Sony's PlayStation 4 gets Media Player

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 will be getting a media player, which will aptly be named "Media Player for the PS4". If you have the latest PlayStation console, head on into the PlayStation Store — you might be seeing it already, as Sony said during its E3 pre-show press conference that the player would be going live some time this evening. With this users are able to watch content from multiple sources, giving them the oft-requested feature while making the console a little more useful.

To get the Media Player, fire up your PS4 and head onto the content area, then select the "Media Player" icon that should be present. You'll be taken to the PlayStation Store where you can download it. Once installed, you can use it to play movies from a USB stick loaded with videos or from a home server.

Users will see their home server show up as a "media option", says Sony, and music can, of course, also be played with the Media Player (both MP3 and AAC).

Numerous video formats are supported, as well, including MKV, AVI, MP4, and MPEG-2 TS in a variety of codecs. Photos can also be viewed if they're in JPEG, PNG, and BMP formats. There's more Sony news coming in live, so be sure to check out our related tag portal!

SOURCE: PlayStation Blog