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Standard User mrnelster
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 11-Feb-17 19:16:11
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PSN account sharing


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Right. So I've Googled this, but there dosen't seem to be a definitive explanation that works for me. I'm sure it's because they don't make a proper distinction between the terms "user" (as in console user login) and "PSN user account".

I want to use my PS4 pro, but let the kids have access to the games I purchase digitally on my PSN account, on my old PS4. Whenever anybody logs into either, it boots the other out, whichever way round.

Can anybody post a description (or a link to an easily comprehensible one) of the exact process, and advise whether I have to delete any existing content firfst before commencing?

Ta

P.S. the two PS3's in the house never have this issue
Standard User jorkila
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 12-Feb-17 06:14:30
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They need their own profile and your main profile has to be set as primary on the old PS4 mate, the only downfall to that is your game saves aren't automatically uploaded via ps+

Edited by jorkila (Sun 12-Feb-17 06:15:17)

Standard User mrnelster
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 12-Feb-17 13:32:56
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I've tried that but it still doesn't seem to let them play the downloaded content? I'll try again.


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Standard User astateoftrance
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 12-Feb-17 20:50:45
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Re: PSN account sharing


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Do they have a sub account? Sub accounts have access to the games from the main account and you should be able to log in to both at the same time.
Standard User jorkila
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 13-Feb-17 08:41:44
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Sign in on the other console and set your account as primary, start the download that they want, sign out and then sign in with their account and it should work without issues.
Your account must remain as primary on their console or it won't work, your account can only be set as primary on one console at any one time.

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Standard User mrnelster
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 13-Feb-17 18:40:19
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When you say account, you don't mean PSN account? There is only my one.
Standard User mrnelster
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 13-Feb-17 18:54:58
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So downloaded content can only be played on the primary console according to the message on the PS4 itself, when you deactivate it?
Standard User IranianGiraffe
(committed) Mon 13-Feb-17 19:16:54
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You can only sign in your account in 1 place at a time, So if you want to both play at the same time then you need 2 PSN accounts, I'm sure if you set your old PS4 to your primary console then you can just make up a free account (for your son) and because that console is the home console then they share your playstation plus account and can play multiplayer as well.

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Standard User mrnelster
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 13-Feb-17 19:50:46
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I didn't think there were free accounts for mp anymore?
Standard User mrnelster
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 13-Feb-17 20:01:09
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Sorted it. Deleted the game then downloaded it again in the order you mentioned and it doesn't boot me out anymore. Cheers Burt. smile
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