Can I Download Movies On PS4? (Learn How To Do It)

With more and more games requiring a constant online internet connection, you and I may start to wonder whether the same trend applies for movies too. Is it possible to download the movies bought on the PS4, or do we have to stay online in order to watch them?

You cannot download movies on PS4. To watch a movie offline, use a Blu-Ray disc (requires one-time online activation of the disc playback feature) or plug in a FAT32-formatted USB stick (requires Media Player installed on console – the software also has one-time online activation).

Stick around if you’d like to find out whether it’s possible to transfer movies and screenshots from USB to PS4, as well as how to do it if it is possible and we’ll also take a look at how to move games from PS4 onto a USB.

Read on to find out, you don’t want to miss out!

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How To Transfer Movies From USB To PS4

  1. Make sure the movie file in the USB is either in an MKV, AVI, MP4 or MPEG-2 TS video format. 
  2. Plug the USB stick into a free USB port.
  3. Go to “Video” in the PS4’s main menu.
  4. Once you find your USB there, click on “Display All”.
  5. Find your movie file, press the triangle button on your controller and then select ‘Copy’ to begin transferring your movie file(s) onto your PS4.

Once it’s done transferring, you should be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy your movie(s) without any trouble. Make sure your PS4 is updated to the latest system version to prevent any annoying problems!

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How Do I Transfer Screenshots From USB To PS4?

How Do I Transfer Screenshots From USB To PS4?

You can transfer screenshots from USB to PS4 using the SHAREfactory PS4 app. Also, you can send a screenshot via the PlayStation Messenger mobile app or using the PS4 built-in browser to find the photo and save it by taking a screenshot by long-pressing the Share button on your controller.

Read on if you’d like a step-by-step guide on all three of these solutions.

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Solution 1: Transfer via SHAREfactory PS4 app

  1. Make sure the screenshots are either JPG or PNG format – SHAREfactory only supports these image formats. (if you need transparency then make sure your screenshots are PNG)
  2. The screenshot resolution also matters, so make sure the resolution is in the range of 64×64 – 1280×720.
  3. Plug your USB stick into your PC and create a folder in the USB stick called “Sharefactory” – it must be called exactly Sharefactory in order for the app to find your screenshots
  4. Inside the Sharefactory folder create another folder called “Images” – also make sure the name of the folder is EXACTLY Images.
  5. Place your screenshots inside the Images folder.
  6. Install and open SHAREfactory on your PS4 and plug in your USB stick.
  7. Select “Import Content” and then “Import Images”, then head over to “Import from USB”, click on that and the app should load all the screenshots, so long as they meet the requirements mentioned in step 1 and 2.
  8. You can then select each screenshot one by one by pressing X and once you’ve selected all screenshots, press the Square button to successfully transfer all the screenshots onto your PS4.

Solution 1: Transfer via PlayStation Messenger

  1. Install PlayStation Messenger on your Android or iOS mobile device.
  2. Make sure you have the screenshots you need on your phone as well as a friend or relative who won’t mind receiving your screenshots.
  3. Go to one of your conversations with friends/relatives on the app, tap the attachment button on the bottom left of the screen and then tap on “Select Photo” to find the screenshot and send it.
  4. Once you have sent the screenshot, head on over to Messages on your PS4.
  5. Find where you sent the screenshot, open it and once the information button has disappeared and the screenshot is in full-screen mode, long-press the Share button to take a screenshot of it, saving it into the Capture Gallery.

Solution 2: Transfer using the built-in PS4 browser

  1. Open the built-in PS4 browser and find the screenshot you need.
  2. Once you’ve found the screenshot, open it in full-screen mode, hide the cursor and long-press the Share button to take a screenshot and save it into the Capture Gallery.

Can You Transfer PS4 Games To A USB?

You need a USB 3.0 USB flash drive with at least 250GB of storage. This allows you to format the USB as extended storage, and become the default install location allowing you to transfer games from the system storage to extended storage.

How To Transfer PS4 Games To USB

  1. Connect your USB drive to the PS4 and head to [Settings] > [Devices] > [USB Storage Devices].
  2. Once there, select [Format as Extended Storage].
  3. When the formatting finishes, you can transfer your PS4 games by going to [Settings] > [Storage] > [System Storage] > [Applications] where you can select the game you’d like to transfer.
  4. After selecting the game, click Options and then choose [Move to Extended Storage]