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Things You Need to Know About Playing Blu-ray Disc on PlayStation 4 (Slim, Pro)

Rob Parsons Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:24 PM

By now you know that Sony PlayStation 4 is a great step forward in home video game entertainment. If you've got a Blu-ray disc, you may be wondering if your PS4 console can play Blu-ray disc. The answer is absolutely YES. However, getting a Blu-ray to play on PS4 (Slim or Pro) isn't exactly as intuitive as popping it into console and be good to go. There are some extra steps involved. Here's how to do.

Set Up PS4 to Play Blu-ray Disc

First of all, the playback of Blu-Ray and DVD movies requires firmware version 1.5 minimum on PS4. You can check the current system software version of your PS4 by go to Settings > System > System Information. If you don't have version 1.5 or higher, then you will have to update your PS4 system to the latest system software version. You can do this either by Internet or a USB flash drive. Check out PS4: System Software Update Information for detailed instruction.

Next, insert your Blu-ray disc into disc tray on PS4, the disc icon will be brought forward automatically. Select it and hit play button. You're now able to play the Blu-ray movies.

PS4 playing blu Ray discs

Does PS4 Play 4K Blu-ray?

Although 4K-enabled PS4 Pro is capable of streaming 4K videos, the console lacks 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray support, making it less than ideal for getting the best possible visual quality and Dolby Atmos surround sound (4K HDR video) on your 4K TV.

Can PS4 Play 3D Blu-ray movies?

Sony adds support of 3D Blu-ray playback to PS4 after a PS4 update released in July 2014. All you need is a 3D-compatible TV and the 3D flicks.

Check out this article to visit TrustReviews frequently asked questions about PS4.

Anyway, Sony PS4 is a gaming console first, then a streaming and a Blu ray disc player.

Learn more about PS4 supported disc formats.

Can You Play Blu-ray on PS4 Without Internet?

PS4 can be a player that handles Blu-ray movies, but for continuous playback of copyright-protected Blu-ray discs, you will have to connect your PS4 system to the Internet to make the encryption key for AACS renewed. So is it possible to watch Blu-ray movies on PS4 without Internect connection? That's where Blu-ray Converter comes in.

It's a simple yet efficient utility specifically designed for users to rip Blu-ray and DVD discs, as well as convert digital video and audio files. It's output profiles include a huge choice of file types including MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, MPEG, H.264. Additionally, this program has a lot of advanced options, which you can fine-tune conversion settings to have more control over the output video.

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Here's how to rip a Blu-ray disc for playback on PS4 consoles with Blu-ray Converter.

  • Insert your Blu-ray to the computer, and fire up the program.
  • Select "Load Disc" to load up your Blu-ray movie.
  • Select an output format from "Profile" field at the lower left side. MP4 is recommended. You can also choose from PS4 presets which are optimized for PS4 playback.
  • Hit "Convert" button at the lower right corner to begin converting Blu-ray to digital copy.

rip Blu-ray disc to watch movies on PS4

Tip: The PS4 now supports MKV file with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2 video and MP3, AAC LC, or AC-3(Dolby Digital) audio.

When the conversion is done, you can open up the folder where you new created movies files are, and put them on your PS4 for playback.


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