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Upcoming PS4 Update to Add SHARE Enhancements and HDCP Off

Scott McCarthy's Avatar + Posted by Scott McCarthy on Mar 19, 2014 // Director, Product Planning & Software Innovation, SCEA

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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+ Sinistar83 on March 19th, 2014 at 9:08 am said:

Please add feature to share videos/screenshots to Google+ and be able to choose which circles we share to. Not everyone chooses to use Facebook or Twitter. :)


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+ saab01 on March 19th, 2014 at 9:08 am said:

What about the following features

1. Able to play music CDs on the ps4
2. When reading a message on the ps4 it is also marked as read on PS3
3. Able to pause certain updates instead of all of them downloading at once


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+ DesertChicken on March 19th, 2014 at 9:09 am said:

We really need a way to follow people through Twitch and UStream so streamers can build an audience.


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    + Scott McCarthy on March 19th, 2014 at 10:36 am said:

    That’s a good comment for our partners. We’ll be sure to pass it along…


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+ Barnaky1st on March 19th, 2014 at 9:11 am said:

Well Rome wasn’t built in some months, so gogo MOTHERPLAYSTATION and keep updating with cool features our new SHIP.


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+ SufferThorn on March 19th, 2014 at 9:11 am said:

Oh yeah, and maybe give us a way to change our PSN names?


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+ X13thGhOsTX on March 19th, 2014 at 9:11 am said:

This may not seem like that big of a deal, but I have to keep switching back to my PS3 for 3D movie because PS4 cannot read/play 3D movies! When is this update going to become available or is it even in the works? It’s a little odd when a pre-gen system has 3D player capability and the newest most advanced platform doesn’t. Killzone 3 was in fact playable in 3D. Please consider this in your next update.


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+ StarWallace on March 19th, 2014 at 9:12 am said:

This is great and all, but I wan’t to know if this will affect subaccounts at all. Right now the share button just tells me I don’t have the privileges to USE the share features. I can capture all I want, but I can’t put those videos anywhere and I can’t stream. All of this simply because I’m not allowed to link my social accounts to my subaccount on PS4. Which is really weird because I CAN do it on my Vita, for what little it’s worth. Will I now at least be able to copy my videos to a hard drive and share manually?

What I’d really like is a way to convert to a master account without losing my purchases and trophies, but even just unshackling my subaccount would help a little bit. I’ve spent too much money and time on this account to just start over and lose all my digital games.


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+ glaciusx25 on March 19th, 2014 at 9:13 am said:

Nice update, will be nice to see.


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+ Michael_1979_DK on March 19th, 2014 at 9:13 am said:

Experiencing often error code CE 34878-0, be they fixed in update 1.62? And why do the messages we write on ps4 will appear again on ps3? Hope the error codes will be resolved soon


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+ Lostone2099 on March 19th, 2014 at 9:13 am said:

Bluetooth remote functions! No married man wans to try and convince the wife to use a controller to browse netflix. Not everyone lives in a college dorm or mom’s garage. As soon as I can use a remote the PS4 will become my primary media unit.


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+ JaredM80 on March 19th, 2014 at 9:13 am said:

SLEEPLESS_KNIGHT and any and everyone else.

if you download YTD Video Downloader (youtube video downloader), you can copy and paste the facebook url of the gameplay you shared in the blank bar of the program, change the Download quality to HD (should be the default and only option), then click download and it’ll download to your computer then you can either upload it straight to youtube or into your preferred video editing program and then to youtube.

but of course the update as it said will let you put the videos and images to a usb storage device. you may have to take an extra step or two but it’s still possible.


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+ Myke-XIII on March 19th, 2014 at 9:13 am said:

Great addition. Looking forward to it. While we are throwing out suggestions, I’d love the option to see friends’ last few trophies earned (like on the ps3, across consoles) on PS4 and Vita. The friends’ activities screen only shows it for the system you are on. It’s nice to see the different trophies from games I haven’t played yet.


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+ BahumatIsBack on March 19th, 2014 at 9:14 am said:

OK, this is all fine and well, but it’s useless for people like myself that don’t believe in every device being connected to every account everywhere on the web and hardly ever take part in any of this social media that you seem to be forcing down our throats.

I’ve seen countless mentions of real fixes that we need before worrying about online social media poke the bear while you twit to all your twit followers. In case you missed it here’s some basics that should have been there at launch

MP3 support
Video file support (AVI/MP4/MKV)
ability to alphabetize download list
ability to sort download list by platform
ability to alphabetize games downloaded on vita/PS3/PS4
external storage support
ability to use PS3 themes on the PS4 even if they only displayed the background and not the icons
ability to pause downloads
ability to prioritize downloads
3D Bluray Support

I can go on and on, but this is all pretty basic stuff and should be standard in any console/pc like device. I’m not asking for the moon here. A good coder could get all this done in a day by himself especially since you’re running an x86 platform


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+ xXGlassArrowXx on March 19th, 2014 at 9:18 am said:

Sweet!


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+ rotochris on March 19th, 2014 at 9:19 am said:

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+ SaltyxBadxBoy on March 19th, 2014 at 9:20 am said:

Friends online notifications and theme customizations please!


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+ Skelunkafunk on March 19th, 2014 at 9:21 am said:

Awesome update. Also please put in a feature you can sent recorded clips to youtube like what you did with Facebook.


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+ SHANE523 on March 19th, 2014 at 9:24 am said:

I would still like to see where Yoshida OR Sony promised DLNA or MP3 support. Not one person has shown any proof of this. He stated it would be looked at for future consideration. This doesn’t mean it will happen.

Second…the last 15 minutes of recording does not always work. 1 tap is for screen shot and last 15 minutes, 2 taps is to record from that point forward for 15 minutes. This is the default setting but in most cases, at least in BF4, it will record a 15 minute segment from the beginning of your gameplay. So if you have been playing for an hour and hit the share button you will get the correct screen shot but the game play recording will be from 0-15 minute time frame, not 45-60 minute time frame.

Thanks for the update BTW.


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+ RedDeathReviews on March 19th, 2014 at 9:26 am said:

I’m so glad you guys are finally removing HDCP


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+ hotandserious on March 19th, 2014 at 9:26 am said:

3D Blu-ray next please!


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+ ruffneckc on March 19th, 2014 at 9:27 am said:

Feedback (short and sweet):

- Google+ (google.com/plus) sharing option
- Youtube.com upload support


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+ jorge197 on March 19th, 2014 at 9:27 am said:

Would like to know if we are ever going to see video chat on the PS4 like PS3 has? Miss that so much, I used it everyday right after I went to bed at night. Yes I know there’s party chat but it’s not the same. Even my PS Vita has some kind of video chat, it has skype.
Thanks for turning off HDCP. Can’t wait to start streaming with the HDMI.
Keep up the good work guys. “Play St ion For Life Here”


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+ MrTommo2304 on March 19th, 2014 at 9:27 am said:

Really great to see you guys listening and updating the system software. I hope this trend continues! I for one would absolutely love to see the return of the friend notifications!


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+ jasonstreet on March 19th, 2014 at 9:28 am said:

Please Please Please give us the one thing that we cried out over and over again for on the ps3 system that you refused to give us. Let us sort our download list.


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+ sofakingkiller on March 19th, 2014 at 9:29 am said:

any word on when sub accounts will be able to use share? or the sub account to master account feature mentioned long ago?
i made my account way long ago, now I’m 23 and not even able to use the share button, or stream games.


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+ MakoSOLIDER on March 19th, 2014 at 9:29 am said:

-How about allowing us to comment on posts in the what’s new section like u can on Vita and getting notifications of those comments and likes.
-Integrating Vita and PS4 What’s New and LiveArea and PS APP comments into the same pool of content
-Showing when ur friend signs in.
-Update the PS APP in general. Should be able to know when a friend is livestreaming instead of searching for it.


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+ ZnEaKy_Spy on March 19th, 2014 at 9:31 am said:

SONY, your doing it right.
Now we just need youtube app and im happy


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+ Kharmeister on March 19th, 2014 at 9:32 am said:

There are a gazillion other improvements I want to ask for, but I’m going to stay on topic. Regarding the Twitch update, will we finally be getting a ‘true’ Twitch app for PS4 that will also allow us to view OTHER content on Twitch besides just what other PS4 players are playing? I understand that Sony wants to promote it’s platform, but Twitch is also entertainment, and having Twitch functionality on PS4 restricted only to PS4 content is like having a Netflix app that only shows Sony-produced movies. It would be nice to get a robust Twitch app like what already exists on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Otherwise, these planned improvements are fantastic and I’m sure that there are many to come (especially since the community will never let you hear the end of it if they don’t)! Much appreciated and keep it coming!


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+ SmokeAdellic on March 19th, 2014 at 9:33 am said:

i would think this is a given but please add video party chat…ps3 had it so i know you can do it!


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+ xXBattosaiXx84 on March 19th, 2014 at 9:35 am said:

Yeah that’s great and all but, what about what we ALL WANT more than ANYTHING you have released so far, and that is external HDD support!!!! I still use my PS3 more than the PS4 because of this very basic and simple feature! I want to be able to look at my photos, watch my videos and listen to music via my PS4! You guys need to add this ASAP and its getting a bit silly now! Sure all this ‘share’ stuff is great, but pale in comparison to what we actually want. Please consider this, as the PS4 has been out for a while now and these features should have been there from launch!


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+ Sup3R1oR on March 19th, 2014 at 9:35 am said:

Where is god damn media streaming support? MP3 support? Playback from USB? These are number 1 features on the list of many people. COuldnt care less about Share functionality. So many shares now nobody even watched anything anymore.


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+ Mono-meR on March 19th, 2014 at 9:37 am said:

Standby would be great to suspend the Game and resume it when waking up the PS4 again. This does not work yet.


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+ Kharmeister on March 19th, 2014 at 9:37 am said:

Oh, and since they’re partly related, a YouTube and Crackle App for PS4 (in Canada and other countries as well as the US) on PS4 and a Crackle and Twitch app for Vita (even if it’s just for watching and commenting on broadcasts) would be great! Thanks for adding CrunchyRoll to the Vita, just realized it’s available for Canada too!


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+ akibake on March 19th, 2014 at 9:39 am said:

This is some good progress towards improving the PS4. The ability to save video shares to a USB drive is certainly welcome, but what I really want is the native ability to upload my gameplay to YouTube.


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+ beamersball on March 19th, 2014 at 9:40 am said:

Resume Coming in this update?


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+ tinytin40 on March 19th, 2014 at 9:40 am said:

i hope they have it to where you can make more than 1 clip of a recorded video. and voice commands


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+ spindoktr on March 19th, 2014 at 9:40 am said:

Thank you for being so awesome in paying attention to gamers. I’ve cringed every time I’ve had to purchase a multiplatform release for the Xbox One to capture footage because in many cases the PS4 version looked much better than its Xbox One counterpart. It’ll be really nice to start capturing from the PS4; Especially with Infamous Second Son coming out soon! Don’t guess you guys could put a rush on it to get the update out before Friday could ya? ;)


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+ knpoduch on March 19th, 2014 at 9:43 am said:

What we really want is DLNA support! Any idea when the update will be coming out??


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+ Kharmeister on March 19th, 2014 at 9:46 am said:

Oops. Forgot one other important request related to this subject. Please add new voice command functionality for the PS4 camera so that we can use our voices to record clips, not just screenshots. The Share button is fine, but it feels unresponsive and cheap with regular use, and I’m not sure when I use it if a “double-click” properly registers. It would be nice to be able to just use my voice to request the capture method I want without having to drop out of the game. Not asking for a Kinect here, just a bit more functionality for the voice-command functionality that already exists. I’m sure improvements like this are coming anyway, but I thought I would highlight one area where they are really needed.


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+ frederik8310 on March 19th, 2014 at 9:46 am said:

Is there any chance that we can change the name/nickname in the future? Or is that impossible? Because i have many things on this account and i would like to cange my name to a nickname instead of my real name with numbers added to it! I know i made the accound but it is a long time since i did! Great update Sony! Sony – For the gamers!


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+ USCCM on March 19th, 2014 at 9:49 am said:

Hi Scott,

Is the PS Move Racing Wheel and Sharpshooter compatibility going to be included in this update? Thanks.

Oh… and MP3 support!!!


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+ Junguler on March 19th, 2014 at 9:49 am said:

how about that download managment option (pause/resume) downloads ?
i’m not getting a ps4 untill it’s added
oh and custom theme and backgrounds


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+ ryanmcv89 on March 19th, 2014 at 9:52 am said:

Just here to add my voice to the request for Blu-ray 3D support. This is one of the main factors holding me back from purchasing a PS4. As soon as Blu-ray 3D support is added, I’ll be upgrading from my PS3. :)


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+ Kharmeister on March 19th, 2014 at 9:53 am said:

Oh, that’s right, voice commands don’t require the camera, I’ve just had one since launch so I keep forgetting. Same thing applies though, voice commands for recording gameplay are needed!

Hey, and would it be possible to add the ability to join a broadcaster to play the game he’s in via Twitch or Live on Playstation? Xbox One has this ability now, and it certainly would be convenient (not to mention helpful in making more new friends who play the games you already own) on PS4 as well.


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+ NYPUNK88 on March 19th, 2014 at 9:53 am said:

Yes!!! YYYYEEEESSSS! :P These informative updates… I like them! Keep them coming it makes the wait bearable.


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+ dirtyarcade on March 19th, 2014 at 9:54 am said:

AWESOME!!!! Thanks for letting us know, Sony! Let me tell you, from what I see on forums it seems people care about the fact you guys let us know you’re working on updates almost as much as the features the updates bring themselves. Good ****! Can’t wait!


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+ DanKuuga on March 19th, 2014 at 9:58 am said:

Yep, need that MP3 & video support. Which also means DNLA & / or external HDD / flash drive support.


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+ Nynja on March 19th, 2014 at 10:01 am said:

This is great news! Been waiting to hear back about HDCP, but being able to export to USB is amazing stuff! Thanks!

One other thing- I’ve been using my PS4 very regularly for video streaming. When I’m done gaming, I’ll switch over to Netflix or Amazon app. The power-save feature for the PS4 to shutdown after specified number of hours doesn’t seem to work well or as one may expect when streaming videos.

I was thinking – is there any way Sony could introduce a SLEEP function; the exact sort of thing that comes standard on TVs. It would be nice if I could tell my PS4 to shutdown (go into standby) after a manually specified number of minutes (via voice control would just be gravy) regardless of what game or app I have loaded.

Anything to help save money on the electric bill!

Thanks!


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+ Crypt-Raider on March 19th, 2014 at 10:03 am said:

Nice update! Sure hope we are getting CD/mp3, dlna, external HDD, Local media support like adding digital movies, photos and music, divx etc. With a folder system like on ps3, drop box, pandora app would be nice too, more support to The web browser, and the ability to share right to friends and the what’s new wall, dynamic themes, 5 min shut down on controller, private party streaming and camera chat, and please bring PS Home to ps4! Thanks


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+ AlchemyLegend on March 19th, 2014 at 10:05 am said:

My Question is semi related. I just want to know if there is any progress with the annoying CE-34878-0 Error ?
One of my buddy’s is still plagued by it and there hasn’t been an Update for that Error


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