PS4 DLNA support coming early 2015, PS Mobile App Redesign in works and more

Verified Sony Employee /u/IWorkForSony shared some interesting information over at the PS4 subreddit.

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XiSasukeUchiha1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

DLNA support is coming people just be proud of that, a redesign of the mobile is a blessing in disguise, entitlements for PS3 won't carry over no!!!

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kneon1963d ago

Why would I be proud of that? I didn't do it.

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GamerRetro1962d ago

Lol bud 73 disagrees geez I think you made a valid comment

ChrisGTR11962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

as a ps4 owner , what the hell is taking sony so long to put out actual updates. 2015?? seriously we got 4 more months in the year why cant we get any fw updates with features instead of 'stability patches'

Blade921962d ago

How about you be a adult and be patient.

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Neonridr1963d ago

Still can't understand why it takes a year and X months to implement DLNA support.

I am glad to know that it at least is coming.

XiNarutoUzumaki1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

Because Sony wants to give gaming features first. DLNA, 3D, and those media features were the least used on PS3.

JP13691963d ago

Do you have a source to verify that claim?

Neonridr1963d ago

I know lots of people that used the media server. And these were just MY friends. I have to imagine that number would go up drastically when you consider an 80 million userbase.

The enhancements we have gotten so far seem to center around streaming functionality, which doesn't necessarily qualify as "gaming" features.

The Meerkat1963d ago

Video streaming is the MOST used feature on my 360. Its the sole reason my 360 gets used 5x as much as my PS4.

I'd much rather use my PS4 for everything.

XtraTrstrL1963d ago

Or, because Sony wants to get as many frustrated gamers to join Music/Video Unlimited as possible while they can. It wouldn't take that long to implement DLNA and mp3 support, it's already been there day 1 for their Music/Video Unlimited, which I'd think would be no less work to get in there than just streaming from your PC. People fall for anything though, and if you are a fan boy, you hurt yourselves and everyone else by giving praise for this type of action. Because, it'll only cause them to fall more to MS's level in the future, with you patting them on the back for it now.

XiNarutoUzumaki1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )


I don't praise them for not implementing all these features on PS4 since Day 1, but I don't bash them for not bringing it sooner. I don't care about those features, and they aren't Sony's priorities. What happened to the ''3D is Dead'' comments? Oh, so Sony didn't include 3D bluray, and now it has suddenly become relevant and now everybody is going apeshit because of the lack of it.

I bet most of you have music on your phones, and you will still listen to music on your phone. And I don;t think Sony is doing that so that people subscribe to the Music service.

Neonridr1962d ago

@Naruto - at the end of the day, yes I can watch 3D blurays on my 3D bluray home theatre system (also a Sony I might add), and I can stream via my PC to my home theatre system using Serviio on my PC, so it's not like I am sitting around twiddling my thumbs waiting for them to implement it.

But that doesn't mean that it wouldn't be 1000x more convenient to do my gaming, movie watching and streaming all through the same device.

Just because you are ok with something, doesn't mean that everyone else should be, nor does that mean that Sony automatically shares your point of view. There are many of us who would like the ability to stream movies or watch 3D via our PS4's.

DragonKnight1962d ago

After what Gamestop said about how many people know about trade ins, does it surprise you that similar numbers could be gleaned from how many know about or used DLNA support on the PS3?

The problem with a lot of gamers is that they think that because they know something or they use something that obviously everyone else does because how could they not right?

XBLSkull1962d ago

I only used my PS3 for the DLNA, and not for games. Needless to say I've been extremely disappointed with the PS4, but I'm glad to see it's finally coming back

Mr_Writer851962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

"Just because you are ok with something, doesn't mean that everyone else should be"

Just because your not doesn't mean everyone else shouldn't be either...

Works both ways.

"There are many of us who would like the ability to stream movies or watch 3D via our PS4's."

And again you are most likely in the small minority so why should other people care about features you want that they are never going to use?

I'm sure there are people who would much rather have Pause and Resume and being able to pause downloads then features that can be done on other devices.

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OrangePowerz1963d ago

I'd guess and say they have mote important things with higher priority? DLNA, mp3 or 3D movies isn't really important for a console.

ramiuk11963d ago

exactly,shouldnt take that long.
i have a bluray player that supports it but i want to lose a hdmi device,i wonder if MS announce dlna sooner and see how sony respnd

shinrock1962d ago

M$ wouldn't have to respond. X1 already supported dlna from damn near day one.

Kayant1963d ago

Maybe they are waiting for external regulations to be processed or something along those lines? And with the fact Sony Japan are doing the firmware updates that could create some delays or they are just Sooony™ :P

One thing I don't get Suspend/Resume is not there yet. It doesn't seem like something that will be so difficult to implement and something that should have been on the PS4 at launch.

OrangePowerz1962d ago

It's there to a certain degree. If you have a game running and go as example to Netflix and watch something it will suspend the game and when you go back to the game it will resume it.

hkgamer1962d ago

maybe they are testing that suspend/resume features to make sure it will definitely work.

i mean there can be some glitches every so often and i rather it work 100% of the time. imagine that 1 time you didnt save for hours or got past that super hard boss suspended game and wasnt able to resume?

other updates such as dlna or mp3 can be done quickly. it shouldnt be too hard for sony.

Kayant1962d ago

Read this Neonridr. It's a possible reason for the delay. Thanks to jeff_rigby.

What they could be waiting for. Certification starts September 2014

More about the tech


Oh right forgot about that.... Maybe there is so complication with saving a game and powering it off?

Neonridr1962d ago

thanks for the links Kayant.

OrangePowerz1962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

It's actually not so much saving the game as it is saving whatever is in the RAM for the game. If the device wasn't built for it originally it can be problematic to achieve. The Vita or phones are designed for that, but you can still get issues on phones where it wouldn't clear the RAM properly making phones slow and needing a reboot to actually clear the RAM correctly. Suspending a game and going into low power standbye mode isn't as easy as it might sound. You can end with lot's of different problems and some of them might not even happen directly but slowly over time through constantly using a feature like that.

Big difference between saving a game that takes a few MB and sits somewhere on the HDD and doesn't need to be quickly accessed necessarily compared to preserving the current state that would take several GB and need to be accessible as fast as possible so you can jump directly back into the game without any waiting at all.

Cryptcuzz1962d ago

It really makes a lot of sense now that you provided those links. Thank you for that Kayant.

Darkstares1962d ago

I don't either. Maybe Sony needs more manpower or something. The system shipped with music services so it's not like they never thought of the PS4 as doing more than just games. Playstation systems have evolved into entertainment devices and the PS3 if I remember correctly was the most used console of them all for watching Netflix.

It is possible to have a great game system and also one that does media entertainment well too and it shouldn't take over a year to do it. Oh well, at least they tell us it's coming, just like The Last Guardian.

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sam_job1963d ago

i will call it FAKE, reddit moderator have not yet verified the account....

ReZoN1963d ago

They have actually, he has a verified tag to the right of his username.

mochachino1963d ago (Edited 1963d ago )

Customizable background colours, wallpapers, and instant wake from standby are my most wanted features.

And I very much hope to not have to wait until 2015 to get them. How hard can it be?

The Meerkat1963d ago

Customizable background colours are more important to you than MP3 and Video Streaming?

Da-phuq? You must really hate blue.

DragonKnight1962d ago

Yeah, because everyone uses their gaming console to play music and movies right?

mochachino1962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )


Ive almost always plug my laptop directly into my a/v for video and music.

I pretty much only use my game console for gaming and netflix. My computer does other things better I find and it's so easy (and probably faster) to just connect it to my setup.

My TVs also calibrated differently for gaming than for movies.

I hope they add dlna for all the people that want it but our priorities obviously differ. Instant wake/sleep would be sublime for gaming

MikeG71962d ago

And I want instant game invite sending instead this long term *clicking* *clicking* ... waiting and *clicking*

Can't they make them as those on Xbox when you just choose who you want to invite and it send it in a matter of blink of an eye. On PS4 this is way to slow... Its almost remind me last gen.

Blade921962d ago

Just be patient. Jesus I bet Sony is getting annoyed by you guys. Gamers are a bunch of whiny, impatient children.

MasterCornholio1963d ago

Took them a while but at least its coming.

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