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PlayStation 3 firmware 3.70 to introduce Automatic Update

Wednesday, 10th August 2011 01:43 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sony has outlined new features coming in its next major firmware update for the PlayStation 3.

As outlined on the US PS Blog, firmware 3.70 includes some streamlining to the PS Plus subscriber-exclusive automatic download and cloud save features.

Subscribers will be able to nominate games for cloud saves, and their data will be automatically uploaded alongside their scheduled check for automatic downloads. Trophies will be synced at the same time, resulting in an all-in-one automated reconciliation, now renamed Automatic Update.

Sony will also finally implement a recommendation system allowing users to rate PlayStation Store content and send recommendations directly to PSN friends.

All video content streaming services like Netflix, Huli and VUDU will be piled into a new XMB category – TV/Video Services. As well as those you have installed, this menu item will help you locate, download and install services available in your territory, which will then be saved to a “My Channels” folder. PS Store videos will remain in the Video XMB category.

Sony will also update the PlayStation 3′s Blu-ray features, supporting 3D while accessing special features powered by Java, and adding decoding and streaming options.

Finally, support for the MPO 3D photo format will be added to the Photo Gallery.

No ETA on the update besides “soon”. Sony also mentioned a minor PSP firmware in the near future.

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8 Comments

  1. xino

    nice update but the good stuff goes to PSN+, at least it gives people bank for the buck for subscribing.

    recommendation is pretty good.

    don’t understand all these video stuff:/

    #1 3 years ago
  2. mojo

    “and adding decoding and streaming options.”

    w00t?
    anyone got some detailed explanation of that particular feature?!
    i cant realy believe that it is what i hope it is…

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Bluebird

    The update is available now.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Seems a bit harsh to restrict automatic updates to Plus users. Even Microsoft aren’t that mean.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. mojo

    “i cant realy believe that it is what i hope it is…”
    and i was right.
    it means, DTS HD MA is now possible during 3D Playback.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. sg1974

    Er, why has 3.70 taken away my iPlayer and ITV and C4 equivalents?

    #6 3 years ago
  7. strikkebil

    u have to pay for automatic trophy update? wtf!
    sony ure pushing me away.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. ultramega

    @4
    It’s a bonus feature that doesn’t hurt non-Plus users in any way. I fail to see the issue. Besides, looking at it from a business standpoint, why would they give this feature to everyone, and create a serious drain on their bandwidth? It makes no sense to do that.

    #8 3 years ago

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