System software 3.00 beta version of the PS4 has been released to the participants for the beta testing program.
Still remember how much the psn changed throughout the ps3 life cycle. Can't wait to see what new features are introduced throughout the ps4's lifetime. The only thing I need now is folders to keep everything more organized. Other than that the UI is perfect
I agree, I have my PS3 in the bedroom. I feel that last gen-ness from it now, just like I felt about my PS2 after having the PS3 for awhile! Folders is probably my most wanted feature, bit of a UI control freak, so it does bother me.
Yeah the UI needs an update, folders for sure, and the ability to take some stuff of the task bar, i got some app stuff in there that ill never touch and i would like to be able to just hide or remove it.
@XBLSkull If it's something you will never touch, then uninstall and wallah its gone from the taskbar.
Naw there is a bunch of junk i can't get rid of, PSNow, PS Music, PS Video, Playroom, Sharefactory... bunch of crap I will never use. Would love to uninstall/hide it, or at least throw it all into one folder.
Definitely wouldn't call it perfect.
Not perfect but it does the job well
Where's my Friend sign in/out notifications? Where's my account status for away/invisible. Can we please get some of the simple stuff out of the way in one big update? Should of had what i'm asking for at most in 2014.... By all means, the stuff added is always welcomed, but simple stuff we had on ps3 should of been on the console already. It is annoying to wonder if any of my friends ddcided to log on, and i jave to stop my game and go into a menu to see if he/she signed on yet, just to still see them offline. Sony, please! You didn't fufil my psn id request 5 years ago, for the love of sake just give us back some key online feature we had on ps3. I don't want to get good stuff at the end of the ps4's life span just so the ps5 will not have some of the key online features ps4 have. End rant-
I would say 90% of PSN wants to change their PSN ID xD
The sole deal-breaker is I can't use my Premium avatars(those of which I have paid for and used to be given for free for ps+) on ps4.This is exhausting and must change. Either that or give away better avatars. Custom themes or the ability to save a share photo as a background are screaming my name as well. #go->do->it
my only gripe is the psn store the old one works so much better and is less of hassle to find things. Also it is incredibly slow on the ps3 while the old store isnt. And you can still sorta use the old store if you go into transaction management.
Folders for less of a layout mess External hard drive support, ps3 allowed us to watch videos etc,,, from our hard drive. For all you wanting to change your psn name give people one time change. Tell people it's a one time thing only so no more excuse on how I didn't think long and hard before I decided on the name. It shouldn't be free also Better UI
Definitely NOT perfect, not even close...
Come on, Sony ! We are waiting for ya.
I prefer xmb but they can make changes tbh. If it was me I would simplify it completely. Ie when you go into TV tab it's too much fuffling about just to get to YouTube app. There should be a pin to xmb option. I also want tiles to be smaller there's no point how it is currently
So you want Windows 8?
Windows isnt the only thing to having a pinning feature ya kno.....
Hrm. That's it?
Sounds weak. I hope there's more.
I'll take it, I want my PS4 to do more things. Every little bit is more than welcome.
What's this? Looks like a cheap rip off of Xbox features.
Ah no, do you really think Sony need to follow Microsoft footstep ?
"Party Chat" "Achievements" "Now This" No Sony never follows in anyones footsteps at all lol both Consoles do things the others copy from
@wowsochill Whoa there buddy! Let's not talk about cloud saving, monthly free game library. I could go on, but i think you get the point. EDIT: you edited pretty fast. Yeah clear that up pal.
@wow Party chat was around a lot longer than the Xbox so it didn't start there.
What's this? A pathetic troll? I do believe so.
you mean just like the new xbox one update is a cheap ripoff the PS4 UI?
Huh? Wait....So you mean to tell me the PS4 already has Windows 10 and Cortana?
Take a look at the Xbox App on Windows 10 and take a look at the new Xbox One UI.. The PS4 has little to nothing to do with their new design language.. The Xbox App was made for Windows 10, the Xbox One is being updated to Windows 10, and both UIs look nearly identical.. Please tell me where the PS4 factors into this?..
So they should not have included those features so you guys can continue to bash it for not having them? Now that they are launching those features, they are a ripoff?? You haters arent satisfied either way, are you?
Im just replying to the xbox guys that are calling the PS4 UI trash, if its so bad how come microsoft took many things from the PS4 UI for their new xbox windows 10 UI? Microsoft themselves are proving thes xbox dudes wrong.
I never understood why people make it seem like Sony is the only company that copies. Am I going to criticize Apple, Samsung, LG and all these other phone companies and call them copycats for copying the IBM Simon which was the first ever touch screen phone? Every company copies. Microsoft copied the EyeToy, PS Plus, dual analog sticks, cloud game saves, Blu - Ray, etc and put it onto their console. Just remember which consoles did those things first. Hell, even this generation, they copied Sony's blueprint to success. First their vision was Kinect, tv, DRM, games, now they changed their vision to games, games, games. They unbundled their camera out of the box. They're letting indies self publish games and now they're investing in exclusives and are trying to diversify the Xbox One's exclusive line up. Does this sound familiar? Of course it does.. Sony was already doing this. I could go on and on about this topic but I think you get what I'm saying.
How do you get into these beta firmwares? I think it be a smart thing to have Public beta for those interested in contributing to the development of future software.
You need to go to their site and do the ambassador program application. If you qualify you get sent a message.
Thank you I just applied hopefully I can get in.
Now that we have the media player all I care about is getting folders to organize stuff.
Not really the media player needs a few more tweaks like being able to store your media on the hdd and some more added support for some other codes.
Did you add the files to a folder? I thought i had all these files that weren't supported . . . turns out they all just need to be in a folder.
@locoraven. Thanks! I didn't know that! I was wondering why all my stuff was 'unsupported'. Sigh though... Have to go through all my stuff on my 3tb NAS and a couple 1tb HDDs.... Maybe I'll get around to that sometime...
Whoa whoa whoa, please tell me more about how stuff needs to be in a folder, does the folder need to have a specific name or something? I thought something was wrong with my network for the longest time.
The UI needs an overhaul i mean look at xbox, they are killing it in that department! and im jealous. The new update coming out for it looks amazing. The ps4 ui is ok but it could be alot better
xbox UI received an overhaul to be more like the PS4 UI, so its faster, easier and straight foward. Sony needs to work faster on the updates but its microsoft who is trying to copy the PS4 UI.
Xbox UI has been in development for years as its a streamlined version of Windows 10, not a rip off of PS4
the new Xbox One UI update looks just like the Xbox App on Windows 10. How does that have anything to do with the PS4? Does the PS4 have some sort of ownership over the terms "fast", "easy", and "straight-forward"?
It's nothing wrong with the UI, it just need more features..
Can we please get Bluetooth headset support I've been waiting so long
Still no notification when friends go online? I really hope this list is incomplete. These new features sound cool, but we're still missing basic ones that should've made the jump from last generation.
Seems like a decent update. Just annoying that we have to wait so long for any meaningful updates
Give us external hdd support, custom thema's and folders sony come on plz
hmm does the PS4 support external storage yet or no?
Not yet, but they really need to add this feature as they are the only current gen console that doesn't offer it.
No, but theres ps4 enclosures where you can put in any size hard drive that you want. Nyko makes one. http://www.amazon.com/Data-...
Thats a good feature but one that is not really needed as bad since you can easily change the HDD on the PS4 in 5 minutes unlike the xbox which has no choice but to support external HDD. Having a swap-able HDD is better than external. I have a 2tb HDD on my PS4 But i agree they should add external support it
I have a 2tb too but with the games coming out till at least end of the year i think im already down 1tb in total. Let alone 2016 and beyond. So im eager to get externall hdd.
Just found this hope it helps http://www.gameranx.com/upd...
This has more details guys.
Thanks just happened across it and had way more info
Just give us Friends Online Notifications & Hide from Online Friends without signing out. Apart from that, I'm not too fussed about Features. Games are why I purchased PS4, and thankfully Sony's latest delivers what I want.
Hide from friends lol you're talking about appear offline or go invisible right?
Lol I guess I'm just a little too Honest ..but yeah Exactly )
i really cant belive they havent added friends notification after nearly 2 years , its a feature that is needed
2 years ha. I've been asking since PS3.
I would want options for uncompressed screenshots and the option to record straight to an external HDD. I have one 500 gig USB2 one sitting all empty, even made a 100 gig partion in ExFAT format for the PS4 for faster file transfer but it doesnt like to work with it. Note that all my USB sticks in ExFAT work perfectly. I have seen some people claim you can already use external HDDs as image/video storage but I sure havent seen much info about that.
Custom folders Friends Online/offline notification and custom sub-group friend list sorting *****Appear offline option***** External HDD support for both backups and game storage Custom wallpaper Trophy sorting *****Auto sync trophies***** Offline trophy list Make pancakes and corned beef hash I feel like these are mostlt simple things that should be here already before more deeply integrated things like community, which sounds very cool, but way passed a basic feature that many of us have been asking for. Especially the pancakes and hash. I mean you just drop it on the pan and flip it over.
Those are great but we also need to be able to pin games/applications you want in the menu
Sony is just stuffing around, these basic features should have been incorporated at least a year ago. If this is what 3.0 will be it is another joke of an update then.
sounds like this update is mostly focused on social features then?
How fricking hard is it to make folders, Sony? GDI!
Call me old fashioned but I actually miss the CD playback the most.
PS4 needs to be able to read CDs and enable common Bluetooth headset support