PlayStation 4 Update 1.70, PS Vita 3.15 Improve Features and Connectivity Between Handheld and Console; Video Editor Added

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By Jay Michael , Christian Post Contributor
April 30, 2014|5:21 pm
Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013. (Photo: Reuters/Brendan McDermid)

Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013.

PS4's 1.70 update came with update 3.15 for the PS Vita and PS App, and these improvements have boosted features on the devices.

Features such as auto device registration, PS4 remote play, and PS App push notifications have been updated reported Polygon. Now the PS4 and PS Vita will be able to link better for remote play by automatically connecting the two through sensors.

According to Polygon, PS App 1.70 adds iPad resolution and push notifications for the PlayStation 4.

Another feature of the update is now users can pre-download pre-ordered games a few days before their release. Gamers can also broadcast in 720p HD through HDMI capture, and upload to Twitch or UStream.

Today the PS4 introduced an updated video editor and HDCP toggle.

"Heads-up: PS4 firmware update 1.70, inc. SHAREfactory and HDCP Off, goes live on 30th April. More soon!" wrote PlayStation Europe's Twitter.

Shortly after PS4 U.S. confirmed an update as well: "Confirmed: PS4 system software update 1.70 lands in N. America April 30th! Brings SHAREfactory, HDCP off, much more: http://bit.ly/1kdbVo2"

The ShareFactory video editor app and will allow gamers to remove the HDCP video signal copyright protection if they choose to. Polygon reported, the app will also aloow gamers to add audio tracks and video filters on their PS4 video uploads.

Watch a trailer for ShareFactory below:

"The SHAREfactory app offers easy video-editing tools and effects to let you share your greatest moments, your way.

Effortlessly combine, personalize, and share your favorite game footage with commentary, music, themes, and more. Once you've created your perfect cut, post it directly to your Facebook profile or save to a USB drive and upload your video to the world," the description read.

According to Polygon, Sony announced in March that the next firmware update will let gamers use USB drives to save videos and screenshots.

In other news, PlayStation Now was announced at the beginning of the month, and so far the the exact release date has not been released. It has been speculated it will arrive sometime before 2015, and then release globally early next year because of Sony's weaker broadband connection in Europe, reported IGN.

 

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