New PS4 System Update Includes YouTube Broadcasting

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PlayStation 4 owners will soon be able to broadcast live footage of their gameplay via YouTube, thanks to its newest software update, 3.00.

The update is currently in a pre-release beta testing stage, but that hasn’t stopped details being leaked online. Alongside the new YouTube broadcasting feature, there are 5 more main features in the update, including:

  • Events has been added to the function items. All events associated with PlayStation are now brought together, enabling you to discover, participate in and watch these events in a centralized area.
  • Communities has been added to Friends. Communities is a feature that enables you to find players who have similar tastes and interests. You can join an existing community or create your own community. You can also play games, join parties or talk about shared interests with members in the community.
  • You can now go to Now Playing to see what games or parties members of the community are enjoying right now. You can also easily start a game, join a party or send a request to watch a member’s gameplay in Now Playing. You can access Now Playing from What’s New, Friends, Communities, the message screen in Messages or Profile.
  • The layout of the message screen in Messages has been improved. From the message screen, you can now select Now Playing or easily start a party. You can also add your favorite groups to Favorite Groups in Friends.
  • You can now upload video clips to Twitter (10-second limitation).

In addition to the main set of features in the update, you’ll be able to comment on your friends’ activities much like you can on the Xbox One friends tab. More parental control tools will also be available, letting you “block objectionable websites from being displayed in the Internet Browser (Additional fees may apply for use of the service.)” and “restrict the use of games while looking at the age level information and rating icons”.

Originally leaked by PocketNews, Reddit user ThaTiemsz_ has handily posted an official English changelog for the 3.00 beta, complete with an image with the full list of updates. There’s no word from Sony yet when the update will roll out for everyone, but you can probably expect some news on that front soon, now that the details have been leaked.

Kerry Bishop

Kerry Bishop

A lover of N64 era Nintendo. Kerry writes about games in the hope that Rare will make a true Conker or Banjo Tooie sequel, so he can give a totally unbiased 10/10 review.
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