12 Exciting Things You Can Do with a PS4

At least, for now, the PS4 and PlayStation 4 Pro are an unstoppable duo. Gamers got their first taste of the consoles back in 2013 when the original launched around the time of Microsoft’s Xbox One console. Last year’s Pro launch pushed the PS4 a step further. It brings even more detailed graphics to games updated specifically to support it. Better looking games are just one of the many exciting things you can do with the console. There are more features where those came from.

The Sony PlayStation 4 has only gotten better with time. New software updates since 2013 have add tons of new features. That’s on top of the two hardware updates that the console has had in recent years. At first, it seemed like the Xbox One and Sony’s offering might be in for a difficult fight, but that wasn’t to be. The PlayStation 4 offered just a bit more power than the Xbox One did, making it the console to buy for those that absolutely wanted the best games possible. The PlayStation 4 Pro is joined by the PlayStation 4 Slim, which offers 1TB of storage at no additional charge. Every PS4 can play video with enhanced color contrast.

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What is the PS4?

The PS4s are living room entertainment consoles. Think of them as reasonably priced computers that you can connect to your television. To be clear, you can install Windows on them or use them to get work done. They’re purposely built for playing games and watching videos, though they also offer some music streaming options.

The PlayStation 4 Slim costs $299 and the enhanced PlayStation 4 Pro that offers better graphics for games costs $399.

What Can PS4 Do?

PS4s are designed to offer great looking games without the complexities that come along with gaming on your PC. Each game costs $60. You can move around the entire experience using a compact controller instead of a keyboard and mouse. There are no driver updates. Software updates, which contain new features and fixes, do come regularly. A gaming service, called PlayStation Network, offers digital games and effortless multiplayer with friends.

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A number of entertainment apps provide things for users to do when they aren’t enjoying games. Entertainment apps include Netflix, Amazon Video and Hulu Plus. Crackle, which is owned by Sony, is also available too. PlayStation is the home of one of the best live TV services ever. Sony calls this service PlayStation Vue.

The PS4 and PS4 Pro are amazing devices. Here’s a look at the most exciting things that you can do with one of these consoles. Use these to decide whether purchasing a PlayStation 4 is right for you.

Watch Blu-Ray Movies

Watch Blu-Ray Movies

 During the middle of the last generation of consoles, Sony fought a battle for control of upcoming video formats. The company won, and Blu-Ray discs are one of only two methods that you can use to get games on the PS4 and PS4 Pro. That same drive also makes them great for watching movies. That’s because their disc drives include playback for DVD movies and Blu-Ray movies too.

Don’t only buy a PS4 for Blu-Ray playback, there are some less expensive options available. That being said, if you already wanted one for its other features, being able to watch Blu-Rays is pretty great.

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