Undoubtedly PS4 has become a great console for all the titles it offers and because it has established itself in the market as the leading video game console for more than 5 years.
Its graphics, its gameplay, online and its catalog make many users lean towards the PS4, since for many, it is the ideal console because it has everything to satisfy the player’s needs.
However, the PS4 does not stop with that and goes further, since when reading discs in BluRay format to run its games, it is also capable of playing movies. But it has a small disadvantage and it is that it does not have compatibility to put music, movies and photos on the hard disk, both internal and external. Or at least, not directly.
Although it may not seem like it, many users do not know that the PS4 has the possibility of store these types of files on your hard drive. If you want to save information of this type on your PS4 we will explain how to do it easily and safely, so that you can save your photos, songs or movies and play them later from your console.
What is an external hard drive?
An external hard drive is a portable unit capable of storing a large amount of information and due to its small size it is quite easy to transport.
Some of these devices do not consume electrical energy or are powered by any type of batteries from other devices. However, others a little larger if they need to be connected to an outlet in addition to the USB connection. External hard drives are widely used to store PS4 games to free up the internal memory of the console.
Before you can transfer movies, photos or videos to your PS4, you must download one app, from the PlayStation Sotre, called Share Factory. This is totally free and weighs 1gb.
With it you can record, capture the screen of your games, edit photos and videos among other things; However, this time we will use it to be able to import the files from a USB stick to the console.
In our USB memory we must create a folder called SHAREfactory and within it we will have to create 3 more folders that will be named MUSIC, VIDEO IMAGES. In each of these folders we must place the files that we want to transfer to our PS4.
How to transfer music, movies or photos to PS4 external hard drive?
The first thing we have to do is check if the computer reads the external hard drive of our PS4. We will have to connect it through a USB cable and If it is protected, you will not be able to see the information it contains nor can files be added to it from the PC.
If this is the case, we will have to format the external hard drive from the PS4 so that our computer can read it, but this it will not be necessary if we have a USB memory in which we have the information that we want to pass to the Hard Drive.
Then we will have to connect the hard drive and the USB memory to our PS4. It is very important that the console is properly turned off before connecting the devices, to avoid losing any type of information.
Once we turn on and load our console we will have to go to settings, go down to storage and we will see that the PS4 will perfectly read our hard drive.
The next thing will be to verify that the console has read the USB perfectly. For this we will have to go to the multimedia player. Once we confirm that the PS4 has read the USB, we can move on to the next step.
At this point we will have to open Share factory in our console and select the option called import content. The next thing will be to find the files that we are going to import (doing the process in an orderly fashion from folder to folder), and press square to import the files.
Once the process is finished we will have the imported files on the hard drive of our PS4 and We can access these files whenever we want without needing the USB memory. Share Factory you can transfer it to the external hard drive and that way you store the information on the PS4.