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).


SDK 7.00 and System Software 7.02 or higher

Important: If you are using an older SDK or a console with OS version lower than 7.02, please refer to these specific instructions.

Prerequisites

  • PlayStation developer / partner account credentials.
  • Windows 10 computer with SuitestDrive downloaded and paired.

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.

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 automatic log in - Settings / Login Settings / Log In to PS4 Automatically.

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 screen, do the following:

  1. Select the SuitestDrive that will be controlling the console.
  2. Discover all available devices or input the local device IP manually.
  3. Press Next to finish device adding process.
PlayStation 4 details
PlayStation 4 details

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

SDK 6.50 or System Software 7.01 or lower

Prerequisites for older SDK or System Software

Important: When using USB-CEC Adapter, you have limited set of keys available.

Prepare the Windows 10 computer for older SDK or System Software

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 for controlling via USB-CEC adapter

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 automatic log in - Settings / Login Settings / Log In to PS4 Automatically.
  4. Enable HDMI Device Link - Settings / System / Enable HDMI Device Link.

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 from the TV port on the USB - CEC Adapter is connected to a monitor or TV.
PlayStation 4 setup schema
PlayStation 4 setup schema

Add the PlayStation 4 controlled via USB-CEC adapter 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 screen, do the following:

  1. Select the SuitestDrive that will be controlling the console.

  2. Discover all available devices or input the local device IP manually.

  3. Press the Next button.

    PlayStation 4 details
    PlayStation 4 details
  4. Discover all available COM ports and select the COM port that will be controlling the console.

    PlayStation 4 details - COM port
    PlayStation 4 details - COM port
  5. Press Next to finish device adding process.

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.