PlayStation 3 firmware 3.70 introduces automatic updates

Sony has announced the details of the new firmware version 3.70 which will bring exclusive automatic downloads and features to PS Plus subscribers along with a new recommendation system and much more.

Players can nominate games for cloud saves and their data will be automatically uploaded with a scheduled check for downloads. Trophies will be synced as well, the entire process will be part of the “Automatic Update.”

Recommending games to friends will be easier than ever. Users can rate content in the PS Store and send it to PSN friends directly.

Netflix, Hulu and VUDU will be piled into a new XMB Category – TV/Video Services. The updated Blue-ray feature will will support 3D while accessing special features powered by Java and adding decoding and streaming options.

MPO 3D photo format will be added to the Photo Gallery.

No release date for the firmware has been announced yet. A small PSP firmware is in the works as well.

The full details can be found at the PS Blog.

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