- The PlayStation 4 can play Blu-ray discs, but not if they’re 4K UHD Blu-rays.
- All versions of the PlayStation 4, from the standard to the PS4 Pro, have the same Blu-ray capabilities.
- Before you play any Blu-ray, make sure your PS4 is fully updated and connected to the internet.
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One of the benefits of the PlayStation 4 is its ability to play not only games, but DVDs and Blu-rays as well.
But while every PS4 can play Blu-rays, they can’t play every Blu-ray. Here’s the lowdown on PlayStation 4’s Blu-ray compatibility, and how to play Blu-rays on your PS4.
The PlayStation 4 can play HD and 3D Blu-rays, but not 4K UHD
Both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro play HD and 3D Blu-ray discs. These discs go up to 1080p, which is the standard for most devices.
However, although the PS4 Pro can play games and stream media in 4K, neither PS4 model supports 4K UHD Blu-rays. These offer substantially higher quality video and audio compared to a standard Blu-ray, but also require a specialized Blu-ray drive that the PS4 doesn’t have.
The new PlayStation 5 Standard Edition is not only Blu-ray compatible, but can play 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays as well. The Digital Edition doesn’t have a disc drive, so it can’t play any Blu-ray discs.
PlayStation 4 Pro (small)