PlayStation 4 supports 4K videos

PlayStation 4 4K moviesSony has confirmed that its upcoming PlayStation 4 console will support 4K movie playback and downloads. Sony is working on a new download service which will offer 4K movie downloads. The company says that 4K movies will weigh in at over 100 GB (!).

Sony Electronics President and COO Phil Molyneux said that the new 4K service “won’t be disappointing”, and said that because of the large file size (100+ GB), there are still some challenges facing the company. It’ll take quite a while to download a 4K movie, where as 1080p movies can be had for a few GB these days (depending on quality).

However, he also confirmed that Sony is working on getting 4K movies on a Blu-ray disc, which so far only hold 50 GB in dual layer format. There are 100 GB BDXL discs, but those aren’t as widespread.

The PlayStation 4 supports 4K video and images, but does not support 4K games. 4K games, as 4K televisions sets, are likely a generation away from being feasible.


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  • Chris Bingham

    So Sony could be in the works of making a Ultra Blu-Ray Disc?

  • Dallas Scott Cooper

    Seems worthless at this point. LCD and LED televisions have just finally come widespread and the market is still trying to push 3D television sets on us. I don’t see why you’d push this kind of tech when it won’t be widespread for another decade. That kind of effort could’ve been brought elsewhere. And 100GB per download would cost you a fortune in bandwidth costs.

    • Neilandio

      They are pushing 4k because they sell 4k tvs, that simple.

  • Chris Bingham

    Bit of News for ya
    AC 4 is coming to PS4 and could also have leaked the release date of the PS4

  • Nothing5555

    Unless I buy a 70 inch TV what good will 4k do?

  • bizzy gie

    I know it’s tax season, but unless someone gets a return of 20,000-25,000 dollars, I don’t think this will be much use to anybody. I’m still glad to see Sony living up to all the crazy rumors people predicted. First time I’ve ever seen anything like that.

  • NintendoNoob

    4k resolution, if that’s in the Ps4 the price will rocket

  • Gustavo Merchant

    launches PS5 or ps4 slim compatible with 4k games, or ps4 improved editing and forget this whole “slim” and also of “amd” and back to “cell” and have staff who did the graphics of the PS3 make this new console, being better than the current ps4 in hardware, fix the ps4 errors, releasing a new console as said up there, and are quick to launch this console, because thinking to leave the PS5 be released in 10 years is absurd, it’s all being delayed games with this example batman arkham Knight which was very late, okay we have the ps4 and now where are the games, are all being uncharted and other arrears, the batman arkham knight take long to be released and will come in a media that was made the previous game arkham city of an old console playStation 3, takes advantage and puts the BDXL of 128gb and 4k in this new console by $ 500