PlayStation 4 system update 1.70 main features detailed
posted on 04.25.14 at 02:37 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia issues features list.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia has shared full details on the principal features of its April 30-due PlayStation 4 1.70 system software update.

PlayStation 4 System Update 1.70

Find the information below. If you missed the earlier video walkthrough, catch it here.


  • Ability to live-stream via Niconico (likely Japan-only).
  • Ability to view Niconico broadcasts via Live from PlayStation application.
  • A PlayStation App update released together with the system update will add the ability to view Niconico broadcasts from within the application.
  • Broadcast from Twitch and Ustream in the highest quality.
  • Archive your broadcasts via broadcaster’s online service.


  • A download icon for ShareFactory, a new PlayStation 4 application that lets you edit comments, stickers, music, and scenery into your recorded videos, will be added to the Home screen. To use it, you’ll need to download and install it.


  • Ability to turn HDCP off in order to record game footage via HDMI.

PlayStation Store

  • Ability to pre-order games on the PlayStation 4 store.
  • Pre-ordered content can be automatically downloaded to the PlayStation 4. When you pre-order, a countdown will be displayed until the release date, then automatically download so you can play it once it’s available.

Remote Play

  • Ability to remote play PlayStation 4 from PS Vita TV (PS Vita TV update also required).
  • A pass code will no longer be needed to pair the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita / PS Vita TV if the PlayStation 4 is in standby mode, or if the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita are both connected online, and the same user is signed in to both.
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  • Nhiroz

    Seems like a well needed update! Not that i would notice much difference when it comes to streaming, my upload speed is atrocious!

  • BossTuff

    Good to see there’s a way to edit videos finally. Seems like a meaty and needed update.

  • 武神水樹

    I wonder if I can import game video from my PC and edit them on ShareFactory

    • Skerj

      Sadly no, they shot down imports for “security purposes”.

      • 武神水樹

        You can import on the PS3, they should allow it

    • Lara Croft

      Can’t you use your PC to edit them?

      • 武神水樹

        Yea but I’m still learning how to use my app

  • Elvick

    If only it were the 30th! :P

  • artemisthemp

    I really wish 1.70 was out now.
    So I could play with it now