PS4’s 3.00 system update will be rolled out tomorrow, bringing with it the ability to stream gameplay to YouTube for the first time.
You’ll see a new icon for YouTube on the Broadcast Gameplay Screen, accessible after hitting the Share button,” Sony said. Now you can live stream directly from your PS4 to YouTube. Livestreams will be viewable across YouTube.”
The update also brings plenty more in the way of extra functionality to Sony’s machine.
These include sharing video clips up to ten seconds long directly to Twitter (double tap the share button to begin recording, tap again to stop), the chance to take PNG screenshots, a schedule of in-game events for titles in your library, game communities, messaging and group upgrades and the introduction of messaging stickers.
There will also be home menu access to other players’ video streams and video uploads.
In addition, PlayStation Plus is getting a dedicated section, accessible from an icon on the home screen. It will provide quick access to the month’s free games, PS Plus discounts, details of all previously redeemed PS Plus games and quick access to membership management.
Here’s a video looking at some of the features: