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PS4 Pro to support 4K Video playback

Written by James Delahunty @ 27 Mar 2017 4:06

PS4 Pro to support 4K Video playback Owners of Sony PlayStation 4 Pro consoles will now be able to play videos in 4K resolution thanks to an update to the Media Player app.
Previously, you could play 4K video from YouTube, Netflix or Hulu on a PS4 Pro device, but not your own personal videos shot in 4K on your phone, or 4K files you retrieve online.

An update to the Media Player app will enable the PS4 Pro to play videos in 4K resolution saved on a USB stick or streaming from a Home Server. The video must be packaged in the MP4 media container format, and not in the popular matroska (MKV) format, unfortunately.

For those who own PlayStation VR as well as a 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.


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