2014-04-17

PlayStation®4 System Software Update v1.7 Announced


PS4™ streaming becomes more fun and convenient with HD streaming 

Remote Play of PS4™ now available on PlayStation®Vita TV

 

Hong Kong, 17th April, 2014 – Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited(SCEH) announced today that PlayStation®4(PS4™), PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) and PlayStation®Vita TV (PS Vita TV) will support the following new features via the next system software update.

 

          PS4™ system software v1.70 will expand the broadcasting feature and support Japanese video sharing website “Niconico Live”, HD streaming (Twtich) and video archive on various online streaming platforms (Ustream, Twtich). Moreover, “SHAREfactory™”*1, an application that allows users to add comments, stickers to video clips saved on PS4™ and change music and background of those videos will be supported to let gamers enjoy more fun of the “Share” experience in their own way. In addition, Remote Play is also made available on PS Vita TV*2 for gamers to enjoy PS4™ games on a television placed in a different location.

 

          The available date of system software v1.7 will be announced in due course.

 

*1 “SHAREfactory™” is scheduled to be downloadable from PlayStation®Store (PS Store). Internet connection and SEN account are required to access PS Store.

*2  System software updates for PS Vita and PS Vita TV which are available from the same day are required.

 

          SCEJA will continue working towards promoting and enhancing the PlayStation® platform in order to let more customers enjoy a world of entertainment exclusive to PlayStation®.

 

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■ Main New Features of PS4™ System Software v1.7 Update

Streaming

  • The picture quality of videos broadcasted via Ustream and Twitch can be set to [Maximum (HD)]
  • The broadcasted videos can be saved (archived) on online streaming platforms.

※The way to use the Archive feature differs depending on the service.

SHAREfactory™

  • The download link icon of “SHAREfactory™” is shown on the Home screen. With this feature, comments and stickers can be added to video clips saved on PS4™. Background music and background of the videos can also be changed.
  • After downloading and installing, the icon of the application will be shown on the Home screen.

※The download link icon will only be displayed upon logging into PSNSM

Settings

  •  HDCP signal can be switched off and gameplay recording via HDMI is made possible

※Recorded videos are only restricted for individual use. The act of uploading to the web constitutes the possibility of violating the copyrights belonged to the content owner

PlayStation®Store

  • Pre-Order feature on the PS Store of PS4™ is now available
  • Pre-ordered contents will be automatically downloaded to “Your Primary PS4”. Countdown until the release day is displayed, showing when the content will be downloaded and installed

Remote Play

  • By installing the newest system software update of PS Vita TV released on the same day, Remote Play of PS4™ on PS Vita TV is made possible
  • Passcode is not required to link PS™ and PS Vita/PS Vita TV in the following situations:

-When “Your Primary PS4” is in standby mode

- When PS4TM and PS Vita are connected online and both are logged in to the same user account

  ※The method of entering a passcode remains the same

 

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※ “PlayStation” is the registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “PS4” and “PSN” are trademarks of the same company.

 

Outline of PS4™ System Software Update v1.70

Main New Features of this Update

 

1. Broadcasting

・The picture quality of videos broadcasted with Ustream or Twitch can be set to [Maximum (HD)].

 

・Videos can now be saved (archived) on online streaming services.

 

2. SHAREfactory™

・The download link icon of “SHAREfactory™” will be shown on the Home screen. With this feature, comments and stickers can be added to video clips saved on PS4™. Background music and background of the videos can also be changed.

 

・After downloading and installing, the icon of the application will be shown on the Home screen

 

3. Settings

・HDCP signal can be switched off and gameplay recording via HDMI is made possible.

 

4. Pre-order on PS Store

・PS4™ game pre-order can now be used on PS Store.

・Pre-ordered content will be downloaded to “Your Primary PS4”.

・Countdown until the release date of the content will be displayed.

 

5. Remote Play from PS Vita TV

・ “PS4 Link” will be added to PS Vita TV. Remote Play, controlling PS4™ from a distance, is now possible on PS Vita TV.

 

 

・You can log in to two accounts on PS4™ from PS Vita TV, so two players can use the Remote Play feature.

・The first player connects to PS4™ automatically via the PSN account saved on PS Vita TV.

・With the first player connected, the second player presses the PS button on the other wireless controller to get connected.

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Other information:

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PlayStation®Platinum Shops:  http://asia.playstation.com/hk/en/support/wheretoshop

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