Since its release late last year, players on the Sony PlayStation 4 have been eager to start recording their gameplay and uploading it to YouTube. While many workarounds were found, until now the PS4 did not provide support for external capture devices.

With the very recent System Software Update, 1.70, players are now able to turn off HDCP, enabling an external device to capture their gameplay, or even live stream without using the built in PS4 software.

If you'd like to turn this option off on your system, try the following.

  • Install System Software Update 1.70
  • Open Settings
  • Navigate to System
  • Uncheck Enable HDCP

To see an example of this process being completed, check out the video below, made by a helpful YouTube commentator who goes by the name ph1l25.