Playstation 4 1.70 System Update coming April 30th, changes revealed

Playstation makers Sony have revealed on Twitter that the long awaited 1.70 update for the Playstation 4 will be coming on the 30th of April. The Playstation 4 1.70 System Update is set about to bring about many of the requested changes fans have wanted since the console’s release in November.

Today SCEA Japan posted a change log on their official website that highlights many of the new features in the the 1.70 System Update. Before viewing the update notes, check out a three-ish minute walkthrough of the new update:

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Now below are the promised change log of the Playstation 4 1.70 System Update:


  • Ability to live-stream via Niconico (likely Japan-only).
  • Ability to view Niconico broadcasts via Live from PlayStation application.
  • A PlayStation App update released together with the system update will add the ability to view Niconico broadcasts from within the application.
  • Broadcast from Twitch and Ustream in the highest quality.
  • Archive your broadcasts via broadcaster’s online service.


  • A download icon for ShareFactory, a new PlayStation 4 application that lets you edit comments, stickers, music, and scenery into your recorded videos, will be added to the Home screen. To use it, you’ll need to download and install it.


  • Ability to turn HDCP off in order to record game footage via HDMI.

PlayStation Store

  • Ability to pre-order games on the PlayStation 4 store.
  • Pre-ordered content can be automatically downloaded to the PlayStation 4. When you pre-order, a countdown will be displayed until the release date, then automatically download so you can play it once it’s available.

Remote Play

  • Ability to remote play PlayStation 4 from PS Vita TV (PS Vita TV update also required).
  • A pass code will no longer be needed to pair the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita / PS Vita TV if the PlayStation 4 is in standby mode, or if the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita are both connected online, and the same user is signed in to both.

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Which of the changes are you looking forward to the most in the Playstation 4 1.70 System Update? I’m really excited for ShareFactory, which should really improve the sharing process.

Danial Arshad Khan

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