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Stream MKV to PS4- Play MKV through PS4 Media Player

Christmas is just around the corner. Watching Christmas movies during this festive season can really help you in remembering the spirit of Christmas. Maybe you have downloaded many Christmas blockbusters in MKV format and watch these MKV movie on PS4 with your entire family. The question that might arise into your mind must be how to stream your MKV through PS4 Media Player for playback. Here is the solution for you.

Can PS4 Play MKV? Will PS4 Play MKV?

When playing MKV on PS4, many people just encounter various problems, such as no audio when playing video, and PS4 can't read some of MKV files, etc.

According to PlayStation 4 official data, PS4 can play MKV files with the following specification:

  • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
  • MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)

If your MKV files cannot meet the above requirement, like MKV with DTS or H.265 MKV, PS4 will not detect the file or play the files. In this situation, there is no other ways but to convert MKV to PS4 supported format for successfully playback.

How to Stream MKV to PS4 for Easy Playback?

To get rid of MKV PS4 issue and play downloaded Christmas MKV videos on PS4 with no problem, you need the assistance of a reliable MKV to PS4 video converter software- like iFastime Video Converter Ultimate.

With it, you don’t need to worry about MKV and PS4 compatibility problems. It supports converting all kinds of PS4 unrecognized MKV files to PS4 more compatible MP4 MKV, AVI, MPEG-2 and etc. (Note: Some MP4, AVI or WMV, FLV, MTS, MOV files or Blu-ray, DVD are all not supported by PS4, so if you have movies in these formats, the best way is to convert them to PS4 supported format.)

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Convert downloaded Christmas MKV to PS4 friendly format

Step 1. Load Christmas MKV video

You can drag MKV videos to the converter, or click the "Add video" button to browse to your media library and load the downloaded Christmas MKV video files from there. Except converting all kinds of video files, you can also load Blu-ray/DVD disc.

MP4 to PS4 Converter

Step 2. Select PS4 video as output video format & device

Many PS4 users may not know the accepted video formats or audio formats by PS4. This video converter is so easy to use, as it has video and audio profiles made ready for PS3 which are also fit for PS4, so you do not need to find out what are the PS4 support video files. 

Click "Format" bar and choose "PS3 Video(AC3 5.1)(*.avi)", "PS3 Video (480P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)", "PS3 Video (720P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)", "PS3 Video (1080P) MPEG-4(*.mp4)" from "PSP/PS3" column.

PS4 Video Format

Step 3. Make personal settings changes

For professionals and advanced users, the powerful video converter has the capacity to allow users to customize the output video files, such as quality, video encoder, video frame rate, resolution, bit rate and so on. Click "Settings" button on the main interface for getting the best quality for streaming through PS4 Media Player.

PS4 Video Settings

Step 4. Convert Christmas MKV videos to PS4

When you are ready, click the "Start conversion" button on the right bottom corner to convert Christmas MKV to PS4 with highest quality. The Sony PS4 Video Converter supports NVIDIA CUDA and AMD APP acceleration technology, so the software will convert MKV files at 6x fast speed. When the conversion finished, you can copy MKV movies to USB Drive, and then you can follow the steps below to play movies:


* The computer with the movie file that has been converted as above;
* A USB external hard drive or flash drive;
* A PlayStation4

Steps for streaming:

1. Transfer the converted movie file from your computer to the USB. You should format it to FAT-32 if you are using an external hard drive.
2. Insert the USB flash drive or hard drive into one USB port of PS4 console.
3. Turn the PS4 on after making sure there is a disk in the system, and then go to the main menu.
4. Select "Video" and then find your USB device.
5. Select "Display All" to see all the video files existing on your Sony PS4.
6. Select the file you wish to transfer and press the triangle button.
7. Choose "Copy" and confirm the transferring, then the movies are transferred and copied to your PS4 hard drive.

PlayStation 4 is thereby used as a host and a controller, through which you can play the HD movies on the display of computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device with the help of HDMI or optical S/PDIF.

Now all the following PS4 MKV issues will be solved with the above step by step guide.

  • I would like to know if the PS4 can play MKV movie files from a hard disk.
  • Can I use PS4 to stream MKV from my laptop to a TV?
  • If I have a 1080p MKV file, which software can convert MKV to PS4 supported MKV format for playback?
  • How do I enable to play MKV via the PS4 Media Player?
  • I have a large video library of MKVs I want to stream from my PC to HDTV with PS4, but how?

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One thought on “Stream MKV to PS4- Play MKV through PS4 Media Player

  1. corbett says:

    Absolutely perfect!

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