USB music player among new features in upcoming PlayStation 4 2.00 update

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By John Callaham on 17 Oct 2014 08:05 am

Sony is preparing a big software update for its nearly year old PlayStation 4 game console and this week the company revealed some new features in the 2.00 update, including a USB music player:

Sony has already announced that themes for the PS4's UI will be added as part of the 2.0 update along with YouTube support for sharing user created gameplay footage and Share Play to share a PS4 game for a limited time with another PS4 owner online for free. Here's the list of new additions that Sony has revealed:

  • USB Music Player: PS4 owners can play their own music in the background while playing a game using USB Music Player*. After inserting a USB stick loaded with music into the PS4, a new option for USB Music Player will appear. Supported filename extensions include MP3, MP4, M4A, and 3GP.
  • Change colors: In addition to the ability to add a theme, PS4 owners can also change the background of the home screen from light blue to one of seven new colors: gold, blue, red, green, purple, pink, and gray.
  • Players You May Know: PS4 will now suggest players you may know as potential friends in the 'What's New' section.
  • Enhancements to Live Broadcasting: Masamune brings a variety of improvements to live broadcasting on PS4. In the Live From PlayStation app, PS4 owners can now select a Featured channel, which includes official broadcasts from PlayStation, broadcasts from people on a players friend list, and any game channel that the player has followed. Additionally, Live From PlayStation now has filters for searching broadcasts on a specific game, as well as support for archived broadcasts.
  • Content Area and Library: PS4's Content Area, which shows the latest games and apps a PS4 owner has used, has been redesigned to help make it easier to quickly find and access content. It now shows 15 of a player's most used apps or games, and additional items will be added to a player's Library. The Library on PS4 has improved filter and sort functions to help organize contented by type (game / app / TV & video), name (a – z or z – a), recently used, or install date.
  • Enhanced Voice Commands: The ability to control PS4 using voice has been improved. Players can now say 'PlayStation' to begin commands, and 'All Commands,' to see a list of all voice command options available. New voice commands were added for live broadcasting, including "Start broadcast," "End broadcast," and "Find face."
  • Add To Library: The monthly free PlayStation Plus games will have an 'Add to Library' button in the PlayStation Store. This button will add a game to a PS4 owner's library without downloading it – saving space on their hard drive.

Sony also said an update for its PS Vita and PlayStation TV consoles is in the works that will add "four-player Remote Play support to PS TV. In addition, the Live from PlayStation app, which allows users to watch live gameplay streams from PS4 systems, will be available on both PS Vita and PS TV alongside this update." If you own a PS4 are you happy that Sony will finally add some new features with this update?

Source: PlayStation blog

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Reader comments

USB music player among new features in upcoming PlayStation 4 2.00 update


I'm happy with the update, but i agree with ruhban. Would be nice to be able plug in my Note 3 as well. Still happy, plus USB flash drives aren't expensive to begin with.