How to use PlayStation Camera with PS4 using facial recognition and voice commands

PlayStation Camera allows you to do a host of things on your PlayStation 4 like using voice commands for operating your PS4 console, voice chat during games or going live through game broadcasts. Connect the PlayStation Camera cable through the AUX port which is at the back of your console. Adjust the camera angle to fit your play area by gently twisting the camera by holding it at the right end.

PlayStation Camera

You can use PS Camera in following ways:

Using Facial Recognition with PlayStation Camera:

Your PlayStation 4 is designed to recognize and remember your face. You can store this information while doing the initial setup or later whenever you want via Settings > Login Settings > Enable Facial Recognition

PlayStation Camera will search your face during the calibration process. Be sure that your face is clearly visible to the Camera. After this identification process, follow the instructions displayed on your PS4 screen and all the necessary will be stored properly. Facial data is not shared.

Each PlayStation profile allows only one face so be sure that your are logged in to the correct profile. PlayStation Camera will use the most recent facial data that is stored.

You can update this data through Settings > Login Settings > Facial Recognition Management > Add New Face

An important thing you should be aware of is, Facial recognition is not a security feature. In order to secure your profile you will have to use a Passcode.

PlayStation 4 Voice Command with PlayStation Camera

After connecting and setting up your PlayStation Camera, it will allow you to chat with your friends in multiplayer games without using the headset and also will help in communicating with your PlayStation 4 console.

While using in-game chat feature, be sure that this feature is allowed by the particular game which you are playing then you can just use the voice commands directly.

If you use the headset, its microphone will be set as default voice input device and not the PlayStation Camera.

Learn more about How to control PS4 with Voice Commands.