How to Play Blu-ray Movies on PS4

Wanna play Blu-ray movies on Sony PlayStation 4? This post will talk about it, which works on DVD playback as well.

Whether you choose the 2013 Sony PlayStation 4 or MS Xbox One at last, gamers are the winner. Despite of the similar tech specs and Xbox one's more exclusive games, you are likely to think more of PS4's better graphics (1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ Graphics Core Next engine), free features concerning gaming, or simple Sony-branded games. Along with the 64-bit x86 architecture and 8GB of GDDR5 memory, PS4 can also be used as an awesome BD player, which runs three times faster than the PS3. In this article, we will talk about how to play Blu-ray movies on PS4.

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How to play Blu-ray movies on PS4

Step 1: Download and install PS4 Software Update 1.50.

As PlayStation 4 won't play Blu-rays or DVDs out of the box, customers have to install the software update when first getting it.

If the PS4 is connected to the Internet, go to the function screen, select "Settings" -> "System Software Update", and update to the latest system software 1.50. In case the PS4 has no Internet connection for the time being, users can also use an external disc or USB storage to update the console system.

Download PS4 system update file, about 308 MB

1) To update via a disc, download and burn the system file into a disc, then play the disc on the PS4. Follow the guide to complete the update.

2) To update via a USB storage, first download the system file to computer and rename as "PS4UPDATE.PUP", create a folder "PS4" and a sub-folder "UPDATE", copy the file into "UPDATE" folder. Then copy the whole "PS4" folder into the USB storage. Next, touch the power button for at least 7 secs and wait for the complete shut-down. Connect the USB storage device. Long-touch the power button again until the PS4 starts, then follow the instructions to update.

After installing the update, go to "Settings" -> "System Software Update" under function screen to make sure the update (version 1.50) has been successfully installed. After that, users will be able to play Blu-ray or DVD discs on PS4, transfer PS4 games to PS Vita via Remote Play, use the featured sharing system as well as other functions, which are however unavailable under the default system.

Step 2: Insert the Blu-ray (or DVD) disc into the PS4.

Insert a Blu-ray or DVD 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: Select the disc icon on PS4 and play.

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

Although PS3 supports 3D Blu-ray discs (not specified on the tech spec list though), Sony has officially confirmed that the PS4 won't support 3D Blu-ray. What's more, CD or MP3 is not supported by PlayStation 4 either.

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Burn Blu-ray and DVD for playing on PS4

You may ever think of burning recorded HD video (from iPhone, iPod, etc.) or downloaded movies/videos into discs and playing on your PS4. imElfin Blu-ray copy delivers a simple and direct way to copy BD/DVD disc, folder, ISO mirror from one to another on Mac and PC, and decrypts the original disc at the same time. The BD creating software allows you to burn video in different formats to BD or DVD.

Download imElfin Blu-ray Copy below.

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04/7/2014 13:09:26
How do i watch 3d movies.On ps4
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04/8/2014 19:53:40
It doesn't matter if the movie is 3D or not as they are all just saved as the video file format.
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10/5/2014 12:54:32

It still doesn't work without a first time internet connection. Even with the 1.76 update...still nothing.

The only way I got it to work was through WiFi. If you don't have access to free WiFi but you have a an iPhone:

Settings --> WiFi "Personal Hotspot" (turn it ON) The password will be displayed.

On the PS4:

Settings --> Network --> Set up Internet Connection --> WiFi --> Easy
Choose "iPhone" from the WiFi menu and enter the password from your phone.

It was the only way I got it to unlock the DVD/Blu-Ray playback even with the 1.76 update already installed. Nothing else worked.

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12/15/2014 00:58:12
Why does my screen show pink when I put in either dvds or bluray movies in. Like I have my update up to date so why does it show pink. And I dnt understand when it says u have to activate on the Internet where exactly do u go ????
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02/19/2015 11:06:20
I have a ps4 running 2.03 update and I still can't play blu Ray or DVDs. Please help!
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03/17/2015 21:17:37
My ps4 is running 2.03 an I still can't play bluray or dvd
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05/20/2015 05:42:18
What a fucking joke you fucking cock suckers no internet no dvds
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03/1/2016 06:12:40
No internet. You're a loser/
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06/18/2015 08:43:14
I have ps3 ??
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07/5/2015 20:41:53
So you still can't watch movies, even when you're not connected?
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09/13/2015 13:56:56
What a garbage piece of tech. Selling this paper weight tomorrow.
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09/15/2015 13:40:03

Hi I have just got a ps4 n tried to update system via usb. It dident work. I carnt play dvds I've no internet. I've tried to take it to game n they said they can do it but wen I went in they now say they carnt.
Anyone got ideas will be great as I need it updated asap ....

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09/17/2015 19:20:40
Hi there I'm buying a PS4 and would someone please give me steps to ensure I will be able to play blue ray disc. Much much thanks to anyone who can help
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10/11/2015 20:58:11
This is stupid this helps in no way shape or form
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11/2/2015 18:50:57
Know what u mean i have had 3 different ps4 bundles plus sent to Sony twice for repair due to the ps4 not playing blue ray movies and no help.all 5 systems were the cuh 1215 models,if paying 400 bucks for the ps4 we shouldn't have to switch to the ps3 to watch movies and Sony should acknowledge the problem!
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12/9/2015 12:19:47
I updated my ps4 but it still won't play blue Ray or DVDs feeling like this was a waste of my money
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12/20/2015 19:59:28
I'll try and update my playstation 4
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12/24/2015 17:41:37
After you install, shut off your ps4 and restart it. It mine then registered both dvds and blu-rays.
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12/25/2015 11:53:23
If we don't have Internet, can we still watch DVDs on our PS4?
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04/14/2016 19:33:21
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05/27/2016 18:54:26
I have a question.What if you're not online for this because it won't work with us.
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11/1/2016 07:10:32
just select "close apps and restart" and you should be ok. It worked on my PS4
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11/24/2016 06:11:00
Thanks imelfin its 2016 WiFi everywhere, no dramas plays HD blue ray and dvds
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11/26/2016 01:27:17
I just got my PS4 and I don't have internet connection. Could I still play Blu Ray disc??
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