6 of the best overlooked features of Sony’s PlayStation 4

IT Pro Portal: With the release of the PlayStation 4 coming tomorrow in the US, and in two weeks over here, we’ve had months of news, praise, and criticism, and we know just about all we need to know regarding the PS4’s features. However, there are some overlooked and underrated features that may seem small, but will make any PS4 owner’s life better.

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Unreal011795d ago

A bit gutted by the lack of Suspend Mode at launch but I don't think it'll be long before Sony put it in.

Less than 9 days man!

Detoxx1795d ago

I´ll have to wait till around 10 December :(..

DaGR8JIBRALTAR1795d ago (Edited 1795d ago )

the suspend mode is already in ...what are you talking about? you can go staight to the dashboard and back without losing your place...genius. Same for netflix...start a game,load up netflix,leave're back where you left off in the game.I love it!

a08andan1795d ago (Edited 1795d ago )

Suspension mode is where you turn off the console even when the game is running and only need to turn it on again and then ur back in the game. I imagine it is exactly like the sleeping mode of a computer :P

JoGam1795d ago (Edited 1795d ago )

Suspend mode is not active yet. People agreeing are just as confused. Suspend mode is what the Vita does. For example, when playing a game on vita i can hit the ps button which will suspend the game but then tap the power button it puts the vita in standby mode. Later in the day i can tap the PS button which brings the Vita out of stanby mode and allows me to continue the game without saving.

_FantasmA_1795d ago (Edited 1795d ago )

Breaking News: You don't even need to plug in your controller to your PS4. You can charge it from a wall outlet or other other USB connection, whether the PS4 is on or off. This means you don't have to drain your PS4 or buy a bigger cable to reach from your console to your sofa or bed.

Septic1795d ago

Btw, one feature that we haven't heard of is how your friends could supposedly take over your game. Is that feature available and if so, does it work well?

abzdine1795d ago

it's David Perry who talked about it i think it's gonna be part of the Gaikai claawwwwd BS (based system).

Remote play and broadcasting are 2 amazing features i am so much looking forward to. Also PS app is really nice.

Madderz1795d ago

Yeah i was talking to a friend about that last night.

I thought there was an option where if your friend was playing online, you could watch them play and they had the option to hand over the controls.

Another thing i was thinking about this is would it be time limited? My reason for asking this is because say my friend has a game that i dont and i want to play it, could he not set it up so i have the controls when say he is at work and i can play the game i do not own for the day?

Also i thought it was going to be possible to watch friends play via the Companion App in the same sort of way (instead of using twitch or ustream)

Can anyone shed any light?

colonel1791795d ago (Edited 1795d ago )

It will probably let you play only by limited amounts of time. I guess they will give you 60 minutes at most, or have some kind of requirement like both players would have to own the game and have it installed/on disk slot.
After all, if the feature is meant to help a friend, you should have played the game in the first place, meaning you probably have to own it.

My guess is that all those big missing features will come by update 2.00.

rdgneoz31795d ago

5 day old article, but the app for the smartphones already released. Think it was on the 14th at least.

Bart1795d ago

the playstation app for android has it been released in uk as i cant seem to find it

Confused1795d ago (Edited 1795d ago )

It has. I can find it on my phone but I can't find it on my tablet.

Edit: I've just looked again and now I can't find it on either. I've just updated my phone to android 4.4 so maybe the app isn't compatible with that yet....

Madderz1795d ago (Edited 1795d ago )

My friend cant find it either, i already had it and just hit update, when i use the share thing on the playstore to send him the link it says it is not available in this country.

God knows how i have it?

Try this link -

Jsoc1795d ago

The PS App released in the US on NOV. 13th..... The Suspend mode I hope they put it in soon ... But I'm still loving my PS4 ..

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