Hand them the disc to share a physical game with another PlayStation 5 owner. On the other hand, sharing a digital game necessitates a few extra steps, which can be accomplished via the PS5’s game-share feature. Fortunately, it’s relatively simple to enable.
Here’s how to game share on the PS5.
What Is Game Sharing on PS5?
PS5 game share is a feature that lets you share digital games with friends and family so they can play them on their PS5 system as if they were their own. It differs from PS4 game sharing in that the other PS5 system is not set as your primary console. Instead, you connect your PSN account to the other console and enable the Console Sharing and Offline Play option.
Do not confuse game sharing with Share Play on PlayStation 5. The former grants the other person full access to your digital library, allowing them to play the games on their user account. In contrast, the latter only grants them temporary access to your user account, allowing them to play your games.
Furthermore, you have a PlayStation Plus subscription. In that case, you can share it with them, allowing them access to certain PS Plus benefits, such as your PS Plus game catalog and online multiplayer capabilities.
You can only enable your account for game sharing on one PS5 console at a time. This means you must disable this feature on your primary PS5 console before enabling it on another.
The first step is to ensure that your PS5 is connected to the internet and that you have logged into your PSN account. Then, go to Settings > User and Accounts > Other and check the box next to Console Sharing and Offline Play.
Select Disable from the Console Sharing and Offline Play screen. Remember that doing so will prevent other users on your PS5 console from accessing your digital game library. Furthermore, you cannot access your digital games while disconnected from the internet because your console will require an internet connection to verify ownership of the title on the PSN server.
Now, log in to your PSN account on the other PS5. If you don’t already have an account on that console, make one and sign in. Then, on the other person’s PlayStation 5, go to the Console Sharing and Offline Play screen and select Don’t Disable this time to enable game share.
Keep your login information private from everyone to keep your PSN account safe. As a result, we recommend signing in and enabling game sharing on another person’s PlayStation 5 in person.
While on the other PS5 console, download the game your friend or family member wants to play from your digital library. They can play it from their account after downloading it.
PS5 game sharing is an excellent way to share your digital games with others. They save money because they don’t have to buy a copy. When you no longer want to share, deactivate it on the other person’s console and reactivate it on yours.