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PS4 Firmware 2.0 Masamune: Sony Details Share Play and Music Player

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14h ago - Following up on the PS4 Firmware 2.00 Preview and Webkit Bug Fix rumor, Sony has now shared additional details on PS4 Firmware 2.0 Masamune spotlighting Share Play and Music Player below.

To quote: "Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia shared quite a lot of information on the features coming with firmware 2.0 “Masamune,” but quite a few more caveats have been mentioned on the [Register or Login to view links] site.

The Share Play feature, which is built into the party chat app, will also follow the rules below:

  • You can be in a Party with 8 people, but Share Play can be done only with one of them at the same time. The rest of the Party won’t be able to see the screen, but will still be able to chat with host and guest.
  • When the host is visualizing any other screen than the game being shared, the guest is shown a “stand by” screen.
  • The Share Play time is limited to one hour, and the remaining time is visualized in the Party screen, but...

 

PS4 System Software 2.00 Preview - USB Music Player, Details

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1w ago - Sony Product Planning and Software Innovation Director Scott McCarthy shared a preview of PS4 System Software 2.00 today, which features a USB Music Player, new Home Screen colors and more with screenshots and details below!

To quote: You may already know that PS4's upcoming system software 2.00, codenamed Masamune, adds some big features including Share Play, YouTube support, and Themes - but the updates don't end there.

I have personally stated in past blog posts that we listen to our fans. PlayStation has heard gamers when they say they want more ways to find friends to play with, and more ways to personalize their PS4.

With this update, we've added a Players You May Know tile, the ability to listen to your music while gaming, the option to change the look of your PS4 experience, and easier ways to sort and filter your library of content on PS4.

PS4 has been on sale for almost a year and we're committed to improving the player experience in entirely new ways. As always, we welcome feedback as part of our...
 

PS4 XMB Themes Likely in Firmware / System Software Update v2.00

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10w ago - Following up on yesterday's PS4 Firmware 2.00 news, today according to a Sony [Register or Login to view links] the next System Software Update will also include PlayStation 4 XMB Themes with details below.

To quote: "Something PS4 owners have been clamoring for since the system’s launch last November are customization options including themes to make your XMB more personal.

Well at Gamescom Sony announced System Software Update 2.0 which would bring SharePlay among other features to the platform.

As for the other features, it looks like one of those will be themes. The PlayStation Blog crew was discussing the update on the [Register or Login to view links] of the PlayStation Blogcast and 1 hour and 16 minutes into the episode, they announced that themes would be making their way to the PS4 in this update.

They didn’t share if this would mean dynamic themes or static themes, but themes in general will offer a nice break from the static blue background of the PS4′s XMB."

Update: Sid of Sony's Blogcast has...
 

PS4 Firmware 2.00 Will Fix Webkit Bug Says PlayStation 4 Hacker Nas

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10w ago - Following up on Sony's official announcement and recent hints of PS4 System Software Update 2.00, today PlayStation 4 hacker nas stated the upcoming PS4 Firmware 2.00 Update will fix a potentially useful Webkit bug for developers although it's not related to the recent Nintendo Wii U Browser Exploit.

Below are the details, to quote: PS4 FW 2.00 will fix Webkit Bug

The upcoming firmware update for PS4 will fix a "useful" bug in Sony's browser. Useful as in "useful for people who have some x64 reversing skills".

Muchas gracias to Proxima

Yes, its not related to the bug used to exploit the Wii U.

Finally, from Zecoxao: my best guess will be that everyone will be looking for said bug now, seeing as they can downgrade if they have the dump from previous firmwares.
 

Sony Hints on DLNA / Multimedia & More Features in PS4 Firmware 2.00

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10w ago - Following up on the previous PS4 DLNA rumors, today Sony hinted on PlayStation 4 DLNA / Multimedia and Suspend / Resume features in their PS4 Firmware 2.00 Update slated for Fall 2014.

Below are the details, to quote: Yesterday at Gamescom 2014, Sony announced a major PlayStation 4 firmware v2.00.

It will arrive in Fall 2014 with wide range of fan requested features such as ability to share gameplay videos on YouTube, Share Play feature which allows online co-op gameplay of games even if your friend doesn't have a copy of the game in question and remote controlling PlayStation 4 titles over Internet.

The announcement was made on PlayStation Blog, however no details were shared about the Suspend/resume and DLNA/multimedia and other important features. PlayStation 4 owners are not happy with this attitude of Sony and has let their frustration reach Sony via comment section on PS Blog.

Scott McCarthy, Director, Product Planning...
 
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