Download PS4 Games Faster using PSX Downloader Helper

Learn how to download PS4 Games on your laptop using Internet Download Manager then how to transfer the downloaded PS4 game from your computer to your PS4.

Fellow console user! Do you get slow download speed while downloading PS4 games on your console? Do you somethings wish you can download PS4 Games with your laptop maybe through IDM because downloads are faster on your laptop and transfer the downloaded data to your PS4? It’s all possible and I will teach you how to do it step by step.

UPDATE 2018: PSXDownloader still works in 2018, recently used it to install Call of Duty World War 2 on his PS4 using this same exact method.

Table of Content

  1. Requirements/Tools you need.
  2. Preparation and download links.
  3. Connecting the PS4.
  4. Setting up PSX Download Helper.
  5. Capture PS4 Game download link from Sony servers.
  6. Using PSX Link Generator to get direct download links.
  7. Capture download link with IDM and start downloading.
  8. Download complete, Start the transfer.
  9. Done!

Requirements/ Tools Needed

  • PC or laptop with Internet Download Manager installed.
  • LAN Cable
  • PSX Download Helper
  • PSX Link Generator
  • A working internet connection inside a smartphone, modem, MiFi or router.


Download Links

  1. PSX Link Generator – DOWNLOAD LINK
  2. Internet Download Manager – DOWNLOAD LINK


  • Connect your PS4 to the smartphone, modem, MiFi or router via WiFi and there should be an internet connection.
  • Connect your LAN cable from PS4 to the laptop.
  • Go to Network and Sharing Center on your laptop.
  • Click on Change Adapter Settings.

  • Select the WiFi Network that has internet access.

  • Right click on Properties.

  • Click on the Sharing tab. Under Internet Connection Sharing, tick Allow other network users… and select the Home networking connection which is the Ethernet LAN cable you connected between your PS4 and laptop earlier.

Step 1 done! So, what we did was to share our WiFi internet access to the LAN cable making the LAN cable carry internet access. We need that internet access to capture the download link from Sony servers.

Connecting the PlayStation 4 Console (PS4)

  • Start PSX download helper on your laptop and write the IP Address shown down somewhere. Don’t Press anything!

  • Go to PS4 settings, Network and Setup a new connection. Select Use a LAN Cable.


  • Choose Custom Settings

  • Select Automatic for all except Proxy Server. Click on Use Proxy Server

  • Insert the IP address you wrote down from PSX Download Helper. Port is always 8080.

  • Click on Next. Don’t test Internet Connection yet!

This step makes sure that your laptop and PS4 are communicating through that specific IP address.


Setting up PSX Download Helper

  • Remember PSX Download Helper is open. Click on the Big White button.
  • Go to the 5th tab which is Settings.


  • Find the sliding menu and select English.
  • Restart app! Language changes to English,  Simple.
  • When PSX download helper opens, Click on Start and Test your Internet Connection.


Capture PS4 Game Download Link from Sony Servers

  • How will I get the download link for the PS4 Game or Game update file? It’s simple. All you need to do is;
    1. Start the download on your PS4 console
    2. PSX Download Helper app automatically grabs that link
    3. Click on copy
    4. Move on to PSX Link Generator tool.


Using PSX Link Generator to get direct download links

Very easy to use software, Just follow these 5 steps and you are ready.

  • Open PSX Link Generator
  • Paste the link


  • Generate Links

  • Add all to IDM.
  •  Go to Internet Download Manager and start the downloads.

Capture Download Link with IDM

  • Link captured and added to IDM queue. Start downloading to your PS4 Game with IDM. Remember it’s 4GB per size.



Download Complete, Start the Transfer

  • After few hours to days of downloading, it becomes complete and it’s time to transfer the PS4 game you downloaded on your laptop back to your PS4 console. This step is also very easy.
  • Create a folder named the title of the PS4 game you downloaded or updated. Copy all the PS4 game part into that folder


Download PS4 Games

  • Go to PSX download helper settings tab.
  • Click on Folder, Select the folder where you saved your downloaded PS4 Game then Apply your settings.
  • Start the download in your PS4 console and watch closely how fast it downloads. Also, take note of PSX app and the activities running.

PSX download helper

In Conclusion

I transferred 20GB in less than 5 minutes. With this method now, I can order for PS4 digital games, download on my laptop using IDM, transfer the downloaded PS4 game data from my laptop to PS4 and that’s it.

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22 thoughts on “Download PS4 Games Faster using PSX Downloader Helper

  1. Thank you very much for this guide. While I knew how to operate PSX Download Helper for PS4, I was struggling to get it to work on PS3. With a Ethernet cable and the trick to share connection, it worked perfect. Now I can enjoy Dead Space 1-3 in time for Halloween. Thank you!!!! 🙂

  2. Hi i just got free game on PS plus.. Metal gear Solid V this month my net speed is slow at home i used PSX download helper but is unable to get the things done properly.. to start with the PS4 was downloading two files in one download …one is of 5 GB and another is of 27 something GB and The psx download helper is also catching two download links and both were having 03 pkg but i have seen every game starts from .00 pkg..

    still i downloaded the files from 00 to 06 and got 25.1 gb but when i start installing from pc it stopped at 4.5 gb and is not reconnecting with psx again.

    i dont know much about this.. can you help me out and tell me which files i have to download? Or how to do all this stuff.. thanks

    • When downloading a full game there are usually two files, Game + Game Data. What I do is I download them seperately, then after the base game has been downloaded, I download the remaining game data.

      You have 2 files, one is 5GB while the other is 27GB, What you should do is. Start the 5GB download alone, capture that link, download that first, then after that is done start downloading 27GB.

      Remember when downloading a PS4 game, every part is 4GB, so for a 5Gb file, you would have 2 files, one would be 4Gb while the other is 1GB or so.

      • Thanks for the reply..but the main problem is that i cannot seperate the two downloads. I can see a download bar saeperated into two halves one is of 5 gb and the last is of remaining. If i choose to cancel the download then i have to cancel full game download.

    • Please verify the size of both files. One should be 4GB while the second one should be 1GB or less. I have also noticed something if there are the same file, that means after downloading the first 4GB with UDM, you still need to download a few MB probably less than 500MB and that’s why the link doesn’t link doesn’t appear. You need to download the remaining small of the 5Gb directly on your PS4.

      How did you get the Metal Gear Solid V for free? I also want to get it, thanks.

  3. Hi
    I download the 12.9 gb for call of duty wwll update
    When i use psx the whole data size is 12.9 from pkg 0 to 4 and not more
    but in my ps4 the update size of the update was 13.9 gb!
    It is ok? I mean the psx file size are less than straight download from ps4 or something are wrong??

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