PS4 Firmware Update 1.70 allows you to archive streams, and a whole lot more

Posted by on April 17th, 2014 | 12 Comments | Tags: ,

Sony teased the next major PS4 update last month at GDC, and now the company has revealed more information about it. When it goes live, Vita TV owners will also receive a firmware update to enable a long overdue feature.



  • Nico Nico Douga is a supported streaming partner.
  • Ustream, and Twitch now support [Maximum (HD)] streaming quality.
  • On supported services, broadcasts can now be archived.


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  • Downloadable video editing app from the PlayStation Store.
  • Allows users to combine captured video clips for editing, personalize them with special effects using filters, transitions, and themes, as well as share them with friends and social networks.
  • Personalize videos by adding text, stickers, and a set of included audio tracks, as well as video commentary with picture-in-picture capability with PlayStation Camera.
  • Import original music to add to the custom soundtrack for video creation.



  • HDCP signal can be switched off and gameplay recording via HDMI is made possible.
  • Videos can be saved, and exported to external USB storage devices.
  • SHARE enhancements include the ability to change the gameplay recording time to shorter increments, the ability to change who you share your clips with on the SHARE screen, and the removal of default saves for screenshots and video clips.

Pre-order on PS Store

  • Download pre-ordered games on the PlayStation Store days before release to ensure immediate playability at the time of launch.
  • Countdown until the release date of the content will be displayed.

Remote Play from PS Vita TV

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  • Through a PS Vita TV firmware update, the PS4 Link app will appear allowing Remote Play of PS4 games.
  • You can log in to two accounts on PS4 from PS Vita TV, so two players can use the Remote Play feature.
  • The first player connects to PS4 automatically via the PSN account saved on PS Vita TV.
  • With the first player connected, the second player presses the PS button on the other wireless controller to get connected.

I’m honestly not too clear on what the last three bullets mean, so I just lifted that summary word for word from the press release. I think they’re referring to multiplayer games on PS4 through Vita TV Remote Play.

These patch notes are largely from the Asian press release, so some features may not be in your local region’s update. I’m citing them because they’re more in-depth than the western posts.

PS4 system software 1.70 will go live sometime “soon”.

[Source: PlayStation Hong Kong, PlayStation Blog]

  • Daniel

    The best thing here is downloading games early. Only time I’ve done this was with Last of Us: Left Behind. I would love to do this more often, especially with massively sized games that I want digitally or are only available digitally.

  • Graf Ulrich 88

    WOW! The PS4 just keeps getting better and better. I’m wanting YouTube and TuneIn apps to come to PS4 soon. I also would like MP3 and CD burning on to the HD features added as well (I have a lot of CD’s burned on my PS3 to listen too well reading or just relaxing).
    Also they just announced 7 million sold by April and PS4 sold more units in the U.S. compared to MS. Sony is just bringing the beatdown.
    P.S. I predict at E3 MS will announced the Xbox One will have a new price of $399.99 (MS is going to get very desperate as they see PS4 lead continue to grow every week). I just Sony say’s ok we are announcing a price drop to $349.99 right after that. Boom!!!

    • John Mumpitz

      Lol who cares for sales? Wtf? I want games and features and both can the XBOX ONE do better!

      LS4 still cant even PAUSE DOWNLOADS!!
      PS4 still dont get any notification when a friend comes online
      XBOX ONE gets

      Ps4 cant organize games.
      XBOX ONE can

      Still no DLNA, MP3, MKV, PLEX on PS4
      XBOX ONE Supports all of this

      Still no youtube app, cd support on PS4
      xbox one supports all of this

      The xbox one is so much better than the PS4.

    • Xtreme Derp

      Deranged fanboy meltdown, take your pills.

      You’re wrong about several of those things, and splitting hairs over things most people don’t care about.

    • John Mumpitz

      you Are a stalker hahaha
      you dont have anything netter to do, right? Pathetic haha
      oh I forgot, you dont have anything to play on ps4, only mediocre INDIE titles and lastgen games hahahaha

    • Xtreme Derp

      PS4 has the superior version of all console AAA multiplats, The Order, Driveclub, MLB 14: The Show, Deep Down, Uncharted 4, TLOU Remake, more dev support including indies, free to play games and MMOs like FFXIV and Warframe, and unannounced 1st party games (Gran Turismo, God of War, Media Molecule, Quantic Dream, etc.) Titanfall 2 and future 3rd party games will almost certainly be on PS4.

      Exclusively 1080p 60 FPS games on PS4: MGS V, CoD Ghosts, FFXIV, Tomb Raider, MLB The Show 14, Resogun, Trials Fusion

      Exclusively 1080p 60 FPS games on Xbox: Forza 5 (LOL)

    • R_D_Com

      I am waiting for support for cd’s burning to MP3 before I invest in PS4 love PS3 and am not settling for less!

  • ObsessedGeorge

    The best is yet to come!

  • John Mumpitz

    This is pathetic. Wait so long and only a few features. Smh.

    We still cant even PAUSE DOWNLOADS!!
    We still dont get any notification when a friend comes online
    We still cant turn off the lightbar..

    • Xtreme Derp


    • John Mumpitz

      nah, just TRUTHFACT.
      Or tell ne how to PAbSE DOWNLOADS on PS4. Tell me.
      on Xbox one I just press the menu button and then pause download.
      pathetic that you cant pause downloads on ps4 hahaha

  • Robert Adams

    I wish they would at least do a preview program like the xbox!! to at least test out these features with a group of people that will use this crap daily!