PlayStation 4 is set to launch in the US and Canada this year, but there’s one big problem with the system, and that’s its limited live stream capabilities.
While the Xbox One is the more widely-supported console, Sony’s PlayStation 4 can’t stream live video from Netflix, YouTube or Twitch, because the hardware can’t access a PlayStation 4’s HDMI port.
So while Sony’s game console is capable of streaming video at 60 frames per second, the console’s video capabilities are limited to 1080p and 720p.
The problem is that the PlayStation 4 has limited hardware and software options for livestreaming games, and while it’s not as big of a deal for streaming games on the PlayStation Network, the problem extends to other games.
The Xbox One and PC have both had some significant improvements in streaming, but while the PlayStation Video SDK has improved the performance of the video playback capabilities of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the PS4’s Xbox Video SDK does not have the same ability to stream video at 1080p or 720p, which can cause issues.
The video streaming on the PSVR is limited to 30fps.
While there are plenty of games that require a dedicated PC to stream from, Sony has released a firmware update that can stream PlayStation 4 video at a 60fps rate from the PS3.
But the PS 4 has to connect to the PS Vita to use this feature, and Sony says that this only works if the PS VR is connected to the PlayStation Home Network.
If the PS 3 or PS Vita is disconnected, the feature will only work on the console.
Sony’s Xbox 360 update will work with PS4 games, but it won’t work with PC games that use the PlayStation Store, so you’ll have to download a PS3 game that you want to stream on your PS4, and then wait until it’s downloaded on your PC.
The PS4 will then use the PS2’s hardware for the streaming.
We’ve reached out to Sony for comment, and will update this article if we hear back.