Can PS5 play 4K Blu-ray movies?

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Best answer: Yes, PlayStation has stepped up its home entertainment game with a 4K Blu-ray drive. Blu-ray movies have been in the cards for a couple of generations now, but now Sony has caught up and included 4K.

The old consoles

Sony did movie fans a huge favor by including a Blu-ray player in the PlayStation 3, considering this was a brand new technology that was released the same year as the console. This was considered a crucial part of the format's success. Consoles have been used as entertainment systems for the past 20 years and Blu-ray is still considered a better viewing experience to online streaming.

However, since video quality continues to improve and 4K TVs have become more prevalent in homes, the release of the PS4 Pro without a 4K Blu-ray drive was a shock. Strong sales of the PS4 generation speaks volumes for PS4 exclusives, but there was only so long Sony could rely on titles like The Last of Us to keep fans tied to the console without improvements to the build.

Can PS5 Play 4K Blu-ray?

Now that we've gotten our hands on the PS5, we've been able to see just what new specs it offers. While there are already dozens of the best PS5 games to choose from, this next-gen console is also perfect for other forms of entertainment.

It not only has a Blu-ray drive, but it also has a 4K Blu-ray drive. These can handle much larger Blu-ray discs, such as the 100GB Blu-ray discs that physical PS5 games ship on.

These are the same type of discs used for 4k Blu-ray movies. Sony would have to do something incredibly stupid to mess up the ability to watch our 4K movies. So grab your favorite 4K film or pick up something new to watch for the next holiday season.

Rebecca Spear
Staff Writer

Rebecca Spear is a staff writer for Android Central who loves following the latest tech, drawing with her Wacom, and playing video games. You can find her posting about her pets, art, and video game preferences on Twitter @rrspear.