Upcoming PS4 Update to Add SHARE Enhancements and HDCP Off

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Upcoming PS4 Update to Add SHARE Enhancements and HDCP Off

Here at PlayStation, we listen closely to your comments and requests, which are weighted heavily when looking at the future of our platforms. Since PlayStation 4 launched, we’ve heard a lot of great feedback from you about what you like with the platform and what you’d like to see us work on. I’m happy to report that, as a direct result of your feedback, we’ll soon be bringing some of your most-requested features to PS4 with a system software update in the upcoming weeks. These features and additions will help make your PS4 even more socially connected by further enabling you to customize your most epic gaming moments and granting even more options to show them to your friends.

This upcoming update will add a rich video editor with a simple tool to personalize your video clips, and you’ll also be able to export to and save the videos and screenshots you create by pressing the SHARE button to a USB drive. In addition, this update will add an HDCP off option for capturing gameplay via HDMI, a feature we’ve previously said would come after launch. We recognize that some gamers want to record and share longer clips of their gameplay sessions, and we’re excited to deliver this option with PS4. There’s a lot more coming in this update as well, so stay tuned for more—there will be plenty in the update to excite everyone.

As part of a separate system software update in the future, we have been working with our partners at Twitch and Ustream, and will also be adding the ability for Twitch broadcasts to be archived – another highly requested feature among PS4 fans who are taking advantage of the SHARE button features. These broadcasts will be also provided with a higher resolution of 720p, so PS4 fans can enjoy live broadcasts with clearer images. We’ll have more to come on these updates and more in the coming weeks.

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  • Absolutely Fantastic!

    Some Long time request for the PS-Vita system software team Also!

    First and foremost, WPA-Enterprise (wifi) support for the Vita.

    Many college campuses use this, and students cannot play their vita’s online. (Ohio state is one of the largest universities in the world).
    And its inaccessible for all of us. WPA-Ent2 is a very common security authentication.

    **Can we please get confirmation if this is even possible? or in the works. Its huge for a lot of us.

    Second. Can we please have the ability to mark Email as READ/UNREAD on the vita email app… Just a basic feature needed for all email applications, and its missing on the vita.
    Thanks All!

  • Hate to be that guy, but…

    Where’s DLNA/MP3 support on that list? There was a pretty big outcry pre-launch when people found out that stuff wouldn’t be available, and Yoshida said it was coming. It’s not almost April, and we’ve heard nothing.

    • Don’t feel bad about being ‘that guy’. If we don’t hear about DLNA, it’s not a system software update! Like I said in the post, we hear you and we are paying attention this one.

  • Nice

  • Awesome! I’d also love to post links from the browser to the what’s new section by hitting share

  • Will this stop the region locking? I had to import Yakuza Ishin (due to SEGA and Nagoshi west blocking since 5), paid darn near 90.00 for it, find out it’s region locked in streaming.
    Why? What do you guys gain from region blocking games?

  • Sweet! Love saving videos to USB.. easy way to get them published to *everywhere* else via PC

  • nice!

    But what about 3D bluray support?? :/

  • I hope the “and more” will include using our own CDs/MP3s, and friend notifications.

  • An option to pause downloads would be great!

  • Don’t worry Krakn3dfx, i’ll join you!!!

    MP3 / JPG / MPEG support PLEASE!!!!

  • Great news! Now please please please give us the pause/resume feature for downloads

  • Still waiting on the ability to playback local content…

  • Thanks Sony! Looking forward to these updates. Ive been wanting to archive my streams so I can go back and watch them and show them to friends.

  • Hoping that this will also fix the share video bug where it saves the correct thumbnail for the video, but the footage is some random 15 minutes of some point in the past. Share is just broken at the moment, sadly.

    • General improvements that add to the whole of the experience, like this one, are always in the works. More details coming closer to deployment. Thanks for the feedback.

  • Will this update include anything that enhances customization of the OS desktop? For example, the ability to prioritize which items appear on the horizontal bar, adding folders, etc? Also, the ability to remove items from My Library that have been deleted. Notifications of friends signing on and off? The ability to organize your friends list?

  • Nice one guys! One feature that would be pretty cool in the future would be the ability to track game time on the console and via the PS website. And then other tracking sites (like raptr) could use this too. I’d love to know how much time I’ve spent on certain games. Any chance?


  • This is great, been waiting for the HDCP drop! Thanks Sony!

  • That sounds good!

    Please, how about giving some search options in your Download List? Browsing through hundreds of items is too tiring and time consuming. Options to sort out by letter, date, and type to find what you are looking for on all consoles would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks.

  • Download management, Friend sign-in/out notifications, Sub-account to Master account upgrade, Broadcast and Share via sub-account, label whether a user is signed in on PS3, PS4, or PS Vita (the Vita already does this…. )

    These are some pretty big features. Please do not forget them.

  • For the sake of Sony seeing this, we want folders. I know there has been countless requests for it. Just wanted to add mine. The UI is in its infancy, we will see so many great changes coming in 2014. This is just the start.

    • You are right. We are in this together and as great as the PS4 is today, it’s just the beginning. Good feedback.

  • any news on whether notifications will pop-up when friends sign on? i dont know why this function wasnt implemented in the first place, especially since it was that way on ps3 :(

  • Can’t wait to get my hands on a PS4! Soon I hope!! :)

  • Why are the Trophy customization options lessened from the PS3? You can’t sort at all! It still feels like the PS3 does many things better than the PS4 in terms of organization and options. Why can’t I sort my games list? Friends list? Let me know when friends come on?

    I hope these things get updated soon!

  • Cool stuff..

    However, I’m a master account and my 24 year old brother is a sub account of mine….

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make it so I can check a box on my account that enables him to be able to share from his PS4! The social features of PS4 are amazing and he can’t access them despite being old enough on FaceBook, Twitter and Twitch.

    Also, if you guys have the time, please turn off HDCP off on PS3 too! We have a PS3 with presentations loaded on it (that we made in LittleBigPlanet 2) that we use to teach kids about game dev in schools and we also use a cap-card with that PS3 when making videos. It’d be really nice if we could finally ditch the more complicated set up we have now and just rely on HDMI!

  • This is Absolutely Great News. Removing HDCP is a plus and enhancing the the video editing software is fantastic.

  • It would probably take up a lot of Hard Disc Space on the PS4 but an option to record your gameplay in 1080p to the PS4 would be cool? Watching back my Game recordings on my PS4 they don’t look as good as when i was playing them :D
    MP3 playback(+CD playback, yep i am still old-skool) (MP3 playback for all games to)
    Video playback of your downloaded videos
    DLNA support(like PS3 has)
    Pause/Off & On/Resume Game
    Folders for your games i.e i can make a folder for Demos etc etc
    Save Gaming Videos to YouTube
    YouTube APP
    + A real PS4 Remote Control(or a APP Via your SmartPhone as a Remote Control) would be COOL :P

  • Please add 3D support for bluray!!!

  • Wow, some great news. It’s about time they archive broadcasts. Been asking for that since January.

    • 1st – awesome ID.
      2nd – yes gamers asked and we are doing what we can to let you know we hear you and that you are part of this process.
      Thanks for the support!

  • Great News! Also, the PS4 NEEDS the option to PAUSE & RESUME downloads.

  • This update is great but a little disappointing. I’ve got to echo what a few have already said above – lack of DLNA / MP3 / JPG / MPEG / ext HD support is really starting the grate now. An absence of updates on this sought after functionality, also isn’t helping.

  • When are you gonna add DLNA and external storage support?

  • And that is ,,4 the players” ! PLAYSTATION I LOVE YOU ! :)

  • Looking forward to more info in the update on this upcoming update. ;) Custom backgrounds, mp3 support (audio player), custom in game music support please.

  • So nice i´m really glad to be a part of the Playstation eco system.

  • Totally agree with @26. I’m a sub-account, but it has been years since i’ve been over 18 and i can’t do half of the stuff that’s featured on the PS4 (and stuff on the PS3, like the Facebook thing for Left Behind). Either allow the master account to “authorize” sub-accounts to do all that stuff, or allow sub-accounts to upgrade to master accounts. I don’t want to make a new account because i’ll lose all my purchases, trophies, etc.

  • Finally, really happy to hear this great news :'(. please make it as soon as possible. I’m really exciting for PS4’s software updates.

  • Im still waiting for external hdd support, mp3 and mp4 support, flash on the web browser (seriously if the ps3 can do it why cant the much powerful ps4?)

    and MOST importantly the feature discussed about being able to watch friends play their games live in realtime and even take over and control it for them…. or will THAT be one of those features… like things with the Ps2 and 3, that were announced but never saw the light of day?

  • please, all want to know:

    we can pause the downloads?

    anyway, big update, thanks

  • Yes! I can’t wait.

  • HDCP Off Yes!!

    Thanks Sony!!

  • Still waiting for Blu-ray 3D support until I get my PS4. Can’t wait!

  • Thank you for the update! I’m glad to hear that some many requested features are coming and that they are coming relatively soon. What is the best way for people to give feedback?

  • *finally* a way to get my screenshots without spamming social media.

    Not a very big update though. Where is the UI customization? pause and play (supposedly a launch feature)?

    Maybe some day Sony will care enough about the Vita to actually update stuff like the downloads list to actually make it useful as well

  • Thank you Sony for this news about an upcoming update, interesting features coming down the road.

    Some of the features that I and other PS fans would love to see on the PS4 are:

    – MP3/AAC playback.
    – Video playback of MP4, MKV video files.
    – 3D Blu-ray support.
    – DLNA support.
    – Organization of games but keep the same Info screen for full games where it shows you what trophies you earned, what
    related items are there for the game, etc.
    – Organization of TV Shows & Movies purchased on the PS store; organize the TV Shows by TV series then by season.
    Instead of see all TV episodes at once, which gets cumbersome when an entire season is purchased.
    – Share gaming videos to YouTube.
    – Photo library to show off vacation photos or photos of the family on the big screen.
    – YouTube App.
    – Official PS4 remote control (similar to the one for the PS3)
    – Season Pass buying for TV Shows.
    – More voice commands for the PS Camera.

  • I hope YouTube support is coming soon.

  • All nice additions. The two things I really want to see soon: YouTube uploading and the sleep mode that was promised last year. Get those in and I’ll be very happy.

  • Thank you so much Sony. These upcoming features are great. There are only three things that I would like to see added. First, I would like to see notifications of when my friends get online. Second, I don’t use Facebook and would like to be able to post my captures on my PSN Profile that is viewed on my PS4 so my PSN friends can view what I have done. Not really sure why Facebook is needed for that feature. And lastly, please allow us to change our PSN names. Japan can do it, why not everyone else. Thanks for reading

  • Please add the option to capture lossless .PNG screenshots!

    Or capture .PNG’s by default and give the option to compress to JPEG when uploading.

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