PlayStation 4 update 3.0.0 will add additional cloud storage, live YouTube broadcasting, and more

Sony has outlined the major changes coming in the PlayStation 4's 3.0.0 firmware update, which beta users can pick up right now.


Sony has laid out details for the next major PlayStation 4 firmware update. Codenamed Kenshin, update 3.0.0 is set to include some new live streaming capabilities, additional online storage, and other quality of life updates.

The full details are laid out on PlayStation.Blog. PlayStation Plus members will see their online storage space increase tenfold, from 1GB to 10GB. A new meter is being added to help users keep track of how much online space is being used. In addition to that, users will now be able to stream PS4 games live through the YouTube app, a new feature that adds to last week's launch of YouTube Gaming.

Other changes include the addition of favorite groups, communities, and sharable Twitter clips that will likely need to be pared down to a 10-second maximum. Users can also send requests to watch a friend's gameplay session live.

No word on when the Kenshin update will go live for all users, but those registered for beta updates will see it go live for them today.

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      September 1, 2015 3:51 PM


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      September 1, 2015 4:18 PM

      That cloud storage bump is way overdue. I've had to delete so much shit to stay under 1gb.

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      September 1, 2015 4:35 PM

      I typed this post several times trying to avoid walls of caps and strings of obscenities, but some kind of folder system and an update to the UI would be sweet.

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        September 1, 2015 5:27 PM

        Oh, God yes. I really, really, really, really, really miss the folder system that the PS3 had. Why the PS4 doesn't have one is just weird to me.

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          September 2, 2015 6:03 AM

          Agreed. I actually cringe every time I buy a new game because it means scrolling one more icon to the right to get to another app I want to play or use. I really miss the PS3's folder system.

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      September 2, 2015 2:08 AM

      About fucking time Sony

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      September 2, 2015 6:23 AM

      How about the media player supporting subtitles?

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        September 2, 2015 6:26 AM

        They fixed that. Look in available TV/Video apps for Media Player.

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          September 2, 2015 6:27 AM

          Disregard. Didn't read your entire post :(

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            September 2, 2015 6:33 AM

            you read 5 of my 7 words? lol. don't shack too fast!

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              September 2, 2015 6:54 AM

              This is what I get for shacking while working :S

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        September 2, 2015 8:04 AM

        They work for me.

        1. Go to Settings
        2. Go to Accessibility
        3. Turn on Closed Captions
        4. In your video, press the options button and enable the subtitles/closed captions.

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          September 2, 2015 8:05 AM

          That requires a separate .srt file with same name as the video file in same directory, but yeah it works.

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            September 2, 2015 8:57 AM

            Ah, I'll check the steaming server setup

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        September 2, 2015 9:08 AM

        How about the media player supporting DTS? Ya know, like it already does with a blu-ray disk.

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      September 2, 2015 6:28 AM

      The groups and communities thing is massively cool, especially for a game like Destiny

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