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.
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Snap Updates including Friends Snap App and Messages Snap App
Friends section updates
New SmartGlass features
Improvements for TV and video
Media Player DLNA and MKV support
Live TV MiniGuide
OneGuide in 11 new countries
Internet TV Apps
Universal Remote Control in SmartGlass
Live TV initial setup experience
Live TV Cable & Satellite Box auto-detection
New accessory and “hide” features
Updated Devices & Accessories page: Firmware updates and “find my Controller”
Hide Games and Apps on your console
Better password resets
USB Music Player
Change background colors to gold, blue, red, green, purple, pink or gray
Players You May Know section added to What’s New
Enhancements to Live Broadcasting
Content Area and Library Improvements
Enhanced Voice Commands
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.