• Daniel Wilson

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 firmware update details (Updated)

Microsoft rolls out another new update while Sony details PS4’s firmware 2.0

Editor’s update: Sony has confirmed that the list on the PlayStation Blog is not the complete list of features that will be released in firmware 2.0 and that more features will be announced soon. 

Over at Major Nelson’s home turf, the new Xbox One update was announced as featuring Snap updates, new friends list features and TV and video enhancements.

Sony’s blog spilled the beans on the newest update for the PS4, including the previously announced YouTube integration, Share Play, themes and a list of new features. Most notable is that Sony has finally added MP3 (and other music formats) support, though it is limited in that music must be stored on a USB device as opposed to being able to upload music to the system’s hard drive like on the PS3.

However, Sony did confirm that music can be played in the background of all games on the PS4, unlike on PS3 where it was up to the developers of each game whether or not to include this functionality.

For a list of new features on each system, take a look past the jump and for full details, visit the Major Nelson blog and the PlayStation Blog.

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Xbox One

  1. Snap Updates including  Friends Snap App and Messages Snap App

  2. Achievements App

  3. Friends section updates

  4. New SmartGlass features

  5. Improvements for TV and video

  6. Media Player DLNA and MKV support

  7. Live TV MiniGuide

  8. OneGuide in 11 new countries

  9. Internet TV Apps

  10. Universal Remote Control in SmartGlass

  11. Live TV initial setup experience

  12. Live TV Cable & Satellite Box auto-detection

  13. New accessory and “hide” features

  14. Updated Devices & Accessories page: Firmware updates and “find my Controller”

  15. Hide Games and Apps on your console

  16. Better password resets

PlayStation 4

  1. Themes

  2. Share Play

  3. YouTube Support

  4. USB Music Player

  5. Change background colors to gold, blue, red, green, purple, pink or gray

  6. Players You May Know section added to What’s New

  7. Enhancements to Live Broadcasting

  8. Content Area and Library Improvements

  9. Enhanced Voice Commands

  10. Add To Library (for PS Plus games so you don’t have to download them right away)

In addition, Sony announced that Live from PlayStation will be added to Vita and PlayStation TV (Vita TV) and that the PlayStation App would get enhancements as well.

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