PS4 movie stream:Streaming movies on PS4: the ultimate guide

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You have plenty of choices when it comes to PS4 movie streaming.

You can probably watch whatever you want on your console, no matter what you’re in the mood to watch.

In general,

The PS4 streaming app was only available to US players. If you’re not in the US, you can’t use it.

But, using PS4 streaming apps & methods like VPN & changing the DNS settings is effective for PS4 movie streaming outside of the US.

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Ps4 movie streaming instruction

With the PlayStation 4, you can watch Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu, as well as other streaming services.

If you’re unsure about which service to choose, the Amazon  Prime Video free trial is a great option. One feature that makes it stand out from other devices is that it streams in UHD quality. 

Most other devices only offer HD-quality streaming. There are many ways to get around geolocation restrictions when accessing US-based services.

One option is Smart DNS, which allows you to bypass the geolocation checks and watch U.S.-only content from anywhere in the world.

Even if it’s not available on your own country’s Netflix service! 

Sony has a good amount of video streaming services available to watch movies on PS4.

Changing DNS server for PS4

For changing DNS, follow the below process:-              

  • You need to go into your PS4 settings.
PS4 settings,PS4 movie stream
  • Navigate to Network.
ps4 network setting
  • Select the setup internet connection option.
  • Choose LAN or WiFi in your internet connection.
ps4 choose internet connection
  • Click on custom.
  • Select IP address to be automatic.
  • Select do not specify under DHCP hostname.
  • Choose manual in the DNS settings.
ps4 DNS settings
  • Now enter your primary & secondary DNS.
  • In the proxy server, select don’t use.

Note:- Our recommendation is to use a DNS service that is regarded as having a good track record, such as Cloudflare.

Using streaming apps on your PlayStation

  • By following the link below, you can set up a subscription online.
  • You can get it from the PlayStation Store.
  • Install the app on your PS4.
  • Access your account by logging in to the website.
  • Go find a movie you want to watch and get the popcorn ready!

Movies and television

The “Media” icon should appear on the main menu of your PS4 and contain each of these apps. 

If you’ve never tried it, 

it might need to be downloaded before you can launch it.

I personally extensively use Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, I strongly recommend these services.

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and others when you're not in the US

When considering the differences in what Netflix offers, it’s important to consider where you live.

If they can only watch movies through a PS4 console and don’t have Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, your viewing options will be limited.

You can bypass this country limitation with the two following steps:

  • Create a US account on your PS4 so that you can install the App if the PS4 does not want you to install it otherwise.
  • Use a Smart DNS service to bypass the geolocation checks. You can use some good VPNs to bypass ISP restrictions.

Play local media and movies on your PS4

There are several ways to play local media files on your PS4. The Media Player is easy to use, but it has limited functionality.

For more advanced use cases, better compatibility, and in general, if you have a large movie library, you may want to consider a Media Server.

A new PS4 Media Player app allows you to play videos locally or connect to media servers. It supports the following file formats:

  • MKV
  • AVI
  • MP4
  • MPEG-2 TS
  • AVCHD

In addition to movies, the PS4 Media Player can display photos and play mp3/aac music. 

While playing video games, you can listen to music in the background.

On the PS4,

Media Player has limitations regarding the types of files it can play, and the format of USB storage devices (FAT only, no NTFS support).

Play Blu rays & DVD on the PS4

I really can’t say much about Blu-ray and DVD support on the PS4. 

It just basically works. Remember that Blu-rays and DVDs are regions locked on the PS4 (unlike games), so a DVD from overseas might not work. 

Blu-rays have less of this problem, as most publishers have decided they will not use region locking.

It has been reported that early PS4 models are prone to a problem where the blu-ray player locks up and generates some heavy noise as it continually ejects the discs.

The Bottom Line

the bottom line

I’m sure you are ready to watch movies & web series on your PS4 with HD features.

Now it’s your Turn to implement them to the PS4 movie stream.

After that, your next step.

Feel free to share your experience by leaving a comment below.

Gaurang

Gaurang

I’m Gaurang Machhi – a Blogger, marketer, and Engineer who teaches people to solve technical problems and learn the latest tips & hacks. I am always passionate about searching online for new technology.

When I’m not working, I like to chill out with a good podcast, a good video game, or a good science fiction web series. My favorite web series is lost in space & favorite movie was Star Trek trilogy. I love planning, self-improvement, and watching a good thriller.

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