Are you an avid PS4 gamer who’s been curious about how much time you’ve invested in your favorite games? You are certainly not alone. But unlike the PS5, there’s no direct way to check the number of hours played on the PS4 using the console itself. Fortunately, there is a way to go about this via the PlayStation website.
In this blog post, we’ll show you how to check your hours played on PS4, how to set playtime restrictions, and more. Let’s get to it.
How to Check Hours Played on PS4 Via Website?
To check how many hours you played on PS4 you need to access the PlayStation website on your computer or mobile device. You need to have a PlayStation Network (PSN) account and it should be signed in on your PS4 console.
The process is not direct, as you must add a new user to your console to enable the feature. However, we will provide a simplified description of what to do.
Here are the steps you need to do to check how many hours you played on the PS4 console:
Step 1: Visit the Official PlayStation Website on a Web Browser.
Step 2: Sign In Into Your Account
Click on “Sign In” in the upper right-hand corner of the screen
Step 3: Click on Your “Avatar” & Select “Account Settings”
Step 4: Click on “Family Management” on the Side Menu
Step 5: Click “Set up Now”
Step 6: Choose “Add an Adult” or “Add a Child”
Step 7: Enter the Sign-in ID of the Family Member
Add as many members as you want by repeating steps 5 and 6. Once you finish, jump to step 8.
Step 8: Check The Number of Hours Played on PS4
The total playtime information for each user will be displayed next to the account name. You may also check what time a specific user has played that day.
How to Check Hours Played on a Specific Game on PS4
Unfortunately there’s no official way to check how many hours you’ve played a specific game on PS4. If you want to keep track of the hours played on each game, some people use an exophase.com account and others use ps-timetracker.com.
Some players report the data on exophase.com is not accurate. And ps-timetracker uses a bot that you need to chat with in order to start keeping track of the time.
Can You Put Time Limits on PS4?
Yes, you can put time limits on PS4 using the “Parental Controls” feature. With “Parental Controls”, you can set playtime limits for each day of the week, and even restrict access to specific games or applications. You can also set up different profiles for each user and adjust the settings accordingly.
You can also set up other “Parental Control” settings such as restricting access to online features and setting age restrictions for content.
For more information, check out how to use “Parental Controls” on PS4.
How to Restrict Playtime on PS4?
To restrict playtime on PS4 or PS5 consoles you’ll need these three things:
- Set a Family Manager
- Separate Accounts for each user
- A PlayStation Network (PSN) Account
If you are a single player who wants to restrict playtime on your PS4 console, you need to get these things if you don’t already have them.
Here’s what you need to do to restrict playtime on PS4:
Step 1. Sign in on your PS4 Console with your PSN account details.
Step 2. Navigate to “Settings” on your PS4 home screen.
Step 3. Select “Parental Controls/Family Management > Family Management“
Step 4. Select the user account you want to restrict the playtime.
Step 5. Set a time zone & select “Playtime Settings”.
Step 6. Change “Playtime Restrictions” to “Restrict”.
You can also choose what to do when the time ends: Notify or Log the User Out of PS4.
Step 7. Choose the user’s playtime schedule.
Step 8. Select “Save” to apply the changes.
Additionally, setting up parental controls can be useful in limiting playtime for kids (if you are dealing with one) and ensuring that they are not exposed to inappropriate content.
It’s important to note that some games may also have an internal tracking system that allows you to check the hours played on each PS4 game.
Read more about how to restrict playtime on PS4 on the Playstation website.
How to Turn Off Parental Controls on PS4?
To remove or turn off parental controls on your PS4 you need to follow the following steps:
Step 1: Go to “Settings” on Your PS4 Homescreen
Step 2: Go to “Parental Controls/Family Management”
Step 3: Select “PS4 System Restrictions”
Step 4: Enter Your Parental Controls PIN Code
Step 5: Change Each Setting to “Allowed”
Or set them to the lowest restriction.
There’s no single “turn it all off” switch. Instead, you need to select each item on this page and turn off the parental control restriction if it’s enabled. Work your way through the PS4 System Restrictions, turning off any controls you previously enabled.
When you change the status of all the entries on this page to “Allowed”, you’ve turned off all parental controls.
Can You Hide Hours Played on PS4?
Yes, you can hide the hours you played on PS4. If you don’t want other people to see how much time you’ve spent playing a particular game, you can change your privacy settings on PS4 by going to “Settings > Account Management > Privacy Settings > Gaming | Media > Gaming History: No one”.
Alternatively, you can hide hours played on PS4 on the PlayStation website. Just sign in, click on your avatar logo, and go to “Account Settings > Privacy Settings > Gaming | Media > Gaming History”.
The number of hours you played each game is displayed on your profile, and anyone who views your profile can see them.
However, you can choose to hide your online status or set your profile to private. Doing this will prevent others from seeing your hours played in real-time.
Keep an Eye on The Hours You Spend on PS4
To wrap up, knowing how to check how many hours you played on PS4 can be helpful in many ways. It can give you an idea of how much time you spend playing your favorite games and help you manage your time better.
Overall, by following the steps outlined above, you can quickly check the number of hours played on PS4, set up parental controls, and restrict playtime.
Remember to keep an eye on your gaming habits and ensure that you’re spending not spending too much time playing games. With the right balance of gaming and other activities, you can have a fun and healthy gaming experience on your PS4.