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The Disney+ app for PS5 finally supports 4K and HDR

The newest Disney+ app for the PlayStation 5 finally streams in 4K HDR, Disney introduced. After putting in it, you’ll watch supported Disney content material, together with Marvel and Star Wars motion pictures and TV reveals, in UltraHD and HDR10. Until now, the app was a easy port from the PS4 that was restricted to 1080p decision.

“A key part of our global expansion strategy is to meet consumers wherever they are,” mentioned Disney’s EVP of product for streaming. “The ability to support 4K HDR video streaming on the platform will also improve the viewing experience for fans.” 

That’s actually true, however it took Disney lengthy sufficient — its most important streaming rivals Netflix, HBO Max and Prime Video have provided 4K playback on the PS5 for whereas now. 

While 4K HDR10 is good, PS5 does not help the far superior Dolby Vision format and cannot deal with Dolby Atmos audio both (besides for Blu-rays). But extra importantly, utilizing the PS5 (or Xbox Series X) for streaming is a waste of electrical energy — it consumes about 70 watts, whereas the newest Google Chromecast, Roku or Apple TV units use simply 3-6 watts. In any case, now you can obtain the brand new PS5 Disney+ app from the media tab on the PS5’s house display screen. 

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