Having problems with your Guitar Hero Live detecting your guitar controller on Playstation 4? You’re not the only one. After opening my prized axe, I was disappointed to find that my PS4 seemingly wouldn’t detect it.
Make sure you’ve got the Bluetooth USB dongle inserted into one of the ports on your Playstation 4. Press the ‘on’ button on the controller so that the guitar LEDs flash slowly. Press it once again so that they flash quickly. Then press the small blue button on the USB dongle. You’ll know it worked because the guitar will stop flashing and just show one solid red LED.
If you’ve done all that and it still doesn’t detect the guitar controller in game, try pressing the ‘on’ button again. It should take you to the user selection screen on the Playstation 4 menu. This is just a simple test which means that your controller is correctly synced and the next two steps will most definitely resolve your problem.
If like me, you’re stuck at the ‘Press Any Button On Guitar Controller’ screen then use the following steps to fix it:
- Disable the Internet on your PS4. (It’s in Settings > Network > Internet, just untick it.)
- Go back into Guitar Hero Live. Problem solved. If not, try method two.
- Turn off your PS4. Do not turn it on using your controller. Turn on the console using the button on the console itself.
- Navigate to open Guitar Hero Live using the Guitar controller. The small knob can be tilted in all directions to move the cursor and you can press X by pressing button 1 on the guitar controller.
It’s as simple as that. After going back onto the Guitar Hero Live ‘Press Any Button On Guitar Controller’ screen, it may still be unresponsive for a second or two. But after spamming a few buttons and giving it a few seconds to get into gear, it worked fine and I had no problems from then on.
Please let me know if this resolved your problem by leaving a Facebook comment below and be sure to share this page with anybody who’s experiencing the same problem. It’s an absolute joke that a game can be released with nobody noticing such an obvious bug, but apparently, rock stars aren’t allowed the Internet!
If you’re into let’s plays then be sure to watch me and Becky play Guitar Hero Live over on our YouTube channel, or watch the video embedded below. Keep on rockin’ guys!