Submitted by KendrickLamar 240d ago | opinion piece

PS4 Update 1.76 to 1.80 highly requested features

PRW: "We were one of the first to break the news on the PS4 1.75 update going live earlier this week. As expected, Sony finally gave users 3D Blu-Ray support and in-turn, managed to get the feature out before Microsoft who are still putting the final touches on the Xbox One August 2014 update which will also introduce the same feature.

While it’s great to be able to watch our 3D Blu-Ray collection on our PS4 at last, we can still see that there are a number of missing PS4 features that users are still begging Sony for." (PS4)

Bennibop  +   241d ago
There is a folder on the PS4 UI its called Library. We need Sony to do a Pin feature so we can post games & apps of our choice on dashboard and limit it to say 20 items. The library then needs filters to sort games by type.
colonel179  +   240d ago
I was thinking the exact same thing. We should be able to control what's on the dashboard, and then have everything else on the library. Once you choose library, you can then sort by name, type, etc. and have folders.

We should also be able to sort things in the dashboard. I hate that things move by recent, when I want them to stay where they are.
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NukaCola  +   240d ago
I want to remove the icons for apps I won't use. I don't like having an NBA or MLB app stuck to my screen when all I want is hulu and Netflix etc etc
Zenith4k  +   240d ago
Great idea by this time next year I'll be navigating a dashboard for 20 min ;)
C-H-E-F  +   240d ago
Uhm saying playstation... Blah blah always gets me to where I need to be but this would make the UI better.
mark3214uk  +   240d ago
this feature has to come as some point surely
Conzul  +   240d ago
Careful though, someone decided that the library is inaccessible when your internet connection is out. Don't wanna put ALL your games in there.

Try it. Disable your internet connection and try to open your library folder. lawl amirite? FIXIT SONY!
Also offline trophy view FFS!!!!!

Also a timer by each game so we can see how long played...

Also make the browser preserve logins so I don't have to log in to my sites every damn time I open it...

Also remove confirmation notifications from voice-command screenshots. Every voice-command screenshot I take has that damn "Say A Command" notice watermarked on it...

Also fix the SHARE Video function it's still broken...

Also while watching a person broadcast let me switch their PSCamera feed and their gameplay feed so I can chose which one I wanna focus on...

Oh, and for the love of God, media libraries like PS3 had.
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opoikl  +   240d ago
Yes to having a timer record your playtime for each game! That's something I've wanted since the early PS3 days.
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TheFanboySlayer  +   240d ago
My list of things Sony has to fix
1. DLNA and MP3 Support
2. Playstation Now Prices
3. Notification of Friends Online
4. The ability to share ONLY to your Playstation friends and not just Facebook and Twitter

New Features they need to add
1. More customization for our profile
2. The ability to "follow" people like famous people and youtube/livestream stars
3. Customizeable UI background and Icons
Sparticus_1  +   240d ago
Follow famous people from a ps4? You arent serious are ya? That is by far the most outrageous feature Ive seen asked for. LMAO
Couldntfindasn  +   240d ago
Its a feature available on Xbox one, for example this would've been nice(for me) a couple years ago when Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson played COD and would post his GT on twitter/FB for people to play with, we couldn't add him but "following" him would be cool to see when hes playing a maybe joining his match. Not a outrageous feature lol
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Christopher  +   240d ago
What I want right now:

1. The ability to have a 'games' folder instead of a huge bar of games I played in the last 9 months. I know I can delete them, but some of them I want to stay around, just not in that manner.

2. The ability to either hide apps I don't have or want installed or at least an option to go between two category tabs for 'installed' and 'not installed' apps (navigate between the tabs using R1/R2 or the like). This is specifically aimed at the TV/Movies category where I have to constantly see all the options there rather than the 3 I use on a regular basis (Hulu, Amazon, Netflix). I have no need for NHL, Crackle, and similar items. Why do I have to see them and why do some of them push down the items I do use regularly?

What I want in the near future:

1. DLNA/Media Server recognition/capability w/a wide array of format support.

2. True 1080p screenshots rather than 720p or less depending on the service to which I am sharing the images.

3. G+/YouTube integration for posting pictures/videos to specific circles. This is where the majority of the people I game/talk games with reside and having to post to facebook where only I can see it, save it, and re-upload to G+ is a pain in the butt.

4. Trophies that auto-synchronize as soon as they are earned rather than daily or manual updates.
OpenGL  +   240d ago
Use the USB export feature for true 1080p screenshots and then upload them to the website of your choice. It's a much better choice as the jpeg compression quality is pretty good.

Christopher  +   240d ago
@OpenGL: Still a pain and we shouldn't be dealing with the upload compression at all. But, yeah, I could do that.
bez87  +   240d ago
Fully agree, I have over 10 retail games and all the PS+ games on there, it's getting a little harder to find games and with the app folders just shoved between them it's all looking a mess, great idea, always thought what is the point of having a Library App if everything you have anyway is shoved on the dash. good idea ya should work for sony get things moving quicker, it's the actual one feature i really want more than any other.
Zenith4k  +   240d ago
Can anyone answer me this please, I don't have a 3d TV and even if I did I can't see 3d (iv got one shitty eye) so instea of it taking up space on my hard drive can I just delete it, and also do newer updates delete older ones or are they all needed to keep a constant "stability" for the ps 4 thanks in advance
KwietStorm  +   240d ago
Can you delete what? The firmware? It just overwrites itself. It's not taking up any space.
Zenith4k  +   240d ago
Okay thanks for that wasn't sure cheers
BitbyDeath  +   240d ago
Firmware is the operating system, it isn't an application.
Christopher  +   240d ago

Just to be clear, you cannot delete portions of firmware. But, unlike what others have said, it does take up space but it's space that's automatically allocated to the firmware (aka OS) already. So, say there's 5GB of firmware space allocated, you may only be using 3GB of it now and the other 2GB is reserved for future updates but unused at this time.
Steptoe  +   240d ago
I think they'll have to do the pin feature or something similar. Soon, as more games come it's gonna be an endless scroll. It wouldn't suprise me if the Ui gets a total overhaul.
stavrami-mk2  +   240d ago
Dualshock use with remote play on one account would be appreciated
tenacious_b  +   240d ago
All I want is ps4 media server so I can get out of last gen purgatory with my ps3. Oh and youtube app and we're done.
BitbyDeath  +   240d ago
App is said to be coming for Youtube but in the meantime if you goto youtube.com/tv you will see the exact same layout that came with the PS3 youtube app.
danny818  +   240d ago
we need notifications!!!! make it happen Sony
AaronMK  +   240d ago
While they are on Blu-ray, where is support for the PS3 Blu-ray remote?
RedDevils  +   240d ago
Probably when they update the firmware with DLNA
Saito  +   240d ago
Begging for features? You should be gaming. That's your first priority and reason you buy a gaming console. This gaming age is making me nauseous from people dependency on extra features they won't even use 98% of the time. Most "gamers" aren't gamers anyway. I hate the weak.
Saito  +   240d ago
The weak disagree with any source of truth.
UltraNova  +   240d ago
The weak must be burned on pyre...(Hides Nazi tattoo)

Edit: It saddens me I have to say this but its n4g... I'm kidding...
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asmith2306  +   240d ago
The strange reply to themselves...
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Boog_89  +   240d ago
Friends online/offline notification ... simple yet very useful.
3xkrazy  +   240d ago
Where's the backup app? 3 full PSN games can make a serious dent on your monthly data cap. I wan't to upgrade my HD in the future, but I don't want to lose my internet as a punishment.
JimCom95  +   240d ago
I want the system to do automatic updates and downloads for games when in standby mode.
colonel179  +   240d ago
I just got my PS4 and these are things I think need to be implemented:

- Ability to remove icons you don't use (I'll never use Music Unlimited or Video Unlimited for example).

- Ability to sort the content area. You have this horizontal line, which I imagine gets endless when you get many games, so it would be nice if you could sort them how you want, and decide if you want them to move by recent.

-The issue with content area, is that it works like the PS Vita, where you get icons from every game you play (even discs), but the PS Vita has as many pages as needed. In the PS4, is just an horizontal line. Maybe make an icon (folder) that groups all icons from every game.

- Folders in library

-Sorting in Library (by name, type, etc)

-Remove items not yet downloaded from Library

- Less "clicks" for closing an application

-hide applications in library

- Better management of game updates. Maybe be able to check update in content area, or being able to update before starting a game. ( I started playing infamous, and it started installing the update the moment I started the game.. should have been before. I had to quit the game and start it again.)

That's it so far. For me that's what needs to be changed so it's more useful.
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Sparticus_1  +   240d ago
"I want my $400 worth" Remember how much the ps3 launch cost..wayyyyy more than the ps4 launch. Didnt have squat on it. It takes time to add things. It took years for the ps3 to be the beast it is Give Sony time and let them do what they do. I remember waiting in line for the original ps. Ive watched gamers turn into crybabies in the last few years. Yes, Ill get alot of disagrees but its the truth. The ps4 will never satisfy everyone. If you can build a better gaming machine get out of your mothers basement and go do it. Until then give Sony time to create its magic.

Features I want on the PS4 immediately that should have been there from launch.
1. Sandwich maker app
2. Circles not squares
3. A cheeseburger recipe function
4. A fart machine
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memots  +   240d ago
YES !!!
ColeMacGrath  +   239d ago
I would totally use the fart machine feature.
WitWolfy  +   240d ago
What about offline trophies? It must suck for those who dont have internet to not having the ability to even sync their countless hours of grinding or even to keep track of them.
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Erudito87  +   240d ago
I just want a youtube app and local storage and i will be happy.
zen_hydra  +   240d ago
I want DLNA support and PS3/USB peripheral compatibility.

Let me use my PS4 as a media streaming device (like I can with my PS3), and let me use my expensive fight stick (and other assorted controllers I purchased for last gen).
WickedLester  +   240d ago
I just want MP3/CD/DLNA support.
hadouken007  +   240d ago
For me UI customisation, themes mp3 support, and better voice controls.
xxxGEOxxx  +   239d ago
Would it be possible for them to upgrade the trophy system to see how far away we are from acquiring said trophy?

For example, a trophy called "PWN N3WBZ" which requires 100 headshots would give us a count of how many head shots we have so we can better gauge how far we have left to go. Or is that more of a developer thing for each game individually?
Rikuson1  +   239d ago
What I want

1) Ability to Press the PS Button right when a message is received to go straight to that message.

2) The ability to have a subject line within your messages like Ps3 did so you can quick communicate with people.

3) A quick comment bubble like the Ps3 had right in your PS Profile, so when you are looking through you friends list or looking at someone's profile you can see it right there. With double the amount of characters you had on the Ps3's comment bubble.

4) Speaking of comments how about a comment section under you activities like the Vita?

5) A more organized What's New and Activity Section. Break everything up into tabs. Trophies, Advertisement, When someone starts playing a game, Game Specific Activities, Screenshots and Videos. They should all be broken up into tabs not in a giant mess organized by date. It's a mess

6) Short Cut Buttons. With every button except for the X, Option and Share Button, you should be able to create your own shortcut input to any location of the Playstation Dynamic Menu. Example when you are highlighted over Messages if you press the Options Button within those options you should see one called Short Cut. When you press on that it'll take you to a page that will say the following. Select 1 or 2 buttons to be used to take you straight to your message when you are at the PlayStation Dynamic Menu. So you if you want to make Square the button you press you can do that and it'll take you straight to your Messages. You should be able to do this with Messages, Notifications, Settings, Live From Playstation, or even your favorite games. This will make navigating thru the PDM an ease because it will be your customize layout. Want to make the What's New Section R1 + Triangle? well you should be able to.

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