How to Play DVDs on PS4

Laura Goodwin Nov 19, 2020 Play DVD

Does PS4 play DVDs? I try playing a DVD movie with the Sony PS4 Slim but it says the disk playback feature must be enabled. Why my PS4 can’t play DVDs? Any help to turn on the DVD playing feature?

PS4 (PlayStation 4) is the most popular video game console which developed by Sony Computer Entertainment. PS4 can give you the best gaming experience. PS4 can easily play a UHD Blu-ray game disc even the resolution up to 4K. It seems like quite easy to play a standard DVD disc. However, many users complained about the issue that PS4 can’t play DVDs. So we back to the question, can PS4 play DVDs?

Play DVDs on PS4

The answer is YES and PS4 does have the capability to play Blu-ray, DVD and 3D videos. It also offers some useful apps to help you enjoy music and movies with ease. Here in this post, we will show you 2 methods to play DVDs on PS4.

Part 1. How to Play DVDs on PS4 (Regular Way)

As it mentioned above, PS4 has the capability to play DVD and Blu-ray discs. In fact, you can handily start the DVD playback as long as you put the DVD disc in.

Step 1. Insert the DVD disc you want to play with your PS4 console.

Step 2: The movie or TV show in the DVD will be automatically played. Or you can go to Video section in the XMB menu and hit X button on the movie title to play the DVD disc.

Play DVDs on PS4

After you put the DVD into the PS4 console, you can easily control the playback using the PS4 controller and on-screen UI. To play DVDs on PS4, you should connect the PlayStation 4 with a good and stable network connection. What’s more, you need to update the PS4 to it latest system version. Here you need to update your PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro to 1.50 or higher version.

Under most circumstance, the PS4 will automatically prompt you that there is one available system update when you get it connection to a good network connection. But if you get the DVD can’t be played on PS4, you can first try updating the system version. To do it, you can go to Settings and then choose the System Software Update option. Now you can follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the new PS4 system.

System Software Update

Part 2. Better Way to Play DVDs on PS4 (Recommended)

In fact, when you have the need to play DVDs on PS4, you can first rip the DVD to PS4 supported video. From its official site we know that, PS4 is compatible with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level 4.2. Here we strongly recommend the professional Vidmore DVD Monster to help you directly convert DVD to PS4 video with original image and sound quality.

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Step 1. Free download, install and run this powerful DVD to PS4 ripping software on your computer by clicking the download button above. Now you can insert the DVD disc you want to play on PS4. If your computer doesn’t carry a DVD driver, here you need to connect an external hard driver.

Step 2. When you enter the main interface, choose the Ripper feature in the top-central part. Then click the Load DVD option. From the drop-down list, you can click the Load DVD Disc to import your DVD.

Load DVD

Step 3. If there are several video files in the DVD disc, during this step you need to select the specific ones you want to play on PS4 and then select a suitable output format for it. When you are at the output format selecting window, you can click on Device to Games to PS4 to choose a right output format. Now you can click on Rip button to save the DVD as a PS4 supported video file.

The above process is how to extract DVD to hard drive as the digital format that PS4 supports on computer.


Step 4. After converting DVD to PS4 supported video file, you can put it to PS4 through a USB drive. Then you can easily play it with the Media Player app. If you don’t have this app on your PS4, you can install it from PlayStation Store. Here you can learn how to play MKV videos on PS4.

Media Player


Surely you can use your PS4 game console to play DVDs. After reading this page, you can get 2 simple ways to play DVDs on PS4. If you still have any questions, just leave us a message.

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