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

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We’re all excited to find about what new features are coming to our PS4s in the coming months. Verified Sony Employee /u/IWorkForSony shared some interesting information over at the PS4 subreddit.

He talked about upcoming DLNA support for PS4, a redesign for the PS Mobile App and PS3 entitlements possibly carrying over to PS Now.

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In regards to much awaited DLNA support, IWorkForSony estimated an early 2015 release date. He also noted that Video and MP3 support could come as early by the Holiday season this year.

I’d say early 2015 for DLNA.

MP3 and Video Players by the Holiday season (MP3 maybe sooner)

A much need redesign to the PS Mobile App is also in the works, which IWorkForSony described as more functional and modern.

There’s a redesign in the works. It should be more functional and modern (read: less cheesy blue boxes)

He also revealed that PS3 entitlements previously own or bought will not transfer to the public release of PS Now. Tough luck folks!

Those rumors are wrong. Entitlements for PS3 games won’t carry over to PS Now.

Which feature do you want the most to be added to the Playstation 4? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • John C

    I am torn about this one even from a legal perspective related to the PS Now Service. I am going to make some comments that are not 100% legal truth but play along with the logic. And comparing video games to other media content / digital rights models.

    1) Mp3 (Itunes) / CD / ETC – in the case of the old fashioned CD you buy it, you have rights to the X songs on the disks and thanks to CD audio not being encrypted you are allowed and can easily COPY these audio tracks to Itunes or other 3rd part programs. The license is not violated in any way that can be legally challenged.

    2) Television – While they are still bickering over it, you can own a DVR copy television to a device in your house and then play it back. You pay for television as a service, but your ability to record shows and even watch on demand streaming VIA cable or the internet is part of the service.

    3) Netflix – Television as a serivce essentially. pricing model though is that you pay one fee for unlimited use and access per month.

    4) PS Now – This should basically be pay for title access (reduced fees but could be up to 20-25$ per title) and then a subscription or time rental to the streaming portion of the service, like a second PS+. I understand why sony had to go rental model for the service because of simplicity and it is a streaming package. That costs bandwith and overhead that ultimately lead to dollars. But in defense PS Now is not for first run titles, so really the only thing they are selling is convenience. $50 dollars for 90 days of access to one title from an old system is not a viable pricing structure Sony. Someone in your marketing department should have been able to tell you that.

    My ultimate argument is. If i am buying rights and not actual physical product (which is the argument that most of the content providers want to go with in court), should my right after purchase not exist in perpetuity. And who’s responsibility is it to maintain that perpetual right? If i have 1000 DVD’s and my DVD player breaks 20 years in the future that essentially has the potential to limit my perpetual rights to view the DVD. OR if you prefer a more mundane example, DVD is scratched and no longer playable, or surface decays from time and sun exposure leaving the disc inoperable. This gets even more complex with digital purchases. basically you pay someone else to make arrangement of 1′s and 0′s that have meaning on your computer. and you are purchasing the license to view that content.

  • Jerusp0

    I would like to know if there will be the posibility to chance your homebar. Not only the design … More like creating folders or organize eveything (Sort, folder for demosgamesother stuff).

    Thats what I loved about the Ps3 Crossbar… And I cannot understand why this isnt a feature on the current newer gen. Next to the basics like mp3, DLNA, 3D BR there are still terrible missing features. Totaly year 2004 basic-Features.

  • ps4sucksballzack

    EVERYONR THAT LIKES THE SONY FAGSTATION DESERVES TO GET SHOT IN THE FUCKING HEAD, A BOMB SHOVED UP THEIR ASS AND BLOWN THE FUCK OFF THIS PLANET!

    • TotallyNotGlenn

      And you deserve to be neutered and kept in a cage so there’s no chance you can reproduce. :)

    • x1sucksballzack

      EVERYONy THAT LIKES THE MS FAGBOX DESERVES TO GET SHOT IN THE FUCKING HEAD, A BOMB SHOVED UP THEIR ASS AND BLOWN THE FUCK OFF THIS PLANET!

    • x1sucksballzack

      Deserve to be shot in the head then have your body pissed on then burned to nothing. The planet would be much better of without you. You piece of shit!

  • Andre Moore

    Id like to be able to turn on my PS4 and the TV turns on also like my ps3 does.

  • Bliss Seeker

    This is great news! I personally am looking forward to MP3 support the most!

  • born_naughty

    I feel dumb asking this but: what is DLNA exactly?

    • TotallyNotGlenn

      In short, it provides the ability to stream media from one device to another using something called a media server, which is usually run on your home computer.

      • Not_true

        Aka totally not a way to stream your not quite legally acquired music and movie collection.

        • born_naughty

          Off course not!
          Okay, I get it. I don’t really care about that feature. The only thing I want is to have mp3 support to integrate entrance songs in WWE 2K15 and for NHL 15

        • TotallyNotGlenn

          Thanks for clearing that up. :/ Everyone loves redundancy.

  • john

    Fucking Sony!! These features should have been there on LAUNCH!! We shouldn’t have to wait a year or a year and a half for shit we’ve had on the PS3 since the beginning! Fucking sony wankers don’t give a shit about what we want – ALL their firmware updates have been pure SHITE!! Fucking cunts!

    • nhoj

      Fucking MS!! These features should have been there on LAUNCH!! We shouldn’t have to wait a year or a year and a half for shit we’ve had on the 360 since the beginning! Fucking MS wankers don’t give a shit about what we want – ALL their firmware updates have been pure SHITE!! Fucking cunts!

  • Kamille

    I remember Sony once saying that PS NOW was an answer to backward compatibility but it seems that’s not the case anymore. They saw they can scam people without anybody complaining, now kiss goodbye BC forever.

    • Not_true

      Or it’s just too expensive to slap a CELL/BE chip in each PS4.

    • TotallyNotGlenn

      They said it was a solution, not an answer.

  • Goodacre

    - fix the Share bug
    - MP3 playback during games, not just an app
    - hire someone else to do your software, your in-house people suck

  • Russell Gorall

    The dragging of feet is strong with this one.

    • Not_true

      Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred.

      • Russell Gorall

        How many times a day do you copy and paste that message?

    • Guest

      This i agree with, 2015 to get DLNA!? and til Holiday season to get a MP3/video player? How slow and pathetic. Sony is so slow and bad at this its not even funny. And i bet you it they will not even be all that good and need further updating that will take forever just to make them what they should have been/decent.

      • extermin8or2

        ummmthis isn’t an official announcement, we have no idea if what he/she has said is correct.

        • Guest

          True, but Sony has still been way to slow up til now. Which they would get thier act together in this area.

      • TotallyNotGlenn

        Well you be an impatient douchebag and whine and complain about everything over there. We’ll sit over here, enjoy our PS4 consoles, and celebrate our MP3/DLNA/etc when it gets here.

        Seriously. Some people just find EVERYTHING to complain about, even in the midst of good news.

        • Guest

          Damn, dude, talk about “taking it”. You are seriously taking it for fanboyism. Sad really.

          • TotallyNotGlenn

            Well you can say whatever you want, but it’s really sad when the company literally says we’re getting what we want and people STILL have to complain about it. Sony has been on a tear lately with doing things right, and I’d rather wait a few months for a less-than-urgent feature and make sure they do it right than have them rush and mess it up now.

            Also, I didn’t say anything about “taking it.” I don’t know where you got that quote from.

  • Guest

    So digital games we already paid for don’t transfer to PSNow with its ridiculous prices? GTFO!

    • bigshynepo

      They better allow you to access games on PS Now that you’ve already bought on PSN. I’d expect to pay a small fee to enable streaming on the PSN title but to charge us full price again for those games, that’s low.

      • Guest

        Read what Jonah Trillz said, ”

        Let’s be realistic here. You can still access those games on your PS3.

        You want to access those same games on PS Now? Well it costs Sony to have its servers running in order to do that. You can’t expect them to eat the cost of the servers just so you could stream those PS3 games you bought. If you want to play them then do it on your PS3.”
        He’s absolutely right. Gamers are so entitled, its time to knock you fools back a couple of notches.

        • bigshynepo

          I specifically said “I’d expect to pay a small fee to enable streaming on the PSN title” because I obviously understand additional infrastructure is needed. If I am already a PS+ member and I am already streaming Now rentals, how much more could it cost for Sony to stream the digital file I already have bought from them? It certainly can’t cost as much as the original production and distribution costs of the game, ya know, what our purchase price has already paid off?

          So remember, I WOULD EXPECT TO PAY A SMALL FEE TO ENABLE STREAMING ON PSN TITLES.

          “Guests” are so illiterate, it’s time to knock you fools back a couple notches.

          • Guest

            I UNDERSTAND, I GET IT AND WHAT YOUR SAYING, KAPEESH? Now can we stop yelling? I get it, you’re right. But bandwidth does cost money. What i think they should do which would be a good compromise, would be to just let you download it, that way they dont have to keep paying the bandwidth costs.

        • Russell Gorall

          Someone doesn’t want to pay twice for something they own, commences to get called entitled.

          • Guest

            You paid for the hard copy, you have it, it does what you expect it to do, but now they have to go and pay for the bandwidth everytime, so you can stream it every time you feel like it? Yeah, you sound entitled. What they should do is let you download it and like that everybody is happy, case solved.

          • TotallyNotGlenn

            A: You don’t have to pay twice for it. PS Now is not mandatory.
            B: If you do pay for the PS Now service, you won’t pay the same amount of money as you did purchasing a copy of the full game.
            C: Those demanding Sony allow them access to an extra service not promised them with the purchases of their games for free ARE acting entitled. Again, it’s an extra service. Sony isn’t taking your game away. You bought it for the PS3. If you want to play Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time on your Vita, you’re going to have to pay for the service that makes it happen, just like everyone else.

    • Jonah Thrillz

      Let’s be realistic here. You can still access those games on your PS3.

      You want to access those same games on PS Now? Well it costs Sony to have its servers running in order to do that. You can’t expect them to eat the cost of the servers just so you could stream those PS3 games you bought. If you want to play them then do it on your PS3.

      Stop being an XBot fanboy.

      • Russell Gorall

        Speaking of fanboys…

        • Guest

          Yeah, speakingof fanboys, Russell

          • Jonah Thrillz

            Don’t worry, you’re like a ball I kick around for sh!ts and giggles.

          • Russell Gorall

            Internet E Thug 101.

          • TotallyNotGlenn

            I think the fact that you used a term like “Internet E Thug” says more about you than anything else you could say. XD

        • Not_true

          Stop spreading fanboy lies, FUD, and hatred.

        • Jonah Thrillz

          Right back at you biatch.

          • Not_true

            You do it, not me.

            All 3 consoles have good games and have their pluses and minuses. It’s only fanboys mindlessly trashing one or the other. It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them.

      • andy

        He doesn’t own a PlayStation console so not sure why he says “we already paid for”. THAT is why he is an XBot fanboy.

      • ABP

        I hate how people think sony needs to cater to there every need.

        Nice things cost money, nicer things cost more money.
        good reply

      • Kamille

        you can tell which people are sony fanboys because they get defensive at everything bad said about sony, even when it is fair criticism. Just like you Johan. Don’t you see the irony?

      • ps4sucksballzack

        STFU YOU SONY PONY PIECE OF CRAP! SONY SUCKS BALLZACK! TAKES THEM OVER A YEAR TO BE ABLE TO PLAY MP3 ON THEIR GARBAGE CONSOLE? PATHETIC, JUST LIKE ALL YOU SONY PONY PED0PHILES!

        • Guest

          And yet the X1 still cant play MP3s either. And man are you one angry fanboy. Talk about pathetic. Are you that mad that X1 sucks that bad? Talk about pathetic. You sir, are a loser of the highest order. Get a life kid. And stop sweating Sony.

          • ps4sucksballzack

            another piece of sony trash that doesn’t know what the fuck he’s talking about. the x1 can play mp3 and stream movies from pc. what the fuck can your gaystation do, NOTHING, YOU PEDOPHILE DEGENERATE PIECE OF SHIT! LMMFAO

          • Guest

            Sup dakan45. No it cant. Cuz if that counts then the PS4 can also stream mp3s and movies too. And dont be mad cuz the x1 is a piece of junk, you degenerate and get off the gaybox’s dick. And whats this your 100,000th comment and 1000th account? Talk about a loser, you are the most pathetic fanboy in the history of fanboys.

          • x1sucksballzack

            another piece of MS trash that doesn’t know what the fuck he’s talking about. the PS4 can play mp3 and stream movies from pc. what the fuck can your gaybox do, NOTHING, YOU PEDOPHILE DEGENERATE PIECE OF SHIT! LMMFAO

        • TotallyNotGlenn

          lol. Someone needs a life. That or a shot up the butt and a trip to a nice rubber room.

          • ps4sucksballzack

            look at this smelly NIGGER! LOL

          • TotallyNotGlenn

            I’m glad you’re in a laughing mood, lol, because you are very likely the only person here who doesn’t think you’re a moron–but at least you’re happy about it. I guess ignorance is bliss. :)

          • x1sucksballzack

            look at this smelly HONKY! LOL

        • x1sucksballzack

          STFU YOU MS PONY PIECE OF CRAP! MS SUCKS BALLZACK! TAKES THEM OVER A YEAR TO BE ABLE TO PLAY MP3 ON THEIR GARBAGE CONSOLE? PATHETIC, JUST LIKE ALL YOU MS PONY PED0PHILES!

      • ps4sucksballzack

        AND YOU SUCK DEAD BABY P3N1S! FDUCKING PIECE OF SH1T! LMMFAO

        • Guest

          Loser!

        • x1sucksballzack

          AND YOU SUCK DEAD BABY P3N1S! FDUCKING PIECE OF SH1T! LMMFAO

    • albatrosMyster

      Well, you bought a digital copy of a game on the PS3… or a retail one, it really makes no difference for them… then Sony release a new service (PSNow in this case) that streams the same games (and potentially other games) to either your PS3 or other devices and you expect to have this new “version free”.

      It would be like expecting the DVD copies of the little ponies you bought to grant you access to special prices on the blue ray releases and free access to them on all media streaming sites, it makes no sense at all (however it would be nice, but it makes no sense).

      If you really want, you can keep our PS3 around for a while… you still have the games right? Because if you really had them on PS3 it would not make any difference (actually running them on PSNow would ruin the image quality, there is no reason to want to have anything to do with this service, even if it was free.. well maybe then it would be OK, they can make it ad supported if they want to).

    • Guest

      YAAAAAAAAWNNUMNUMNUM

    • Im_On_a_Drug_Called_Charlie_Sh

      Or you could just play them on your console and cut out the lag in the process, your own fanboy stupidity got in the way of you using common sense.

    • Kamille

      you can tell which people are sony fanboys because they get defensive when someone says something bad about their precious company.

  • joe

    “We’re all excited to find about what new features are coming to our PS4″ no we’re all upset about the feautres not included in a “nextgen” console that should have been there from the beginning as well as features shown and talked about month before release that still aren’t on the machine.

    • Not_true

      Going by sales, most console gamers don’t care.

      • extermin8or2

        Most just care about games out and upcoming….

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