How to set up a PlayStation 4 Pro for maximum airflow

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As well as the PlayStation 4 Pro is designed, it can still get hot if you aren't giving it enough space to breathe, so to speak. Luckily, there are ways to maximize the airflow surrounding your console to make sure it's running well without any unnecessary hiccups.

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The Guide

First, ensure that your PlayStation 4 Pro isn't in an enclosed space

  1. Set your PlayStation 4 Pro horizontally.
  2. Remove any unnecessary items blocking the side and back vents.

  1. Clean the vents of any dust.

The PS4 Pro features intake vents on both the left and right sides (provided your PS4 is laying horizontally), and it expels the hot air through vents on the back of the console.

That's it?

Yeah, it's really that simple since there's only so much you can do without purchasing additional items. However, not everyone has the appropriate space on their media centers to properly house a PS4 Pro to give it enough airflow. If this is the case, you'll need to look for a few other accessories to suit your needs like cooling stands or wall mounts. Don't just shove it into a cubby with a small access hole for its cords. That's a surefire way to let your PS4 Pro overheat.

Jennifer Locke
Games Editor - PlayStation, Android, VR

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.