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PS4 browser flash demanded, Sony remains silent

It’s time for the community to come together once again and send the word out to Sony. The current PS4 browser is severely lacking at the moment and one of the main causes for this is a lack of flash player support. Sony has shown that they will listen to fan demand, so it’s time to make your voices heard.

Sony initially promised that the PS4 web browser is significantly better than the web browser inside the PS3. However, PS4 users are starting to scratch their heads on that since may websites do not render properly with the lack of flash.

Earlier on this week we wrote an article about requested features needed in the Sony PS4 1.52 firmware update. Top of the list was flash support, as it’s now clear that most of you require this functionality. We have a feeling that Sony can add this simple plugin in a future firmware update, but first they need to know that there’s a demand for it.

The official stance from Sony on the matter, according to the PlayStation support website is this:

“The PlayStation 4 web browser does not support the Flash plug-in. This means that some websites that require the Flash plug-in may not display or function as intended. In many cases, visiting the mobile version of a website will yield a more PS4-friendly iteration. We do not have information on any future plans regarding the inclusion of Flash in the PS4’s web browser.”

We have already seen Sony change their mind about CD and MP3 support, by promising that these features will be included in a future update after they were missing at launch. The same should also apply to DLNA server support as well.

Do you want flash support in the PS4 browser? Make your voices heard below and let Sony know about it – they have to listen if enough speak up.

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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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