As we told you yesterday, the PS4 1.71 update is live and it is only a minor update for your console. Most of you will have downloaded the update automatically with the automatic download feature, but now we look ahead to what Sony needs to add for the next PS4 1.72 update release.
While the PS4 software is an ongoing work in progress, it has to be said that Sony are taking their time on providing some of the more basic features that the PS3 already has, but are still yet to arrive on PS4.
These include MP3 support, 3D Blu-Ray support, DLNA support, audio CD playback and much more. That’s just off the top of our heads, we’re sure you have plenty of other PS4 1.72 features that you need to see that are already available on PS3.
Another very basic feature that is still eluding the PS4 – custom themes. For some reason, this is taking longer than expected. We would love to put a custom PS4 wallpaper to give some color to the PS4 UI but Sony has yet to provide this.
We understand that these updates take time, but then again it is not difficult for Sony to provide a simple update on their blog with a timeline on when these basic updates will be available.
Our thoughts have been echoed on social media, with many other PS4 users desperate to see these updates in the future. Have a look at a few examples that we have picked out below to give you an idea:
when is 1.71 going to be available for download via Sony website? :/ @yosp my PS4 is bricked :/
— Wilson Lim (@wilflare) June 4, 2014
@PlayStation After updating my ps4 to 1.71, my ps4 keeps turning on and off by itself, when i turned it on it brought me to safe mode. Error
— Fabriel Ebel Pascoal (@Fabriel100) June 4, 2014
@yosp Any ideas of dates for PS4 DLNA & 3D-Bluray support? Not buying till these features are added.
— Dean Thomas (@deanthomastunes) June 3, 2014
We also see that there is still no PS4 native YouTube app. Right now, you can use the TV optimized app on PS4 which works great with a mobile device for syncing, but it’s not a specialized version of YouTube for PS4 with its own app icon.
Again, these are all basic requests from the community, so let’s hope that the PS4 1.72 firmware can bring some of these features as obviously we won’t be getting all of these straight away.
How do you feel about your console feature list so far? Do you agree that Sony needs to communicate a little better on when they intend to add these very basic features to the PS4, considering that the PS3 already has them?