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PS4 v3.0 firmware includes YouTube Gaming support, more cloud storage

Sony will soon push v3.0 firmware to the PlayStation 4, offering YouTube Gaming support and more

By Anthony Garreffa on Sep 2, 2015 08:34 pm CDT - 0 mins, 44 secs reading time

Google introduced YouTube Gaming last week, a new Twitch-like streaming service that Sony is putting into the new firmware update for the PlayStation 4.

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The v3.0 firmware for the PS4 will not only include YouTube Gaming support but it will increase the cloud storage that PS4 owners have from the crappy 1GB they have now, to a more decent 10GB. The v3.0 PS4 firmware will also include the ability to livestream your PS4 gaming to YouTube Gaming, much like the built-in Twitch streaming that the PS4 is already capable of.

The new firmware will allow the usual screenshot sharing, but you can now blast video clips to Twitter too - albeit, they're limited to 10-second videos. Boo. There's also a new feature arriving, where you can ask your friends if you can watch them play with a new "Request to Watch" feature that is coming soon.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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