Home / Explore Technology / HDTVs & Home Theater / Play 4K Videos on PS4 Pro Media Player App

Play 4K Videos on PS4 Pro Media Player App

Sony is updating the Media Player app on PS4 Pro to support playback of locally stored 4K video.

The update will begin rolling out today; once it reaches your system, you'll be able to view any 4K videos in MP4 format you have saved on a USB stick or home server. Of course, you'll also need a 4K-compatible TV to take advantage of the capability.

Finding your media shouldn't be too complicated since your home server will automatically appear as a media option. Keep in mind that USB storage that's already been formatted for your PS4 can only be used to save games and apps, not videos.


The update will also support 4K video playback on PlayStation VR. This means you'll be able to "capture … 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," Sony's Vice President of PS Brand Marketing John Koller wrote in a blog post.

Meanwhile, in case you weren't aware, PS4 Pro also supports 4K streaming from apps like Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu. Unlike Microsoft's Xbox One S, the PS4 Pro does not play Ultra HD Blu-ray movies.

For the uninitiated, the PS4 Pro is an upgraded version of the original PlayStation 4; it's more powerful, with a larger 1TB hard drive and support for 4K and HDR video. PCMag's Will Greenwald gave the console an "excellent" score in his review, but noted that "it's only worth the extra cost for fanatics and certain new buyers."

Read more

Check Also

Streaming Has Taken Over the Music Industry

Americans streamed 403 billion songs in the first half of 2018, up fro 50 percent in 2016, according to Nielsen's U.S. Mid-Year Music Report. Physical and digital album sales continue their steep decline as streaming overtakes the market.


  1. Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve visited this blog before but after
    looking at some of the articles I realized it’s new to me.

    Anyhow, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Disclaimer: Trading in bitcoins or other digital currencies carries a high level of risk and can result in the total loss of the invested capital. theonlinetech.org does not provide investment advice, but only reflects its own opinion. Please ensure that if you trade or invest in bitcoins or other digital currencies (for example, investing in cloud mining services) you fully understand the risks involved! Please also note that some external links are affiliate links.