Given that theoffers a Media Player, it was surprising that the PS4 didn't come with one at launch. Now Sony's adding it, so you can play video and audio files from a USB-connected drive or streamed from a home server. The move is sure to make PS4 owners happy; Sony says it's been a highly requested feature. The PS4's console competitor, the Xbox One, has a media player as well.
Starting tonight, Media Player will show up on the PS4's content screen and you can select it to download it from the PlayStation Store. It supports a variety of media file formats, including MKV, AVI, MP4, JPEG, PNG, MP3 and AAC.