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PSP garners video podcast and Flickr support

In a covert flanking manoeuvre earlier this week, the PSP took another step on to the iPod’s turf this week.Following an update last year that added R

In a covert flanking manoeuvre earlier this week, the PSP took another step on to the iPod’s turf this week.

Following an update last year that added RSS support for news feeds and podcasts, Sony’s thrown in new firmware – version 2.80 – adding the ability to receive videos and photos via RSS. Which, in English, means you can automatically save video podcasts and picture streams to your PSP from photo sharing sites such as Flickr.

We’ll fire up the firmware over the weekend and see what video types it supports, but theoretically the upgrade nudges the PSP ahead of the iPod as a portable video player. Where the old skool Pod has to plug into your computer to download the latest web vids, Sony’s gamer will do so via any old Wi-Fi hotspot at home, work, Starbucks, wherever.

Other small additions in the software include a music one – the power to play AACs with the mobile phone .3gp extension – and a cryptic mention of ‘additional data’ for Location Free. According to Sony, that means  on-screen Location-Free remote controls for new DVD players, digiboxes and the like.

You can grab the update directly from your PSP over Wi-Fi or via your PC and Sony’s YourPSP.com site. If you visit the site, there’s also some cool free stuff on offer right now, from a World Tour Soccer 2 game demo to videos of Nike Joga and a Rockness documentary.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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