PS4 Friends online notification for next update promising

By Alan Ng - Dec 12, 2014

We have some great PS4 news to bring you now. It has taken over a year to arrive but finally, it looks like PS4 Friends online notifications is confirmed for the system and it may arrive with the new PS4 2.04 firmware update.

Given that this is such a simple feature, or so we thought, it is surprising to think that it has taken over a year for Sony to put it on the PS4.

Especially when you consider that it has been a standard feature on the PS3 since the beginning of time. Never late than never though and it looks like Sony has inserted a naughty little teaser in one of their latest promo videos.


Pause the video below at the 10 second mark and you will clearly see a PS4 online friends notification appearing in the top right corner, just as it does on PS3.

Let’s make this clear that Sony has not officially confirmed this feature yet so hopefully it’s an indication that it’s coming with the next PS4 update.

The next PS4 firmware update is going to be version 2.04, but we wonder if Sony will actually save this feature until PS4 2.05? We’ll have to wait and see in that regard.

Either way, it’s great to see that the feature is finished and ready to go live. Let us know your thoughts on this and the fact that it’s taken over a year to arrive.

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  • mike

    I’m gonna buy a platform tomorrow but can’t decide between xbox one or ps4. I really wanna be able to put my usb in and watch movies. I know there is alot of talk that sony is gonna do DNLA features but it’s ben a year and a half with no results other than the music patch, but I use bluetooth speakers in my home making this feature not as usful. . I also know xbox has the DLNA ready now to alow me to watch movies with mass storage. I have seen both run and I really want to go ps4 but the DNLA crap is pulling me to xbox one, even tho I know ps4 is a better system. So please if I end up with ps4 fix this… I really can’t decide please ideas people. Are they ever gonna follow microsoft. Or is everyone gonna start going xbox because of the price difeences and features like Facebook and DLNA.

    I know Sony sold 18 million counsels and Microsoft only sold 10. But is this the time Microsoft starts to improve on sales? Maybe Sony is letting them? Letting xbox have the fratures alot of people are switching for. I just really want ps4 but the DNLA a
    pulls me to xbox. Idk help me decide.

    • Josh Barragan

      I love my ps4. Once my old 360 red ringed years ago i switched to sony and never looked back (ok maybe i did cause of a few exclusive titles). But I think it comes down to what your friends have. Gaming is at it’s best when you play with friends in my opinion. If that doesn’t help look at the features you are interested in in each system and the future releases.

  • Maurice

    I would love to see support for bluetooth headsets. Especially the Bose AE2W which is the one I have.

  • •LeoN•

    Because it was such a great idea to take this beautiful notification off of ps4.. give us the option to turn it off and on since not all of us like it (i do but im not everyone)