Sony has announced the release of an update to its PlayStation 4 that can allow gamers play exclusive PS4 games like the Bloodborne remotely on PC or Mac. As it works out, the update lets you stream PS4 content to your computer, just like Xbox One and Windows 10.
This update, part of the 3.50 update, is rolling out in beta and comes packed with a number of updates including improved social gaming experience. It will roll out to all PS4 devices sometime later in the year.
The console gaming industry is a multi-billion dollar industry and Sony being a major player in that market, wants to secure its grip on the market. Already, this feature being rolled out on PS4 console is already available on Microsoft’s Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. It was only a matter of time before Sony did something similar.
The following are some of the features that come with the 3.50 update on the console:
Friend Online Notification – Want to know the moment your friends come online? With this update, you can, as we’ve added an option to be notified when members of your friends list sign on the network.
Appear Offline – Sometimes you want to play a game or watch a movie without being bothered by friends. Now it’s easier to go incognito as we’ve added the option to appear offline. You can designate if you would like to appear offline when you log-in or at any time from your Profile or the Quick Menu.
User Scheduled Event – Time for a play date! We’ve added the ability to schedule a future gameplay session with your friends on the system. When your event starts, users who registered for the event will automatically be added to a party so you can start playing right away.
Play Together – This features allows all members of a Party to see what each person is playing so that you can easily join a friend’s game, or start a new game together.
New System features
Remote Play (PC/Mac) – We’re bringing PS4 Remote Play to Windows PC and Mac. This feature won’t be available to test in the beta, but you can look forward to it soon.
Dailymotion – With this update, you’ll be able to live stream directly to Dailymotion on PS4. We’ll also support archiving live broadcasts, like we do for other streaming services