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New PS4 update with DLNA support

Sony is slowly adding more features to the PS4 console, to make it the best experience it can possibly be, compared to Xbox One. Players are loving the new YouTube and SharePlay features that arrived with 2.0, but there’s still one notable PS4 feature missing – PS4 DLNA support.

This has been one of the single most requested feature of the console since launch and some are finding it pretty amazing that it hasn’t arrived yet.

Especially when you consider that this feature is a standard feature already available on PS3 and secondly, DLNA for Xbox One has already been available since October.

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Sony has maintained that a PS4 DLNA update is still on the way, but so far they haven’t given users an exact timeframe on when to expect it.

We heard about a rumor on Reddit suggesting that it is coming in Early 2015, but again nothing substantial to treat it as a done deal.

Interestingly, Sony has however alluded to the fact that they have a media support feature in the works. Sony has called this feature their ‘Network Media Player’, however, they have only specifically mentioned it for PS TV and PS Vita – i.e., no mention of a PS4 Network Media Player which we found a little odd.

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It’s clear that DLNA is the next obvious feature to look forward to and we assuming that it now won’t be ready before the end of the year sadly.

Hopefully Sony are still working on this as we speak, but at the same time voices need to be heard to make Sony push out the feature as soon as possible.

Do you agree that SharePlay is amazing, but DLNA support for the PS4 is what you really want? Let us know your thoughts on this missing aspect of the console, especially given that it has been available on the Xbox One for months.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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