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PS4 1.76 to 1.80 highly requested features

We were one of the first to break the news on the PS4 1.75 update going live earlier this week. As expected, Sony finally gave users 3D Blu-Ray support and in-turn, managed to get the feature out before Microsoft who are still putting the final touches on the Xbox One August 2014 update which will also introduce the same feature.

While it’s great to be able to watch our 3D Blu-Ray collection on our PS4 at last, we can still see that there are a number of missing PS4 features that users are still begging Sony for.

With this in mind, we bring a reminder of some of the features that should be on the way in the future. All of which are also heavily requested from the PS4 community as you can see from our included feedback from social media.

PS4 Folders

First up is PS4 Folders. Some of you may have noticed that there isn’t an option to organise files and games that have been installed to the hard drive. At the moment, all you’ll see are tiles, tiles and more tiles – press down on a particular game and you’ll be greeted with a game’s personal space – with more tiles.

The PS4 interface is obviously a work in progress and we are assuming that Sony is currently working out a strategy to have a much more organized PS4 navigation for users – a normal expectation given that users will be starting to eat into that 500GB hard drive space by the end of the year.

DLNA Support:

Along with HDCP, DLNA media support for the PS4 has been a massive request from fans, who want to be able to use their PS4 as a media server and play content streamed from the PC. This was a standard feature with the PS3 so again we are assuming that it’s only a matter of time before Sony offers this to fans.

We can actually bring you an ‘official’ update on this of sorts, as a Sony employee has taken to Reddit to seemingly confirm that the PS4 DLNA release will be in ‘early 2015’, not 2014.

More native apps:

It’s no secret that the PS4 is missing a native YouTube app. You can still enjoy YouTube on PS4 with a clever workaround which we showed you here, but it’s still not the same as having a standalone app which you can launch from the home space.

Apps are something in which Sony should be improving on in our opinion. People say that the PS4 is a gaming system, but there’s no harm in getting more apps to improve functionality for when users want a break from gaming.

The more apps the better we say. How amazing would it be if Sony somehow agreed to launch Spotify on the PS4? – Although not very likely given that Sony are still trying to push their own subscription-based Music Unlimited onto users.

Those are just some of the highly requested features that stick out for us but obviously we are guessing that most of you will have other features that you want to see as a priority. We are not counting on most of these to arrive with the next PS4 1.76 update, but anything is possible in terms of the PS4 1.80 update – the next milestone on the horizon which should be classed as a ‘major’ update.

3D Blu-Ray support is great, but what would you like to see from Sony next? Most of you would have paid $400 at launch so let us know what you think would justify your purchase completely.

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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Karl
Karl

Custom settings/Dynamic Themes

tim
tim

Change custom background image and friend notifications

Demontre Wiley
Demontre Wiley

I have a roku, so I don’t care much about the entertainment side of the entertainment system. I do have some 3D movies that I bought on PSN that I would love to play, however. I have no idea why I can’t play them on my ps4 if blu-ray 3D is now supported. And yeah, I wouldn’t mind an organization system, but I’ve recently gotten into telling the PlayStation to play a game or app instead of looking for it, so I don’t really worry about the folders. Other than a Steam App, which is impossible, I don’t have any… Read more »

ziggy
ziggy

Flash player support and a antivirus for web browser on ps4

ziggy
ziggy

4k support

ziggy
ziggy

External hd support with auto formating without using via usb

David Miller
David Miller

1. Media support via USB (video/audio/pics)
2. Folders
3. Custom background options (color choices, pic/wallpaper, themes, dynamic themes)

(stole this from another guy, but whole-heartedly agree with the idea

DrGhettoblaster
DrGhettoblaster

1. Media support via USB (video/audio/pics)
2. Folders
3. Custom background options (color choices, pic/wallpaper, themes, dynamic themes)

isaac
isaac

everyone says oh its a video game console. if its just a stupid video game console then why charge almost $600 after taxes for it. i bought one. (dumbest thing i did) i ripped all my movies onto a external hdd. cause it worked on my ps3. it took me nearly 2 years to get all my movies on there.all from DVD’s.. NOT STOLEN… all my pics of my little ones births and ect.. all my music.. everythingi owned on cd or dvd. i spent alot of money to get it put on my external hdd. i let the kids… Read more »

Joe
Joe

What does DLNA even stand for…

Greg Stone
Greg Stone

The ability to play audio CDs.

mechlord
mechlord

Two things: dlna and the ability to manage my vita the same way I can on the ps3.

crow
crow

its all planned…the console will run remsatred games and 8bit indies
crap made for hipsters to collect enough money from us.after a half year we might see
some features and good games

crow
crow

its all planned…the game will run remsatred games with 8bit indies crap made for hipsters to collect money after a half year we might see some features and good games

EverAlwaysRealLife
EverAlwaysRealLife

what is DLNA?

nikolas
nikolas

My PS4 is a FIFA machine. Ok add a little Battlefield to that but still. They should have more games out before console`s launch. Or at least some apps so we can use it more. I should have waited a year or so…

Jester
Jester

Why isn’t Bluetooth support on the list?

Did everyone forget you can’t use the most convenient mic of all? Maybe no one uses mics. For something so basic, we shouldn’t be waiting for it. And Sony hasn’t addressed it because no one has been asking for it.

Let’s change that.

Wolverick
Wolverick

My 400 purchase is already more than justified. Sony put out a solid system with a great library. All these requests would be nice but I don’t feel like i’m missing anything without them.

Blac585
Blac585

What happened still no HBO go

Eugene
Eugene

Want to be able to load videos, music and photos like with the ps3. Or just be able to stream it through my hard drive!!

bez87
bez87

You put Youtube app as one, we already know Sony have partnered up with YouTube at E3 and will have an app which your’ll be able to stream straight to using the share button, it’s coming be patient

doom guy
doom guy

It’s a Video Game Console. Games are it’s number ONE Priority. Everything else is a distant second. You want YouTube, FB, MP3, Video playback, etc. Go buy the thousands of other cheap products on the market. Sony doesn’t owe any of you anything. Nobody forced you to buy the PS4.

Sergio Ferra
Sergio Ferra

I want Playstation home on the system Because I have spent a lot of money on it and I can’t stand the fact of spending money and not owing the things I bought.

benbenkr
benbenkr

Lol… before any of this, what Sony needs to do is add 2 very major, yet overlooked and taken for granted compulsory options:

1) Manual download pause
2) Batch queue download pending

These 2 options, are on the PS3 since the dawn of time.
These 2 options are the most basic of archaic options in today’s electronic devices, I mean for fuck’s sake… a phone can do it, the PS4 can’t? WTF?

What sort of idiot programmers does Sony hire?

FoRSaKeN 1
FoRSaKeN 1

I don’t just want folders.. I want customized folders.. so we can put games into different categories.. like.. New ./ Most Played / Old / Kids Games / Indies / Downloaded Games.. etc.

Jerry Flowers
Jerry Flowers

Upgrade sub account to master I’m 19 now with hundreds of $ of value from games and such but I can’t stream or even see my psn account balence.

12Stepper4Life
12Stepper4Life

It’s simple really……I could easily put MUCH NEEDED in front of every one of these…

1. Media support via USB (video/audio/pics)
2. Folders
3. Custom background options (color choices, pic/wallpaper, themes, dynamic themes)

*Travis*
*Travis*

Friend Notifications and Dynamic Backgrounds is all I need!!!!!

Bernie
Bernie

Media support for watching videos and listening to music via USB would be great as well as cleaning up the dashboard with Folders.

Guest
Guest

Media support (Video, audio, and picture files) via USB just like the PS3 had. HUGE step backwards taking this, nowadays EXPECTED, feature away from PS4.

ciph3ro
ciph3ro

DLNA will take until early 2015? They don’t have enough money and talent to fix it before that? I use my PS3 mainly for DLNA, Youtube and Netflix streaming and I can tell you the YouTube is ok (sound stutters often) but especially the DLNA streaming is garbage even on an amazing connection. It will buffer and freeze for not reason. I have been holding off from buying one because it does less than my PS3. It makes no sense I will still not buy one until then. If they write a DNLA app for ChromeCast I won’t even buy… Read more »

mina360
mina360

You have forgotten two important thing

1- friends notifications
2- Pause download s

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