Disney Plus subscribers who wanted to stream on the PS5 previously had to make do with the PS4 app. But now there is finally a proper PS5 app. So a native application that now also allows you to watch Disney+ content in 4K resolution and HDR. Always assuming, of course, that your TV or screen offers the technical requirements for this.
PS5: Native Disney Plus app brings 4K and HDR support
Disney Plus is one of the streaming offerings that are competing with Netflix. There is now a huge catalog of content, many exclusive in-house productions and heaps of nature documentaries. Some subscribers also want to view this content on their PS5. For this they finally get the right app with all the trimmings.
Because it’s on the PS5 so far only the PS4 app from Disney Plus, paying customers had to forego some benefits. These include, for example, the 4K resolution and the option of watching films or series in HDR. The new app makes that possible.
At least if you use a TV or monitor that has both functions. Of course, you will still not get a 4K picture on a Full HD or 1080p screen or television. And HDR must also be supported, which is not the case with all 4K TVs. The cables must also match.
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With a PS4 Pro you will still not be able to enjoy the 4K content. Nothing changes on the older generation of consoles, as reported by The Verge. The competition in the form of Amazon, Netflix or HBO Max abroad has long offered the possibility of streaming on the PS5 in 4K.
If you already have a suitable TV, you should consider streaming on it
Do you have a 4K TV?, which is also capable of HDR, there is a good chance that the device also offers its own app for Disney Plus. You could then also use them instead of also throwing on your console. There is a very simple reason for this.
High power consumption of the PS5: Anyone who can stream directly via the app of their own smart TV or a corresponding streaming stick saves energy. The console requires additional power and not just a little. You can read about the difference here:
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Why you shouldn’t use streaming services if possible
Especially in times of crisis like these, in which the ancillary and electricity costs skyrocket, many look at their consumption. This is exactly what you can reduce significantly if you don’t watch your streaming content via the console, but directly via a dedicated device that is designed for it and requires less power.
Are you excited about the Disney Plus PS5 app? Do you use streaming subscriptions on the console and if so, why?