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PS4 Pro's 'Media Player' app updated to support 4K video

27 Mar 2017 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sony will today release an update that adds support for 4K video in the ‘Media Player’ app on PlayStation 4 Pro. The update also improves the PlayStation VR experience.

Media Player app gets 4K update

PlayStation 4 Pro is the first game console from Sony that can output 4K resolution. Besides games, the console delivers Netflix, YouTube and Hulu in 4K resolution.

With an update, scheduled for today, the ’Media Player’ app will gain support for 4K video. Sony explains that 4K videos in .mp4 format will be playable from a USB device or via a home server.

- “Starting later today, 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,” said Sony.

The update does not appear to include support for videos in HDR (High Dynamic Range).

Sony also recently released software 4.50 that included several new features.


PS4 Pro Media Player


4K in PlayStation VR

If you own Sony’s virtual reality headset you will also benefit from the update as the it enables you to enjoy VR videos in 4K resolution. This includes 360-degree videos in 4K resolution.

PlayStation VR has an OLED display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels.

- “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,” Sony added.

PlayStation 4 Pro can render games in up to 4K resolution and HDR. You can read our in-depth review here.

- Source: Sony



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