All your friends are telling you pretty well about Minecraft, Mojang’s popular sandbox title, and you’ve finally made up your mind to play it on your PlayStation 4. However, at the moment you don’t want to invest money in buying the full version of the game and would like to try it for free, so you can understand if it’s right for you or not. That’s the way it is, am I right? Then maybe I can help you.
In today’s guide, in fact, I will explain how to download Minecraft for free on PS4 in a simple, fast and legal way, in order to test the famous Mojang title without having to pay anything. Subsequently, you can decide whether to stop your adventure or whether to continue by purchasing the full version of the game.
Then? What do you say? Are you ready to play Minecraft for free on your PlayStation 4? It seems to me so, so ban the chatter and take action! All you need to do is read and apply the quick instructions below. That said, there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and, above all, have fun!
- Preliminary information
- How to download Minecraft on PS4
- Connect the PS4 to the Internet
- Log in to the PSN
- Subscribe to PlayStation Plus
- Download Minecraft for free on PS4
- Purchase the full version of Minecraft on PS4
Before going into the details of the procedure on how to download Minecraft for free on PS4, I think it may interest you to know more about the Mojang title.
Well, Minecraft is a sandbox title in which cubes can be used to create virtually any type of structure. To get some practical examples of what I’m saying, I recommend you check out my guides on how to make a statue in Minecraft and how to make a kitchen in Minecraft.
Obviously, there is also the “adventure” component of the title, for which you will have to roam the game world in search of materials useful for your projects, avoiding and defeating enemies of various kinds.
I remind you that Minecraft is a paid title, but on PlayStation 4 it is still possible to try and play it for free.
In fact, Mojang has decided to make available to users a demo version available directly through the PlayStation Store. The latter allows you to play for a long time, but it is not possible to save your progress and therefore your adventure, once the game is closed, cannot continue.
How to download Minecraft on PS4
After explaining to you what Minecraft is and what the difference is between the full game and the free demo, I’d say you’re ready to take action. Below you will find all the details of the case.
Connect the PS4 to the Internet
The first thing you need to do to download Minecraft on your PS4 is to connect the console to the internet, via Ethernet cable or wireless network.
To proceed with the first method, you just need to connect the console to the router via an Ethernet cable and that’s it. As for the wireless connection, however, it is necessary that you go to the upper toolbar and press the X button of the pad on the Settings icon (the toolbox).
Once this is done, go to Network> Set up Internet connection> Use Wi-Fi> Typical, select the Wi-Fi network to connect the PlayStation 4 to and type in the relative access key.
A connection test will be carried out and, after verifying that everything went correctly, you can go on with the procedure.
Log in to the PSN
Once you have connected your PlayStation 4 to a working internet connection, you can proceed with logging into the PlayStation Network, which is the gateway to all of Sony’s online services.
If you do not yet have a PSN account, you can create it for free by going to the Settings> PlayStation Network / Account Management menu and selecting Log in to PlayStation Network first and then that New PlayStation Network user? Create an account.
At this point, you just have to follow the on-screen instructions, as explained in my tutorial on how to access PlayStation Network.
Subscribe to PlayStation Plus
After logging into the PlayStation Network, you may want to sign up for PlayStation Plus, as this subscription must be activated to play multiplayer in the full version of Minecraft.
That said, to subscribe to PlayStation Plus directly from the PlayStation 4, you need to access the main console menu, go to the upper toolbar and select the yellow + icon at the top left. Then, access the Subscribe or renew your subscription menu and choose one of the available plans: 14 days, to activate the free trial period (if you have never used it in the past); 1 month, for the monthly subscription (€ 7.99); 3 months, for the quarterly subscription (€ 24.99) or 12 months, for the annual subscription (€ 59.99).
Once you have chosen the subscription that best suits your case, click on the Yes button, associate a valid payment method, and fill in the required form, entering the relevant data. Finally, press the X button on the controller on the OK and Accept and continue buttons, to immediately activate the subscription.
For more details on the whole procedure, I recommend that you consult my guide on how to activate PlayStation Plus.
Download Minecraft for free on PS4
After signing up for the PlayStation Plus, I would say that you are ready to download the free Minecraft demo on your PS4, in order to enter the world of the famous Mojang title.
To download the free Minecraft demo, all you have to do is press the PlayStation Store icon on the home screen of the console and select the Search item at the top.
At this point, type in “Minecraft” and press the X button on the controller above the Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition box . Once this is done, just press the Free Trial button to start the download of the Minecraft demo.
At the end of the download, to start playing, you simply have to press on the Minecraft card that will appear on the main screen of your PS4. It wasn’t that hard to do it, seen?
Purchase the full version of Minecraft on PS4
How do you say? After trying the free version of the Mojang title, have you decided to buy the full version of Minecraft for PS4 but you don’t know how to do it? No problem, I’ll explain immediately how to proceed.
First, open the PlayStation Store, select the Search item at the top and type “Minecraft” in the search field. Then, select the Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition box from the list that appears on the right and press the X button of the pad on Add to Cart.
At this point, all you have to do is press the Proceed to payment button, enter the data of the chosen payment method (eg PayPal or credit/debit card ) and follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
For more details on the entire procedure, I invite you to consult my guide on how to pay on PlayStation Store.
Alternatively, if the price of Minecraft on the PlayStation Store seems too high, you can try to take a look at the best discounts available online, for the “boxed” version of the game.
With a little luck, you may find promotions to buy the PS4 version of Minecraft in physical copy while saving money compared to the digital version available on the PlayStation Store.