When you are already on Version 1.99 or newer and then you load Minecraft, you will be able to see the option where you have to sign in with your Microsoft account. If you choose it, then it will give you a link and an 8-digit code. So, you will have to access http://aka.ms/remoteconnect on either your PC or mobile device and then complete the process.
This process above is one of things that you have to do to be able to crossplay in your PS4. It will connect your PS4 to your Microsoft account and enable crossplay with players on other devices such as Android, Nintendo Switch, Windows and Xbox.
Actually, a Microsoft account is optional and not required to play Minecraft on PS4. It is a free account that you are able to use to sign in on a device. But, it will allow you as a Minecraft player on PS4 to be able to play with other players on non-PS4 devices like iOS, Android, Switch, Xbox One, and Windows 10.
If you have a Microsoft account, it also will enable the portability of your Marketplace (devices other than PS4) or Minecraft Store (PS4) purchases to other devices and platforms. It is important to now that if a Microsoft account has been linked to a PlayStation Network account, it is not able to be unlinked without loss of access to entitlements and Minecoins on other platforms. You have to make sure that you use the account details for the Microsoft account you want associated with your PlayStation Network account.
If you have a Microsoft account and then you want to sign in on your PS4, here are the steps that you are able to follow. There, you will find http://aka.ms/remoteconnect. So, make sure to enter the right code when you enter this link.
- On the home screen of the Minecraft game, you have to click Sign in with a Microsoft account.
- Then, it will bring up a screen which provides you with a unique 8-digit code. It also will instruct you to go to http://aka.ms/remoteconnect.
- Then, you have to complete your sign-in by following the instructions on the site to enter the 8-digit code.
Talking about the http://aka.ms/remoreconnect link, some people may not know the code that they have to enter so that they are able to go to further process. As you are able to see in the explanation above that in that link, the code that you have to enter is available in the Minecraft game home screen when you click Sign In with Microsoft account. Then, it will bring you to a screen which provides you a 8 digit code and this code must be entered to that link.
It is easy to enter the code to that remote connect link actually because the code is also available. But, if you find some difficulties, then you are able to contact Microsoft support or you are able to ask about it in the Microsoft forum.