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How to Pair PS Move Motion Controller to PS5 (EASILY) in 2022

If you’ve been trying to play PS VR games on your console and you can’t just find a way to connect the PS Move motion controller, then you are not alone. For a lot of users who are struggling with this, the Move motion controller just keeps on blinking red light.

In this guide, I am going to show you step-by-step procedures to pair PS Move controller to PS5 console in 2022.

how to pair PS Move controller to PS5

So, if that sounds like what you’ve been looking, let’s dive right in.

How to Pair PS Move Controller to PS5

First, I will show you how to pair the PS Move motion controller without using a cable. Then, I will show you how to pair it using a cable. Finally, I will show you what to do if you are one of the very few people who still can’t connect it after trying both methods. 

1. Pair PS Move Controller with Cable

To connect your PSVR motion controller to the PS5 console with cable, follow the procedures below:

  • With your PS5 controller, go to Settings

click PS5 settings icon

  • Scroll down and select Accessories

select accessories

  • Go to General > Bluetooth Accessories

Bluetooth accessories on PS5

  • While on the Bluetooth accessories page, plug in your PS Move motion controller to your PS5 console with a USB to Micro USB cable. However, if you are using the old PS3 style Move controller with Mini USB, you need a USB to Mini USB cable instead.
If you no longer have the original USB to Micro USB cable that comes with the PS4 Motion controller, you can use the no 2 cable that goes from your PS5 to your VR box to pair the motion controller. Just unplug it from the box and plug it in to your Move motion controller and it will connect.
  • Once plugged in, the PS motion controller will start blinking red light, and it will be displayed on the list of registered accessories on your PS5 console.

Motion controller paired to PS5

  • Now, tap the PS button on the Move motion controller and it will be show ‘Connected’ under registered accessories on your console. Now, the PS move controller has been successfully paired to your PS5 console.

PS Motion controller connected to PS5

You can now remove the USB cable from your Motion controller, and it will still be connected. You can also repeat the same step to connect a second PS Move controller to your PS5 console.

Once done, you can play any PSVR game using the motion controller on your PS5 console. If you end up using the no 2 cable from the VR box, you can charge the Motion controller with any other cable.

Now, let’s look at how to connect the PS4 Motion controller to your PS5 console without using cable at all.


2. Connect PS Move Controller to PS5 without Cable

If you don’t have any cable to connect your PS Move controller to your PS5 console, you can also pair it wirelessly using Bluetooth. Follow the procedures below to do that.

  • Go to Settings > Accessories

select accessories

  • Go to General and select Bluetooth Accessories

Bluetooth accessories on PS5

  • Once you are on the Bluetooth accessories page, your PS5 console is going to start scanning for available Bluetooth accessories and devices automatically. Now, you need to switch your Move motion controller to pairing mode so it can be detected by your console.
  • Now, press the guide button on the PlayStation Move controller and hold the stream button located on the side of the Move controller until it goes into sync mode and shows on the list of available devices.
  • Once it shows on the screen, select the PlayStation Move controller with your PS5 controller and your console will connect to it.

PS Motion controller connected to PS5

That’s all, you are good to go and can play PSVR games like Astro Bot, Beat Saber, Superhot, No Man’s Sky, Resident Evil and The Walking Dead on your PS5 console.


PS Move Controller Not Connecting to PS5

If your Move controller won’t connect to your PS5 with or without cable, then you need to reset the Move motion controller and try to pair it again. To reset the controller, press and hold the reset button on the back with a fine-tipped pen to reset the motion controller.

Once the reset has been done, go ahead and connect with a cable. If you don’t have the original USB to USB Micro cable that comes with the motion controller, use the no 2 cable that goes from your PS5 to your VR box to pair the motion controller.

Alternatively, you can connect wirelessly using Bluetooth by going to Settings > Accessories > General > Bluetooth Accessories on your console. Now, press the guide button and hold the stream button on the Move controller to enable pairing mode, and it will be displayed as an available Bluetooth device. Select it and it will be paired to your PS5 console.

Either way, you will be able to pair the Move controller and connect it to your console to play PS VR games.

Bottom Line

PS Move motion controllers can provide an enhanced gaming experience with VR games that are compatible with it on your PS5 console. As a result, a lot of users are looking for ways to pair and connect it and use it on their consoles.

You can do this with a cable, and you can also use Bluetooth pairing without any cable.

If you found this guide helpful, kindly share a feedback using the comment section below. Also, let me know which of these two methods you are currently using.

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