Sony has announced it’s ending support for game-streaming service Ustream on the PlayStation 4. Gamers will be unable to stream their games or view others’ broadcasts on Ustream from August 1st onwards. This includes watching Ustream via the PlayStation Vita, on the PlayStation App, or using Live from PlayStation on the PS4 itself.
It’s not the biggest blow to PS4 owners though. Although Sony did not say why it was cutting support for Ustream, the service simply wasn’t as popular as its competitors. PS4 owners will still be able to create and watch broadcasts on YouTube, Twitch, and Dailymotion — which is more than enough options for most streamers and fans.
“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding,” said Sony in a blog post, adding that the August 1st cut-off date “may shift behind depending on the region.”