PS5 Not Showing on TV? Try These 9 Fixes

PS5 Not Showing on TV

You are finally finished with work for the day. You kick off your shoes, grab a snack, and head for your PS5 on your Samsung smart TV to finally get your game on.

You turn on the smart TV, then you turn on your PS5 and kick back on your couch, only to be shut down by your PS5 not showing up on your Samsung smart TV.

This has been the issue experienced by both PS5 and Samsung smart TV users alike, leaving them frustrated and wondering how to fix the problem. Now, this could be caused by something as little as an incorrect setting or as big as your PS5 out of date.

Why Is PS5 Not Showing on TV

This problem could occur for many possible reasons. It may be an HDMI cord issue such as the cord could possibly not be connected all of the ways, the cord could have broke, or even could have shorted out.

The problem could be with the TV as with the output setting. However, what is most likely is that your PS5 has a bug or has not been properly updated in order to function with optimal performance.

It could be something such as a software update, which is essential to keeping your console running efficiently and properly; not only that, but it can also offer new features and fixes to bugs in any of your games, apps, or system.

Even with the PS5 being released and sold, it is still growing in the sense of its technology is ever-changing and ever-evolving. Any one of these issues can put a damper on your gaming experience or make it not even doable.

With that said, there is always a fix for these problems, so let’s figure it out and get you back to gaming, watching, and enjoying your PS5 and all it has to offer.

1. Incorrect TV Output Settings

Now, when discussing the output settings it is important to distinguish the difference between input and output on your Samsung smart TV.

Input is if you want to plug in a DVD, Blu-Ray Player, or gaming device into the monitor, television, or any other device into that system.

HDMI output is simply the opposite. It will let you send a video and audio signal to whatever device your wanting to plug in on the other end.

With that said and understood, it is very possible that this problem could be brought on by having your Samsung smart TV set on the incorrect output setting.

So be sure you are indeed on the right output as this is absolutely essential to the picture of your PS5.

Plus the graphics are outstanding on the PS5 console, so you certainly do not want to miss out on hopping on to your favorite game and seeing it for all of it’s glory in 4K quality.

Fix – Check That The TV is Set to The Correct Channel to Display the PS5 Console Input

There were days of the past when you had to connect your console with the TV by a AV input and if you are not familiar with what that is; AV input is a common label on a connector to receive audio/visual signals from electronic equipment that generates AV signals.

These terminals are commonly found on such equipment as a television, DVD recorder or VHS recorder, and typically take input from a DVD player, a TV tuner, VHS recorder or camcorder.

Now, luckily this is no longer the case as almost all consoles (including the PS5) utilize a HDMI output connection in order to give you great video quality and sound in one simple plug.

With all of that said, it is a great idea to check that your Samsung smart TV is indeed set to the correct channel to display your PS5 video display. If you are not sure how to connect up your PS5 with your Samsung smart TV, follow these three easy steps:

Step 1. Insert one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI OUT port on the back of the PlayStation, and then insert the other end into any HDMI IN port on your Samsung TV.

You can experience the best 4K 120 Hz gaming performance when the HDMI cable is connected to the HDMI IN 4 port with a Game icon.

Step 2. Insert the power cable into the AC IN connector on the back of the PlayStation, and then insert the power plug into an electrical outlet.

Step 3. Turn your TV and PlayStation on. Press the Home button on your TV’s remote, and then and select your PlayStation (Game Console) on the Source menu.

2. PS5 Has no Signal

All too often in this world of almost constant connection to the internet, it can be easy to forget or count out the possibility that you may not be connected to the internet.

Also, you should ask yourself “is my connection strong enough?” as this plays a key role in what your PS5 is capable of (connected wise).

If you believe this problem to be caused by your internet connection or WiFi being too weak and you want to test your internet connection speed; follow these simple steps to test it:

Step 1. Start your console.

Step 2. Select the Settings menu. PlayStation 5 – located in the upper right corner next to your Profile picture.

Step 3. Select Network.

Step 4. Click Test Internet Connection.

This will test the connection and provide you with the results, if your connection is good than the problem is with something else; if your results are just okay or bad than you will need to find where the issue is located: be it with possibly your modem or router.

Fix – Reconnect Your PS5

If you have found that your PS5 is not connected to the internet and are trying to connect your PS5 by using a LAN cable (for a wired connection).

On your PS5, start by going to ‘Settings’ then to ‘Network’ and to ‘Settings’, then navigate to ‘Set Up Internet Connection’ and then ‘Set Up Wired LAN’. That is how you can connect up a wired connection.

If you are attempting to set up a WiFi connection with your PS5, you can do this easily by going to ‘Settings’, then to ‘Network’ and to ‘Settings’, then finally go to ‘Set Up Internet Connection’.

Here, you can select to connect up to a WiFi connection. This should resolve any issues with the Internet connection. Remember the internet connection is vital to any online activities or

features you wish to engage on your PS5 console. So, be sure your internet connection is stable, good and connected properly.

3. HDMI Issue

The problem with your PS5 not showing up on your Samsung smart TV or any TV could be because the HDMI cord has a problem in it’s connection somewhere.

There are many possibilities of ways this can occur, your HDMI cord may have gotten kinked somewhere in the line causing an internal disconnection or the cord might have simply broke, there has been cases of new HDMI cords not working.

Be sure to check and make sure that the TV you are using does in fact have a port for HDMI as this is critical if not the most important part to the visuals of your PS5 console.

If you are trying to narrow the problem down, below you can find some helpful fixes that could be the answer you are looking for.

Fix – Use Another HDMI Cable

If you do believe the problem to be with your HDMI cord, the best thing you can do is use another HDMI cord (view on Amazon), and if you do not have another, then there are plenty to be found and purchased on Amazon.

These HDMI cords range from $7.99 to around $50.99 depending on the kind, manufacturer and quality. If you are looking to purchase an HDMI cord.

However, if you do have another HDMI cord then go ahead and grab it and plug one end into your PS5 HDMI receiver port, than connect the other end to your Samsung smart TV’s HDMI receiver port. After that, you should be good to go with your PS5.

4. Incorrect Picture Settings on Console

This problem with your PS5 not showing up could boil down to the picture settings on your PS5, as these settings dictate how your PS5 is displayed.

Sure it is always easy and nice to plug and play, however, you can tweak the picture settings of your PS5, not only to get the best picture quality that your PS5 can offer but also get your PS5 to display properly.

If you did not know your PS5 even boasts 4K capability for the picture resolution, giving you insanely detailed graphics on your favorite games, with this feature turned on, you can find all of those easter eggs and maybe get your display back to work.

Fix – Update PS5 Image Settings

If you believe that the issue is with your PS5’s picture settings, than you will need to adjust them to suit your needs. Now, the PS5 is set to go right to ‘Resolution Mode’ in order to give you the best possible graphics the game can display.

However, if you follow these steps you can change that: Go to your PS5’s Settings. In the Settings page, go to ‘Saved Data’ and ‘Game/App Settings’ and head to ‘Game Presets’.

Select ‘Performance Mode’ or ‘Resolution Mode’. Also, while you are here; you should switch on the 4K option (if your TV is capable of it) as this will not only fix your display issue but it will also look beautiful on your Samsung smart TV.

5. PS5 Bug

It is also possible that your PS5 has a bug (not the insect) but essentially an error bug. If you do not know what a bug is, here is a quick rundown: A bug refers to an error, fault, or flaw in any computer program or hardware system.

A bug produces unexpected results or causes a system to behave unexpectedly. In short, it is any behavior or result that a program or system gets, but it was not designed to do. Knowing this, you can see how this could be the problem with your PS5 not displaying on your

Samsung smart TV. Luckily, there is many ways to rid your PS5’s system of this wretched bug. Just be sure to check out the following fixes.

Fix – Restart PS5

A good method to utilize in combating a bug or error with your PS5 is to restart it, as this can give the system a fighting chance to correct any issues found in the start-up process.

Now, you may be wondering “How do I restart it then?” And luckily, we have the answer: First (with your PS5 on) click the PlayStation symbol (PS) located right under the gamepad, a options menu will appear on the bottom of the screen, and proceed to the very last option and select it.

This will give you the power options; here, you will find three options, the options being ‘Enter Rest Mode’, ‘Turn Off PS5’ or ‘Restart PS5,’ and you will want to select ‘Restart PS5’.

This will restart your PS5 and will hopefully help.

Fix 2 – Cold Restart PS5

Sometimes when encountering these problems it can be necessary to perform a ‘Cold Restart’ on your PS5, as this can prove even more effective than a regular restart.

You will want to start by manually turning off your PS5, press the power button on the console and hold it in until you hear the second ‘beep’ sound, and it will prepare to turn off, then it will eventually turn of after you have done this.

Give it adequate time to shut down (at least 30 seconds), now when you go to restart the console you will want it in ‘Safe Mode’ and in order to enable this, you will press and hold the power button until you hear the first ‘beep’ and keep holding it until you hear the second ‘beep’ sound.

Then (now being in ‘Safe Mode’), you will want to plug your controller into the console by the USB port, then press the PlayStation button (PS). When you do this, the ‘Safe Mode’ menu will appear. From here, scroll down to the ‘Reset PS5’ option and select it.

Now, at this point, the console will both tell and ask you, “if you reset the PS5, all user and data will be deleted from the PS5. Are you sure you want to continue?” Go ahead and select ‘Yes’.

This will complete the ‘Cold Restart’ or ‘Hard Reset’ on your PS5 and will hopefully restore the capabilities of your PS5.

Fix 3 – Start PS5 in Safe Mode

Now, in order to start your PS5 in ‘Safe Mode’, first make sure your PS5 is indeed turned off, then simply press the power button on the console and hold it in until your hear the second ‘beep’ sound.

You will hear an initial ‘beep’ sound, keep holding, and you will hear the second ‘beep’ sound, after the second ‘beep’ sound, let off the power button and plug your controller into the console by the USB port then press the PlayStation button (PS) and this will bring up a selection menu, then simply select the ‘Power On PS5’ option.

This will complete starting your console in ‘Safe Mode’, and it just may be the answer to your problem.

6. PS5 Out of Date

Now, it would be a real bummer if this problem was simply due to you not updating your console, however, this could be the case. PS5 console updates are usually automatic but not always, so there is the chance that your PS5 is out of date, which can be very problematic at times.

As updates can boast very helpful things like new features and or new software / hardware. So, be sure your console is updated always, as it is critical to well, stay up to date with not just new features but also possible bug fixes as well.

Fix – Check for PS5 Software Update

When having these problems with your PS5, as mentioned before it is absolutely critical to keep up with software updates as this can help a lot of issues with your console.

Now, in order to perform a software update on your PS5, you will need to go on to PlayStation’s website and download the latest software update for the PS5 onto a USB drive.

Once the download is complete take the USB drive and plug the USB drive containing the file into your PS5 console. Start the PS5 console in Safe Mode: press and hold the power button, releasing after the second beep. Select Safe Mode option 3: ‘Update System Software’.

Select ‘Update’ from USB Storage Device then select ‘OK’.

This will upload the software update to your PS5 console and should help with any issues experienced with said console.

The PS5 is a great console that is leading the industry in gaming right alongside the likes of Xbox, it is a smart system boasting awesome features and even better graphics, given the right set up.

Even with how incredible this device may be, it is still susceptible to bugs, glitches and malfunctions; as it is a piece of technology, therefore it is not perfect and can have functions go wrong.

With that said, try to practice some patience with said technology as these problems are problems that will be solved eventually.

Remember with this console that while it may run into issues, once these issues are resolved, you can get back to having fun on said console. Have fun when enjoying the features of the PS5 as this is what it was made for, entertainment.

We hope these fixes offered some answers or at least some useful information that lead to a solution, and if so, you could also use this information to help out a friend in need of technological answers.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.


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