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How Many HDMI Ports on PS4?

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One of the key ingredients in making sure that you have your gaming cave setup correctly is to figure out what connectivity interface the console and the display support and how many.

In the case of PS4, one of the many questions gamers ask is how many ports on PS4 can you find. This question is commonly asked by those who have damaged the HDMI port or by those who wish to connect multiple displays.

Unfortunately, though, PS4 ONLY offers a single HDMI port. It offers no other form of connectivity option. Unlike its older PS3 cousin which also supports analog output ports, PS4 does not.

The single HDMI is more than sufficient since PS4 isn’t designed to support more than a single independent display anyway.

But one point to note here is that the version of the HDMI port on PS4 differs from variant to variant.

In the following article, I will talk more about HDMI ports on PS4 generally and how many they have in particular.

The Role of HDMI in the PS4 Experience

ps4 HDMI output port
Source: Sony

The HDMI port is the ONLY mode of connectivity between the PS4 and the display.

PS4 offers no other form of connectivity. You will NOT find a DisplayPort, VGA, DVI, or analog ports on a PS4 at all.

Hence, understanding the HDMI port, its version, and also the version of the HDMI cable is of paramount importance (particularly in the case of PS4 Pro) because it determines the display mode your interface will support.

What Can You Expect to Find at The Back I/O of the PS4?

There is a neat lineup of ports at the back I/O panel of the PS4. You will find almost all the necessary ports that you need to set up your gaming cave.

You will find a power connector, an Ethernet port, an Auxiliary Port, a USB port and of course, an HDMI port.

So How Many HDMI Ports on PS4?

Now, to the question at hand, how many HDMI ports are on the PS4? The short and simple answer is one.

Regardless of the variant you have – whether it’s the original, the Slim, or the Pro, they all feature a single HDMI port.

This might seem limiting to some, but given the purpose of the HDMI port, it’s all that’s needed for the PS4.

Plus, it would be unfrugal for the PS4 to have multiple HDMI ports since each additional HDMI port would add to the cost of the console.

Since there is absolutely no need for another HDMI port on a PS4, it makes sense to have a single HDMI port for economical reasons.

Understanding HDMI Port and Cable Versions

It should be noted that while all PS4 variants have a single HDMI port, they differ in terms of their version.

The original and Slim PS4 versions offer the HDMI 1.4 port. The PS4 Pro, however, offers the HDMI 2.0 port.

While all HDMI ports look the same, even if conforming to different versions, they differ vastly in terms of their overall performance.

While HDMI 1.4 is sufficient to deliver the 1080P @ 30FPS experience of the original and the Slim PS4 variants, it is NOT sufficient for the 4K @ 60 FPS enabled PS4 Pro. Hence the fact that PS4 features an HDMI 2.0.

The following table explains the different versions of the HDMI ports further:

HDMI VersionMax ResolutionRefresh RateHDR
1.21440P1080P = 60Hz
1440P = 30Hz
1.3-1.44K (4096 x 2160)1080P = 120Hz
1440P = 60Hz
4K = 30Hz
2.04K (4096 x 2160)1080P = 240Hz
1440P = 144Hz
4K = 60Hz
2.18K (7680 x 4320)1440P = 240Hz
4K = 144Hz
4K = 240Hz (DSC)
8K = 120Hz (DSC)

You can see how resolution and frame rate capabilities improve the further you go up in the HDMI standard.

Also, in order to cater to the higher bandwidth requirement of the more powerful console like the PS4 Pro, you need to couple them with the right HDMI cable.

As such, while the Original and the PS4 Slim can work with literally any HDMI cable around, for PS4 Pro, you need the Premium High-Speed Cable or the HDMI 2.0 cable in order to cater to the 4K @ 60Hz display mode.

The following table explains the different versions of the HDMI cable:

HDMI Cable CertificationSupported SpecsIntended HDMI
Port Version
Standard1080P @ 60Hz1.0-1.3
High SpeedFHD @ 144Hz
QHD @ 60Hz
4K @ 30hz
Premium High SpeedFHD @ 240Hz
QHD @ 144Hz
4K @ 60Hz
Ultra High SpeedFHD @ > 240Hz
1440P @ > 240Hz
4K @ 144Hz (240Hz with DSC)
8K @ 120Hz (DSC)
10K @ 120Hz (DSC)

Also Read: Does PS4 Come with HDMI Cable?

What if You Need More HDMI Ports?

For starters, know that PS4 DOES NOT support two independent displays. 

However, it CAN support mirroring or duplicate screens using splitters. 

How Many HDMI Ports on PS4
A 1-2 HDMI splitter

Splitters are basically devices that take an output signal from the PS4 and then divide them into two or more HDMI ports.

The limitation here is that what you see on one display, it will be shown on the rest of the displays.

As such, unlike with PCs where you can ‘stretch’ or expand the screen across multiple independent monitors, the same cannot be done with PS4.


So the simple answer to the question “How many HDMI ports on PS4?” is one. All variants of PS4 including the original, the Slim and the Pro version all feature a single HDMI port.

You cannot add more than a single independent display to PS4 anyways.

You can add multiple monitors that will work in mirror mode using splitters.

Atif Qazi

Atif Qazi is the founder of and a huge gaming nerd. Thanks to the vast gaming experience under his belt, you can often find him writing detailed pieces of content on gaming hardware and console. But in all honesty, nothing gives him more pleasure than 'one-shotting' everyone as a stealth archer in ESO: Skyrim.

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