Rumor: Music (MP3?) File Playback Could Come Soon to PS4

One of the most requested features for the PS4 is the ability to playback music files, in particular MP3, and today industry insider Tidux, that is well known for having leaked plenty details on the PS4′s UI and operating system before they were actually included, teased something definitely interesting on that front.

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JMaine5182272d ago

Damn somebody wasn't lying when they said a lot of Playstatiom news this week. Hope this all comes true!!!

Gazondaily2272d ago

Yeah this must be true. Like the article says, the Sharefactory trailer did mention adding your own music so this should be coming very soon.

Good stuff.

sonarus2272d ago

This should have been there from the jump... but i guess better late than never. This is prob #1 feature i have been requesting. There needs to be file streaming just like on ps3

kreate2272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )

I would of thought the number 1 requested feature would of been able to play video files/ex hdd.

XtraTrstrL2272d ago

Yeah, someone made note of that on the PS blog in the comments. So, hopefully that takes care of mp3 playback. We still need a media server though.

Hyper_Tension1402272d ago

Xbox fans make fun of the ps4 for not having that many features, like is never going to get more in the future.

Trust me in a year or two the ps4 will have most, if not all the features the xbone has and some unique ones too.

Blaze9292272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )

Let's not pretend Microsoft isn't a software company first and foremost. Sony being hardware.

So when you say, "Trust me in a year or two the ps4 will have most..." I ask you, where were you last generation? Or even right now? Can't deny each companies strong suits

Hyper_Tension1402272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )


Its not sonys fault is the ps3, some features were not possible on that platform because of the lack of RAM.(Cross-game chat for example.)

But now, anything the xbone can do so can the ps4.

Gazondaily2272d ago

"Its not sonys fault is the ps3, some features were not possible on that platform because of the lack of RAM"

Err...then who's fault is it for the lack of RAM on the PS3?? Are MS absolved then for not having GDDR5 RAM on the X1?

Baka-akaB2272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )

What ? Lol of course it's their fault , it's their hardware design , and they were way behind in software anyway . I may not have liked plenty of MS's decisions in the gaming world (basically their classic MS moments) , but it did provide a much needed kick in the groin and wake up call

Things change anyway with both companies always evolving . I dunno why everyone keeps expecting a repeat of either the ps3 or 360 in those department .

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TitanUp2272d ago

yeah, still took a while for them to announce these details hopefully in the future they can make software updates faster and still have good features.

ltachiUchiha2272d ago

I still can't believe they didn't have this feat at launch. I love my ps4 but Music Unlimited sux. I wonder or the XB1 has mp3 playback or do they have a Music Unlimited bullcrap service of their own. Oh well, hopefully this is true because it sux seeing that last gen systems had it. Wouldnt be surprised if the wii u already has this. SMH.

t0mmyb0y2272d ago

This is the first I've heard about PS4 not being able to play music (I don't have a PS4 yet). Can you watch video files?

colonel1792272d ago

No. You cannot play any media in the PS4. Only Blurays and music from music unlimited.

t0mmyb0y2271d ago

Are you sh!tting me! That is ridiculous. Isn't it suppose to be THE media center that does it all. Will they be adding that stuff later?

Blaze9292272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )

I dunno, you'd think if it was MP3, then they would've just said so. It's a feature that Xbox One still lacks in comparison so if true, obviously would be smart to have that as a headliner.

"Original" - that sole word right there might be setting us all up for disappointment.

Abriael2272d ago

"original" probably means that you'll be disallowed by terms of service to use copyrighted music in your shared videos.

Which will probably be the case anyway.

ltachiUchiha2272d ago

Well wont that only hurt the user since they are the ones doing it. I say let users have mp3 playback but obviously have u read copy right & agree that anything u do that is copy right will be accounted to you & not the corporate.

Blaze9292272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )

@ltachiUchiha and you know that won't work anywhere inside a court. Look at what happened to the Fullscreen network by Music Companies. They sued the heck out of FS for what they simply "enabled" their users to do.

So as I think even harder, original may mean music YOU created. Maybe even directly within the app if they offer along with USB. But checking USB copyright - how will that be possible since MP3s can come from anywhere...

Implementing a ContentID system on PlayStation Network would be too financial BUT then again, Sony does own a record label

ElementX2272d ago

I don't think they'd allow people to use copyrighted music in their videos, they'd be setting themselves up for a lot of trouble.

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