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100% Working Guide of Playing DVDs on PS4 or PS3

100% Working Guide of Playing DVDs on PS4 or PS3

"So after having my PS4 for a week, I decided to try and watch some movies on it, but whenever I try putting in a DVD it only shows please wait or error code, can PS4 play DVDs?" It is well known that PlayStation 4, also named as PS4, is a video game console released by Sony Computer Entertainment. It allows you to play video games at home as well as watch Blu-ray, DVD and 3D video files.

However, many users said that PS4 worked abnormal after inserting DVDs. Therefore, we are going to tell you the best ways to watch DVDs on PS4 or PS3.

Can PS4 Play DVDs

Part 1: Can PS4 play DVDs?

First of all, PS4 is able to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs, but why some users said their PS4 won't play DVDs. If you encounter the same trouble, check the preconditions below:

1. PS4 must enable the disc playback feature with an internet connection.

2. Outdated software cannot process DVD, so you have to update PS to 1.50.

3. PS4 is made for a specific DVD region. You should look at the region code of your DVD and make sure they are match.

4. PS4 can only play a part of DVDs. The scratched or unfriendly DVDs are not readable.

Do not miss this post: Does PS3/4 play Blu-ray?

Part 2: How to play any DVD videos on PS4

Does that mean you cannot watch DVD movies on PS4 if your PS4 won't play DVDs? Can you play DVDs on PS4 without the internet? The answer is yes, AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate could meet your need.

1. Convert DVD to any video and audio formats, such as MKV, MP4, etc.

2. Transcode DVD movies for playing on portable devices, like PS4/PS3, Xbox, and more.

3. Edit videos with the built-in video editing tools, like rotate, clip, crop and effect.

4. Enhance and upscale DVD videos for getting better experiences on PS4.

5. Offer many bonus tools and custom options to process videos as you wish.

All in all, Video Converter Ultimate is the best way to watch DVDs on PS4 and PS3.

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How to play any DVD videos on PS4

Step 1: Get the best DVD converting software for PS4

Download and install Video Converter Ultimate on your PC. There is another version for Mac OS X/11/12. Put the DVD that you'd like to watch on PS4 into your computer and run the video converting software. Once click the Load DVD button, DVD videos will be added to the library area.


Step 2: Convert DVD videos into Video Converter Ultimate

You can click the Play icon to preview the DVD video with the built-in media player. If you want to edit the video, click the Edit icon to open the Editing window. To get better audiovisual experiences, move to Effect & Filter tab and adjust the basic effects like contrast, saturation, brightness and hue. Plus, you can try other options to edit the DVD videos.

After previewing and editing, go to the Rip All to area. Select Device from the dropdown list and then choose PS4 in the Games section. If you are ready, click the Rip All button and initiate Rip DVD videos for playing on PS4.

Tip: To adjust resolution, frame rate and other parameters, click the Custom Profile icon next to the PS4 output format in the Profile Settings dialog.

A4 Convert Video

Step 3: Watch DVD videos on PS4

When the DVD converting is done, navigate to the destination. According to our research, it only takes a few minutes to process a standard DVD. Connect a USB stick to your computer, create a folder on the USB, and copy and paste the videos into the folder. Then hook it up to your PS4, go into the Media Player and select the USB stick from the list to start playing DVD videos on PS4.

Media Player

Note: You need to reformat the USB stick to FAT32 or exFAT before storing videos.

Part 3: How to play DVDs with PS4 directly

As you can see, PS3 and PS4 can play a part of DVD. If you are sure that your DVD is supported by your device, follow the steps to enjoy movies on PS4.

Step 1: Up PS4 software to date

Connect your PS4 to your network, open the function screen and go to Settings -> System Software Update and install the latest system software.

Tip: If your PS4 cannot connect to the internet, you can download the software update to your computer and install it on your PS4 using a USB drive.

PS4 Update

Step 2: Insert the DVD into PS4

If it is the first time to play DVD on PS4, you have to do it with an internet connection. Then your PS4 will enable the disc playback feature through internet. Moreover, for copyright protected DVDs, it may require the encrypted key.

Step 3: Watch DVD on PS4 directly

In the popup interface, select the Disc icon and press the Play button with your controller. Then your DVD will start playing.

Play DVD

Step 4: Control the DVD playback

In addition to play DVD, PS4 also lets you completely control the playback. For example, the X button is used to play or pause the video.

DVD Function

Note: If you insert a data DVD into PS4 and want to play videos on it, PS4 may refuse since the compatible video formats are limited. You can only play MKV, AVI, MP4, MPEG-2 PS, MPEG-2 TS and AVCHD on PS4.

Part 4: FAQs of Playing DVDs on PS4

Can PS4 play Blu-ray?

If your Blu-ray discs are not region-locked, then you can try the method above to play Blu-ray discs on your PS4 directly. Otherwise, you need to rip the video content from the disc.

Can the PS4 play DVDs from any region?

No, you cannot play DVD from other regions on the PS4 you bought from a different region. Because PS4 is region locked for both DVD/Blu-ray and games.

Can you jailbreak a PS4?

Technically, you are not able to jailbreak a PS4, unless what you have is an old PS4 that is over 2 years old and you have never updated it.


This tutorial told you how to watch DVDs on PS4 or PS3 with or without the internet. First of all, PS4 is able to play DVDs, but you have to update your PS4 to the latest system and enable the disc playback feature. With our step-by-step guide, you should understand how to enjoy your movies on DVDs with a PS4 directly. If you do not have a good internet connection, AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate could transform DVDs to video files and then watch on PS4 simply.

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