Sony adding YouTube Gaming streaming to PS4

September 2, 2015 | 13:03

Tags: #live-streaming #playstation-4 #ps4 #streaming #youtube #youtube-gaming

Companies: #google #sony #twitch

Sony has pledged support for the newly-launched YouTube Gaming streaming service, which will arrive on the PlayStation 4 as part of the Firmware 3.00 update.

Launched late last month, YouTube Gaming is Google's response to its failed bid to purchase live-streaming giant Twitch. Although available for PC users now, console gamers are having to wait before they can use the service with Sony the first to confirm compatibility is coming to the PlayStation 4 console. As of Firmware 3.00, the company announced this week, PS4 players will be able to stream live gameplay to either Twitch or YouTube Gaming.

The company's announcement also includes the promise of significant improvements for the console. Chief among these is a boost from 1GB to 10GB of cloud storage for all PS Plus members, with a new usage meter allowing users to keep an eye on their allowance. A new Events hub will also appear, along with a Communities feature with integrated message-board functionality. Short, 10 second video clips will be added to the console's Twitter sharing functionality, too, in addition to the screenshot sharing currently available.

Sony has yet to indicate when the new firmware, codenamed Kenshin, is to be made available to the general public.
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