PS4 Pro: How to enable 4K resolution

Find out how to enable 4K resolution on your PlayStation 4 Pro and 4K compatible display devices.

 
 

Before you get started

  • Refer to your display device manual to ensure:
    • You're connecting your PS4 Pro system to the correct 4K HDMI input. Check this for all devices connected between your PS4 Pro and 4K compatible display device.
    • Your display device supports 4K/60Hz. If it doesn’t, the picture may be scaled down to 2K/60Hz.
  • Make sure you are using Premium HDMI cables to connect all devices in the chain. You can find out more about Premium HDMI cables here.

You can only get dynamic 4K with a PS4 Pro system connected to a 4K compatible display device (e.g. 4K TV, 4K projector) with a Premium HDMI cable.

You need to enable 4K on both your PS4 Pro system and 4K compatible display device. You also need to enable this setting in any other device in between your PS4 Pro and 4K compatible display device (e.g. 4K compatible Home Cinema System/AV receiver).

Before you get started

  • Refer to your display device manual to ensure:
    • You're connecting your PS4 Pro system to the correct 4K HDMI input. Check this for all devices connected between your PS4 Pro and 4K compatible display device.
    • Your display device supports 4K/60Hz. If it doesn’t, the picture may be scaled down to 2K/60Hz.
  • Make sure you are using Premium HDMI cables to connect all devices in the chain. You can find out more about Premium HDMI cables here.

On your 4K compatible display device (4K TV, 4K projector...)

Every 4K compatible display device is different, so you need to refer to your device manual for detailed instructions.

  1. Open your 4K compatible device display settings menu.
  2. Find the resolution settings and enable 4K.
  3. Repeat these steps for any devices between your PS4 Pro and 4K compatible display device. If you have PlayStation VR, you can find more information in our PlayStation VR and 4K article.

On your PS4 Pro system

Your PS4 Pro system should automatically enable 4K if it detects a 4K compatible device connected to it. To make sure 4K and the highest possible resolution are enabled:

  1. From the home screen go to [Settings] > [Sound and Screen] > [Video Output Settings].
 
 
  1. Set the Resolution to [2160P - YUV420] or [2160p- RGB].
 
 
  1. If you set the resolution to [Automatic] your PS4 Pro system will default to the highest possible resolution available for the display device it is connected to and content being played/streamed.
  2. Start a 4K compatible game* or video streaming service.

*Some games will require you to enable 4K within the in-game menu. Check the game manual to find out more.

Note: Some options may be greyed out (not available) if your 4K display device does not support these resolutions.