Video podcast support is coming to the PlayStation Portable (PSP) thanks to a firmware update Sony published on Thursday.
The update, which pushes the PSP firmware to version 2.80, allows the PSP to receive video clips through RSS (really simple syndication) feeds from blogs and other Web sites. Sony first added RSS and podcast support in November 2005 and expanded it in April this year.
Additionally the firmware update adds compatibility for the “.3gp” audio format used by some mobile phones, and greater access to content stored on Memory Stick memory cards.
At least one more update is expected before the end of this year. The update will add VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) telephony and the ability to boot games from Memory Sticks, according to plans outlined by Sony in March this year.
Users can download the new firmware through the PSP’s “network update” feature or from the support section of the local PlayStation official home page.