Finally, the Disney Plus app on PS5 has been updated to support 4K HDR streaming.
Accessible through the media tab, you will be able to enjoy compatible Disney content, which includes Marvel movies and Star Wars TV shows, in Ultra HD and HDR10 through your Sony console, after updating the Disney Plus app to a new one. PS5 native version.
Disney Plus content on the PS5 had previously been limited to 1080p resolution, as the app was just a port of the PS4 equivalent. Companies like Netflix, HBO Max, and Prime Video have been offering 4K playback on the PS5 for some time now.
“A key part of our global expansion strategy is serving consumers wherever they are,” Jerrell Jimerson, Disney’s executive vice president of product and design for streaming, said in a statement. declaration (opens in new tab). “The ability to support 4K HDR video streaming in [Disney Plus] will also improve the viewing experience for fans.”
It’s worth noting that the PS5 doesn’t yet support Dolby Vision HDR or Dolby Atmos audio. So if your TV supports any of the features, you can enjoy a more complete viewing experience by streaming content through dedicated streaming devices (such as Apple TV 4K, Roku Ultra, and Amazon Fire TV Cube) or built-in TV apps. .
Mind you, it’s nice to at least have the option to watch Andor and Thor: Love and Thunder in over 1080p on Sony’s flagship console.
What are Ultra HD and HDR10?
Ultra HD and HDR10 are, for all intents and purposes, the two main components of the modern 4K viewing experience – but what do they actually do?
Ultra HD refers to the level of detail (or definition) in the image. Think of your TV as a grid, with rows and columns. A full HD 1080p image is 1080 rows high and 1920 columns wide. A 4K (or UHD) image approximately doubles these numbers in both directions, producing approximately four times as many total pixels. Put another way, you can fit every pixel in your 1080p set into a quarter of a 4K screen.
As such, Ultra HD resolution reveals much more nuance and detail than 1080p. Its higher pixel density also means you can get very close to the image without the grid-like structure of the image itself becoming visible – in other words, you can comfortably watch a much larger screen from the same position taken for a normal HD display.
HDR, or high dynamic range, refers to color. Essentially, it increases the difference between the lightest and darkest parts of an image. Blacks are suitably dark instead of milky gray, and whites are blindingly light. HDR comes in three formats; HDR10, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. The first is the most basic of the three and is compatible with any modern 4K TV.
So if you’ve been waiting for the chance to stream Disney Plus on your PS5, now is the time to do so. Once you’ve loaded the app, check out our pick of the best Disney Plus shows and best Disney Plus movies the streamer has to offer.