The new PC Blu-ray software supports 4K HDR content.
CyberLink has announced the launch of PowerDVD 18, the latest version of the company's popular Blu-ray media player software for Windows PCs. The new version offers support for Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, HDR10 content, VR headsets, and more.
"In today's digital age, people expect to watch high-definition movies and stream videos with zero hassle, no questions asked. PowerDVD continues to lead the way on bringing a premium multimedia experience to users around the world," said Dr. Jau Huang, CEO of CyberLink. "With a number of enhancements added in this release, PowerDVD raises the bar in combining the world of online media with high-definition playback, live videos and 360o content, truly creating an end-to-end solution for users and their entertainment needs. PowerDVD 18 is a best-in-class media player enabling people to maximize the full potential of their VR headsets, Ultra HD 4K TVs, home theater systems—even their PC."
PowerDVD 18 supports Ultra HD Blu-ray disc playback on Windows PCs, along with HDR10 and H.265/HEVC video content. In addition, the software allows users to watch 360 degree videos even without a VR headset via a new viewing mode that displays every angle simultaneously. Likewise, YouTube Live integration allows users to stream live YouTube content, and media casting support is included for Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV devices. Finally, a TrueTheater HDR mode is integrated as well to upscale SDR videos to near high dynamic range quality on HDR displays.
- PowerDVD Live: $44.99/12 month or $14.99/3 month subscription
- PowerDVD 18 Ultra: $99.95
- PowerDVD 18 Pro: $79.95
- PowerDVD 18 Standard: $59.95