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How to Play Blu-ray on PS4/PS4 Pro (4K Movies Supported)

How to Play Blu-ray on PS4/PS4 Pro (4K Movies Supported)

Sony has released PlayStation 4 for a while. PS4 is designed for video games, but not for movies and video play. So when you simply treat your PlayStation 4 as a Blu-ray player, you may face some problems related to hardware or software.

This post, we will uncover how to play Blu-ray on PS4 and PS4 Pro.

Play Blu-ray PS4

Play Blu-ray PS4

Part 1. How to play Blu-ray on PS4 directly

Does PS4 play Blu-ray?

Yes, it does.

Currently, PS4 could play 3D Blu-ray discs and 1080p Blu-ray movies now. And all you need to do is to update the PS4's system software to the latest version.

You may need: Does PS3 play Blu-ray?

Step 1. Update PS4 system software

Enable your PS4 or PS4 Pro to connect to the Internet, go to the function screen, select "Settings" -> "System Software Update", and update to the latest system software 6.51 currently (2019-05-14).

Update PS4 system software

Step 2. Insert the Blu-ray disc into the PS4

Insert a Blu-ray disc into the BD drive on the PS4. In addition to purchased BD/DVD discs (with protection), you can also play copied (burned) Blu-ray or DVD movies on PS4.

Step 3. Play Blu-ray disc on PS4

When entering the main interface, find and select the disc icon on the PS4 display and press the play button.

Play Blu-ray disc on PS4

Very easy, right?

However, still some users encounter some problems when playing Blu-ray on PS4.

Move to the next part to check it.

Part 2. Troubleshooting of PS4 Blu-ray player

"I cannot play 4K UHD Blu-ray disc movies with my PS4 Pro."
"How can I play Blu-ray on PS4 without Internet?"
"Why my PS4 cannot play Blu-ray disc?"

For solving the problems, let's see the basic rules of using PS4 as the Blu-ray player.

The disc formats supported by PS4

Sometimes, your PS4 does not read the disc, simply because the disc you inserted is not supported by PS4. So you'd better confirm various disc formats that a PS4 could play first.

The PS4 can play standard Blu-ray discs and DVDs, but currently does not support MP3 playback

or streaming via DLNA.

Besides, the Blu-ray playable on PS4 could read include BD-ROM and BD-R/RE. And DVDs that are readable for PS4 include DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW. Other disc formats supportable include Hybrid discs, AVCHD and CPRM.

Blu-ray disc is not readable on PS4? Here is the fix

After inserting the Blu-ray disc into PS4, you may get nothing readable. Firstly, you have to confirm the reasons that Blu-ray on PS4 not working. You PS4 cannot read a broken Blu-ray disc. If other devices cannot read the Blu-ray disc, it is possible that your disc has been damaged. At this time, you have to buy a new one instead.

PS4 update could also cause some Blu-ray discs unrecognizable. The solution is simple. You can power off your PS4 and unplug the power cord from the system. After 5 minutes, plug back the power cord and power PS4 on. Then your PS4 will load the Blu-ray disc as normal.

Another important reason that Blu-ray discs are refused by your PS4 is region locked. Blu-ray games are not region locked on PS4; while multimedia content, like Blu-ray discs, is locked by region code. If the region code setting is different from the Blu-ray disc, PS4 will not play it. You can check the Blu-ray disc's region code that is usually on the disc's case. And then adjust the region code of your PS4 to compatible with the Blu-ray disc and play Blu-ray with PS4 successfully.

PS4 does not support UHD 4K Blu-ray movies

Ultra HD Blu-rays and 4k Blu-ray discs are not supported by PS4, even PlayStation 4 Pro.

Though PS4 or PS4 Pro can work as the Blu-ray player, it seems not to be the good one. Firstly, it requires the Internet connection, and secondly, it should not support 4K Blu-ray movies.

What a pity.

Do not lose heart, and in the next part, we will show you how to play Blu-ray disc on PS4 and PS4 Pro.

Troubleshoot

Part 3. Easiest way to play any (4K) Blu-ray movie on PS 4 (Pro)

As we talked above, although PS4 could play Blu-ray movies, there are multiple limits, like disc formats and region code. You may wonder a simple solution to let you play Blu-ray with PS4. We suggest you should rip Blu-ray discs to PS4 with AnyMP4 Blu-ray Ripper. Firstly, Blu-ray Ripper can convert any Blu-ray discs to PS4, including 4k Blu-rays and ultra HD Blu-rays. Moreover, after convert blue ray to PS4 with Blu-ray Ripper, the region code will be unlocked. Another benefit of AnyMP4 Blu-ray Ripper is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS. The steps to rip Blu-rays to PS4 with AnyMP4 Blu-ray Ripper are simple as well.

How to rip Blu-ray movies to PS4

Step 1. You can download and install the right version of AnyMP4 Blu-ray Ripper on your computer and open Blu-ray Ripper when you need to convert Blu-ray movies to PS4 or PS4 Pro.

Step 2. Insert the Blu-ray disc to rip and import the Blu-ray video from the Blu-ray disc by click on Load Disc button. Blu-ray Ripper has the ability to recognize the Blu-ray disc automatically.

 A4 Load Disc

After being loaded, you can preview the video in the Preview window.

Moreover, Blu-ray Ripper provides multiple video editing features. You can go to Clip tab to trim the video or go to Edit tab to crop the frame or achieve other editing tools.

Clip Blu-ray disc

Step 3. In home screen, select the video you want to play with PS4; open the drop-down list of Profile and select the video format that PS4 supports, like MP4, WMV, AVI, MPG and TS.

For playing Blu-ray files on Xbox One/360, Wii, etc., you just need to select the name from the drop-down list.

Rip Blu-ray to PS4

Step 4. Locate to Destination area and click on Browse to choose a folder to save the output. Once you hit Convert button, Blu-ray Ripper will start ripping the Blu-ray to PS4 or PS4 Pro.

When the process is done, you can find the PS4 readable Blu-ray video in your computer. You can decide to burn the video on a DVD or a USB flash and play Blu-ray movie with PS4 (Pro).

Play ripped Blu-ray on PS4 (Pro)

After converted a Blu-ray movie, you can play Blu-ray on PS4 via USB or DVD. We use USB flash as the example here.

Step 1. Download the Media Player from PlayStation Store, if you do not have one.

Step 2. Plug the USB flash that contains the ripped Blu-ray video in you PS4. PS4 will detect and display it automatically.

Step 3. Choose Media Player in the content area and then the USB flash drive.

Step 4. Select the ripped Blu-ray video file you'd like to play within PS4.

Play Blu-ray to PS4

Then you can enjoy the Blu-ray video on PS4 (Pro) without any problems.

Conclusion

When you prepare to play Blu-ray on PS4 or PS4 Pro, it is annoying to get the message said unrecognized disc or a black screen. As Sony said, PlayStation4 or Pro is designed for video games but not media playing. So when you treat PS4 as a Blu-ray player, you may face multiple problems. First of all, PS4 does not support all Blu-ray disc formats, like 4k Blu-ray discs. Moreover, the region code is another big problem. If you want to play a Japanese Blu-ray disc on a PS4 bought in America, your PS4 will lock the disc with region code. Whatever the reasons lead to Blu-ray disc unrecognized on PS4, you must expect a simple solution.

AnyMP4 Blu-ray Ripper could meet all your demands. You can convert any Blu-ray discs to the format that PS4 could read with simple steps. Moreover, the region code will be wiped during the process. Then you can watch Blu-ray movies on PS4 smoothly. On the other hand, AnyMP4 Blu-ray Ripper could protect both your original Blu-ray discs and drive of your PS4 or PS4 Pro.

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author Updated by Ted Klarso to Blu-ray
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