My PS4 is happily installing the update file it downloaded overnight. Firmware 1.75 is a mandatory update which offers a little more than the regular incremental “stability” updates – although not much more. It adds 3D Blu-ray support, something that Sony is throwing into an update shortly after the Xbox One’s system software was updated to include that very feature.
It also moves some of the system notification pop-ups from the top right corner over to the top left corner of the screen. I don’t know why they would do that and it’ll be a little bit strange for a while but eventually, we’ll forget all about our shameful right-sided pop-ups and bask gloriously in our completely left-sided world of informative and not-at-all-distracting pop-ups.
They’ve also improved sound during 1.5x playback with Blu-ray and DVD videos. I’m not sure why anyone would want to listen to things at 1.5x speed but now it will sound slightly better, apparently.
Finally, for billed features, there’s a new option in the System Settings that allows you to enable automatic downloads of “Featured Content” to your console (powered on or in standby mode) from the PlayStation Store.
Aside from that, there’s nothing much in the update. If we spot anything new, we’ll let you know and – as always – we’d love it if you let us know of any hidden features you spot in the comments below.
We’ve heard rumours of another update at the end of this year that will bring media playback (like MP3s) back to PlayStation’s flagship console and another possible update slightly later that will add DNLA streaming support to the console.