Yoshida addresses PS4's lack of DLNA, MP3 support

Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida thanks fans for feedback, says he will share with dev team for "future consideration."

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Sony revealed yesterday as part of the comprehensive PlayStation 4 FAQ that the next-generation console would not support DLNA or MP3 playback at launch.

Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida addressed this on Twitter after the announcement, saying he has heard the feedback and will share it with developers.

"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," Yoshida said.

It appears that Yoshida may have already held this discussion with the team.

"Had a very good discussion w the PS4 Dev team today. We're happy & appreciative to learn so many people use and like PS3's media features," Yoshida said in a follow-up tweet.

The PS4 will also not support external hard drives at launch, though the system has a 500GB internal hard drive that can be expanded.

The PS4 launches in just over two weeks in North America on November 15, before coming to Europe on November 29.

Discussion

337 comments
igotdiscofever
igotdiscofever

Its disgusting. As an upgrade you expect the ps4 to do what the ps3
could do and more. I Had a ps3 because it was a media hub. If i had a
digital copy of a film, just put it on a stick or DLNA it across. As for
not even allowing you to play CD's I am complete shocked and
disappointed at the laziness of the company, I feel scammed by Sony.
The media center feel to the ps3 was brilliant and was one of the ways i could share photos and family holiday images on a big screen for friends and family now thats been taken away.
After waiting years for it after its announcement, to find that my ps3
was better makes me feel sick at the money i have just invested in a
less capable model. If I had known this before hand I would not have
bother buying one. I should have gone for the XBOX ONE! I HAVE JUST LOST
COMPLETE FAITH IN SONY!

trollkind
trollkind

The first Playstation still had the best CD Player, you could interact a bit with the live visuals. Plus Vib Ribbon!

pyro1245
pyro1245

From a non-game media standpoint, all you need is DLNA; if you've got that then nothing else matters. If you don't, well that's just like shooting yourself in the foot.

helldragonzer
helldragonzer

I think the feature is there but just inactive until later, i think they just want to make sure the other new features work right, and then later bring some of the old ps3 features back.

ilovelctr
ilovelctr

Dev just has to understand that if there's any feature excluded, then these should be REASONABLY acceptable for not being there. Like subscription fee for multi-player, that is acceptable as long as it's not ridiculously high, because after all you can't expect a console community to be so online-gaming-friendly as PC. On the other hand, it is good that Sony put everything clear in FAQ's, so whether the feedback from gamers is good or not, it's good in terms of being communicative with gamers.

MelodicMizery
MelodicMizery

they better fucking add it thats all i gotta say, this is a prime example of them trying to stretch a inch to a mile. they saw xbox got away with forcing people to pay for a gold membership which does nothing but make you double pay for a internet connection. so they forced ps plus on us, but they took it one step further and tried forcing music unlimited on us. i know there not that dumb though, they had to of made a lens and backup firmware just in case of a backlash, just like xbox with the disconnect feature when they heard the backlash they removed it. theres no possible way to remove that in all the systems at this time period so that means they were already ready to remove it if there was a backlash. i have a feeling sony is doing the same with mp3s and now that orders are being cancelled there thinking fuck we better re add it

xxYetterxx
xxYetterxx

Don't care about MP3 or CD support.  DLNA on the otherhand is an absolute must and I won't buy a console without it.

Sundberg_man
Sundberg_man

Seems like a lot of people believe that just because they don't support .mp3's automatically means the PS4  won't support music at all? There is plenty of other music files out there except .mp3. Sure it is the most dominant one along with mp4 but there's plenty of other formats that the PS4 does support.


The in-game background music......well that's another story....

Apastron
Apastron

There's no pleasing gamers, is there?

Microsoft: The Xbox One plays games, and has these cool additional features like...
Gamers: It's a games console!  We just want to play games!  Screw your stupid extras!

Sony: Unlike the PS3, the PS4 won’t support MP3s or Audio CD playback.
Gamers: What?!  Why not?!  WE WANT EXTRAS!!!

SNAKEVSFOX
SNAKEVSFOX

A Sony representative has confirmed that MP3, DLNA and few other features support will be coming to Playstation 4 shortly after its launch via Second firmware update.


"YES, Legacy headset support, Mp3 support for not only in-game but non gaming as well and Suspend and resume play feature" will be coming the PS4′s launch via second firmware which is already in development.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I know people are saying that Apple use their own digital music format, but their devices do still support mp3s, do they not?

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

This whole article needs better clarification, the idea that the ps4 will not be able to play mp3's, or cd's out of the box seems goofy, I mean the psone played cds back during 5th gen. 

Hell the ps3 supported printers (so dumb) but the ps4 will not support a usb thumbstick with mp3s on it ? doesn't make since. We need sony to chime in on this. 

DoUbLeZzMk2
DoUbLeZzMk2

These are like the first bad things ive heard, why the hell did they remove those 2 features in the first place is my question! Ppl didnt say much about them in the first place cuz there were to be expected! Hell i wanna build a playlist full of metal songs for action tittles, and i always use the DLNA to stream my ripped movies! literally the dumbest thing they have done, but im glad to see they see how dumb it was to do so! Such a great machine, but lacking the most obvious multimedia features makes no sense, i will forever be asking why! But i hope the problem is corrected within the first year!

MelodicMizery
MelodicMizery

if we would of known this alot sooner people should of not supported sony and forced them to let us use cds and mp3s, i mean just the thought of this idea is as bad as xbox forcing people to stay online. they have to of made the ps4 still capable of having cds and mp3s just in case of a backlash from people. i know there not stupid enough to completely leave it out. if enough people got together and stood up against this they would fix it. im not going to be the only one who does it though, but if enough others would id cancel my pre order over this. ia ssure you nobody is going to buy music unlimited. i had it for free on ps3 and didnt use it because its that awfull and not worth using. there not even going to make that much money on this. this makes me PISSED OFF!!! i was so excited for ps4 and now hearing this 15 days before launch makes me not even want the god damn thing

daemonproject
daemonproject

Hmm Yoshida is full a shida! It took 7yrs for Sony to finally come out and say cross game chat was never supported on the PS3 that's right 7yrs! The amount of people who sat around in hopes of anything would have been huge! Don't expect much from Sony they always under deliver and cut out the big things they promise!

Sounds like I'm having a shot at Sony but it's just the fact of how Sony always aim too high and at some point must realize it can't be achieved! Like the DS4 being dulled down, the PS4's features and now incapability's..not that some things may come in time but why cant these things be there day one?

Sony had everything right to start of with. Price, games looked promising the overall Playstation experience..but lets face it Playstation hasn't been great since PS2 besides the few good games that have picked up pace for the PS3..

Sometimes also things are cheaper for a reason..Samsung has proved this, that better hardware and being cheaper but Apple still outsells them at a higher price for less!

DoUbLeZzMk2
DoUbLeZzMk2

I agree with what u mean by the features of the PS3 needing to bAnd those there by default! !! Till this day I don't understand why that weren't there at launch! But just be patient! Sony has been keeping there promises. ...And those features will be there hopefully by summer! =)

rukiri
rukiri

@trollkind For the time yes it was, but it wasn't as good as a HIGH quality cd player with quality DACs inside the thing after all it was a game console with the ability to play cds.  Consoles were not designed for high fidelity audio.

Foppe
Foppe

@trollkind First time I've seen anybody remembering Vib Ribbon.

bobtsu50
bobtsu50

I get what they are trying to do but it isn't going to work. SONY's movie and music division is struggling right now. They are threating to bring the whole company down. Rather then sell them off, SONY is going to try one last ditch effort by pushing them hard on PS4. That is why they don't want to enable mp3 and also why they will be pushing the SONY pictures app. It's a bad idea and I think they will eventually realize it.

TomoEK9
TomoEK9

@Sundberg_man 

The average joe doesn't have or use .FLAC files or the sort nor do they care. MP3s are the norm and the most standard form of audio file, if the standard isn't accepted then the odds lesser used file formats won't be supported either.

MelodicMizery
MelodicMizery

@Apastron its not like they cant add it or its  a problem to add it. my 1998 computer has a cd player in it sitting in my attic. the problem mainly is there not adding it in order to force us to pay for music unlimited because music is a thing most people cant comfortably live without. it really hacks the enjoyment out of things when music is gone. to me this is basically sony slapping me in the face for being a loyal customer. sony fans dont just buy ps3s we brag and boast about how good they are to everyone and convince others to buy them. after a dedication like that and sony saying we arent giving you something we could give you its a insult. all it would cost them is a 30 cent lens to add the cd player into the bluray and the mp3 wouldnt cost them anything to add

xxYetterxx
xxYetterxx

@SNAKEVSFOX Please stop quoting from an article written by someone who calls himself "SaiyanKnight87".  If this were confirmed Sixthaxis or Dualshockers would have written about it. 

revlux88
revlux88

@jenovaschilld Sony is trying to get more subscribers to their music unlimited service. There are countless other ways to play cds other than in your ps4. Not to mention that it sounds like they may relent and add this in at a later date for everyone with a ps4 who hasn't any other way to play music.

xxYetterxx
xxYetterxx

@jenovaschilld go read Sony PS4 FAQ which is linked at the top of the article.  It is pretty clearly stated on there.  No MP3 or MP4 playback support.  No CD support.  The PS4 cannot be used as a client server.  

Sundberg_man
Sundberg_man

@jenovaschilld Actually it's officially announced by sony. In the ''Ultimate PS4 FAQ'' released a couple of days back it's clearly stated that the PS4 won't support .mp3

Dom_Hawk_basic
Dom_Hawk_basic

@DoUbLeZzMk2 for mp3 that seems as simple as a firmware update, however, to support CD might that have to come as a hardware revision?

MelodicMizery
MelodicMizery

my fucking 100 meg computer from 14 years ago has the ability to play cds yet the future of technology wont let me. i still cant get over how mad this makes me. there forcing ps plus on us because they see people on xbox were stupid enough to pay for it. WERE DOUBLE PAYING FOR INTERNET WE ALREADY PAY OUR CABLE COMPANYS FOR IT!!! now were paying 60$ a year for ps plus on top of the cable bill we get each month. F U SONY, F U

tom2750
tom2750

@daemonproject the ps3 was the best console this gen with by far the best exclusive games as well even ps3 exclusives have way better review scores then Xbox 360 exclusives and they win more awards as well uncharted 2 won over 200 game of the year awards no 360 exclusive even comes close to that and the amount of great exclusives on the ps3 is much more then a few you're clearly ignorant of all the great games on the ps3 and Sony doesn't under deliver if anything they give more then most expect also who cares about ps3 not having cross game chat blu ray is a much more important and better feature then cross game chat blu ray movies on a full HD TV look amazing and blu ray discs are scratch resistant 360 discs were not and also ps3 never need more then 1 disc for a game unlike the 360 needing multiple discs for certain games some developers didn't even bother making there games for the 360 because the game was too big so they would of had to put it on like 5 discs fuck Xbox and Microsoft Sony and play station is far far better in almost every way

revlux88
revlux88

@MelodicMizery @Apastron You seriously don't have a p.c. or any other way to play music other than the ps4 when you get it? Nobody is forcing you to do anything.

DoUbLeZzMk2
DoUbLeZzMk2

I don't care about CDs why bother with CDs if you can rip songs right off of youtube the DLNA and mp3 is all that needs to be brought back! I also agree since these two only need to be brought back in the second and third updates, besides I already saw on two different sites that mp3 and DLNA are going to be brought back in the second and third update!the new support for external drive however I'm not sure nor am I complaining that bad about it! =)

DoUbLeZzMk2
DoUbLeZzMk2

50 bucks dude, microsoft is 60 lol 

stillfailing
stillfailing

This post just gave me cancer.. That's one of the longest, most poorly formed run on sentences I've ever seen.

helldragonzer
helldragonzer

a man working with the team already they are thinking of adding the feature in the future

kane6911
kane6911

@helldragonzer @kane6911 

yes i did. but this something that needs to written in to the codec. it can not be downloaded as a patch. 3d capabilities are where available because of the it's supports Blue ray format. that is an optical disc feature. it was there already. all they had to was activate it. Mp3 support needs to be written into the programming at the start. not at the end    

SNAKEVSFOX
SNAKEVSFOX

@xxYetterxx @SNAKEVSFOX I see, my apologies. On the bright side

on the official Sony FAQ 

Will I be able to play MP3s on PS4?

No*.

*We appreciate your feedback and are exploring possibilities.

So can we assume things will change?

xxYetterxx
xxYetterxx

@SNAKEVSFOX @xxYetterxx Its okay.  Just so many people all over the internet quoting this article as if it were fact when it is from one of the sketchiest sources I've seen.  Not saying it can't be true, I just wouldn't take this as official confirmation.