PlayStation 4 updates to add streaming and capture features

Two upcoming updates for the PlayStation 4 will expand your options for capturing and sharing content, and allow Twitch broadcasts to be archived.

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The sharing functions have been pretty popular on PlayStation 4, and Sony has detailed how they will add more functionality to those features. The first update will focus on capturing and editing your own video clips, while the second will add an oft-requested feature to the Twitch broadcasting.

As detailed on the PlayStation.Blog, the first update is planned for the coming weeks. It will add a video editor to personalize clips, the ability to export and save videos and screenshots to a USB drive, and the ability to turn HDCP off so you can capture gameplay via HDMI.

A separate update, pinned for some point in the future, will allow Twitch broadcasts to be archived. That update will also allow broadcasts to be displayed in 720p for better picture quality.

Sharing features have been a popular new addition to this console generation, and Twitch in particular has become a marquee feature. Microsoft recently added the functionality to Xbox One in order ring in the Titanfall launch, and some developers are finding inventive ways to integrate broadcasting into their games.

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    March 19, 2014 9:45 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, PlayStation 4 updates to add streaming and capture features.

    Two upcoming updates for the PlayStation 4 will expand your options for capturing and sharing content, and allow Twitch broadcasts to be archived.

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      March 19, 2014 10:06 AM

      I hope they get it at least as good as the One's implementation. It's crazy easy to do all that on the One, and the PS4 is stuck to their PS4centric Twitch usage and the file sharing tied to Facebook is the idea of some exec who doesn't actually use anything.

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        March 19, 2014 10:27 AM

        Yeah, I'm curious about what they do.

        I love that I can hit share to generate a screen shot and 15 minutes of video, but it's only meaningful if I can share it in a useful way.

        Twitch sounds amazing but honestly seems like way too much work. I just wanna goof off and maybe share some cool shenanigans with you idiots.

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      March 19, 2014 12:34 PM

      Have they given an ETA on Suspend/Resume yet? That was one of best features they had announced, and it is still no where to be found :(

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        April 2, 2014 4:46 PM

        Yeah, this is a big one for me... and from what I understand, there is a special chip on the motherboard dedicated just to that purpose which is basically going unused.

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      March 21, 2014 10:26 AM

      Can they release an update that includes YouTube and HBO Go apps??

      Correct my impatience if the apps have to come down from Google and HBO.

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