Learn how to change the audio output on your PlayStation®4 console.
When you connect your PS4™ console to your TV, home theater, or other connected device, the audio format that is output from the PS4 is automatically optimized for that device. The PS4 will automatically output sound via HDMI, so it is usually not necessary to adjust these settings.
If you connect a device such as an AV amplifier for a home theater to the PS4 system's DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port, you can manually change the audio output setting. To adjust settings, select Sound and Screen > Audio Output Settings > Primary Output Port > DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL).
Note that if the selected output format from the PS4 system is not supported by the connected device, the speakers might be damaged.
If a device that is not compatible with the HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) standard is connected to the PS4 system using an HDMI cable, video and audio cannot be output from the system. You can turn HDCP off for gameplay only by following the instructions below.
HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection, and it prevents gameplay and video content from being recorded using external computers or video capture systems. By default, it is encoded on the HDMI output on the PS4.
This feature works for gameplay only. If you attempt to play a Blu-Ray, DVD, or DRM video through a streaming service (such as PlayStation Video or Netflix), the PS4 will display a message instructing you to enable HDCP to view the content.
You can set the audio that is output to your compatible headset. You can select all audio, or only chat audio.
You can set the format of audio output from the PS4 system.
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