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Sony explains why PS4 Online Notifications, DLNA missing

We have some fresh information for you now, for those PS4 owners who are desperately needing an explanation as to why the PS4 still does not have DLNA and online / offline notification features.

These two features were standard features on PS3 and it is this aspect that has made PS4 users frustrated, as we continue to see new PS4 updates without these two features on board.

Now, we can bring you some new information as Sony’s Director of Product Planning & Software Innovation Scott McCarthy has given the reason why we haven’t seen it yet.

When talking about the upcoming PS4 2.50 update features, McCarthy replied to a user who asked about the two above missing features.

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His response was a good one: Sony are simply taking their time on DLNA and online/offline friends notifications for PS4 as they want to build the features from the ground-up and not ‘copy and paste’ them over from PS3.

As a result, this will take time to implement and McCarthy told fans to ‘stay tuned’ with regards to both features. We know that these outstanding features will definitely arrive, so really it is just a case of being patient.

In the meantime, PS4 Suspend and Resume should be a nice way to keep you busy until Sony are ready to roll out DLNA and online / offline friend notifications.

What are your thoughts on Sony’s official response to this – are you satisfied?

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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2016

WTF IS GOING ON SONY!? ARE YOU TRYING TO SHOVE THIS UNDER THE CARPET!? ITS 2016! BRING US THE OPTION NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rhett Austin
Rhett Austin

Nearly a year after this “article” was posted, and over two years since the PS4 was launched, and over 7 years since they started development of the PS4, and over 9 years since these features have been and continue to be available on the PS3 and still nothing.

Sony’s official response is as ridiculous as this article was at trying to spin this issue as a none issue.

Baruck obuma
Baruck obuma

Still nothing

Technocality
Technocality

But how can it take them almost 2 years to design such simple features???? I love PS4 and my Vita but i just don’t get why Sony are so retarded sometimes, they can’t even figure out how to implement basic features and services!!! Like why we still can’t change our PSN name when it’s something, Xbox let’s you do… SONY, PLEASE STOP BEING SO DUMB AND PULL YOUR FINGERS OUT OF YOUR ASSES!!!

lukas
lukas

wtf??? copy and paste from ps3?? this is crazy those features should be at launch im okay for DLNA support but friends notification??? its 2015 next gen console PS4 can play next gen games Share Play them all these good stuff but offline/online status dont have?? sony sony wake up

bon
bon

Fetures i dont vare about. Rather they bring more useful fetures.

john doe
john doe

not good enough. This should have been implemented at launch or soon after! NOT YEARS later!

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