Sign In to PlayStation™Network

PlayStation™Network is an online service that lets you expand your enjoyment of your PS4™ system. When you sign in to PlayStation™Network, you can use a wide variety of features and services.
To sign in to PlayStation™Network, you must have a Sony Entertainment Network account and an Internet connection. Creating an account is free. You can also use an account on your PS4™ system that was created using another device, such as a PlayStation®3 system or a PS Vita system.

  • PlayStation™Network is available only in certain countries and regions, and in certain languages. For details, visit the customer support website for your country or region.
  • After you sign in, you remain signed in until you manually sign out.
  • After your first sign in to PlayStation™Network, the username displayed changes to the real name registered with your account.

Using an account that has been created on another device

Select (Settings) > [PlayStation™Network/Account Management] > [Sign In to PlayStation™Network], and then follow the on-screen instructions to sign in.

Creating a new account

Select (Settings) > [PlayStation™Network/Account Management] > [Sign In to PlayStation™Network] > [New to PlayStation™Network? Create an Account], and then follow the on-screen instructions to create a new account.

  • To create an account, enter an email address and personal information for the person registering the account, such as date of birth, real name, and address. Refer to "Data Handling/Health & Safety" or the SIE website for your country or region for information about how this personal information is handled.
  • After an account is created, you'll receive a message at the email address you registered for your account. Follow the instructions in the message to complete the confirmation process.

Types of accounts

PlayStation™Network provides master accounts and sub accounts.

  • Master account
    This is a standard account that can be created by users at or above a certain age. The master account holder can also set the conditions for the use of sub accounts.
  • Sub account
    This is an account that can be used by users at or below a certain age. Under the supervision of the master account holder, the sub account holder can use the master account wallet to purchase content. For this type of account, the use of certain features is restricted.
    The master account holder must sign in and approve the sub account after it is created. The sub account holder cannot use network features until the account is approved. For certain ages, a master account holder must create the sub account.
  • The requirements for using master accounts and sub accounts differ depending on the country or region. For details, visit the SIE website for your country or region.
  • You can upgrade a sub account to a master account when the sub account user becomes old enough to create a master account. Log in as a sub account user, and then select (Settings) > [PlayStation™Network/Account Management] > [Account Information] > [Upgrade Your Account].