Despite initial shortages, the PlayStation 5 is still one of the hottest consoles in the market right now. And given how massively popular Roblox is, with its free-to-play sandbox features, it’s only natural to wonder if you can play it on your PS. So, the question is, can you play Roblox on PS5?
You can’t download and play Roblox on PS5 natively because it is not on the PlayStation Store yet. You can try to use the console’s browser to access the Roblox website and play it from there, but your results may vary.
If you’re still itching to play Roblox despite the disclaimer, don’t worry; all hope is not lost. The process is not particularly complicated so let’s dive right in.
How to Play Roblox on PS5?
Roblox is currently not available for you to download from the PlayStation Store. Rumors have been swirling around about a potential PlayStation port but there are no concrete announcements yet. All we have so far is a job listing for a senior software engineer with a PlayStation focus.
However, there are reports that Roblox is playable on the PS5’s browser but with varying results. Keep in mind that the browser is not as accessible as it was on the PS4, so make sure you follow these steps carefully:
- Turn on your PS5 and make sure it’s connected to the internet.
- Once the console is on, press the PlayStation logo on your controller. Choose “Game Base” from the menu.
- Pick any friend from your friends list and send them a message.
- On the message, type “google.com” (without quotation marks) and send it.
- Once the message is sent, the text becomes a hyperlink. Click the link to open the browser.
Getting the browser opened via messages is only half the battle. It may seem like a lot of steps, but this process is a lot easier than the other documented way: opening it via Settings and logging in to a Twitter account. Once you have the browser open (either via messages or settings), here’s how you can try to play Roblox on PS5:
- Type “Roblox” on Google and click Search.
- When the page loads, sign in to your account or create one if you don’t have one yet.
- Once signed in, click on “Games” and select the one you wish to play.
- Wait for that game’s page to load, then click the green button with the play icon.
- A prompt will appear, asking you to download and install the game. Follow the instructions and wait for the installation to finish.
From here, you should be able to launch and play Roblox through the console’s browser. However, there are some reports of this process not working. Instead of launching the game, some users got the “Your current platform is not supported” error.
If you’re one of the unlucky players who get the error, your only option would be to wait for the game’s official release on the PlayStation store. Keep in mind that using Remote Play to get Roblox running will not work. Remote Play works by streaming the game from your PlayStation to your mobile device, not the other way around.
Can You Play Roblox on PS4?
Just like in PS5, Roblox is not officially available in the PS4’s PlayStation Store. There’s no word yet on whether the eventual PlayStation port will see a PS4 version as well. For now, all you can do is try to run the game from the browser.
Though this method is not recommended due to lower performance, trying to play Roblox on the PS4 browser is better than nothing. The browser is a lot easier to access this time, so simply follow these instructions to get going:
- Turn on your PS4 and make sure it has an active internet connection.
- On the main menu, keep scrolling to the right until you see “Internet Browser”. Select it to launch it.
- Open a new window by pressing R2 on your controller, then move your pointer to the address bar and press X.
- Once the keyboard appears, type “www.roblox.com” (without quotation marks) and press R2.
From here, the Roblox website should load on the browser. Follow the same steps as earlier: log in or create an account, select a game, and follow the instructions for installation. If successful, you should be able to play Roblox on PS4, albeit on its browser.
Is playing Roblox on the PS4’s browser a good idea? If you truly have no other options, it’s worth a try. Keep in mind that performance may be severely degraded because it’s not meant to run on a non-PC browser.
If neither the PS5 nor the PS4 browser option works for you, your best bet is to simply wait until Roblox is officially released for PlayStation 4 and 5. For now, you may just have to settle with playing the game on another platform.