If you were curious when Sony would add CD and MP3 support for the PS4, we can only tell you that it is coming. Sony will be adding MP3 and CD audio playback to the PlayStation 4 in the near future, following complaints from fans who want these features. The change in plans comes at the same time as it releases updated companion apps for the PlayStation 4 on iOS and Android, ahead of the console’s launch on November 15th.
Sony Computer Entertainment’s Shuhei Yoshida says that the team behind the PS4 is producing a patch that will be applied sometime after its launch. Yoshida also admitted that the team “didn’t really think about MP3 and CD” during the PlayStation 4’s development, and was apparently surprised by the online reaction. How they missed that I have no idea, but some think it was to force people to use the subscription-based Music Unlimited service. Yoshida denied also denied that.
At any rate, the new versions of the second-screen apps lets users access the PlayStation Store for remote downloads of games or other content to the PlayStation 4, as well as the PlayStation Network for game alerts, messaging other players, and game notifications. The app replaces the version for the PlayStation 3.
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