Updated 8 August 2017

PS4: How to get HDR

What you need for HDR and how to set it up on your PS4.


HDR is an image technology that provides greater detail and depth of colour by using a broader spectrum of luminosity. This means that the colour and light you see on screen matches reality more closely than picture delivered using standard settings.

System software 4.0 for your PS4 adds HDR to your PS4 settings so you can take advantage of this technology for game play and video streaming services.

PS4 HDR Requirements:

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.
  • PS4 updated to system software 4.0 or later.

PS4 HDR Setup:

  1. Check the owner’s manual for your TV to find the proper HDMI port that supports HDR content (this varies by manufacturer).
  2. Using a Premium HDMI cable, connect the PS4 to the to the proper HDMI port on the TV.
  • Note: The PS4 must be connected directly from the PS4 to the TV to output HDR. It can’t be connected to a receiver or switch box.  
  1. 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.
  1. Turn on your PS4.
  2. Go to the Video Output Information screen. Go to [Settings] > [Sound and Screen] > [Video Output Settings].
  • Check the onscreen messaging to ensure your TV is HDR capable
  1. In the Video Output Settings menu, set the HDR and Deep Color output settings to Automatic.
  2. Start a HDR enabled Game or Application
  • For Video Streaming Applications: Check the content is HDR enabled. Most applications will have an indicator icon.

HDR games

Uncharted 4 and inFAMOUS First Light support HDR from November 10th.

The following games will support HDR when they are released:

  • Horizon Zero Dawn,
  • Days Gone,
  • Detroit, and
  • Spider Man