Updated October 8 2019

How to set up HDR on PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video output for gameplay and video streaming. Find out how to set up HDR to enjoy greater detail and depth of colour.

PS4 HDR requirements

HDR getting started

To properly enjoy HDR (High Dynamic Range) features on your PS4, please ensure you have the following:

  • 2K or 4K HDR capable TV that supports the HDR10 format.
  • PS4 connected with a Premium HDMI cable.
  • HDR enabled content such as a game title or streaming video service (HDR setting may need to be enabled in the in-app menu).
  • PS4 updated to system software 7.0 or later.
 
 

Does my TV support HDR?

  1. On your PS4, go to [Settings] > [Sound and Screen] > [Video Output Settings] > [Video Output Information].
  2. If your display supports HDR, you will see “Supported” under the HDR label.

How to enable HDR on PlayStation 4

  1. Check the owner’s manual for your TV to find which HDMI port supports HDR content.
  2. Access the TV settings and make sure that the TV’s HDMI ports are set to enable HDR content. TV manufacturers refer to HDR in a number of different ways: 

HDR, Wide Colour Mode, HDMI Enhanced Mode, UHD Colour Mode, Ultra HD Premium, Ultra HD deep colour.

  1. Using a Premium HDMI cable, connect the PS4 to the correct HDMI port. Please note, the PS4 must be connected directly to the TV to output HDR. It can’t be connected to a receiver or switch box.  
  2. On your PS4 go to [Settings] > [Sound and Screen] > [Video Output Settings].
  3. In the Video Output Settings menu, set the HDR and Deep Colour output settings to Automatic.
  4. For Video Streaming Applications, check the content is HDR enabled. Most applications will have an indicator icon.
 
 

How to adjust PS4 HDR settings

You can adjust the settings on your PS4 using the HDR calibration option:

  1. On your PS4 go to [Settings] > [Sound and Screen] > [Video Output Settings].
  2. In the Video Output Settings menu, select [Adjust HDR] and follow the on-screen instructions.