Sony has officially announced that starting tomorrow 3/28, PS4 Pro users will be receiving an update which supports 4K video playback via the Media Player app. So, does this mean that PS4 Pro users will be able to play UHD Blu-ray disc in their system, not just yet.
According to Sony, 4K videos in mp4 format saved on a USB stick or home server can be played on the Media Player app and of course you will need a 4K TV in order to watch the desired 4K footage in 4K.
Good things to know
Your home server will appear as a media option in the Player automatically so finding your media is simple and quick. Just a reminder, USB storage that’s already been formatted as extended storage for your PS4 can only be used to save games and apps – it can’t be used to save and play the videos.
For those of you that own a PlayStation VR system in addition to PS4 Pro, Media Player will also update to support playback of 4K VR video content. PS VR’s display resolution is 1920 x RGB x 1080, therefore 4K VR videos will be displayed in a higher image quality compared to HD VR videos. Capture stunning 360 degree 4K footage, and then immerse yourself in that footage in VR at home – just as if you’re right back in the scene you shot. Very cool indeed!