Almost two years have passed since Sony first started talking about a media player for PlayStation 4. It is finally here, allowing you to enjoy video and music from USB and PC hard drives. The media player supports DLNA.
Media player on PS4
The media player allows you to connect a USB hard drive or USB key with video, music and photos. It also allows you to wirelessly stream from a network-enabled hard drive or a PC via DLNA - just like you could on your PlayStation 3. Sony says that you can also enjoy music in the background.
The media player will appear as an icon on the home screen as soon as you download the latest update, which should be available now. Owners have waited a long time for the promised media functionality but Sony has clearly focused mostly on the gaming capabilities of PS4.
Sony previously commented on 4K video support but there was no news to report during the E3 conference. It is worth noting that PS4 currently has no support for the HEVC and VP9 formats that are required for 4K, and no HD audio formats either.
Information on supported containers and formats below.