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PS4 firmware version 3.0 out tomorrow, brings YouTube streaming support and much more

by Joey Davidson | September 29, 2015September 29, 2015 7:20 am PDT

PlayStation 4 will soon move to firmware version 3.0, codename: Kenshin. Love that name, by the way.

This new update brings with it a lot of changes. The UI’s being tweaked a bit, sharing video clips and streaming is changing, PlayStation Plus is getting its own section and a whole lot more. You can check the video at the head of this post for a tour of the new firmware by the U.K. arm of Sony.

The U.S.-based PlayStation Blog also runs down some major features in text form with a bunch of screenshots from the UI.

Here are are few of the highlights from that post, which you can read in full by hitting the source link below.

Sharing video clips to Twitter: Now it’s easy to share video clips to Twitter directly from your PS4. You’ll see a new icon on the Upload Video Clip menu, nestled between Facebook and YouTube. Maximum video length is 10 seconds, though you’ll have the ability to trim longer clips. Don’t forget — you can double tap the Share button to start recording a video, and press it again to stop.

PlayStation Plus: We’ve made a dedicated section for PlayStation Plus, which you can access by clicking the big Plus icon on the top right corner of your PS4 home screen. Once there you can easily manage your membership, see the monthly free games to download, deals for PS Plus members, and all of the games you’ve redeemed through PS Plus on PS4.

YouTube live: You’ll see a new icon for YouTube on the Broadcast Gameplay Screen, accessible after hitting the Share button. Now you can live stream directly from your PS4 to YouTube. Livestreams will be viewable across YouTube.

This should be a pretty exceptional update. We’ll have more on it as it comes. Stay tuned.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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