PS4 3.0 Update Adds YouTube Live Functionality

Sony detailed system update 3.0 for PlayStation 4 which will be made available to people signed up to the PS4's beta program on September 2nd with...
By GameOverViper, Published: Sep 11, 2015 | Updated: Jan 19, 2016 | | |
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    YouTube Live functionality will allow players to live-stream their gameplay directly to YouTube - a feature which coincides with the release of YouTube Gaming gaming app/website.

    It also adds a new "Events" hub that will let players track upcoming events for the games they follow, such as double XP weekends on Call of Duty.

    A "Communities" hub will allow players to connect with others from around the world with similar tastes, there's a new ability to share recorded videos to Twitter and the option to send friend requests to watch their live gameplay.

    A full list of features announced with the update on the PlayStation Blog can be seen below.
    • Online storage capacity increase — PS4 online storage capacity has increased from 1GB to 10GB for all PS Plus members. In 3.00 system software, you'll see that we added a handy usage meter to monitor your available storage capacity, and a new Auto-Upload menu has been added to Application Saved Data Management.
    • YouTube live — PS4 owners will be able to live stream gameplay to YouTube. Live streams will be viewable across YouTube, including on the new YouTube Gaming mobile app and website.
    • Events — A new hub for events has been added, giving an overview of activities taking place in the games you play most, as well as official broadcasts. For instance, you may see an update for a Double XP weekend, a special enemy appearing at a scheduled time, or seasonal events like in-game towns being decorated for the winter. You'll also receive notifications when the event starts, or if the timing changes.
    • Favorite Groups — Favorite Groups has been added to the Friends app, letting you quickly access groups of people you like to play games with frequently. This will make the process of getting a game session up and running even easier.
    • Communities — PS4 users will have the ability to create communities based around shared interests, like games, genres, and more. Communities include a message board with general discussion, screenshots shared by players, and the ability to join parties / games. If you want to tackle a big multiplayer raid, but don't have enough friends available, this could be a great way to connect with other players who are looking for the same thing.
    • Sharing video clips to Twitter — Users will have the ability to share video clips directly to Twitter. Maximum video length is 10 seconds, though you'll have the ability to trim longer clips.
    • Stickers — Tired of typing out messages? With this update, you'll be able to send stickers to friends through your messages.
    • Now Playing / What's New — The Now Playing screen will display even more information about what your friends are doing, and you'll be able to quickly jump into a game, party, request a screen share, or get sent to the PS Store to buy the game your friend is playing – further enhancing the social relationship with your friends online.
    • Live from PlayStation — We've improved the Live From PlayStation app, making it easier to view popular trending broadcasts in real time.
    • Request to watch gameplay — Want to view a friend's gameplay session? Now you can send a 'Request to Watch' notification to a player, which will start a live broadcast or Share Play invitation to the person playing.

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  1. Adamski HD
    Might try this out :)
  2. AJGemau
    The livestream to YouTube should be an excellent feature especially for my channel! Still don't see why they haven't added friend notifications yet for when they come online. Also, can i please gain the ability to remove the "friends i may know" section? I never use it, and if anything it gets on my nerves at times.