Audio Output Settings

Primary Output Port

Your PS4™ system automatically selects the best audio format for connected devices. It is usually not necessary to change these settings.
When you connect a device such as an AV amplifier for a home theater to the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) port, you can select the audio format(s) that the connected device supports. To select the audio format(s), select (Settings) > [Sound and Screen] > [Audio Output Settings] > [Primary Output Port] > [DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)].
This setting is available only on some PS4™ systems.


If an output format from your PS4™ system is not supported by the connected device, the speakers could become damaged.

Audio Format (Priority)

You can set the audio output format as a priority for use by default, except in situations where it isn't supported. Select (Settings) > [Sound and Screen] > [Audio Output Settings] > [Audio Format (Priority)]. The default setting is [Linear PCM].

HDMI Audio Output

If your device supports 7.1ch audio output, you can choose the type of audio output.
This setting is available only on some PS4™ systems.