Today Cyberlink have launched PoweDVD 13 the latest version of its DVD and Blu-ray software. Version 13 includes lots of improvements like support for 4k ultra HD and a TrueTheater mode which enhances the colour and lighting of videos to make Blue-ray and HD movies look even better. Its designed to upscale existing content to look great on some of the new HD screen running at 2560×1440 and will upscale video formats like MKV and MP4.

It has a Instand Play mode then enables Blu-ray movies start up to 58% faster with CyberLink’s BD-Live bypass option, the load speed is something which really bugs me about Blu-rays so this looks a great feature. There are also DNLA improvements, enhanced subtitle features, a new movie library and lots of UI improvements.

PowerDVD 13 is available today from the CyberLink online store on from £24.99
for upgrades and £39.99 for the full version. The Ultra version includes Android/iOS/Windows Store mobile versions. Look out for a full review soon.


Press Release

CyberLink Unveils PowerDVD 13: The World’s Most Popular Cross-Platform Multimedia Playback Solution

Newest version of industry standard media player offers industry’s most comprehensive options to enjoy media across all digital devices, includes support for 4K ultra HD, converts videos beyond Blu-ray quality, and is UltraViolet™ ready

Taipei, Taiwan—April 2, 2013CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) today launched PowerDVD 13, the latest version of the market-leading media player for Blu-ray, 3D & HD content. With shipments of more than 100 million players annually, PowerDVD is the world’s pre-eminent movie and media player.

The world’s first and only cross-platform playback solution, PowerDVD 13 adds mobility to playback with support for leading tablets and smart phones.  With improved TrueTheater enhancements, all content – even Blu-ray movies – can be enjoyed in a better-than original quality. New UltraViolet™ digital download support will provide cloud-based access to movies and TV shows in countries where the service becomes available.  Offering unrivaled format support and instant startup, PowerDVD 13 meets all digitalmedia’s user needs

We are witnessing a stunning revolution in how people access, share and consume digital media. Throughout our long history, CyberLink has paced this revolution, and this newest version of PowerDVD radically changes the way consumers integrate, experience and control their multimedia universe.” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink.  “PowerDVD 13 not only empowers people to take full advantage of the fast-changing mobile ecosystem, but our proprietary TrueTheater technology lets them enjoy all media at amazing, better-than-original quality.”

PowerDVD 13 Ultra comes with more than 60 new and enhanced features including new file playback in Cinema mode and CyberLink TrueTheater® enhancements that let users improve quality of videos, beyond HD and even Blu-ray. Highlighted new capabilities include:

  •   Video Beyond HD – CyberLink’s unique TrueTheater HD delivers advanced edge, color and lighting enhancement technologies to takeBlu-ray and HD digital movies well beyond their original quality.  Consumers can now enjoy richer,  sharper video, particularly  on larger screens
  • Speed and Responsiveness with Industry-Leading Startup Times – Anew architecture and application optimization delivers the fastest, most responsive PowerDVD ever.  Blu-ray movies now start up to 58% faster with CyberLink’s innovative BD-Live bypass option.  Photo, video and music playback start instantly, eliminating the need for any other media player.
  • Universal player– PowerDVD supports all popularvideo, audio, photo and music formats from discs or files, including new AVCHD 2.0, lossless APE audio, 4K and MKV, and comes with a new mini player mode for music. 
  • Across Devices- In addition to Apple and, Android smartphones and tablets, PowerDVD Mobile is now available for Windows 8 tablets – the only multimedia software to support MKV and DTS playback under Windows 8.  PowerDVD 13 users can stream and copy content seamlessly across connected devices on home networks.
  • All New Movie Library – The new dedicated Movie Library enriches users’ movie collections with key information such as cover art, plot synopses and reviews curated  from leading entertainment websites as well as CyberLink’s popular online community,
  • Additional enhancements – PowerDVD 13 comes with a wide range of new and improved technologies – all designed to enhance the playback experience including: High DPI mode; auto TV’s refresh rate for DVDs; enhanced DLNA compatibility; a new subtitle rendering engine; folder drag-and drop support for starting playback; new playback controls and much more.  

PowerDVD 13 is available today from the CyberLink online store on

Versions and Pricing 

PowerDVD 13 Pro:              £ 59.99

PowerDVD 13 Ultra:           £ 79.99

PowerDVD 13 Deluxe:        £34.99

Upgrades from previous PowerDVD versions are available starting at £24.99.


PowerDVD Mobile and PowerDVD Remote can be found on the Apple Store and Google Play Store.  PowerDVD Mobile for Windows 8 is available from the Windows Store. 

PowerDVD Mobile

PowerDVD Mobile for Ultra (PowerDVD 13 Ultra users)                                   FREE

PowerDVD Mobile (PowerDVD 13 Pro/Deluxe version users)  iOS/Android  £ 14.59

PowerDVD Mobile (PowerDVD 13 Pro/Deluxe version users)  Windows 8    £ 10.99

PowerDVD Remote

PowerDVD Remote FREE (for PowerDVD 13 users):                                          FREE

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