Adding PlayStation 4 console to Suitest

Suitest supports a PlayStation 4 TestKit or DevKit. After setting up your PlayStation 4 console you will be able to run automated tests on HTML based applications (WebMAF).


A couple of things that you will need:

Prepare the Windows 10 computer

On the Windows 10 computer that is running SuitestDrive, please do the following:

  1. Download the PlayStation SDK Manager.
  2. Install the Target Manager Server. It should be installed in the default location on C: drive, if this is not possible please see the troubleshooting section.
  3. Download and install .NET Framework 4.7 (or newer).
  4. Download and install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable.

Note: You may already have the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable installed or .NET Framework 4.7 (or newer) which is part of the Windows 10 Creators Update.

Prepare your PlayStation 4

You will need to prepare your PlayStation 4 for testing:

  1. Make sure the console has a wired Ethernet connection (should be the on same network as the Windows 10 computer running SuitestDrive).
  2. Switch the console into Assist Mode - Boot Parameters / Release Check Mode.
  3. Enable HDMI Device Link - Settings / System / Enable HDMI Device Link.
  4. Enable automatic log in - Settings / Login Settings / Log In to PS4 Automatically.

Connecting the devices

A connection between the Windows 10 computer, PlayStation 4 and USB - CEC Adapter must be made.

Make sure you have the following layout:

  1. USB - CEC Adapter is connected to the Windows 10 computer via USB.
  2. HDMI from the console is connected to the PC port on the USB - CEC Adapter.
  3. HDMI is connected to a monitor or TV to display from the TV port on the USB - CEC Adapter.
PlayStation 4 setup schema
PlayStation 4 setup schema

Add the PlayStation 4 to Suitest

Open the Add device wizard then select Add physical device, then choose PlayStation 4 from the platform list and press Next.

On the Enter PlayStation 4 details, do the following:

PlayStation 4 details
PlayStation 4 details
  1. Select the SuitestDrive that will be controlling the console.

  2. Discover all available COM ports.

    PlayStation 4 - SD selection and COM port discovery
    PlayStation 4 - SD selection and COM port discovery
  3. Select the COM port that will be controlling the console.

    PlayStation 4 - COM port selection
    PlayStation 4 - COM port selection
  4. Discover all available devices or input the local device IP manually.

  5. Press Next to finish device adding process.

    PlayStation 4 - IP address or Device discovery
    PlayStation 4 - IP address or Device discovery

Now that you have your PlayStation 4 configured, it's time to instrument your app and start testing.

Something went wrong?

Please check the PlayStation 4 troubleshooting section for guidance.