Niconico streaming coming to PlayStation 4 on April 30
posted on 04.16.14 at 09:29 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Release date for 1.7 firmware update?

Niconico

Niconico live stream support will come to PlayStation 4 via a firmware update on April 30 in Japan, Sony announced.

Though not mentioned by number specifically, it sounds like this could be the release date for the 1.7 firmware announced at GDC last month.

Users will be able to play test live streaming at the Niconico Super Conference 3 from April 26 and 27.

Thanks, PlayCommu.

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  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    Will only work in Japan?

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      I wouldn’t worry about it. North America got the NicoNico app for Vita, so there could be hope for something like this coming to PS4 for North America as well.

      • Eder García

        Americans streaming on Nico Nico will be interesting.

        • jujubee88

          It would take a JP account. And probs a JP Nico account (not sure how Nico Nico works tbh)

          • Eder García

            as long as Premium membership isn’t needed… it’s OK

      • JonathanisPrimus

        The North American Vita Nico Nico app was abandoned, though. It’s still on Version 1.0, while Japan is up to 3.xx. The app is kind of broken as a result of that.

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Not surprising. Adhoc Party still gets patches for it even today in Japan, yet the NA version is still on the first version it had when it released :p

          • Anime10121

            Wait… Advocate party was released in NA!?

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              Adhoc, you mean…? And yes, years ago.

              • Anime10121

                Yeah I meant Adhoc (stupid iPhone with stupid AutoCorrect :/ )! But man, wonder how I missed that, I REALLY wanted to Birth By Sleep Mirage Arena with peeps :(

        • Elvick

          Of course.

          • jujubee88

            It’s shit. Plain don’t work!

      • Budgiecat

        in 360p XD

  • Zackasaur

    I am definitely looking forward to this update. It is going to be a big one.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Would be nice if it’s also the date for the 1.7 update

    I’m tired of my games having no audio when I stream or record gameplay. Also bye bye 15 minute record limit! !!!!!!!

  • Elvick

    Now get YouTube streaming for us Sony. :D

    Or at least uploading videos to YouTube.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Well when they take the HDCP protection off people with capture devices like the El Gato Game Capture HD can capture. Not everyone has it or an equivalent though

      • Elvick

        I don’t have that stuff, I wanted to do that, but it was too confusing so I gave up. :p

        • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

          This guy does a great job of explaining it

          How to Record PS3 and Xbox 360 Gameplay Elgato Ga…: http://youtu.be/PgLKR2yR5os

  • jujubee88