Whether Microsoft's formidable (on paper) counter to the PS4 Pro will itself support 4K Blu-ray playback is not yet clear.
If you're rocking a Play Station VR headset alongside your PS4 Pro, another upshot of the 4K playback update is that Media Player will now support 4K virtual reality content.
Play Station 4 Pro owners should have one more feature to crow about shortly: 4K video playback is coming to Sony's souped-up games console (read TIME's review here) via a system update on March 27.
With the update, users will be able to play 4K videos stored in MP4 format, whether from a USB stick or streamed from a home server.
Microsoft's less powerful Xbox One S does, curiously, support 4K Blu-ray playback, so there's a market option for gaming videophiles.
But the Xbox One S splits the difference against 4K gaming, which won't be feasible until Xbox Scorpio arrives sometime this fall.
Here’s a look at some additional features heading to your system soon.
Improved 2D Images on PS VR If you’re playing a game in PS VR and you return to the PS4 home screen, you may notice that the resolution looks lower than normal on the TV Social Screen.
New for * Overall o You can now access the latest content available from Play Station®Store directly under Game (Game) and Video (Video).
* Some games from the "minis" category may not be playable on a PS3 system.
New for * Photo o Displaying photos in a grid: The thumbnail images for photos under [Photo] are now displayed in a grid.
Our next major system software update for PS4, version 4.50 (codenamed Sasuke), rolls out tomorrow.
We’ve already shared some of the key features last month, like external HDD support and custom wallpapers, but that wasn’t all this update has to offer.