PS4 Media Player Update Today Brings 4K Video Support to PS4 Pro

March 27, 2017Written by Jason Dunning


In an update coming out today in North America and tomorrow in Europe, the PlayStation 4’s Media Player app will receive 4K video playback support on PlayStation 4 Pro, as well as 4K virtual reality video content support on PS4 Pro for PSVR owners.

“Following this update, 4K videos in mp4 format saved on a USB stick or home server can be played on the Media Player app (remember, you’ll also need a 4K compatible TV to watch the videos in 4K),” Sony’s John Koller says of the 4K video support on PS4 Pro. Your home server will appear as a media option in the Media Player automatically.

Since PSVR’s display resolution is 1920xRGBx1080, 4K VR videos will be displayed in a higher image quality compared to HD VR videos. “Capture stunning 360 degree 4K footage, and then immerse yourself in that footage in VR at home — just as if you’re right back in the scene you shot,” Koller adds.

As a reminder, PS4 Pro doesn’t support 4K Blu-rays.

[Source: PlayStation Blog (1), (2)]