One of the things that did my head in a bit when I first got my PlayStation 4 on launch day was the fact that it flat-out didn’t have DLNA support.  I used my PlayStation 3 to stream media from my media center since the day I bought it, and it made no sense to me whatsoever that the new and improved PlayStation couldn’t do the same.

I wasn’t the only one; many people also were quick to complain on the PlayStation.Blog, asking what in the exact hell was going on.  Apparently Sony really didn’t have any idea how popular that particular feature was, but they’ve listened to their passionate and vocal fanbase and finally came through!

Available right now is the Media Player app for your PS4, easily downloadable via the PlayStation Store.  Let’s get into the details:

Video Formats Supported
MKV
Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital)

AVI
Visual: MPEG4 ASP, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
Audio: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3(Dolby Digital)

MP4
Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2
Audio: AAC LC, AC-3(Dolby Digital)

MPEG-2 TS
Visual: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile Level4.2, MPEG2 Visual
Audio: MP2(MPEG2 Audio Layer 2), AAC LC, AC-3(Dolby Digital)
AVCHD: (.m2ts, .mts)

Photo Formats Supported
JPEG (based on DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21)
BMP
PNG

Music Formats Supported
MP3
AAC (M4A)

This is great news, and is long overdue.  Well better late than never, so if you own a PS4 I’d suggest you go download it now!