Ask The Experts: Next Gen Incapability

What kind of support do the Xbox One and PS4 have for various media formats? It might not be what you expect. Find out if the new generation will leave you missing some key features of the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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82 comments
mr_nee
mr_nee

Just buy DLNA / Miracast TV. Since I upgraded my TV, Win8 explorer has new icon when I select media files - "play to" where I simply select my TV. Very cool!

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

By the way that Adnan dude is me, fuck yea! D:

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

I agree, WTF Sony was thinking. I am a huge PS fan and I used media functionality extensively. Really Sony, please bring back the media functionality and improve the PS3's foundation.

Darknight765
Darknight765

I know both companies said these feature would be add after launch (Q1, Q2).  Xbox 360 and PS3 didn't have streaming features or a wide range of media support at launch either.  This is what expert opinion has come down to, bashing both systems for something they will release in a patch over the next year?

VoidSECT
VoidSECT

I also don't like the fact that you can't see your trophy list offline anymore on the PS4, which is pretty lame, hopefully Sony will patch this as well.

Buck_Swaggler
Buck_Swaggler

Bummer city


Where the grass is gone and the features are shitty

skeet1964
skeet1964

I agree with Jeff,  Bummer!  Please bring this functionality back ASAP!

dunkmunkey
dunkmunkey

Thankfully my TV plays pretty much every media file there is and has dlna, I listen to cd's on my 5.1 system. I get the feeling that this is to stop people watching/listening to illegally downloaded stuff on their consoles.  

RaymanDK
RaymanDK

Just cancel this show. It's just bad.

resorber
resorber

When will you retarded console peasants understand that consoles are not made for you, the consumer. They are made to give maximum control and monetary gain to the piece of shit companies and publishers at the expense of your freedoms. It's not even about what hardware is better anymore. By supporting consoles you are supporting the further decline of the gaming industry. How does it feel like to be voluntarily fucked in the ass without even knowing it? Consoles are evil.

Naylord
Naylord

This is why I'm not getting the next gen consoles

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

If you live in Asia you can't use the movie services, they're blocked. And as for music who cares. I have an ipod and an ipad and all my music is from itunes, not on disks. 


I want a ps4 to play good games, period. 

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

I'm so disappointed that the PS4 and XBone doesnt even play movie files.

I used to use my Xbox 360 to play movies from a USB all the time. 

Since I sold my xbox 360 to buy a XBone I havent been able to watch any movies from my USB :'(

jessie82
jessie82

i remember downloading music then putting it onto a disc and then onto my xbox 360 but then some update was added that blocked downloaded music from working and so screwing me from listening to music on my console :(

RobDev
RobDev

all this other shit can and probably will be patched in for both systems at a later date. who gives a fuck?

drswank
drswank

You guys hit everything that's made me disappointed. When the new console is an actual step backwards in terms of integrated media playback (really missing listening to music while gaming here) there's a problem. It's bad enough we're being forced into $50 and $60 gated communities on a yearly basis, but now they want to charge another $30 for music services on top of it?

55584623
55584623

well to be honest i never felt so disappointed with a new generation as i am feeling with this new one right now.

but ok we are still in the very beggining great games may happen, i do hope they do.

but right now man these both systems seems so just... meh! and it's interesting that the more i talk to people the more i see i am not alone, there's the fanboys of course that always get excited and stuff.

but everyday i see more and more people ignoring these new machines.



DJKrayz_basic
DJKrayz_basic

dont care about functionality from these consoles... they're supposed to be gaming consoles... if i want functionality, i have a PC... games!!! thats all i want a console to do and do well.... and even they cant even get that right half the time... Must install a disc-based game..?? ridiculous.. im seriously doubting my interest in buying a PS4.. zero interest in an Xbox since MS seems to care more about all that other stuff than the games.. and stuff like Halo and Titanfall and Dead Rising and Forza, i just dont care about... never had much interest in the games MS had to offer..

benbonney
benbonney

did I use the ability to play music last gen? no

did i watch a film from a media drive on my console? no

did I watch live television? ok maybe once...

I want Sony and Microsoft to make games consoles not media hubs, the reason I got a PS4 is because it was tailored towards the games.

Only thing I think is missing is playing background music from an mp3 player, but so many games have great soundtracks now anyway.

Jeremy Steele
Jeremy Steele

i dont care as long as it plays games... thats all i want a gaming console to do.. Microsoft seems to think gamers want all that other crap when the majority probably do not...

Rhino_All
Rhino_All

Sooooo....basically what you're saying is... buy a pc? I only ask because the last three shows or so are pretty much focused on why both ps4 and xb1 are actually worse than the consoles they replaced.

Also, gamespot, you seriously need to separate the Facebook comments from your website comments. It's a bit annoying to have to scroll through Facebook posts to get to a post by someone who will actually see it if I reply to their post.

pyro1245
pyro1245

sometimes when i get nervous...i like to put my hands in my armpits...and then i just   pull them out real fast and smell them.

Andrendenum1
Andrendenum1

So, yeah, I'm still convinced not to by a next gen console until 1) better exclusives come out for either system, 2) The overall games and library of games gets better, 3) Microsoft and Sony release some significant UI software upgrades and expandability, 4) I start to see something decent come from Kinect and PS Eye..., and 5) Microsoft, please introduce voice recognition typing and search on par with Google Now.  You make $, you have a console that can do it --- so DO IT!!!


I'm sure there's more that I'm not adding but if we learned anything from the shitty Microsoft DRM policies, it's that we have the power to changes almost anything (at least software wise) with these consoles.


I'll leave the hardware stuff to the modders.

Tyler Dnap VanNeste
Tyler Dnap VanNeste

that's why these newer systems are able to stream updates. Might not have it right now, but it wouldn't be hard to

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

This Jeff from cnet obviousl doesn't have any mkv files on his Nas if he doesn't have problems playing his media on his Ps3. The Ps3 is rather bad as multi media station, my Tv does much better so I don't really care that my Ps4 "just" does games, I use my Tv for everything else really

Justin Roane
Justin Roane

I just tried again - nothing but a video. Where is the article?

Justin Roane
Justin Roane

Yeah what article? All I see is a video - maybe I don't understand how to use the new GameSpot. Do you have a link to the words in the video - but in text? Like an article?

Neil Radtke
Neil Radtke

I'm just going to say this, Do you're RESEARCH everyone

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

Is not a conspiracy. Buying and using their services is exactly why they did this. I really hate what the game industry has become.

Super_Maajka
Super_Maajka

Bakalar? Do you know that it means 'codfish' in Croatian?

Christian Landers
Christian Landers

They are GAMING consoles(PS4 more so). Any complaints of unsupported formats for other media is just stupid.

Darknight765
Darknight765

@resorber you are an idiot, console gaming is what made games more mainstream.  DRM and all the other forms of control came from PC user pirating shit.  And, lastly idiots like you who drop $500+ on a video card to get top of the line graphics are whats hurting the industry.  If you knew anything about game development, you would know that all the breakthroughs in technique, and awesome engines were made to get better graphics off of lesser hardware.  Case in point, consoles force developers to design better games instead of being lazy and making you spend more money.

nate1222
nate1222

@RobDev I beg to differ.

The whole ideal behind 'propietary' devices and software is to CONTROL what consumers can and can't do. It's to funnel you into ONLY buying what they sell.

Want to listen to the music you own? Gotta buy those songs in the format they (Sony/MS) sells; you'll be repurchasing what you already own.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@RobDev 

There's no guarantee that the supposed-problems would be addressed.

lameoracle
lameoracle

*your
(someone needs to do some research here as well.)

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

Oh they're gaming consoles?  Maybe you should tell Sony and M$ that, since they've gone far out of their way to tell us otherwise.  The phrase "it only does everything" leaps to mind.

RobDev
RobDev

@nate1222 @RobDev really? If the only way you have to listen to music is through your GAMES console you have a problem. I'll just listen to music on the half a dozen OTHER MUSIC PLAYING DEVICES i already own (without paying another penny) and stick to playing games on my games console. 

RobDev
RobDev

@Gelugon_baat @RobDev I don't see it as much of a problem considering i have half a dozen other ways to access that kind of stuff. If they patch it fine, if they don't not bothered.

benbonney
benbonney

@youre_a_sheep You'll find that the catchline for PS4 is #4thegamers not #4thetechfreaksthatneedtorouttheirmedialibrarythrougheverypieceofhardwareavailable

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@The_Last_Paladi  They also use the phrase "Xbox One, All in One" which is incredibly misleading when is has less support for other media than their previous system did.