Nerdacy: I’ve played my PlayStation 4 quite a bit since I’ve gotten it and have found a few things–four things specifically–that annoy me, like many new products, but these things need to be either fixed or improved.
"Password doesn’t save" This is the only one I'm going to pick on. 1) Security - I actually don't mind this. 2) Set your PS4 as your Primary System - Can only be one PS4 per PSN account (can't have multiple Primary PS4's - to simplify auto downloading of patches and PC PSN store purchases) and one PSN account per PS4 (multiple people cannot claim the same console as primary - to cut down game sharing). When the PS4 is set as your "Primary System" a trust relationship is created between that PS4 and the PSN auto-logging in the associated PSN account. The password is only required to change ANY account information and (optionally - enabled/disabled somewhere in the preferences for your PSN account) for all purchases. Haven't fully tested - Sub-Accounts (in theory) should gain the same benefits of auto-login as the Primary System PSN parent account holder.
Have tested, and the sub accounts do appear to share this privilege.
I don't really agree with this list, these things don't "annoy" me. The only thing that kind of annoys me about my PS4 is that I can't use some of the digital content without being signed into PSN. Until now, I fortunately didn't have any problems with that as my internet worked flawless ...but I know that someday this will be a problem. Otherwise I'm very happy with this console even though I'm missing wireless headset & 3D BluRay support ...but I can wait for those.
I may have a few, but I wouldnt know, since I have barely turned on my ps4 because Sony doesnt want to support their own damn $150 headset.
Plug it into the remote. Problem solved.
My password saves just fine. Don't know why this is such a difficult thing for nerdacy. Reading Is Fundamental after all.
"Password doesn’t save" That's funny, I was annoyed by that as well till I realized that it signs me in automatically when I don't go to the password log in screen myself. I just turn it on, choose an account an in a few seconds it starts telling me who's online. Once it says that I know I'm signed in and never have to bother with inputting my password. The controllers light bar doesn't bother me in the slightest. The no sorting thing is probably the only thing that bugs me. I wish I could place them in an oder of my choosing or make my own albums for games and apps like on my PS3.
That's the best you can do nerdacy???
The only legit complaint there is not being able to sort the UI. Sony need to hurry up with some FW updates to fix the UI. I've already got a massive long list that I have to go through every time & I've only had it 2 months.
I want to be able to delete apps from video tab that I don't care about. It's cluttered with all those pre-staged apps like NBA and Crunchyroll which I don't use.
The clutter is a big one but folders r coming. I want to b able to stream content from my PC. Customization would b great too. And as far as the controller is concerned, I want to b able to turn off the lighter for another reason, to save on the battery. Otherwise, I am pretty damn happy.
Agree with the DLNA support. I was able to get some streaming done with Plex on their website, but it is so inconsistent that it's easier for me to put files on an ex-HDD and plug it into my TV.
My Launch Day PS4 just packed it in................... O_o
Yeah same here although i got mine for Christmas. A couple of days ago it overheated and destroyed the disk inside. Im still trying to get it replaced and they won't replace the disk. Id say thats a thing that annoys me about my ps4
Why am i getting downvotes for saying my ps4 broke?
Because you said it broke. You are not allowed to say a ps4 broke.
You're not getting downvoted, you are getting disagrees. Probably from people that disagree because their PS4 is working perfectly.
does your system turn on at all..mine was clicking then wouldnt power on..i kept it unplugged for a day, plugged it in..powered it on and hit the disc eject button and it popped out a little but i was able to grab the disc..
My nephew broke his ps4 and sony sent a new one via courier within 24hrs. Excellent customer service
It didn't do a clicky sound it just got very hot and bust then i could only play for about 5 mins before it did it again and it wouldn't recognize the disk. Was cool before it broke tho but i cant afford another lol
mine "passed" last weekend..got a new one from gamestop already..this one is way quieter then the other one...knew something was wrong with my first one
Well, since the author is doing the password thing wrong, I'll replace that complaint with not being able to play the games you download on another account. That was a huge selling point for digital downloads.
1. It takes way too long to turn off. 2. Controller battery life sucks. I know I'm pretty unique here but I'd prefer batteries like the 360. So I can just have a spare set on charge all the time. 3. Getting PSN to open does seem to take a random amount of time, from instant to 2-3 minutes. 4. Not sure how easy the interface will be to navigate once I have dozens of games. But none of these are deal breakers, I'm happy I jumped from 360 to PS4
Getting PSN to open. What does that mean?
When you click on the furthest left icon. The one that lets you download games, demos and PS+. Sometime I click it and the screen will turn blue for ages before it changes to show Killzone, Fifa etc.
@the meerkat "3. Getting PSN to open does seem to take a random amount of time, from instant to 2-3 minutes" Seems you have a problem there my friend, my PSN is near instant all the time after i click the X button. (it was slow on Euro launch day, but that was expected) Might it be something to do with your ISP?
I can second this. Never really had an issue with loading up the PSN.
There is something wrong with your ps4 if its taking ages to turn off, and also i have never had longer a second delay when using psn
Interesting question. I only have one PS4 so I cannot compare. But my 360 turns off in 2 seconds while my PS4s white light flashes for 30 seconds or so before finally turning off. My ISP is 60MB fibre optic and runs like lightning. I don't have any issues with XBL, iPlayer, Netflix etc. As this is my first experience of PSN I just thought it was PS4 teething issues. I'll try changing the cable position in my router.
Yeah Meerkat, there were days when the traffic was high that yes the store acted up. But usually Im in the store almost immediately. I think they're having an update coming up, that might help you out.
Battery in DS4 is stronger vs. DS3's battery for a double mAH. But LED is the problem. Those LED's in DS4 suck battery for good.
And this will shorten battery long term recharge ability.
It's been proven the LED has no significant drain on battery charge. I have a DS4 for my PC, there is a programme that allows 360 pad emulation, it also allows to turn off the LED, i can say, that i have seen no increase in battery life at all with the LED off.
@Sniper Yes, it does! http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
something i really miss from my xbox360 is online mute from dashboard. fed up of joining a game online while kids in room only to have someone swearing and i cant turn off until game started. or unless i create a private party. would just like to have it off all time because talking to 14 year olds isnt my thing
DS4 life is really short...Does make me curious to know how much the Lightbar consumes in battery life.
When you have over a certain amount of games, they begin to drop off the main section and go into your library so it doesn't become a massive long list
So you're talking about the PlayStation store? Mine has always loaded in a couple seconds, ever since shortly after launch.
If your gunna do a opinion piece, shouldn't really be titled "US" should be "me" OT: I can see the battery life on the DS4 is annoying, but I like the brightness of the light Bar, creates a good illusion when in a dark room.
He could be talking on behalf of other members on the website as well. Though, that would go against the description of the article.
I somewhat agree with these, but none of these are game breaking issues. UI is a tad tedious, but considering using it 1% of the time and gaming the other 99% it really doesn't matter. If I have to manually sign into PSN I must retype my password. That's probably the most annoying thing about my PS4. Sony has done pretty amazing though if that's all we can come up with.
Wow...impressive. The ps4 has less issues than one game i keep reading about (battlefield 4). Loads have complained more about that and thats after god knows how many patches.
No sorting options/Too cluttered "The home screen is far too cluttered. I would like there to be some form of sorting enabled so I can group all my games, all my files, etc. I just don’t like having to constantly scroll to get to something" This is my only gripe about a otherwise fantastic UI, i never use the music, video, library sections on there. The PS3 went straight to games upon boot, all my games are sorted into there respective folders such as PS3, PS2 and PS1, it is much easier and quicker to navigate.
The biggest flaw today is that you can't find it anywhere, lots of people in wait-list looking forward to next batch, just in time to inFAMOUS SS All the other stuff fixes with FW updates
Well, most retailers in the US got stock this week, and according to one GameStop manager I know, there should be more coming in. Likewise with my store: we got four in and sold one before I left work yesterday, though it seems like most Pepe aren't aware we have any. That, and they hit up the aforementioned GameStop first, with it being in the same plaza. Supposedly, there's something odd going on where we were supposed to hold onto the systems we got until next week- when we'll be herring more in- but our electronics guy went ahead and sold one. One note: these are the first that we've gotten since before Christmas. We do still have two xb1s from back then, though; since Christmas day- our the day after, since we were closed the day of- we've sold two.
this seems forced... not saying there arent any problems... im just not sure they are worthy of having their own article and named "ps4 things that annoy us"
My two major complaints with the PS4 weren't even on the list. No Custom soundtrack or MP3 support and no Bluray 3D.
Oh yeah, and my PS3 headset doesn't work and the controller goes dead way too quickly.
I suppose that's because it is an opinion piece and those thing in particular does not annoy the author. Your two issues would no bother me either, because I play all my media through my Smart TV functionality. I don't own any Blu Ray movies personally, but I can see how it annoys those who do.
no ps4 have nothing of annoying
My only gripe is that the patch for the headset hasnt released yet, once this lands I will consider my PS4 almost perfect. I personally love the UI, the last stuff you played is nearest the front and if you put a disk in that moves to the front. You can also just say "playstation Resogun" for example and it will move it to the front. Just seems like real non issues to me, some people are just never EVER happy!
What's wrong with the Headset? I've only used it a handful of times and it works (as far as I know) as intended
I think he means a patch for the Pulse headphones, they work via USB. So far, we have only been able to use the Pulse by plugging in a jack lead into the headphones and the other end into the DS4, but personally i dont think the sound quality is fantastic using that method.
1. No separate games tab in menu bar to prevent clutter. 2. No music file support, I don't like being forced to have Music Unlimited to play music in-game. 3. Surprisingly no Vita content manager and store for a companion device. 4. No video file support outside of PlayStation store downloads. Can't play anything from usb or transfer from USB to ps4. I'm sure that most of these will be addressed in future updates. Mp3 support is already being looked into.
Agree with your list but have one more to add. I've bought quite a few video titles from PSN. If you try to watch them you have to sort through some unruly mess to find the episode you want. For example, I have entire seasons of Archer, Breaking Bad, The Legend of Korra, and American Horror Story. If I want to watch one, they are just strewn about randomly. I bought the latest episode of Sherlock and it managed to settle in the middle of the page? Nothing Alphabetical, chronological, or reasonable. Much less arranged by title.
It does save the password without having to always enter the password. As for the light, his TV must be very reflective and holds thr controller towards the screen. Agree with the sorting option, having all of the games in the main menu is a bit clustered.
I agree... UI needs folders. Could do with auto/man turn off controller light. Something I thought of that would be nice is... What if ps+ members did not have ads in the PSN store. Like I hate when I see so many ads for ps+ when I already have it.
There are plenty of annoying and underwhelming features. But this guy managed to write an article about the most trivial ones.
"No sorting options/Too cluttered" But the UI on the One is not? HUH????????????????????? Fanboyism?
You know what's really annoying, when you turn off your controller and when you turn it back on it tells you to sign in again, when there's only 1 account on your PS4...
Ds4 lasts 8 hrs so dont have a problem myself (1hr to recharge) plus i have 2nd ds4. Ui is not cluttered although i agree overtime folders would be better plus you can speak to find your apps/games
Mine are 1)Light bar on ds4 2) No suspend mode 3)Internet browser doesn't support flash (I'm grasping at straws at this point) 4) Maybe diffrent/customizable background music/themes.
Im not worried at the moment, but i hope they sort a update to support past steering wheels for the like of drive club, etc. Although it would have been nice at launch on nfs rivals if they bothered to allow it steering wheel support.
Just want next gen games to play.
My biggest annoyance is it takes like 5-6 clicks just to turn off the controller. PS3 was done in 2. (Counting pressing the PS button)
My biggest annoyance is it takes like 10 sec. to open a message in inbox !
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