Media Player on PS4 Pro Now Supports 4K Video

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Media Player for the PS4 is a feature that many may or may not beware of as far as it’s capabilities but for many like myself it is an well invited convenience. Well today that convenience gets even better.As reported via the PlayStation blog. The PS4 Media Player will be updated to support 4K video and more here’s the details below:

The Media Player app is getting an update to support 4K video playback on PS4 Pro. 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).

Your home server will appear as a media option in the Player automatically, so finding your media is simple and quick. Just a reminder: USB storage that’s already been formatted as extended storage for your PS4 can only be used to save games and apps — it can’t be used to save and play videos.

For those of you that own PlayStation VR in addition to PS4 Pro, Media Player will also update to support playback of 4K VR video content. PS VR’s display resolution is 1920 X RGB X 1080, so 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.

The PS4 Pro already supports streaming 4K video via Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu all have 4K content available. With that being said do you intend to use these features? What more would you like to be supported in regards to 4K content on the PS4 Pro? Comment below and let us know. For this and all things related PlayStation make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

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