At the moment the PS4 is slightly weak on its multimedia features, due to the lack of MP3 playback capabilities and other gaps here and there. Turns out that Sony is looking into expanding its consoles’ media capabilities.
Yes, Yes, thank you Sony bring back that MP3!
And dat Youtube app
Lets hope so.
Forget MP3, I want video playback. Should have launched with all this stuff at the very least.
Agreed, I just want at least the ps3 video functionality back, but ideally expand it to include widely used video formats avi/wmv/mpg/mp4/mkv/flv and why not throw in flac audio support too while you are at it.
And 3d support as well as cd playback.
GaffyH, you must not've experienced the PS3 around launch. Even when I got my PS3 5 months after it launched, it still lacked DLNA support. These things come in time... Edit: Alexkoepp, that is the first non PlayStation bashing, logical comment I've seen from you in a while. Much better...
@alexkoepp Hell to satisfy you man they need to partner up with VLC just as they did with youtube! Imagine VLC and all their codec support on your ps4..now that's an update I would love to hear announced! And full 3D support, common Sony!
Things that should have been there from the start...... Just saying. @thereapersson But the PS3 already had these features when the PS4 launched so a sane person would have assumed that those features would be standard on the PS4 from day 1. But I guess I want too much....
@thereapersson - I've had my console since the EU launch, and yes it was barebones, but I would have expected the next generation consoles to have learned a few things at least. Local media playback is probably holding a lot of people back from upgrading.
Wait, so you guys don't have any of that?? ... Slowly backs away...
So when should we expect this 2016?
Id love to be able to put my own movies onto it too
i want mp4 and mkv!
PlayStation Walkman app please it's awesome on xperia phones
I loved it on my k750i and k800i but I found lately on the x10 mini and xperia T it can't seamlessly play consecutive tracks on an album without a gap between them.
Agreed, I love it on my Xperia Z1. Sony really needs to bring back mp3 and local video playback, I put a 1TB hard drive in my PS4 for a reason!
It would be nice to listen to music in-game without having to pay an extra subscription!
you got that right
You can use a nice headset and they have extra ports for audio devices such as PC,Mp3 players or phones.
Shouldn't have to.
You can say that again ;)
It's about controlling content and milking wallets..
marloc, Yoshida already said Music Unlimited wasn't going to be the in game solution, so that conspiracy is already debunked.
whats even worse is that subscription service is very lacking in capabilities. Adding stuff to your library was a pain and then there was a limits on the amount and poor play options.
Does seem strange that this wasn't included at launch but still a welcome addition, keep the updates coming Sony. +1 for the Walkman app idea it's awesome on my z1.
what about divx?
Driveclub is coming out in a couple of months sony get cracking.
Kool beans! Now bring it out for those long hours on FF14! ^~^
still no 3D Blu Ray support i gather....
Would love to play games like driveclub with my own music :-)
Please bring Spotify and Google Music to the PS4!!! Nobody uses Music Unlimited. It's a decent service, but it doesn't have the features that Spotify/Google Music have.
Yeah. that would be dope.
'Nobody uses Music Unlimited' Wrong! i use it and i like it alot! it does have a couple of problems, but they did clean up most of it. Where did you get that from? the fact that i can listen to music without downloading it and using up my memory to do so. Sorry, but i disagree with you! yeah you are entitled to your opinion, but that what you said is false.
Have you tried Spotify or Google Music? You can listen to music without downloading it and using up your memory to do so on both Spotify and Google Music, as well. They also have larger music libraries and more features.
It's great for artist discovery, I usually find songs and albums of genre's I didn't even know I would like. Gateway MT6706 2008
If i could try those out, i would! however, i can't. Maybe in the future, but right now i'm sticking with my Music Unlimited. OT: I'm not believing this until it's officially announced by them since it's only a rumor.
I myself don't use any music services at all , if I want to listen to music I pop a cod in and play it.
Pop a call of duty in?
That was meant to be cd but my phone decided it was funny and took it upon itself to put in cod.
Ok. So apparently people use Music Unlimited. Why? What in God's name would possess someone to use it instead of Spotify or Google Music, other than not having actually used Spotify or Google Music? Seriously?
Custom soundtracks is my most wanted feature. Hurry up Sony. No wonder it's taking so long if it's SCEE working on it. They always take forever.
I wish they would change that damn UI scrollbar..It should be folder/categorized.
Agreed. The UI sucks. But it's not really an issue until the PS4 has new games. The WiiU has a better UI, but only by a little, and it's lack of proper organization options is really only beginning to be a problem. Of course, if the rumors about Sony introducing PS1/PS2 software emulation this year--even if only for PSN copies--pans out, that could change very rapidly.
It has plenty of games. Which is why the UI scroll is such a pain in the ass, scrolling through them all.
Yeah, no, the PS4 doesn't have any games. I say this because I'm an adult gamer. I own multiple platforms. And the PS4 doesn't have a single great exclusive title IMHO. Let alone "plenty."
I agree that they should introduce folders and proper organization options, which I am sure they are working on. But a useful tip in navigating to the game you want to play quickly is using the voice feature. I just press L2 and it activates that feature and say the name of the game and voila! It automatically jumps to that game. From there you can press X to start the game or press down for more information in regards to that game. I know its not the same as you suggested, but it does help jumping to the game you want to start playing without scrolling left or right looking for said game (If you have a lot of games that is, and with PS+ that is sure to get only bigger each month)
Hey Xof, as an "adult", you should learn the difference between asserting your opinions as facts, and stating actual truth.
LMFAO, anyone older than 10 should be able to recognize the difference between an objective and subjective statement without having it explicitly spelled out for them. If you can't figure out the difference between an opinion and a fact, you are--almost literally--too goddamn stupid to live.
"Yeah, no, the PS4 doesn't have any games. " I'm just going to leave that there. Yeah, you know, the words you present as a fact instead of what it actually is, which again is your opinion. You mean it doesn't have any games that YOU like to play. And judging from the over the top response from you, coupled with a borderline personal attack, it looks like I hit a nerve. I see that you put IMHO, but only after you asserted something as if it is actually true. So which is it?
If you like to think you hit a nerve, feel free. Honestly I can't tell if I have any emotional response, aside from some very minor bafflement at your terrible reading comprehension skills. Anyone who has spent any time in the gaming community is very well familiar with the "no games" meme. Honestly, you're the first person I've met since 2006 or so who didn't realize that the qualifier "good" was implicit. Maybe I shouldn't be too harsh. Is English your second language? It's not as simple as it seems.
What happened to hbo go?
Youtube on PS4 will load a lot better than the PS3 one!
like that shitty IGN app?
Don't get me started on that piece of sh*t app. Ruined the entire first half of Sony's e3 conference for me. Stuttering all day on e3, but at least it worked, until Sonys conference, when it just completely stopped working. You just reminded me, I need to delete that crappy app off my ps4.
They really need to get something like GOM or VLC etc ported as an app for the PS4, then it truly would be a multimedia machine. The PS3 was severely limited with its MP4 and DivX (although most Xvids were supported) playback.
DLNA or GTFO
I agree they should implement this as well, but it is probably not too high on their to do list at the moment, considering a lot of HDTV's within the last 3-4 years has that feature built in. My younger brother has an older HDTV that doesn't have that feature, so he bought Chromecast for $30 for mainly turning his older HDTV to a smart TV and one of the features is able to stream videos and music directly to the connected device.
Not to be a downer, but that ad doesn't mention PS4 anyway. They could be multimedia apps for the PS TV, for instance. I'd argue MP3 playback & DLNA are critical features for a device in that space, more so than a PS4. The PS4 will probably get them eventually though.
This is terrible news IMO. Before anyone jumps down my throat, hear me out. The PS4 has been out for more than 6 months. People that were in the know, knew about the system long before that. There's obviously things missing from the system OS even though people knew the PS4 was coming. Now they just posted a job listing for a feature they should've been working on for 2 years already. Who knows when this thing will be available now. I'm hoping soon, but it's really hard to tell
All I ask is that the PS4 be capable of doing everything the PS3 can do...I don't think that is a unreasonable request...
PS4 is a beast of a machine and we STILL don't have cd playback!! Come on Sony.
I WANT FLASH PLAYER FOR THE BROWSER!!!
You won't get it, flash is last gen and not supported by majority of web developers. HTML5 is where the shits at (I do understand your need for it but it's a program we need to get rid of to make way for more efficient ones)
Believe it when I see it
Please let us delete what we don't use, and have it off the screen. And also folders!
the next update will be MP3, than another format, than maybe 3D Bluray playback but not all 3D Blurays will work, than the next update will fix that... and of course every update is biiiiiig! I'm tired of Sony saying this and that and we have to actually wait for this feature in 3 or 4 months...
Bring back Divx then we talk!
Avi support would be nice, but full Matroska would be a whole lot nicer ;)