How to Connect a Phone to a PS3

By Marlo Peterson

When connected to a PlayStation 3 system, cell phones become external storage devices in which content can be uploaded for storage on the game console. Any multimedia, such as MP3 music and cell phone video, can be transferred from the phone's device memory or memory card and placed onto the PS3 system for future use. This allows you to enjoy the content on their system by playing the music or video through the TV in which the PS3 is connected.

Things You'll Need

  • USB cable

Step 1

Insert the USB cable into the phone. This is typically the same kind of cord that charges your smartphone.

Step 2

Plug the flat USB end into one of the PS3's USB ports.

Step 3

Power the PS3 system on, and allow it to load. Choose the user profile you wish to use for this session.

Step 4

Scroll to "Video", "Music" or "Pictures" on your PS3 home screen using the "Left Analog Stick." This will allow you to see if the phone has been read by the system properly.

Step 5

Scroll up once a category is chosen. If your phone has been read properly, you will see "USB [device name or number]" or a similar title for your phone.

Step 6

Browse the files from your PS3 system. You may now open music, video and photo files on your PS3 system from your phone through the USB link.