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    Hi

    Has anyone done this succesfully?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moey View Post
    Hi

    Has anyone done this succesfully?
    Very plenty people, since 1982.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moey View Post
    Hi

    Has anyone done this succesfully?
    Yup, its incredibly simple. Just get your head wrapped around this concept and it will all click :

    You currently buy games on your PS4 using your main account. As long as this PS4 is set as the Primary console for your account, all other users who log into this PS4, can play those games.

    So flipping this around, game sharing makes use of this fact. You have one account where you buy all your new games (be it yours or your buddies). For the sake of this example, lets say its your buddies. you then add his account to your PS4, and tell his account that your console is the primary for his account. This means that you, logged in as yourself, can play his games. He can also play his games, on his console, logged in as himself.

    There are only really 2 downsides :
    1) Your buddy can only access his games if he is online
    2) other accounts on your buddies console cannot play those games

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiro View Post
    Yup, its incredibly simple. Just get your head wrapped around this concept and it will all click :

    You currently buy games on your PS4 using your main account. As long as this PS4 is set as the Primary console for your account, all other users who log into this PS4, can play those games.

    So flipping this around, game sharing makes use of this fact. You have one account where you buy all your new games (be it yours or your buddies). For the sake of this example, lets say its your buddies. you then add his account to your PS4, and tell his account that your console is the primary for his account. This means that you, logged in as yourself, can play his games. He can also play his games, on his console, logged in as himself.

    There are only really 2 downsides :
    1) Your buddy can only access his games if he is online
    2) other accounts on your buddies console cannot play those games
    Manual cloud saves.

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    You also need to swap to the account that buy tbe games to download, it's not automatically installed to the home/primary console. And then swap back again to your account to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiro View Post
    Yup, its incredibly simple. Just get your head wrapped around this concept and it will all click :

    You currently buy games on your PS4 using your main account. As long as this PS4 is set as the Primary console for your account, all other users who log into this PS4, can play those games.

    So flipping this around, game sharing makes use of this fact. You have one account where you buy all your new games (be it yours or your buddies). For the sake of this example, lets say its your buddies. you then add his account to your PS4, and tell his account that your console is the primary for his account. This means that you, logged in as yourself, can play his games. He can also play his games, on his console, logged in as himself.

    There are only really 2 downsides :
    1) Your buddy can only access his games if he is online
    2) other accounts on your buddies console cannot play those games
    If my buddy is the one that's buying the games and I'll be game sharing with him. After we have done that primary thing. Will he still be able to buy games like normal when hevlogs onto his account?

    Also can this entire process be reverted back to normal without him loosing his games?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moey View Post
    If my buddy is the one that's buying the games and I'll be game sharing with him. After we have done that primary thing. Will he still be able to buy games like normal when hevlogs onto his account?

    Also can this entire process be reverted back to normal without him loosing his games?
    Yes
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