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PlayStation 4 will not support CDs, mp3s or PC media streaming

New FAQ confirms limited media options on new console

PlayStation 4 will not play audio CDs and does not support mp3 playback, Sony has confirmed.

While every past Sony console has supported audio CD playback, the PS4 will not. Those who wish to select their own music during games will need to use Sony's Music Unlimited streaming service.


Meanwhile, mp3 files will not be supported on the PlayStation 4, and nor will it support media servers or DLNA support, allowing media streaming from a PC.

Despite these announcements and the numerous customer complaints that have followed, comments made by Sony worldwide studios president Shuhei Yoshida on Twitter suggest the company is open to feedback.

"Thanks for the feedback to the lack of MP3 and DLNA support at the launch of PS4," Yoshida wrote. "I'll share with the PS4 Dev team for future consideration."

The news comes via a lengthy FAQ which addresses every facet of the PS4.

The console will release November 29 in Europe and Australia, and November 15 in North America.