Looks like the PS4 is indeed getting a music player, as revealed by Shu Yoshida's PSN profile.
Updated with more info.
This looks very promising for MP3 support!
It would be great to add MKV support also.
That would be awesome...
I hope it adds MKV as well. I already have the ability directly through my Sony 4K TV as well as the 4K Media Player. No more having to use the Java Media server to transcode makes it a breeze. I would love to see this expand more since it is such a high quality format container.
Would be pretty awesome if you can use it during gameplay. Online games + music is always fun.
I did not understand what Bungie is doing? A music player?
AAC support too! Gateway MT6706 2008
I saw Adam Boyes also was using the demo, and it also had a "join session" button on it, indicating you may be able to listen to your music with friends (not sure how they'd work out the legality of that, but we'll see). As for the bungie thing, perhaps testing in-game custom soundtracks.
@morganfell Just curious as to see how PS4 games look up-converted on your 4K TV? I'm thinking about getting one.
me too @morganfell...skipped 3d, still got my 1080p 240hz bravia from 2010...looking to make the jump in june...whats the deal mannnnnn???
Uhhhhh.. the PS4 doesn't have the ability to play music?!?!?! What the?!
Of course PS4 can play music, the problem is it can't read the music from HDD, USB or Discs. As of now it only plays music through Music Unlimited (Sony's music stream service), but it was known before release PS4 wouldn't play MP3 out of the box, rather they promised that many PS3 features (including probably the music player) would come later, this is what we're discussing, a way to play CDs, MP3, MKV, etc...
In the future, may we hope for more apps, like perhaps Spotify, other apps like Netflix?
Other apps like Netflix?
Weird, i read "other apps like netflix" to mean other apps that are similar to netflix, and not "other apps including netflix" which was clearly always available. Weird disagrees. Anyway, i certainly agree about Spotify.. Not sure they'd be into it considering they'd rather we used Music Unlimited for that purpose. :(
YES, I meant Similar too Netflix... other streaming apps... YouTube App perhaps. Come on people :P
I had a mind it would be something like this when i downloaded the inFamous soundtrack
This could simply be an improved music player for their current payed plan. That's my bet.
Destiny Public Beta announcement on Monday. Please be TRUE! :)
It certainly looks very likely, as far as I can remember first access to the public beta for Destiny would be available on Playstation platforms.
Looks like he was dropping two hints: Shu having listened to a meeting on upcoming beta of Destiny on an upcoming music player app for the PS4.
The signs are looking good
As long as the music player allows music to be played in games the same way Music Unlimited does, then its cool. If they try to do some crap where Music Unlimited is the only way to play music in the background, then it'll be very [email protected]
I Agree. We've been wanting this for ages.
Ages = 5 months
Actually, at least for me I'd say Ages = 7plus years since PS3 launched. I've wanted custom music support for every game literally since Day 1 of PS3. VERY few games support it. It's much better on Vita, but still not EVERY Vita title allows it. It's something I would really like PS4 to do by the time I buy one.
Agreed! Sony needs to understand that gamers are not going to pay a subscription in order to use music that they already own! The whole concept of subscription based music streaming is just stupid to me.
What's fantastic abut music unlimited to me is simply the ease of access. I have a ridiculous amount of CD's that I've collected since early middle school and truthfully I haven't taken great care of all of them/never got around to ripping them. I don't purchase music too often now and I frequently use sites like 8tracks and soundcloud. Music unlimited allows me full access to full albums that I would never have purchased again but love listening to. Our allies me to support a wide array of artists for cheap. For the price of one album a month I have access to a ridiculously library that I can access from my pc's, smart phones, ps3, ps4, vita. I can download playlists and not feel bad about it, truthfully I used to pirate music quite often when a new album came out just to check it out before I bought it. More I feel like I get it/just about every new album for pennies on the dollar considering how much music I listen to.
Have been using music unlimited since it's launch and I am big fan. I used to buy loads of music each month but this way saves me a lot of money. I am sure most people want mp3 support as it allows them to play pirated CDs which hurts the music industry.
@Bennibop Give me a break! Not EVERYBODY is a crook. I have tons of MP3's that I either bought off of Amazon or converted myself from CD's.
I'm not going to lie and say I bought every CD or song. But I've bought and rip hundreds of CDs and will continue to do so until my hearing fails me. Enough that I would love to play them and all 250 GB of music on my PS4 like I do my PS3, HTC phone, ASUS tablet, Dell computer and Toshiba laptop. I had Music Unlimted, but I found the selection limiting. I just appreciate too broad selection. I'll go from Roy Ayers to Sun Ra to the Doors to the Roots to Brownie McGhee to Daft Punk.
Ages= Since 2006. I understand.
The only games that are any good for this are driving games.
Any type of support is welcomed. Like Carla said they often use misleading beta code names. However this is far too blatant, I believe they meant to let this one slip so I'm gonna take it as a confirmation. Maybe not for the next update but def soon.
The next update is expected to be big. I'll be surprised if this isn't included. I mean the same update is allowing controller light dimming AND removal of the HDMI recording restriction.
Music player was amazing on PS3, the planet earth setting was awesome.
Would love for Sony to put an enhanced version of this on PS4! Like maybe show other planets, celestials, the moon, space stations, etc.
Would be nice if they make this new music player like that one. Ah, good times. :)
I'm hoping for more visualizers myself. Not sure how many people use Winamp, but that thing has some excellent visualizers! We need stuff like that IMO
I always use the Earth visualizer when I throw on some tunes to help me go to sleep. The most relaxing thing ever, plus it just looks amazing.
By the time of E3 expo, ps4 system software will at least be capable of doing the same things as xbone can. Sony will not want to lag behind in this regard. Remember the war is on..
FLAC,WAV support...a man can dream right? And they can just let the Walkman staff to develop this new music player for PS4.
Man.. I wish they would get rid of any of there own music players and just let us use our own. Like pandora, spotify, or the best... Grooveshark. I understand it's about the money, but that'd be cool.
We don't really know what this is though. For all we know it has the ability to do both!
With all these updates I wonder what people will complain about now?
Damn Sony you guys are doing it with this update. I am happy for anyone who really wanted that feature.
Sounds epic, as with what others said, I would love the option to play all types of video which should be do-able. Something similar to the MX Player app on my android phone
epic to play your own music? Give me a break...
Don't see why you're all up-tight about it, some people LOVE music, and it can greatly enhance the experience depending on the game or what have you.
Ha ha ha...Music Player "Demo" !...too funny how that get's reported on the "internetz". LOL
Look at the disagrees. Makes me even more chuckle. LOL
Nice. Im still hoping consoles get a ComicRack app someday too.
It is a Bungie private demo/beta, most likely for Destiny.
Now just allow you to change the bg on the ps4 and dynamic themes
Looks like a Destiny beta to me.
wow so both systems still don't support dlna with mp3 multitasking... such a pathetic gen. my xbox 360 can do ALL THAT and it launched in 2005!!! this is 2014 and i guess sonys /ms excuse is that they 'forgot'
Keep the updates coming!
They should just add VLC media player to the PS4. That would easily allow you to play almost all media file types.
Still waiting for FLAC! Even my 5.1 HC can play FLAC so please make it happen!
It has nothing to do with music actually. But some comments came pretty close to the right answer.
So what will this do? In game music,MP3 support???
will be nice to get mp3 support hopefully it released with 1.7 or soon after.
While I'm cheering that they have added a feature that should have been there since launch. I honestly probably won't use it. My music archive is all in the FLAC format (currently about 500Gb on my NAS server) and as I always have I will still use PS3 Media Server to stream it to any DLNA device on my network. Honestly thought, as much as I love my losses archive (it's taken me a lot of time and money to get my collection to where it is today) I gotta say Music Unlimited is pretty Damned awesome! For a very small subscription fee I can access virtually any music I can think of, anywhere anytime! Whether at home, work, out and about, at party's, at a friends place, driving around in the car (the android app means I'm never without my favorite play list) you don't even need Internet access with the offline option! Unless I'm rocking my audiophile quality headphones, it's honestly quite difficult to hear the difference between FLAC lossless and Music Unlimited HQ through my mid level stereo amp and speakers. The simplicity and convenience of Music Unlimited means that more often than not, I forsake my precious Music archive for Music Unlimited now days. It's far and away the best value for money and most convenient Music service I've ever used.
This is cool but I have this odd feeling you will need music unlimited to get the full awesomeness of this.
excited for the ps4 mp3 support.
I don't know, the whole "Bungie Beta" kinda knocks it out for me, just seems like a random placeholder name for Destiny
It would be nice for your own in game music support but should be left up to the game makers if they allow it or not. After all they put a lot of effort into some soundtracks and want you to listen. While the choice is really down to you I would understand if some did not allow custom soundtracks.