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PS4 1.73 update for angry owners

How is your experience on PS4 at the moment? Sony has just delivered a new software update with the PS4 1.72 patch, but unfortunately it didn’t add any new functionality. Looking ahead at the forthcoming PS4 1.73 update, do you think there is a chance that Sony will finally come good on some of the missing PS4 features?

It almost seems bizarre that PS4 owners are at a stage where they paid $399 for their next-gen machine but can’t insert a 3D Blu-Ray into it for playback. It’s even more bizarre when you take into account that the last-gen PS3 can offer this without a second thought.

It seems like a really simple feature for Sony to provide, but for some reason it is still eluding gamers. We can already see that the wait is getting to some – just take a look at some of the rage on Twitter about the lack of 3D Blu-Ray support.

Of course, that is just one missing feature from a whole catalogue that should have been available at launch. The fact that there is no native PS4 YouTube app is also a bit disturbing, although Sony may be taking the extra time to ensure that it plays nice with ShareFactory – which would be a logical bet.

Looking elsewhere, MP3 support, DLNA, Audio CD, custom themes are all still missing. Two big features which Sony advertised before gamers paid their money – Friends taking over your PS4 games for support, putting a game in sleep mode and continuing from the moment you left it are missing too.

Sony are running out of time we feel to provide some of the more basic missing features. We don’t want to get to a stage where a year has passed since the launch of the PS4, but all of these features are still missing – that won’t look good at all.

It’s an amazing console with amazing potential, but get a move on Sony before fans such as above really take drastic measures. What missing PS4 feature are you still waiting to see after buying the console at launch?

PS4 1.73 is next – are you hopeful of receiving something good?

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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andrew berthiaume
andrew berthiaume

And the new update does…drum roll please…NOTHING. When creating a new system, I would think that starting with the old one and using that as the foundation to improve upon would be the best way to go about things. All I want is DLNA/media server access, so I can watch TV shows that I’ve downloaded. How hard would it be to add the ps4 to my home network? The ps3 latches on with no issues. Why remove that ability? They’re just trying to squeeze a few more bucks a month out of us. Sony, per their “Knowledge Center (ha)”, says… Read more »

Robin Watt
Robin Watt

I have been holding off buying a PS4 and ready to buy a PS3 just for the 3d BluRay player capability. Since Sony can’t seem to get their act together as yet, I may just invest in another vendor. Sony can’t seem to get their game straight. Over promised and under delivered, yet again.

DJ Jaybee
DJ Jaybee

Yeah just enable these features – you’ve had my money for long enough now… luckily my home cinema is a decent media server / DNLA / 3D blu-ray otherwise I’d be p’d off. Some 3D games would be nice.

CoVeS84
CoVeS84

I agree so much to this article…. Pathetic of sony… whats next we have to pay extra in network store to get youtube, dlna etc??? also when i go into network store there is one app u can get for my region 😛 wtf??? 1 app? I had a ps3 and i loved it… it was the center of my media’s in my living room… (still is) the ps4 only get hocked up once and awhile atm :/

Lacerz
Lacerz

Wow. Someone get these guys a pacifier to suck on. Biggest crybaby article I’ve read outside of the ones about Xbox’s pathetic resolutions.

Alex
Alex

1.73 is not certain to be “next” as that’s not how version numbers of software works. 1.73 would be another minor stability update, 1.80 would have some new features, and 2.0 would be a major update with lots of changes.

xConfused
xConfused

But…but…but I thought the PS4 was for gaming only? Now people are raiging because no 3D or side video playback? %}

Herve Shango
Herve Shango

this month sony should release some features in update 1.73 ps4 update

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