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PS4 1.70 update excitement

While the PS4 continues to bring gamers a lot of joy, it’s no secret that the console did not launch with some features that were expected. Sony has promised to bring some of these features at a gradual stage, some of which we now know will come in the forthcoming PS4 1.70 update.

Sony has decided to bump the firmware right up to PS4 1.70 when the next update arrives, which is a jump from PS4 1.62 which we are currently on at the moment.

As most of you are well aware, the PS4 launched without features such as 3D Blu-Ray support, MP3 playback, DLNA, a native YouTube app and the option to playback media from an external USB.

Unfortunately, these features are still pending but Sony will be offering some worthwhile features with PS4 1.70 to at least show work in progress. These have been confirmed in a Tweet below by Chris Owen – UK community manager for PlayStation Europe.

These are the features that we initially thought would arrive with PS4 1.63. Now we now however that they will instead arrive with PS4 1.70. The HDCP and external Share features are a very nice touch indeed and should make a lot of PS4 gamers happy.

What we think would be a really nice feature would be to allow screenshots captured with the Share button, to be sent directly to an email. Facebook and Twitter is good, but Sony should work at extending these options as it’s always good to have an alternative.

With PS4 1.70 around the corner, let us know what you would most like to see on your new next-gen console.

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.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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LuuuuuuuuuuuuukeMichael PettigrewAndyoliversMichael Gierdowski Recent comment authors
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Luuuuuuuuuuuuuke
Luuuuuuuuuuuuuke

C’Mon, it’s not just a games console but meant to be an all in one. The ACTUAL gameplay is WORSE on a PS4, the Bluray play back is ACTUALY WORSE on a PS4 and 3D blurays can’t ACTUALY be played on a PS4…..why did I change my perfectly perfect PS3??? why oh why!!!

Michael Pettigrew
Michael Pettigrew

DLNA. DLNA. DLNA. 99% of anybody posting what they want with the next update says DLNA. It was in the old console, why remove it!

Andy
Andy

I’m waiting until I can stream content from my Plex server before upgrading from the PS3. No DNLA was a major let down so let’s see it soon please Sony.

olivers
olivers

3d please… It a shame… Im reconsidering my ps4 i should have go xbox…. You made something weaker than ps3…. Ps4 suck

Michael Gierdowski
Michael Gierdowski

DLNA, DLNA, and um….DLNA

DLNAPLEASE
DLNAPLEASE

ok, please DLNA. Neeeeed DLNA

trueblog
trueblog

DLNA Please !!!!

MediaEnthusiast
MediaEnthusiast

Won’t touch a PS4 without DLNA support. Guess Sony doesn’t need my $400+.

Extensionist
Extensionist

DLNA

Johannes
Johannes

3D

foulkey
foulkey

Cant believe i sold my ps3 to get a ps4. No 3D support is whack. Dont think it will even playback a simple CD!!! Come on sony, listen to the people.

Nick Kashab
Nick Kashab

How hard is it to just enable 3D support. Its a pathetic move really, the hardware is all there, all they need to do is enable it. Also, a streaming app that can connect to server clients as well as iTunes and NAS’s. Come on Sony, I know you’re aiming at gaming focus but give us some media connectivity.

MJR
MJR

DLNA

Fesoferbex
Fesoferbex

When PS4 supports CD and MP3, Sony will get my money, until then I stick with my PS3.

rockets_all_the_way
rockets_all_the_way

Like really…. Just add 3d support already and stop actin like morons

TREDSTONE
TREDSTONE

DNLA

tunnelhead
tunnelhead

I will not buy a PS4 without DLNA support. It’s just that simple.

Andrew Puckett
Andrew Puckett

DLNA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nenito2k .
nenito2k .

SONY is joking !!!! what the HELL is this machine ?!! ps3 is so much BETTER !!! WE WANT DLNA+ 3D bluray !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All the rest is CRAP ! i will not get a ps4 until i see those features…that have been on ps3 since 2008 !!!!!!!!!

Andy Weller
Andy Weller

this is the reason my money is still in my pocket. Won’t be buying the PS4 until it has at least the features my old PS3 has.

jake
jake

Ps4 crap without 3D this is a bunch off bull my ps3 did way more wish I wouldn’t have sold it to get my pile of ps4

ExStreamly Patient
ExStreamly Patient

DLNA

Dan
Dan

When will we get 3D? This is what we want, come on Sony

Justin Williams
Justin Williams

They need to update the camera features I didn’t want to buy and xbox but was sure as hell thinking about it just be ause of the gap it has with the camera

sethmos
sethmos

3d is the main thing I’m looking for. I don’t even know what some of those other thing are or how to use them……and I don’t care. I do care about the 3d.

bradis666
bradis666

3d
3D
Threedee
Make me and 99% happy ffs

Rich Cee
Rich Cee

Would love to be able to put a music disk in and a usb drive to store my music! I Am NOT going to use music unlimited! And 3D Blu Ray.

aldogti
aldogti

I want 3d playback

Ste Mach
Ste Mach

Still waiting for 3d blu ray support ..

N3M3S1S75
N3M3S1S75

The ability to store and play games from an external HD, the ability to download movies from PSN rather then just stream them.

sampson3121
sampson3121

there are a few features missing i wanted to have,taking control of someones games was one i was looking forward to,

Josh101
Josh101

Well, I thought this was an article on an update that released today. Damnit.

David Lee
David Lee

Yawn. This is non news to me. Not having DLNA is an epic fail and needs to be resolved quickly.

David Lee
David Lee

Yawn. This is non news to me. Not having DLNA is an epic fail and needs to be resolved quickly.

greenbudman
greenbudman

I would be happy with a date.

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