Does the PS4 play DVD?

A common question among people is whether the PS4 plays DVD. After all, playing Blu-Ray discs is one of the important functions of the console and we know that many people still have DVDs at home. See what types of files and media Playstation 4 plays.

Does the PS4 play DVD

Does the PS4 play DVD?

The good news is, yes. The Playstation 4, as well as its predecessor, Playstation 3, in addition to video games, is a multimedia center, in which you can play different types of media such as DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, video files and streaming applications.

How to play DVDs on PS4

To play discs on PS4 it is necessary to activate the disc playback feature. To do this it is necessary that the console is connected to the internet. Then load a working DVD and start playing the disc.

To work, it is not necessary to make any type of download, the console will only perform an authentication and soon afterwards it will display a screen that informs the functions that control the video player from the Playstation 4 control, the DualShock.

This procedure for playing DVDs only needs to be done once, then there is no need to do it again. If you have never done this authentication before and try to play a DVD without being connected to the internet, the console may not play the disc.

Sure enough, when you rotate the disc, you’ll see that the PS4 plays files like a normal DVD player, even recognizing menus and sub-menus on discs.

All control functions of the video player such as: forward, pause and others are done through the console control. It is possible to buy a remote control similar to a DVD or Blu-Ray player, but you may not want to spend around $20- 30 on this type of accessory.

The PS4 plays the following types of discs:


  • BD-ROM * 1
  • BD-R / RE (BDAV, BDMV)


  • DVD-R / RW * 2 (video mode, VR mode * 3)
  • DVD + R / RW * 2

There are some media formats that are not read by the device, such as: CDs, DVDs that have not been finalized and some discs may not work due to conservation problems or even manufacturing or encoding process discs that are incompatible with the console.

Remembering that it is not worth trying to run that “alternative” game on the PS2, as the device will not read. So I’m sorry, but without “Bomba Patch” or “GTA Rio” on PS4.

Playstation 4 still has multimedia applications, let’s get to know them.

Playstation Video is a Sony movie rental/purchase service, where you can purchase movies and watch on devices such as PS4, smartphones (via app) and Sony’s Bravia line TVs.

Devices such as older ones like PS3 and PS Vita, still play old content purchased on those platforms, but cannot buy or play newer content.

In some countries, we have a reduced number of streaming services when compared to other countries. After all, there we don’t even have access to PS Now, Sony’s game streaming service, but at least the most popular streaming platforms like: Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube and Spotify are there.

There is also the possibility to play video, photo or music files from devices plugged into the console’s USB ports, which can play the following media formats through the media player.

  • MKV
    -Video: H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2
    -Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
  • AVI
    -Video: MPEG4 ASP, H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2
    -Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
  • MP4
    -Video: H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2, H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 5.2 (PlayStation®4 Pro only)
    -Audio: AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital) , LPCM
  • MPEG-2 PS
    -Video: MPEG2 Visual
    -Audio: MP2 (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2), MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital), LPCM
  • MPEG-2 TS
    -Video: H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2, MPEG2 Visual
    -Audio: MP2 (MPEG2 Audio Layer 2), AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)
  • AVCHD (.m2ts, .mts)
  • XAVC S ™ (.mp4)
  • Photos: BMP, JPEG and PNG
  • Music: Flac, MP3, AAC

In addition to playing DVDs, we see that the Playstation 4 has a greater amount of features, so take advantage of the other features of the console.

Extra information: Sony

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