Cronus Zen fully supports all versions of the PlayStation 4 console. Connect your favorite Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and Wii controllers - including Mouse & Keyboard support!
PlayStation 4 Console
Supported PS4 Models
PlayStation 4 Version (All Regions)
PlayStation 4 Slim
PlayStation 4 Pro (Important: Use the rear USB port!)
If you have a PS4 Pro, you must connect the Cronus Zen directly to the rear USB port with the supplied short micro-USB cable, otherwise you may experience instability due to inconsistent power quality from the front USB ports.
It's also recommend you use a powered USB hub for consistent results.
Official DualShock 4 Controllers
All special editions and variations of the official Sony DualShock 4 Controller are compatible with Zen.
DualShock 4 v1
USB / BT
DualShock 4 v2
USB / BT
PlayStation 4 consoles require an officially licensed PlayStation 4 controller, to Authenticatethe Cronus Zen. This is called the 'Auth Controller' and can also be used as the primary gaming controller. This controller MUST NOT be paired to the PS4 console or it will regularly disconnect. See the How to Unpair PS4 Controllers guide below.
Important: Only a wired DUALSHOCK 4 model CUH-ZCT2 (DS4v2) can support headset audio & built-in DS4 speaker (the earlier model CUH-ZCT1 DS4v1 supports Auth but not Audio).
Note: Most third-party licensed PS4 controllers support headset audio when using a USB cable (you can use Bluetooth if connecting your headset to a wired DS4v2 Auth Controller connected to A1 USB port.) There are certain special circumstances, like the Astro C40 and its custom RF Wireless adapter, which is fully supported without the need for a DS4v2 auth controller.
Find a list of compatible PS4 Controllers and more detailed information
It is essential that your PS4 Controller is completely unpaired from your PS4 console before setting up with Cronus Zen, otherwise the controller will regularly disconnect. You will need a PlayStation 4 Console for this procedure.
This is also useful if you had previously paired your controller to Zen's Bluetooth, but now wish to use a USB cable.
Turn on the PlayStation 4 using its power button (do not power on with the controller)
Connect your PS4 controller directly to the PS4 console using a micro-USB cable and press the PS Button
After a few seconds the light bar on the PlayStation 4 controller will change to solid BLUE, indicating pairing to the console is complete, and the controller is now unpaired from everything else
Go to Settings
Select the PS4 Controller you wish to unpair and choose "Disconnect"
Unplug the PS4 controller from the console
Plug in the short (12") micro-USB cable to the back of the Zen (CONSOLE USB port) and connect the other end to your PS4 console. (PlayStation 4 Pro - connect Cronus Zen to the rear USB port)
Connect the PS4 controller to Zen's A3 USB Port with a micro-USB cable
Select the PS4 controller from the devices list again
Press the Options button
Select "Forget Device"
Confirm your selection "OK"
Restart your PS4
Unplug the wired PS4 controller
The PS4 controller is now fully unpaired from the PS4 and you're ready to set it up with Cronus Zen.
PS4 Bluetooth Controller & Headset Solution
Headset is not supported over BlueTooth, but do not panic - we've got you covered. Pair a Bluetooth controller to the Zen then connect your favorite headset directly to a Pass-Thru Auth Controller
Example: Scuf Vantage 2 (Bluetooth) to PlayStation 4 Console w/ Headset
Enable Wired Communication
The Cronus Zen controls all data between the console and the controller, including Bluetooth. So the PlayStation 4 has to have Wired Communication enabled in the console's settings.
For the PS4, this option is only available when using a DualShock 4 model CUH-ZCT2 (known as DS4v2).
PlayStation 4: Settings
Communication Method: Use USB Cable
Set PS4 Communication Method to 'Use USB Cable'.
Disable Controller Power Saving
This makes sure your controller does not power off while connected to the Zen, ensuring seamless performance.
PlayStation 4: Settings
Power Save Settings
Set Time Until Controllers Turn Off: Do Not Turn Off
Disable Controller Power Saving Mode
Racing Wheels on PS4
Breathe new life in to your old racing wheel with Cronus Zen, now supporting any Logitech DGFT, G25 and G27 wheel, plus many Fanatec wheels, fully functional on a PlayStation 4 console, including full Force Feedback, Pedals, and Shifter support. Check out the PS4 Wheel Edition Guide.