PlayStation Streaming Coming to Desktops

NicoleMotta - March 1, 2016 - 12:36 PM

PlayStation Streaming Coming to Desktops

On Tuesday, Sony announced new features coming to its PlayStation 4 console including Remote Play on Macs and PCs.

Sony's next major update for the PlayStation 4, version 3.5, will bring a slew of new features including Remote Play on Windows PC and Mac. Previously, users could only use the PS4's Remote Play feature with the PS Vita handheld. Microsoft's Xbox One already has game streaming for Windows 10, but does not offer the service for Mac users, giving Sony a leg up. Sony did not reveal when this feature would be rolling out to all users, but said that it would be included in the next beta update, codenamed MUSASHI, which kicks off March 2. While the new Remote Play feature is included in the update, it will not be available to test in beta. Beta participants should be on the lookout for an email with instructions on downloading the update. Mashable claims these features will likely roll out to general users by the end of March.

In addition to adding Remote Play support for PC and Mac, Sony's PlayStation update includes several new social features and Dailymotion support. "Want to know the moment your friends come online? With this update, you can," said Sony. Users can also choose to appear offline or "go incognito;" this can be automatically turned on when you log-in or can be selected from your Profile at any time. Other new social features include User Scheduled Events and Play Together, which make it easier to play online with friends.

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