Listening to music on a USB storage device

Your PS4™ system can play music files from a USB storage device. You can listen to music in the background without interrupting games, the Internet Browser, or other applications.

Use your computer to create a folder called “Music” on the USB storage device.
Copy your music files to the “Music” folder.
Connect the USB storage device to your PS4™ system.
Select (Library) in the content area.
Select (USB Music Player) in the content area.
Select the music you want to play.
To play all of the music in the folder, highlight the folder, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Play].
  • FAT and exFAT formatted USB storage devices are supported.
  • Be sure to fully insert the USB storage device into the USB port. Some devices are not compatible due to shape or design.
  • Depending on the state of the application or the system, playback might not be possible.
  • To set (USB Music Player) as your default music application, highlight (USB Music Player) in the content area, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Use for Music Playback from USB].
  • Background music during gameplay is not included in video clips.

What’s on the screen

Screen during music playback. Labeled A through C starting from the top.

A )
Information on the song playing
B )
Elapsed time/total time
C )
Operation icons
Play icon. Play
Pause icon. Pause
Shuffle/Repeat icons. Shuffle/Repeat
Adjust volume icon. Adjust volume

To pause playback, adjust the volume, or change other settings while playing content, select [USB Music Player] on the quick menu.

Supported file types

  • FLAC
  • MP3
  • AAC
  • It might not be possible to play some files due to their data type or file size.
  • This application will not play copyright-protected music files.
  • Some types of content distributed over the Internet and by other means have playback restrictions. For details, contact the content provider.