Ever since it was released in November 2013 the PlayStation 4 has continued to outsell its rival the Xbox One globally, Sony’s console has been monumentally successful even though it didn’t have a native media player which certainly proved to be a nuisance for users who wanted to use the console for entertainment purposes as well. On the other hand this gave Microsoft a lot of room to tout the multimedia features of the Xbox One. Sony has made amends and finally revealed the PlayStation 4 media player.


Sony announced that a native media player is coming to the PlayStation 4 during its press conference at the E3 2015 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California.

The best part is that PS4 owners don’t have to wait for the PS4 media player to arrive, it’s already available for download through the PlayStation Store. Users will see a Media Player icon in the content area and when they select it for the first time they will be taken to the PS Store from where the download will start.


File formats supported by the media player include MP4, AVI, MPEG-2 TS, JPEG, BMP and PNG for photo, MP3 and AAC for music and even MKV for video.

MKV is a widely used video format for pirated content, most movies and TV show torrents provide files in MKV format so whoever dabbles in pirated content can play it on the PS4.

Content can be viewed through the PlayStation 4 media player either by inserting a USB flash drive into the console or by streaming through the home server, which will automatically appear as a media option in the player, thus making it very simple and quick to finding media content.

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