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How to download and Change themes on PS4

Discover the differences between PS4 theme types, download free themes, learn to install and customize your experience

The themes of the PS4 are the combination of media elements such as images, texts and sounds that make up the visual and sound part of the Playstation 4 operating system so that the user interaction becomes more friendly and within thematic universes of the games.

As with systems like Android, it is possible to change these elements a little so that each user has a different experience, so we will learn more about PS4 themes.

Static Themes vs. Dynamic Themes 

We can divide the Playstation 4 themes into two categories:

  • Static
  • Dynamic

Static themes are usually just like any image file and when applied, just fill the bottom of the screen with a chosen static image.

Dynamic themes can have visual and sound effects, image changes between menu elements and some themes use interesting features, as is done in the commemorative theme of The Last of Us Part II, which uses the console clock to switch between different visuals between days and night (similar to light and dark mode).

commemorative theme of The Last of Us Part II

In this theme, we have Ellie playing the guitar during the day. But if you turn on the console at night, the theme changes to a night scene where Ellie is chased. These are simple things, but they end up catching our attention.

Where to download PS4 themes

Playstation 4 themes can be downloaded directly from the Playstation Store for free, but you can also buy paid themes there.

For this:

  1. Go to the main page of the Playstation Store;
  2. In the side menu bar, look for the “Themes” field

I downloaded, but I can’t change the theme on PS4

Come on, to install the themes on Playstation 4 you must do the following:

  1. Go to PS4 Settings;
  2. Choose the option “Themes”;
PlayStation 4 settings
  1. Then, “Select theme”;
Select preferred PS 4 theme
  1. This will open the gallery of themes you downloaded to be able to install.

Text Shadow

This option that you end up seeing when setting up the theme, changes the contours of the menu texts. This can improve readability for some people. I usually leave it in the default, but the black outline option looks good too.

Free PS4 Themes

We’ve already talked about what PS4 themes are and how to install them.
Now, let’s see some free themes for you to put on your Playstation 4.

Crash Bandicoot N-sane Trilogy Launch Theme

Crash bandicoot theme

Dynamic theme from Sony’s classic “almost mascot” .
In addition to the theme, comes a set with two PSN avatars.

The Witcher 3 – Geralt and Ciri Theme

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Geralt and Ciri Theme

Our dear Geralt “Bruxão” and Ciri appear in cool looks on the menus.

Tip: The Witcher 3 has a lot of free content, when on PSN, keep an eye on the “related items” option. However, as we are cool, here is another theme of The Witcher 3 for free. This is the “Monsters” theme , but there are others.

God of War – Dynamic Theme our Journey awaits

Of course, a list of PS4 item recommendations couldn’t be beaten by Kratos, the Ghost of Sparta. This dynamic theme based on God of War 2018 puts Kratos and Atreus in one of the most important locations in the game’s journey.

Okay, we gave some suggestions for themes, but it might not be enough.

We have another tip:

How to find free PS4 themes

  1. Go to the theme selection screen;
  2. Go to the bottom of the gallery and choose the option “Find in Playstation Store”;
  3. Then go to add filter and select free;

There are more than 200 free themes on the PS Store. There is a remake of Final Fantasy 7, going through Sekiro, Cyberpunk 2077 and a whole bunch of themes related to other games, so have fun!

Which PlayStation 4 theme do you like the most?


George Philiphttps://www.betechwise.com
George is a technology content writer with few years of experience. Specialized in mobile devices, personal computers and consumer technology, as well as software and applications. He explains all technological concepts so that users with less knowledge can understand it. If not writing, you may find him engrossed playing action games on his smartphone. Just so you know, he loves Xiaomi products alot. You may contact him via his email - [email protected]


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