Not a day after my very own post in which I described the constantly crashing and now lumbersome PlayTV as “a poor shadow of itself” and a “deteriorated, outdated shell of a piece of software”, Sony have released an update which should alleviate or resolve some of the issues.
I’m confident it’s just a strange coincidence, since people have been complaining about it all over the internet for the last several months, with a forum post on the topic spanning sixty pages and going back to last August.
There’s no new features per se but in the above post, Online Support Co-ordinator who goes by the name of SuperFastZombie has confirmed that this update “has been released to address the issues you guys have been having.”
The community reaction seems positive so far despite a few issues remaining, so if you’ve been plagued by PlayTV’s issues then go ahead and fire up the software and go to Settings and click on Software Update to download and install the 88mb patch.
From my own experience, viewing and deleting items in the library (which was my main issue before) seems to be much faster and less prone to crashing, although going back and forth to the XMB is still a bit slow.
Now that you’ve fixed this, Sony, how about PlayTV HD for PS4? I’m sure you’re listening.