray, the games are more and more dematerialized and buy directly online. Therefore, regardless of your Internet connection it happens that it is necessary to wait hours before being able to start a party.
In this article, we explain how to boost the speed of your downloads simply and free of charge.
Why downloads PS4 are they so slow ?.
Regardless of your connection speed, your downloads on the PS4 are much slower than those carried out on Xbox One or PC, for Windows games it may take a bit longer than 20 minutes while on the Sony console, this is a matter of hours.
On the internet, you will find many tips to no longer be a victim of this speed is too quiet, such that :
Set your DNS to the DNS servers of Google.
Use an Ethernet cable instead of Wi-Fi.
Put your console in sleep mode during the download.
Ensure that nobody else downloads the file too heavy on your home network.
Avoid playing online games while downloading
This slowness on the PS4 is due to the way in which the latter is designed to receive data from the PSN (PlayStation Network).
Fortunately, there is a way to accelerate its speed, and for that you only need a PC, a software proxy server and your console.
Speed up downloads PS4 with a proxy server.
The key to success is to increase this flow is to configure a proxy server on your PC, from which your console will download data from the PSN (PlayStation Network). To do this, follow these 9 steps :
Download and install the free software CCProxy on your PC.
Open it (it automatically starts at the opening).
Click on Options, make a note of your IP address which is automatically detected, you’ll need it for the rest of the procedure, as well as the HTTP port/RTSP.
Then, click Accept.
Then, on your PS4, go to Settings (the icon of the suitcase) → Network → Configure the Internet connection and select your connection type (Ethernet or Wi-Fi – just make sure that it is on the same network as your PC).
Select Automatic for your IP address and Do not specify for the host name.
Choose Automatic for the DNS settings and MTU, then Change it manually to Proxy.
Then enter the IP address and the port number identified earlier.
Finally, save your connection settings.
Your PS4 should now download the games and updates of the PSN a lot faster than before.
However, note that now the internet connection on your PS4 will only work from the proxy to your PC.
If you want, you can use it at certain occasions (important update..) and revert to the automatic settings for the general gameplay.