Upcoming PS4 Software Update 2.0 Adds Multimedia Support and More

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    The PS4, much like the Xbox One and the Wii U, launched with only rudimentary functionality and a promise of new features to be introduced in the future. The gamers have spoken and Sony listened to their pleas - firmware 2.0 has a lot of new functionality to offer and it's coming soon to your PS4 system, including a USB media player, custom themes, enhanced voice commands and numerous improvements. The full change log can be found below.
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    No MKV support? MINUS 5 STARS.
     
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    For now it's just a music player, hence no video support. ;)
     
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    omfg no bluray!!
     
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    What do you mean? The PS4 supported BluRay Video out of the box and 3D BluRay support was added in firmware 1.75. :unsure:
     
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    No MKV? But Xbox One got MKV compatibility on their newest firmware update.

    Well, it's not that bad PS4 does still lay Blu-rays and DVDs, though it's a shame no MKV.

    Never mind the Wii U, that thing is to play games and nothing else (unless you're a customer of Netflix and use YouTube as well as TVii).
     
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    The important part of the update is that you can play your favourite music during gameplay - that's what the fans requested and that's what they got, which is good. I'm sure a separate multimedia app will eventually pop up, this is a background music player more than anything. ;)
     
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    no folders. Cant sort my stuff :angry:
     
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    No themes or DLNA support :( supposedly there are some unlisted secret features... time will tell!
     
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    That's a feature that should've been since the days of PS3, but was it true that the reason PS3 didn't get it was due to Microsoft having the patent?
     
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    also when this FW come out(code name:Masamune) the vita and vita TV will also be getting an update

    a well as the PlayStation app (for smart phones) will be getting an update



     
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    I said this last time, but this could be the ultimate weeaboo machine if they just added 10bit MKV support.
     
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    lol no UPNP support either. Thank goodness I decided not to jump on the "current gen" wagon.
     
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    Nope, at least not to my knowledge, the reason was purely technical. The PS3 had sectioned memory while the Xbox 360's was shared and dynamically allocated. On the PS3 you always had 256MB RAM and 256MB VRAM, and 256MB RAM was just not enough to support in-game voice chat and MP3 support - it was barely enough to support Screenshots and Remote Play in select games.
     
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    No DLNA = :(, however the usb player is a welcome addition that Xbox One owners don't currently have (that is, the ability to play music off usb in the background) - essential for a game with shitty music (it's no wonder I never played through Forza 5 even after fully doing 3 & 4), however, this should've been a launch feature. On both consoles.
    'Add to library' is another convenient feature for Plus users.

    All in all a decent update (if not exactly front page material in my opinion - slow week perhaps??), giving the PS4 a few things the One doesn't do, and vice versa. Can't help but feeling many of these features should really have been already on both machines already though....
     
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    We post updates about Nintendo firmwares, don't see a reason why we shouldn't post Sony updates and Microsoft updates as well, especially when they introduce a feature that's been requested since the system launched. MP3 support was a big deal for everyone, so it's good to see Sony delivering. ;)
     
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    Fair point ya got there Foxi luv, let's see what you lot said about the rather-more-feature-laden update the Xbox One received this week! ......Oh wait, where is it.....;)
     
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    Ask chavo, he's the local Xbox lover. :P We'll try to keep up with those, don't worry. ;)
     
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    I'm just glad we're getting Share Play and Youtube.
    Now the only thing I want is Resume/Suspend. Hopefully before Disgaea 5 or Persona 5 drops.
     
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