As many people have seen during the past years with online updates, consoles tend to ship with a limited availability of functions. The PS4 isn't an exception with it's BD/DVD playback. Source via The Verge For those in the know, this is not surprising. Especially Blu-ray disc playback is heavily relying on disc/online updates. If some of you have the older BD players (sans the PS3), you'll probably know the pain in having newer BD playing on the old hardware. The software is updated relatively often and requires updates.