Parents might want to know the hours spent by their child over PS4, or even a user may wish to calculate it to show off to their friends. The process can be pretty hectic to track, but don’t worry. We are here to help you to see your hours played on PS4.
Let’s jump on the methods.
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Methods To See Hours Played On PS4
Playing games on PS4 refreshes your mind, but it has to be played in a sensible manner, for which time tracking is quite essential. But this isn’t a matter of a few clicks. That’s why we have listed down the following methods to see the hours played on PS4:
Method 1: By Family Management Available On Sony’s Website
You can view the time played with the help of your browser; you have to follow the below steps:
1: Go to “Sony’s Website” on the web browser.
2: Log in with your sony authorized email id and password.
3: Now, from the side menu, you will have the “Family Management” under the “Playstation Network” section.
4: Tap on it.
5: You will have the “Time played” under your account name.
But this shows minimal information, such as what you have done today. Don’t worry; we have several other ways under our sleeves.
Method 2: By saving session on a PS4 console
You can also see the played hours for every game you played with the help of the PS4 gaming console. Let’s see the steps:
1: Open “PS4” and log in to your account by selecting your “Avatar” and pressing “X” from the PS4 controller.
2: Now insert the gaming disc (if you have not purchased it online, otherwise, you can skip this step).
3: Now, select the game of your choice by navigating the home screen on the PS4 console with the help of the thumbstick or Arrow keys.
4: Once you have reached the game of your choice, press “X” from the PS4 controller to select it.
5: Now navigate to the “Load Game” and press “X” to open the last saved session.
6: Here, you will see the time and date for the last session of the selected game. It will be displayed in hh:mm:ss format.
The important thing to remember is that not every game will give you this information. But still, it is a fit-for-purpose method.
Method 3: By Using weekly PSN Newsletter
It would be best if you kept an eye on Play Station Network Newsletter, as it contains valuable information such as sony group news, products, services, special offers, gameplay data, and many more. So, let’s see how we can enable it and extract our required information:
Check if you have enabled PSN Newsletters:
If you want to know the hours played on PS4 via the PSN newsletter, you first need to confirm whether you have enabled it over your email ID. The easiest way to check it is by going into your mailbox and searching for the “Playstation network” in the search bar. But if you have not received any email from PSN, then you need to enable it via the following steps:
1: Go to “Sony’s Website” on the web browser.
2: Locate and select the “Notification settings”
3: Now check the box next to “Yes I would like to receive news, special offers and other information about PlayStation and Sony Group of Companies’ products and services. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time” and press “Save”
4: It will enable the PSN newsletter over your given email id.
5: Once the notification is enabled over your email, all you need to do is go and search for the “PlayStation network” in your search bar.
6: This time, you will be able to see an email from the PSN newsletter, which contains information like your earned total trophies and total played game hours.
And this is the information we are looking for.
The answer to this question is not as simple as it seems. Although it is possible to check the hours played on PlayStation 4, Sony does not provide a straightforward way to do it, so you need to follow the tweaks explained in our article.
You can track someone’s game-played hours by adding a child account within your PlayStation account under “Add Family Member” on Sony’s website. There are other ways as well, which we have thoroughly explained in our article so that you can consult with those as well.
Fortunately, Sony allowed us to set a time limit on games which will help us to restrict the overuse. This feature is quite helpful if we want to control the playing time for our children.
To add the time restriction, you need to go to “Sony’s Website,” After logging in to your account, navigate to the “Family Management” tab, under which you will find parental controls, which allows you to set the account limit.
Once the user reaches their limit, they will get booted. It is a customizable setting, so you do not need to worry about reversing it.
Other than Sony’s Website, you can track the time spent on a specific game by going to your PlayStation profile over the PS4 console and loading the game; once you have reached there, you will see the time spent in hh:mm:ss format, but remember this information is not always available for every game.
Although people play games to refresh their minds and relax. But it can still become an addiction very easily. So one must track their gameplay time and restrict themselves from over usage.
The greatest hurdle in this situation is that Sony does not provide a straightforward way to see the stats, so we have tried to gather all the possible ways of knowing the hours played over PS4.