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PS4 2.04 update wishlist for next firmware

It’s fair to say that we are due some new PS4 features with the upcoming PS4 2.04 update. We say this as the last few updates have been stability patches, offering no new functionality for users since the major 2.0 firmware that offered the amazing SharePlay feature.

We always like to talk about what features we would like to see in the next PS4 update, but we have a feeling that the next update may be another stability patch before PS4 2.05 is out with some actual new features to play around with.

Sony won’t be short on ideas though when it comes to actually deciding what to add to PS4 next. There’s still a number of semi-major features that have yet to arrive, the most obvious of which is DLNA support and better support for third-party headsets from makers such as Turtle Beach.

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It would also be nice to see a lot more third-party app support on the PS4. Spotify would be amazing on the PS4, but the odds on that happening are probably very slim considering that Sony has Music Unlimited to plug.

What excuse do they have regarding a HBO Go PS4 app though? This app was promised at the start of the year but so far we haven’t seen it – especially frustrating given that Xbox One already has this app for a month.

Obviously we are not expecting to see all of these features with the next update, as we don’t want to get your hopes up when it turns out to be just another stability update.

However, it’s important to keep tabs on the features that are still missing from PS4. With this in mind, give us your thoughts as we wait for the PS4 2.04 firmware update to drop.

What features and apps are you still waiting to see from launch?

UPDATE: Sony has just gone live with the PS4 2.04 update on February 17, 2015. However, there seems to be problems with the download not working – information here.

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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Crazygamer
Crazygamer

When is the oovoo video Chat coming out to PS4 and when will we get new features in next update 2.05 please comment here if anyone knows when its release out to PS4. thank you.

Twinkling82

Can a moderator for this website please email me to discuss something? thank you.

nescafe
nescafe

Is the author of this article aware that not more than few weeks ago Sony signed an agreement with Spotify to get the App on the PS4 and close Music Unlimited?

JB
JB

Still all waiting for name changes to be available, I think its worth the risk of greifers ill deal with them with my nice new name

cc
cc

it doesn’t make any sense ps4 does not have xvid/divx/avi playback from external usb devices, which the ps3 already has.

Daydream
Daydream

Just waiting for the update where you can play PS1,2 and 3 games on the PS4…

Franck Thiebaut
Franck Thiebaut

sympa leurs maj qui ne s installe pas erreur a chaque fois ca ne corrige rien et pas de maj pour les casques turtle beack px5 par exemple sympa les mecs

Efrain
Efrain

Logitech g27 support?

Martin Rupprecht
Martin Rupprecht

Spotify will be sponsored music streaming service for PS4 soon.

Hellgate5611
Hellgate5611

Since DAY ONE im waiting for Bluetooth Headset support!!!

jason
jason

Would be good with more voice commands I.E minimise game and open [say app] also.free promotional stuff. Sales on psplus, more TV players. It and 4od

ipot_04
ipot_04

I just want video playback support, it doesn’t matter if it’s MP4 format only though it would be great if it has MKV support like Xbone does.

samidge
samidge

DNLA support.

mike
mike

I’m gonna buy a platform tomorrow but can’t decide between xbox one or ps4. I really wanna be able to put my usb in and watch movies. I know there is alot of talk that sony is gonna do DNLA features but it’s ben a year and a half with no results other than the music patch, but I use bluetooth speakers in my home making this feature not as usful. . I also know xbox has the DLNA ready now to alow me to watch movies with mass storage. I have seen both run and I really want to… Read more »

felix mandingo
felix mandingo

I wish it would create a new game, however, has to be infamous for free online and what I have in mind and to create a character that we can choose the powers as lightning another user instead uses the power of ice goal of the game is that the player challenge the other in a meeting between powers the winner takes the power of the other example, the player uses the lightning the other ice if he wins the player over to the power of lightning will also have the power of ice and if he wins the other… Read more »

felix mandingo
felix mandingo

as an upgrade for ps4 there should be the ability to play the games ps3 both the disc and digital. can play free games on ps3 psn plus, watch videos via usb put new free games, giving users the ability to create your own theme ps4 staff and ensure that other users can see it and download on your ps4, in live from playtation give the ability for users to communicate via microphone to all those who are playing live at that time and then that the games being updated more often.

Allykhat

How about fixing the USB headset volume bug? Headies that worked just fine before 2.0 are now almost unusable due to the low volume :/

joseph Peterson
joseph Peterson

Why won’t the ps4 play ps3 disc’s that needs to be fixed

Rick James
Rick James

fix: nw 31291 6, the internet works on any device just not on this way to expensive PS4 and the stuff the other folks mention

Michael Stumbles
Michael Stumbles

1. DLNA as mentioned
2. The ability to appear offline or hide what games you are playing
3. The hibernation we were promised way back in early 2013 when the console was unveiled.
4. MKV support
5. The ability to turn the lightbar off completely
6. A more intuitive UI design of the main OS.
7. Increase party chat size
8. The ability to pick more than one output source for audio. E.g USB and HDMI at the same time.

Chris
Chris

How about the media player feature we had on the PS3!.. If we buy movies via the store we should be able to download them.. It would not be such an issue but when the network is down you can’t actually play the movies you have paid good money for..

Crazygameruk23
Crazygameruk23

Dear Sony please can you fix the whats new it shows sometimes then it says cannot load i had to switch off console all the time and can you in prove the shareplay please add video chat so we can talk in a game and not on a game would be cool to try out and please support Music CD’s like the PS3 can please i hope that video chat gets add to the next update. please everyone put the message out that we need video chat would be great and thanks people who put the message out and we… Read more »

Hassan Shahid
Hassan Shahid

Fix the error some people get with their elgato’s which removes audio and forces a 480p video resolution.

Monstahh Gaming
Monstahh Gaming

they need to boost the ps4 recording quality becau
se it is sooo bad

Hello?????
Hello?????

Is there NO ONE that want to be able to play again on PS4???????????????? It keeps rejecting the disc and keeps rejecting even if there is no disc…

skaters342
skaters342

have it where it says who just came online when your in a game
skype and have it active well in game
custom themes
media from usb (videos)
fix the sound issues ppl got after the 2.0 update that some users had
fix the loading time of the ps store
fix the 720p 1080p and 1080i (error for some tvs)

ThingsIwantToSeeOnPS4
ThingsIwantToSeeOnPS4

things I want to see:
-Skype
-custom theme(upload your own picture)
-ability to choose what you want to put in your library
-a Bein Sports app(for my La Liga needs)

Oriley
Oriley

Fix the heat and Fan problems as ps4 is louder and hotter the ps3

AmaterasuXXX
AmaterasuXXX

Please fix CE-34878-0 error crashes!!

Spencer Beck
Spencer Beck

DLNA SUPPORT AKA MEDIA FOR THE PS4

Ty
Ty

Please add ability to watch a video/movie from USB drive… Better media playback!!

Ben
Ben

Don’t forget them fixing the sound issuses with a lot of tv’s that a lot of gamers are experiencing since the major 2.0 update. Also a fix for 720p, 1080p &, 1080i being supported again on certain tv models

Ta'i Ngatokorua
Ta'i Ngatokorua

facebook app, dlna support, storing media on device, folders or option to customize homescreen and background pictures with custom images. and also ability to play physical/digital ps1 and 2 games PLEASE. The PS4 is nice but these would make it 100x better.

Savior
Savior

Fix CE-35918-6

wilson
wilson

HAVE IT WHERE AS YOUR PLAYING A GAME YOU COULD SEE YOUR OPPONENT, OR SEE THEM IN PARTY

Ps4gamerforlife
Ps4gamerforlife

Pls FIX!!!!!! the sound on razer kraken chroma usb headset its so low so i can´t hear anything the only usb headset that work is sony gold why destroy it have offerd 100 dollars for the headset and it doesnt work good! fix a patch for the sound

Dustin Tricker D Williams
Dustin Tricker D Williams

Every since the 2.02 update my ps4 will not work online. every game i play lags so bad I cant play it. all games do. (my ps3 plays fine no lag) its not my internet at all. it started the day the 2.02 was installed. once the 2.03 was installed it still was messed up. i cant even send a message with out it messing up. again played fine till 2.02 was forced on my ps4…i have even done system restore, but it didnt fix it. as the up dates (2.02 and 2.03) was not erased. I think when they… Read more »

gabriel
gabriel

please fix ce 33987-0 error

NgTurbo
NgTurbo

Some great ideas there guys. Just seen a video confirmation that Online Friends Notifications is ready.. let’s hope it comes in PS4 2.04.

Darkradiance
Darkradiance

For the love of God, folders please! Or at least some type of organization for those of us with larger libraries instead of just hiding most of the icons in “Library” which is just one big list like it was before the 2.0 update.

Cash Up
Cash Up

Do two things at one time would b good and face book

K mart
K mart

Dnla is a must… but how bout a dedicated Facebook app…. or how bout giving us out video chat back…. or maybe letting me store a movie or two on my hard drive???? Just a thought…

justerthought
justerthought

Just speed up the text messaging. It is starting to get annoying. 3 minutes to send or receive a three word text message is ridiculous. The PS3 can send and receive immediately. Quite often the message gets a timeout so you resend and end up sending it twice. There’s double traffic right there making matters even worse.

AverageGamer
AverageGamer

fix ce 34878-0 error, that corrupts saved data

wickedproxy
wickedproxy

avi, wmv, mp3, mp4 support. (should have came out of the box with these. I can’t believe after all this time I still can’t play a darn cd.) Being able to put the videos I have made on my PS Vita on my PS4 so I can “share” them.

Shane Campuzano
Shane Campuzano

Definitely a DishApp, HBOGO, wmv, MP4, MP3, notification of Friends hopping on and hopping off PSNetwork, notification of Friend activity/actions, and last but most importantly that I can be able to link my Damn Ultraviolet Account to my “F”ing PSN Account!!!! 😃

02sscamaro
02sscamaro

avi, wmv, mp4 etc support, dlna, a notification when my friends sign on,

Conor McDermott
Conor McDermott

4k UHD 2160p Blu ray playback

Aaron Schnelle
Aaron Schnelle

Dish app for ps4

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