The FAQ reveals that the PS4 will not support the playback of MP3 files. This is on top of the lack of support for audio CDs. Those that wish to play music on the console will need to subscribe to Sony's Music Unlimited service which starts at $4.99 a month or $59.88 a year.
Meanwhile, DLNA and media servers are not supported at all by the PS4 which means owners of the console will not be able to stream movies or other videos from their home PCs.
Both MP3 and DLNA were supported with the Playstation 3 so their exclusion from the next-gen console seems especially bizarre at first glance. No explanation for their removal has been given but Sony President Shuhei Yoshida tweeted, "Thanks for the feedback to the lack of MP3 and DLNA support at the launch of PS4. I'll share with the PS4 Dev team for future consideration."
There's been no confirmation on whether the Xbox One does or does not support these features but Microsoft's Larry Hyrb says he is attempting to track down those answers.
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