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07 Apr 2013
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ps4 web browser????

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Are we going to see a big improvement for ps4 like full flash support or is it going to be gimped like ps3,thoughts please.
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Theres been absolutely zero information about the PS4's browser, so as to its capabilities, your guess is as good as anyone elses.

 

The only guarantee is that it will NOT support Flash. 

 

....And thats not a Sony decision, Adobe pulled all support for non-desktop browsers a while ago. Any browser the PS4 gets will use HTML5 video. 

 

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Tbh Flash is long gone now, any new console/iDevice will use HTML5. It'll become the norm and hopefully websites will begin to use HTML5 too.

 

I'm hoping for like Google Chrome lol. I can dream.

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As said flash is dead,But don't hold your breath for a good browser as a good browser on a device is a hole for security researchers , ie hackers,So it will be a closed browser same as the vita/ps3.So will probably be crap.
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Thanks guys I understand but do you think we will be able to use youtube and watch videos in hd unlike ps3
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Wouldn't surprise me if they use Opera browser like Nintendo do.
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@pager99 I should think that there will be a stand alone YouTube app same as there is now but with some improvements such as HD streaming also I think they said that you will be able to upload in HD to your YouTube channel as for if these functions will be available through the browser I doubt it.

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thanks viper , i use ps3 to do majority of my browsing thats why its kinda important to me , i understand im a minority i just like reclining on my bed doing my browsing on a large screen .the impression im getting theres not a lot sony can do unless websites start adopting html5 instead of flash.

i guess we can kiss goodbye to those pesky freezes now the ps4 has monster 8gb gddr5 ram so im still expecting big improvements

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The thing is there's no reason why they can't just make a browser as good as one on pc
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L-DubL-E wrote:
The thing is there's no reason why they can't just make a browser as good as one on pc

Yes there is a very good reason why this will not happen,it's called piracy.

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I've always been able watch YouTube video using the ps4 browser.

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Well it can't download PC files.
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A pc style or mobile style browser is a gateway so it will not happen,Sony are not that stupid,It will hopefully be better than that of the PS3 but it will not be what people would like to see as they would be releasing patches and fw updates every couple of days.

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Having trouble finding the browser on your new PS4? ? Me too!
The FIRST time you use it, you have to open LIBRARY and select it from there. After that it will appear on your primary apps screen. Seems like a stupid place to put it at startup.
I searched everywhere on internet to find out where it was. Even you tube videos launched it from the main apps screen, bit it did not appear on my system. I tried looking for an install bit Nome was available. Library was the absolute last place I looked. Hope this helps someone else.
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Yeah, Live1, it might be fixed out of the box these days. My ps4 purchase was Feb 2014. Just recently had need to surf net with it a year later. I think the browser was not even available when I unboxed mine and probably was added with an update and they stuck it in LIBRARY submenu for some reason. I'm sure they got a lot of complaints so it's probably on main launch bar at startup now (I hope). This comment might apply to only rare situations these days. But I was frustrated enough that I wanted to post about it, not thinking maybe new ps4 are setup differently than my old one.
Thanks for the info.
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