Update will enable Blu-Ray and DVD functionality
Sony has revealed that the day-one software update for the PS4 will be 300mb in size, although it will be possible to download it in the background. The manufacturer also revealed what functions the patch will add to the next-gen console.
In a post on the Playstation Blog, Sony detailed that the update will activate the Blu-Ray and DVD players in the device, which Sony stated must be connected to the internet for first use.
Other features that will be introduced by update 1.50 include the use of Twitch Tv and Uplay for streaming, playing a game as it is being downloaded, logging in multiple users, voice chat, online multiplayer, playing music via Music Unlimited in the background and face recognition and voice commands through the use of a PS camera.
The patch will let gamers use remote play, which allows for the streaming of content from the PS4 to a PS Vita via a wifi connection. This also includes second-screen capabilities, which allows for the PS Vita, iPhone, iPad or Android to use the PlayStation App to enable them as an additional screen for titles.
Sony also said that not all of the PS4′s capabilities would be available at launch, such as a suspend/resume mode, which would allow for the system to be kept in a low-power state, and then resuming when a user begins to use it again.
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