Netflix and YouTube HDR and 4K coming to PS4
James R | On 09, Sep 2016
Sony unveiled its new PS4 model this week. Dubbed the PS4 Pro, the slimmer and lighter version of its console is designed to look as good as possible in every way. In short, yes, you will be able to watch Netflix and YouTube videos in HDR and 4K on them.
Available in the UK in November, the new console’s innards have been gutted and reorganised, reducing its volume by more than 30 per cent and its weight by 25 per cent compared to the first model. Most important of all, though, is that it will support by HDR and 4K video – and not just for gaming. (HDR, in case you don’t know, stands for High Dynamic Range, and enables the reproduction of brightness and darkness while realizing a much wider range of colors, which means that visuals are more realistic, vivid and truer to the way the human eye sees the real world.)
Streaming services have been quick to jump aboard the Ultra-HD and HDR wagon, and Sony is well aware that streaming standards are slowly stepping up a gear: the electronics giant announced that Netflix and YouTube apps are in the pipeline. Even better news: while 4K will only be available on the PS4 Pro, HDR video support will be added to all PS4 models. That will be introduced as soon as next week, just in time for Luke Cage’s debut on Netflix:
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) September 7, 2016