Sony says it will release a next-generation 4K Blu-ray player by March 2017 at the latest, as the company waits for compatible software.
Sunil Nayyar, Sony's director of US TV business, said the company plans to focus on a 4K streaming service before launching a physical 4K disc player. The statement first appeared in the trade publication TWICE.
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray is the latest disc-based standard and includes features such as a 4K resolution (3,840x2,160 pixels), high dynamic range (HDR), and better color depth.
At CES Sony announced its own 4K streaming service with HDR support, named Ultra, which will feature Sony Pictures films. It will launch later in 2016.
Meanwhile in physical media, several studios announced new titles for 4K Blu-ray in 2016, with "The Martian" due to be one of the first to appear. It is available for preorder on Amazon for $30 and an expected release date of March 1.
Sony did not respond immediately to CNET's request for a comment.