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How do I watch movies on my PS4?

You use your PS4 not only for gaming, but also to watch your favorite movies. You do this by placing a DVD or Blu-Ray in the disc reader or by streaming. In this article I explain exactly how you watch movies on your PS4.

What do I need?

Your PS4 An active internet connection An active Netflix account (optional) Your DVD and/or Blu-ray collection

Option 1: Blu-ray and DVDs

Playing Blu-ray and DVD on your PS4

The easiest option to watch movies on your PS4 is to put your games back in the box and put your favorite DVD or Blu-ray in the disc reader. Make sure you're already in the PlayStation main menu and your PS4 automatically opens the media player to play your movie. Note, UHD Blu-ray discs are not supported, so for this you need a special UHD Blu-ray disc player.

Option 2: Streaming

If you have internet, streaming is also a good solution. Whether you use a paid subscription like Netflix or simply watch cat videos on YouTube, you certainly won't get bored.

Netflix

Netflix on your PS4

In order to use Netflix, do the following:

  1. Navigate to the PlayStation Store from the main menu
  2. Navigate down to the 'Apps' section.
  3. Select the Netflix app and choose 'Download'.
  4. Wait until the download is complete and start the app.
  5. Log in with your Netflix account or try a free trial and watch your favorite series from your PS4.

Twitch

Twitch on your PS4

Do you prefer to watch the bizarre stunts of your favorite streamers live? In that case, the Twitch App is just the thing for you.

  1. Navigate to the PlayStation Store from the main menu
  2. Navigate down to the 'Apps' section.
  3. Select the Twitch app and choose 'Download'.
  4. Wait until the download is complete and start the app.
  5. Look for your favorite streamer or choose a game you're interested in and let the viewing pleasure begin.

YouTube

YouTube on your PS4

Movies, check. Gaming streams, check. Cat videos? Almost.

  1. Navigate to the PlayStation Store from the main menu
  2. Navigate down to the 'Apps' section.
  3. Select the YouTube app and choose 'Download'.
  4. Wait until the download is complete and start the app.
  5. Search for 'cute kitten compilation' and forget your worries with these cute kittens.

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