How to Access The Secret Web Browser on the PS5: Does The PS5 Have a Web Browser?

The PlayStation 5 includes a web browser, unlike what you may have heard. However, getting to it is a bit of a hassle. Since the browser was previously underutilized on the PS4, it’s possible that Sony didn’t give the capability to its separate app. In any case, there is a workaround if you insist on using the browser on your PS5.

Twitter links and embedded Tweets can take you to the PS5’s hidden web browser. Sadly, the PS5 lacks an address bar, so to visit a website, you’ll need to first join Twitter, then locate the website’s official Twitter account, and last click on the link that appears in the profile.

The PS5’s hidden web browser isn’t completely working, so keep that in mind. It has various oddities and quite stringent limits because it’s not something Sony planned to make available to users. Let’s have a look at how to gain access to the hidden web browser and what it may be used for so that you can take advantage of Sony’s newest platform to the fullest.


Does the PS5 Have a Web Browser?

PS5 inside of an entertainment center

The PlayStation 5 (on Amazon) does include a web browser, but you probably won’t use it. This hidden function is more of an interesting hack than a serious, useful program.

The hidden web browser on the PS5’s major drawback is that it lacks an address bar, so you can’t manually enter a URL. You can imagine how challenging navigation becomes in such a situation.

It lacks standard browser capabilities such as bookmarks, history, and favorites. As such, it’s essentially a rudimentary web browser that you weren’t meant to discover.

What is the PS5 Web Browser Used For?

Instead of using the web browser on your PS5 to listen to Spotify or view YouTube videos, we recommend downloading the PS5-specific apps for a more satisfying experience. Aside from being a novelty, using the PS5’s browser is a frustrating experience due to its lack of flexibility and functionality.

However, the browser is still useful for a wide variety of tasks. After conducting experiments, it was determined that the browser could play back some Vimeo movies, but not all of them. Unfortunately, this isn’t a very useful function for most people anymore because Vimeo has all but disappeared because of YouTube.

We see no reason to use anything other than the PS5’s web browser to access Google Docs, but you’re welcome to. While you won’t have access to the keyboard, you will have access to the symbol input field.

You won’t be able to utilize your PS5 to compose the next New York Times Bestseller, but you may use its browser to keep track of your PS5 backlog.

There is also a settings menu in the PS5 web browser. This menu allows you to erase cookies, clear your browsing history, toggle JavaScript on and off, and more.

Yet, Sony’s inclusion of this menu in the PS5 is a little strange, given that the firm never intended for players to have web access.

How to Access the PS5 Web Browser

The PS5 web browser lacks an address bar, thus you can only reach external websites by going through Twitter. You can only visit external websites by clicking on tweets or clicking on embedded tweets.

Specifically, you should:

Just hit the PlayStation button on your controller.
Choose “Settings,” then “Users and Accounts.”
Choose ‘Link with Other Services and then select ‘Twitter.’
A dialogue box asking for your confirmation will appear. Click the button labeled “Link Account.”
Click on the Twitter logo in your screen’s upper-left corner. This will take you to Twitter’s desktop sign-in screen.
Enter your Twitter account details and log in.
Once you’ve successfully logged in, you’ll be able to visit other sites. But since you won’t be able to manually enter URLs in the browser’s search field, the only way you’ll be able to traverse the web is by finding and clicking links.

For instance, if you want to visit Sony’s website, you’ll have to go to Sony’s Twitter account, and then select the website link they’ve displayed on their profile. At that point, you should be able to browse their full site with ease.

If you’re going to use this function, it’s easier to just pin a tweet that contains a list of the links to the sites you visit most often than to learn how to use it. 

Can You Play Games Through the PS5 Web Browser?

Sites with primarily textual content load quickly on the PS5’s browser, however, those featuring media content such as movies, audio, and photographs have a harder time being loaded.

Nonetheless, it may come as a surprise to learn that JavaScript-based emulators can be used in a web browser. This allows you to play Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) games from within the PS5’s web browser.

Keep in mind that the PS5’s web browser won’t support online browser games that require libraries like WebGL. Thus, a special, game-only web browser is required for access to these sites. You can check TheActiveNews.Com for the most recent information.

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