Sony has announced that starting from August 1, PS4 users will no longer be able to use Ustream features. Since the launch of the PS4 just a few years ago, players have been able to stream their video game footage to Ustream, though a lot of people probably questioned the reasoning behind the feature. After all, it’s no secret that if anyone’s looking to catch a video game stream, they’d go straight to Twitch, which is vastly more popular than Ustream. Regardless, Sony didn’t give any details or reason as to why they’ve finally decided to put this feature to rest.
On August 1, 2016, Sony Interactive Entertainment will terminate the following Ustream features available on the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system and Live from PlayStation®:
- Broadcasting gameplay to Ustream.
- Viewing Ustream broadcasts from “Live from PlayStation” on the PS4 system, PlayStation®App (PS App) and PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita).
Players can broadcast gameplay via YouTube,Twitch and dailymotion and enjoy viewing these broadcasts via Live from PlayStation.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding.
I know it’s not going to be a very big number, but I’m wondering how many of you will miss being able to catch streams on Ustream, and show off your gameplay footage there. Let us know in the comments down below.