Brief introduction of PS4 – PlayStation is a video game console from Sony that was introduced in the U.S. in 1995. The basic PlayStations consist of a small box containing the processor and a DVD reader, with video outputs to connect to a TV, sockets for two game controllers, and a socket for one or two memory cards.
PlayStation 4 (PS4) is the fourth generation of home video game consoles and currently the best game console in the market, featuring with stunning hardware performance and the DUALSHOCK controller, which includes a touchpad, a “share button”and a light bar, which allows a separate camera to track its movement. You can even directly share your epic triumphs game experience with your friends by simply press the “Share” button.
Does PS4 Play Blu-ray Movie?
Yes. One of the most headline-grabbing features of the PS4 is that it supports 4K movie streaming. With the HDMI 2.0 cable connected, you can play 4K movie with PS4 and enjoy it on TV. The HDMI 2.0 cable are designed to work alongside 4k signal to play 4k Blu-ray on your TV.
But it’s not really necessary to buy the newer HDMI 2.0 cable as the ps4 will only display a picture of 1080p at 60fps. What we want from Blu-ray movies is its best quality. If the PS4 will not display a 4k picture, then what’s the point in bring it on TV?
Though PS4 supports 4K movie streaming, not all 4K videos are accepted in MXF/RAW/XAVC/XAVC-S format.
Tips for showing best video formats supported by PS4
Memory Stick™ Video Formats
MPEG-4 SP (AAC LC)
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC)
Motion JPEG (Linear PCM)
Motion JPEG (u-Law)
MP4 File Format
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile (AAC LC)
DivX and VC-1 (WMV)6
Video resolution: 4K resolution (3840*2160), 1920×1080 pixels
MPEG-1 (MPEG Audio Layer 2)
MPEG-2 PS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2, AAC LC, AC3 (Dolby Digital), LPCM)
MPEG-2 TS (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2) AVCHD (.m2ts / .mts)
You may be thinking now, Are there alternative ways to do this? Can we play Blu-ray on PS4 while keeping its 4K picture?
Sure. We have different converters to play Blu-ray movies or videos on PS4. Here I would like to recommend two of our best converters:
Guides on how to play Blu-ray movies or videos on PS4
1.Use Leawo Blu-ray Ripper to convert Blu-ray to other regular video formats that PS4 supports and then play in PS4.
Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is the best all-in-one source for Blu-ray ripping into various formats such as FLAC, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, M4A, MP2, MP3, OGG, RA, AU, WAV, WMA, MKA, regardless of disc protection and region restriction. Support to rip Blu-ray and DVD discs released by all movie studios.
Blu-ray is known for its outstanding qualities. With features of quality-lossless Blu-ray/DVD conversion tech, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper can convert 4K Blu-ray to other regular video formats without any quality loss, offering cinema-like movie experience for you with your home theatre system.
Step 1: Download and install Leawo Blu-ray Ripper on your computer, and then click the Blue-ray ripper at the home page.
Step 2: Import Blu-ray/DVD Files into Leawo Blu-ray Ripper.
Click convert then “Add Blu-ray/DVD”or directly drag and drop source files into the converting panel.
Step 3: Once Blu-ray/DVD content is selected, you will be provided three options for you to import Blu-ray/DVD file(s): Full Movie, Main Movie and Custom Mode. Full Movie allows you to import all titles, and Main Movie only imports the longest title by default while you can freely choose titles for importing under Custom Mode. Choose a mode and select a title, and then click “OK”button to start importing source Blu-ray/DVD files.
Step 4: Set output settings.
Click the drop-down box “MP4 Video” next to the “Add Photo” button and then click “Change” button to enter the “Profile” panel. You can choose either video/audio format or mobile device as output profile under “Format” or “Device”group.
Step 5: Set output directory
Click the green “Convert” button to set output directory for saving the output files.
Step 6: Start converting
Click the “Convert” button at the bottom of sidebar to start converting. You could click “Cancel” button to call off the process at any time.
2.Use Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter to convert Blu-ray to MKV format that PS4 supports and then play in PS4.
As a professional Blu-ray to MKV converting program, Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter allows you to rip and convert Blu-ray to MKV easily and fast yet with 100% original quality retained. Blu-ray disc, Blu-ray folder and Blu-ray ISO image file are all accepted by this Blu-ray to MKV ripper. The program is able to preserve as many as subtitles and audio tracks the original Blu-ray file has for keeping in the output MKV file, and it even allows you to select your preferred subtitles and audio tracks. At the same time, Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter supports DVD content as well: DVD disc, DVD folder and DVD ISO image file. Check the guide below to convert Blu-ray/DVD to MKV with the help of Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to Rip and Convert Blu-ray/DVD to MKV without Quality Loss with Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter:
Step 1: Import source Blu-ray/DVD files into Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter.
Download, install and kick off Leawo Blu-ray to MKV Converter to enter the main program interface which is in classic blue. Same as mentioned above, click convert then “Add Blu-ray/DVD”or directly drag and drop source files into the converting panel.
Step 2: Choose subtitles and audio tracks.
After source files are imported, you can select subtitles and audio tracks that you want to keep in the output MKV files.
Step 3: Preview Source Blu-ray/DVD Content.
You can preview source Blu-ray/DVD content by clicking the previewing icon at the bottom left of each title.
Step 4: Set output directory.
On the main interface, click the green “Convert” button at the top right to pop up a sidebar to set output directory for saving the output files.
Step 5: Convert Blu-ray/DVD to MKV.
Once the output setting is done, click “Convert” button again to start converting. You can preview, pause, or cancel the conversion process, and at the same time, you can set after-conversion settings as well.
That’s all of the guide on how to play 4K Blu-ray movie on PS4. If 4K picture doesn’t mean that much to you, feel free to buy cables to play 4K Blu-ray on PS4. Different cables offers different qualities. The better the dearer. But I personal recommend the above mentioned converters. Good luck on a better PS4 experience.