PS5 4K UHD Blu-rays: Can PlayStation 5 Play Them?

Can the PS5 play 4K UHD Blu-rays? Despite marketing the PS4 Pro as a 4K Ultra-HD console, Sony decided to save costs on the system's disc drive, meaning it couldn't play 4K UHD Blu-rays. But has it repeated the same mistake with the PlayStation 5? As part of our PS5 guide, we're going to reveal all about the next-gen console's disc drive, and also dig into the other types of physical media it can play. For more information, check out our PS5 Digital Edition vs PS5: What's the Difference? guide.

PS5 and 4K UHD Blu-rays: Can PlayStation 5 Play Them?

Yes, the good news is that PS5 can play 4K UHD Blu-rays. That means you'll be able to watch 4K Ultra-HD movies in full 2160p on the console. However, it's worth mentioning, that the PS5 Digital Edition does not include a disc slot, and therefore can't play Blu-rays at all. You'll need to purchase the standard PS5 model in order to enjoy 4K UHD Blu-rays.

In addition to 4K UHD Blu-rays, the PS5 can also play standard Blu-rays in 1080p and traditional DVDs. Again, you'll need to own the PS5 with a disc slot in order to take advantage of physical media.

Will you be watching 4K UHD Blu-rays on your PS5? Tell us which films you plan to watch in the comments section, and be sure to check out our PS5 guide for much more.