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PS4 to get DLNA support in January, suggests tipster

Sam Loveridge



The PS4 may well get DLNA support and other new features in early 2015.

According to a flurry of tweets from well known industry insider “Tidux”, Sony is preparing a PS4 update that includes features like DLNA.

The tipster suggests that Sony originally planned to launch the new features before Christmas, but now the patch looks like it’s been pushed until the New Year.

The first tweet suggested that PS4 Friend Online Notifications were a priority for Sony, something that has been suggested by other rumours too.

“#PlayStation were aiming to get FN online before Christmas, now it looks to be early 2015. #PS4 #whoisonline.”

But the second tweet teased that Sony is also looking at introducing DLNA support for the PS4 with the new firmware update.

“Who is excited for #DLNA support on #PS4 #PlayStation4”.

See also: Plex on Xbox One – How to stream from your PC to your Xbox One

DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance and allows you to stream content from DLNA supporting devices like a PC or NAS drive to your other devices, including the PS4 rival, the Xbox One.

Earlier this week, the PS4 and PS3 both gained the Plex app, allowing PlayStation users to stream their digital content to their consoles from PC or Mac using Plex’s free servers.

The support arrived over two months after the Xbox one gained the app, but thankfully the support arrives just in time for Christmas.

The Plex app is free to download on the PS4 from PSN now.

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