PS4 update coming soon, adds ShareFactory video editing suite, removes HDCP

Thursday, 17th April 2014 05:21 GMT By Brenna Hillier

PlayStation 4′s next major firmware update is just around the corner, and brings with it a new way to share content as well as much-requested features like automatic pre-downloading of pre-ordered games.


The PlayStation Blog highlights ShareFactory as the main change in PS4 system software v1.70 – take a look at the video below.

Described as a “rich video editor app”, ShareFactory allows you to combine a number of clips; add special effects like filters, transitions and themes; add text, stickers or music; and deploy picture-in-picture video commentary.

You’ll also be able to record smaller chunks, nominate who you want share with, and remove default saves.

ShareFactory videos can be uploaded directly to Facebook, or exported to a USB stick to take to another device, for uploading anywhere.

If that weren’t enough, the update will also remove the HDCP from the PS4′s HDMI output, meaning you can capture and stream using any capture device with HDMI in.

The other major addition in this update is the ability to download games you’ve pre-ordered before they’re released, so you can play as soon as they go live. It can be set to trigger automatically, too.

Update v1.70 has not been dated but DualShockers reports a Sony Japan press release had it down for April 30.



  1. DuckNation

    Hmm you can add you own music i wonder if that means the PS4 will be able to play MP3s on it

    #1 8 months ago
  2. dazedonthemoon

    This is all pretty awesome.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Kieran

    Is that all for this update ? Dnt get me wrong its a brilliant 1 ! I just hoped for able to play videos on the browser :-) and themes as well

    #3 8 months ago
  4. KAP


    Yep, this is the only update PS4 users are EVER gonna get in the history of the console…… ffs

    #4 8 months ago
  5. jmg24bad

    Pretty good update

    #5 8 months ago
  6. Homer2014

    from the blog post
    “We’ll have more information to share about new upcoming features for this major system software update as the release approaches, so stay tuned!”

    #6 8 months ago
  7. Mike W


    Yea I’m waiting for the custom themes and youtube. :D

    #7 8 months ago
  8. XbonerVsPiss4

    Sony is so slow there updates. Xbone is soaring ahead!!

    #8 8 months ago

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