The announced HDR support for the Sony PS4 is already coming tomorrow.
Sony surprised with the announcement to enable all PS4 consoles to support HDR down to the first generation PS4 from 2013. When Sony announced PS4 Pro and the new slimmer PS4 last week, the company also announced that all PlayStation 4 systems would be HDR capable. Microsoft was actually stunned by this announcement. It is not clear if they can do the same for old Xbox One consoles. So far only the Xbox One S supports HDR.
After updating your system to version 4.00, you’ll see HDR settings in the Video Output Settings and be ready to enjoy HDR gaming and entertainment content once it’s available on any PS4 system you own. Of course, you’ll need an HDR compatible TV as well.
Other new features in the Sony PS4 Firmware Version 4.00 release include a refreshed system UI, Folder organization, updates to the Quick Menu and Share Menu, Library improvements, and more.
The new firmware is also containing already updates for the PS4 Pro, coming on November 10. Sony is adding a number of features that will support the system’s ability to output high-resolution content including 1080p streaming for Remote Play on PC/Mac and compatible Xperia devices, 1080p streaming for Share Play, 1080p 30/60fps live broadcasting on YouTube and 1080p 30fps live broadcasting on Twitch.