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PS4 Live Streams Are About to Get a Lot More Interesting

Posted by Sammy Barker

Potentially, anyway

It’s not always easy for a company to predict how consumers will decide to use a particular product, and The Playroom on the PlayStation 4 will definitely have raised a few eyebrows when it started to get used – and, in some instances, abused – by next-gen early adopters. However, recognising the swell of demand for live shows and podcasts, Sony has revealed a new update for the free application which will allow you to build custom sets – and it’s totally due out later today for the grand sum of nothing.

Detailed on the PlayStation Blog, the AR Studio allows you to design custom props using a smartphone or tablet, which you can then import into your living room or bedroom. Moreover, you can also incorporate screen filters, import music tracks from a USB stick, play PS4 share clips to all of your viewers, and even overlay your head with a Helghast helmet. Last but not least, there’s even a polls option, allowing you to create custom quizzes which those watching will be able to actually interact with.

The add-on will arrive on the North American PlayStation Store later today, but sadly there’s no word on a European release just yet. Will you be checking out this expanded feature set and shooting some broadcasts of your own? Stream your response in the comments section below.

[via blog.us.playstation.com]

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User Comments (10)

sajoey

#1

sajoey said:

Wait, you can put on music via a USB Stick for this, but not the actual console? Like, during games, and stuff? What gives, Sony?

Itachi

#2

Itachi said:

PS4 rolling out all types of little touches here and there. Next year PS4 is gonna be one beast of console. Especially once they finally get mp3 support, themes, folders, and DLNA. Then everyone should be happy.

KALofKRYPTON

#9

KALofKRYPTON said:

@sajoey because they don't want us to be able to right now, maybe never, maybe next update. It's not something that leaves me crying in to my cornflakes to be honest.

MoleZandor

#10

MoleZandor said:

Why did I not think of using it for live mixes. Definitely gonna get on that. Maybe sony are working on loads of beautiful visualisations and cool features before allowing mp3s

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