Can You Watch Movies on Sony VR?

How to get a movie theater experience

What to Know

  • Your PS VR headset will show whatever's on the TV, including movies.
  • To adjust the screen size, go to Settings > Devices > PlayStation VR > Screen Size and choose small, medium, or large.
  • Movies will not display in 3D unless it's built into the disc.

You can use your PlayStation VR headset for more than just playing games in 3D. Here's how to create a private, big-screen experience at home on your PlayStation 4.

How Do I Watch Movies on My VR Headset?

Because the PlayStation VR headset shows whatever your PS4 or PS5 is doing, including movies, all you need to do to stream films is put the unit on while one is playing. You can customize some settings, however. The main one is the screen size you'll see; here's how to do it.

  1. From your PS4 home screen, select Settings.

    Settings on PlayStation 4
  2. Scroll down and select Devices.

    Devices in PS4 Settings
  3. Choose PlayStation VR.

    PlayStation VR in PS4 Devices settings
  4. Choose Screen Size.

    Screen Size in PlayStation VR settings on PS4
  5. Choose the size of screen you want: small, medium, or large. The medium setting is best for most options, but choose large for a huge screen that makes you feel like you're sitting in the front row at a theater.

    Screen size options for PS VR
  6. Start up a movie, either through a video app or with the PS4's built-in Blu-ray player, and it will show in your PS VR headset. To reset the screen's perspective while the movie is playing, look to where you want the center to be and press the Options button on your controller.

Can I Watch 4K Movies in PS VR?

While the PlayStation 4 Pro model can handle 4K video and games, you'll have a limit when you're watching something through PS VR. The screens you'll be watching on have a resolution of 1080, so that's the highest you can get.

Can You Watch Netflix on PlayStation VR?

You can use PlayStation VR to watch anything you can run through your PlayStation 4, including streaming apps. The PS4's TV & Video app includes several popular platforms, including Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video. You can install and log in to these to watch their entire libraries through your headset.

The TV & Video app for PlayStation 4
FAQ
  • How do I watch YouTube on a PlayStation VR?

    To watch YouTube in 360 degrees on a PlayStation VR, launch YouTube on your PS4 and select View on PlayStation VR. From the menu bar, select 360-videos, then choose the video you want to watch. When the video plays, you'll be able to see it all around you.

  • How much is a PlayStation VR?

    Purchase a Sony PlayStation VR in a gaming bundle for $350 from Sony, or find one on Amazon for anywhere from $200 to $400, often packaged with additional games. Note that a next-gen PlayStation VR headset is in the works and expected in 2022.

  • How do I set up a PlayStation VR?

    Make sure your PlayStation 4 or 5 is set up, then shut down your system. Connect the processor unit to your TV via HDMI cable, then connect the PlayStation Camera to your PS4 (for a PS5, you'll need a camera adapter). Plug the HDMI cable into the back of your processor unit and console, then plug the included USB cable into the processor unit and console. Connect the AC power cord to the adapter cable and plug it into a power supply. Plug in your VR connection cable to the unit and headset, then power up your console and follow the prompts.

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