Question: Can the PS4 Pro really not play 4k Blu Rays? Does the PS4 Blu Ray player play UHD Blu Rays? Can you play Blu-ray Movie on PS4? Can PS4 Play 4K Blu-ray? Why can’t the PlayStation 4 Pro play 4K Blu-rays?
Answer: PS4 has a build-in Blu-ray drive. It can play regular Blu-ray disc, but it doesn’t support 4K Blu-ray playback.
Sony PlayStation 4 has other wonderful features such as playing media files via USB, enjoying music on Spotify, as well as playing Blu-ray disc. Currently, PS4 can play normal Blu-ray disc and 3D Blu-ray smoothly. But 4K UHD is beyond the range supported by the PS4 drive. Sony has no intention to optimize this issue. The reasons is that consumer won’t mind because the PS4 is “primarily for gaming”. In the following article, we will answer you how to play nomal blu-ray disc or 4K Blu-ray disc on PS4 with an effective way.
Part 1: How to Play Blu-Ray on PS4?
As the Blu-ray drive installed in PS4 is exclusive for normal Blu-ray disc, PS4 cannot play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, but it can play normal Blu-ray discs. In this part, you can find how to play Blu-ray discs on PS4.
Step 1: Download and install PS4 Software Update 1.50
As PlayStation 4 won’t play Blu-rays or DVDs out of the box, customers have to install the software update when first getting it. If the PS4 is connected to the Internet, go to the function screen, select “Settings” -> “System Software Update”, and update to the latest system software 1.50. In case the PS4 has no Internet connection for the time being, users can also use an external disc or USB storage to update the console system.
Step 2: Insert the Blu-ray (or DVD) disc into the PS4
Insert a Blu-ray or DVD disc into the BD drive on the PS4. In addition to purchased BD/DVD discs (with protection), you can also play copied (burned) Blu-ray or DVD movies on PS4.
Step 3: Select the disc icon on PS4 and play
When entering the main interface, find and select the disc icon on the PS4 display and press the play button.
Part 2: How to Play 4K Blu-Ray on PS4?
If you have some 4K Blu-ray discs and would like to watch those 4K Blu-ray content on PS4, you can make use of a 4K Blu-ray ripper to convert 4K Blu-ray to 4K MP4 video as MP4 video format is acceptable by PS4. After finishing conversion on your computer, you can copy the converted 4K MP4 video to a USB storage, and then insert it into your PS4 for 4K content playback. Of course, to enjoy 4K content, you need to connect your PS4 to a 4K TV beforehand.
When speaking of a 4K Blu-ray ripping program, you can give U2USoft Blu-ray Toolkit for Windows a try. It accepts 4K Blu-ray disc input and outputs 4K videos such as 4K MP4 and 4K MKV. More amazingly, it can accept copy-protected Blu-ray disc. If you are using Mac computer, you should switch to its Mac counterpart Blu-ray Toolkit for Mac for converting video format on Mac.
Download Windows Blu-ray Ripper for Windows:
Download Blu-ray Ripper for Mac:
Now download the program and follow the steps below:
Step 1: Install and open 4K Blu-ray to PS4 Converter on PC/Mac.
Step 2: Click “Load Disc” to load 4K Blu-ray movie in the Blu-ray Converter.
Step 3: Choose PS4/PS3 supported video format from the Profile panel.
Step 4: You can select the highest resolution of the video file by clicking the Settings button to convert 4K Blu-ray video to PS4 in the best output file.
Step 5: When you confirm the detail, click the Convert button to transcode the 4K Blu-ray video to PS4. Then you can play 4K Blu-ray movies on PS4.
In this article, we have mainly discussed about “Does PS4 play Blu-ray”. We have also showed you how to play Blu-ray movies on PS4, and how to play 4K Blu-ray movies on PS4. Still have more questions about playing Blu-ray on PS4? Feel free to leave your comments down below.