Best PS4 themes to transform your console into a thing of beauty

Looking for the best PS4 themes? Though it could be argued that PS4 themes aren’t quite as popular as PS3 themes were back in the day, PlayStation owners still enjoy pimping their XMB to make it look a little funkier.

Yes, it’s disappointing that we can’t upload our custom-built themes on PS4, but there are still a number of fancy ways to make your dash look flash, whether that’s through a static PS4 wallpaper or a dynamic PS4 theme.

Personalize your PS4 background, and check out some of the best PS4 themes currently available.

Free PS4 themes

Who doesn’t like something for free? There are numerous backgrounds on the PlayStation Store to choose from that you don’t have to pay a penny for. Many of them tie in with specific games like The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, or Mad Max, so whether you want to download or not is going to depend on whether you’re a fan of that particular franchise.

Probably are favorite free PS4 theme is the PlayStation 20th anniversary one. Though it was released in December 2014 to coincide with that particular event, it still looks cool with all the colour of the original PlayStation on display, and gives your dashboard a clean, stylish look.


Best PS4 themes based on games

The Firewatch theme is fantastic with soothing background sounds, and a beautiful forest with trees gently blowing in the breeze. One of the best features is that the background changes depending on the time of day, with six cycles in total.


It just so happens that we’re massive fans of the Uncharted series, so it’s no surprise that the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Shipwreck theme is right up there with our favorite backdrops on PlayStation 4. Not only do you get to hear some of the great Uncharted 4 soundtrack, but your icons are themed around the game, and the whole background comes alive with the underwater creatures lazily swimming past.


The Final Fantasy VII Midgar themes brings back a ton of memories for us at PlayStation Universe. The backdrop is nothing short of stunning, while the Final Fantasy VII music is enough to bring a tear to our eyes.

The futuristic vibe and sci-fi icons of the dynamic Transistor theme make this one worth purchasing. It screams style and allows you to immerse yourself in its pulsating soundtrack.

Unique themes for your PlayStation console

There are many bizarre themes on the PlayStation Store, but Corn Love Forever has to be one of the best. There’s something immensely relaxing about a piece of sexy corn rotating in the background against the backdrop of some slow jazz…nice!


The Hanami Cherry Blosson Festival dynamic theme is also immensely relaxing. Check out the sounds of the wildlife as flower petals flutter across the screen!

How do I change my PS4 theme?
First up, you need to download a theme! Go to the PlayStation Store from your home screen. Scroll down to GAMES, then scroll down to Themes. & Avatars. Click on Themes, and then you can search through the list of free PS4 wallpapers, free PS4 themes, and the best PS4 themes on the PlayStation Store. Select the one you want, and then click download.

How to install a PS4 theme
If you’ve already got a PS4 theme running on your dashboard and you want to install a new one, then you need to follow these steps.

From the home screen:

  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Themes
  • Select the theme that you want to install

Let us know the best PS4 themes you’d recommend in the comments below.