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PS4 Doesn’t Support DLNA or MP3s at Launch; Shuhei Yoshida Will Pass Along Feedback to PS4 Dev Team

October 30, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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As we’re just over two weeks away from the PlayStation 4 launch on November 15th in the United States and Canada, Sony has decided to release a Mega PS4 FAQ. Since it can be rather daunting and contains so much information, we’ll be breaking the important information we’ve yet to cover fully into separate posts, hopefully making finding what you need a little easier.

We already know that the PS4 won’t support CDs, and it has now been confirmed that the system won’t support media servers or DLNA in order to stream videos or movies from a home PC, nor will it support MP3s or include a music visualizer feature.

Following this news, there was quite a bit of outcry, with Shuhei Yoshida replying to everyone:

Thanks for the feedback to the lack of MP3 and DLNA support at the launch of PS4. I’ll share with the PS4 Dev team for future consideration.

When it comes to entertainment services, Music Unlimited (the only way to play background music on your PS4 while you play games) and Video Unlimited have been confirmed for console launch, with more services being announced in the near future.

If you’re unfamiliar with the two services, here’s the descriptions:

Music Unlimited

Music Unlimited is a cloud-based, ad-free music subscription service that enhances and simplifies music discovery from an extensive catalog of millions of songs. On PS4, users can create the soundtrack of their choice, to listen to while playing their favorite games. On the go, the service can be enjoyed on a variety of portable devices such as PS Vita, Android phones and tablets, and iOS devices such as iPhone.

Video Unlimited

The video service, accessible from PlayStation Store on PS4, offers a la carte streaming movies and TV shows. The Video Unlimited service delivers new movie releases weeks before DVD and Blu-ray; the hottest TV shows the day after they air. The service is also available on other devices such as PlayStation 3, PS Vita, BRAVIA TV, and Xperia Smartphones, all with the convenience of a single Sony Entertainment Network account.

Will you be getting a subscription to Music Unlimited? Let us know in the comments below.

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