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.

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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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