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PlayStation 4 finally gets a media player & DLNA

16 Jun 2015 | Rasmus Larsen |

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.

PS4 media player


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.

Video

MKV
Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
Lyd: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3(Dolby Digital)
AVI
Video: MPEG4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
Lyd: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3(Dolby Digital)
MP4
Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
Lyd: AAC LC, AC-3(Dolby Digital)
MPEG-2 TS
Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2, MPEG2 Visual
Lyd: MP2(MPEG2 Audio Layer 2), AAC LC, AC-3(Dolby Digital)
AVCHD: (.m2ts, .mts)

Photo

JPEG (based on DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21)
BMP
PNG

Music

MP3
AAC (M4A)


PS4 media player


New games

Sony and partners also had new games to show off. We have embedded trailers for some of the biggest titles below.





















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