Sony is not changing PS5 console sharing it seems. Up to now, users can have a PSN account and use it across multiple consoles. However, their “primary console” lets other users on the hardware take advantage of their licenses and PlayStation Plus. Whereas their secondary console, only they can play their games on it. So in theory, you can share your purchases with a family member’s PS4 console as long as it is set to your primary device while still enjoying the games on your secondary console.
According to Sony, the system is not changing and PlayStation 5 owners can still share games the same way as they did before. The details come from the Demon’s Souls PlayStation Store page explaining how it works. According to the description, the PlayStation 5 will have a “Console Sharing and Offline Play” setting where users can designate the console’s function. It reads
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You can download and play this content on the main PS5 console associated with your account (through the “Console Sharing and Offline Play” setting) and on any other PS5 consoles when you log in with your same account.
If the “Console Sharing and Offline Play” setting is enabled for your PS5, players aged 18+ who aren’t PS Now subscribers will be able to play PS Now games from the game’s shortcut icon (displayed on the PS5 home screen) as well as in the PS Now app.[/perfectpullquote]
It seems “Primary PS4” is being renamed to “Main”. However, the important information details the same system found on the PS4 where a PSN account can designate a “Main PS5” and other users can access its purchases and content on the console. In addition, “and on any other PS5 consoles when you log in with your same account” refers to the console which is not your main. This console requires a user signed in to their account in order to play your purchases.