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How the PlayStation 4 Cross Media Bar Has Changed

Learn how the PS4's cross media bar has changed from expert gamer Rob Pimentel in this Howcast video.


So how has the cross media bar changed going from the Play Station 3 to the Play Station 4? It's actually the very much similar. There are some minor differences that I'm gonna show you right now. If you look at the menu, it actually looks a lot like the cross media bar from the PS3. You have all of your different settings across the window which is sort of where the name "cross media bar" comes from.

The differences is what data is shown when you're going up or down. So the way it works now is if you go down at any point on the menu, I can be over here in Trophies and I go down, it'll bring to my dynamic menu where I can jump in the games, I can go on the internet, I can watch Netflix.

That is accessible from any point in cross media bar. And to access all of these other parts like my profile or my friends, that stuff will appear, like you're seeing here above the cross media bar. So it sort of splits all of the data so everything is easily accessible, it's fast to get to, you never have to navigate too long to get into a game and just play. So that's how the cross media bar is sort of changed from PS3 to PS4.

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