Sony may add RSS text capabilities to PSP

Sony may add RSS text capabilities to PSP


As an RSS junkie, I thought it was a bit odd that the PSP System Update 2.6 included RSS capability for audio content, but not text content. I’m not surprised, then, when Sony announced today that they are considering to add text capabilities in a future upgrade.

For those of you who aren’t yet RSS converts, here’s a quick primer. RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, lets you use newsreader software to automatically get the latest content added to blogs, news sites and auction sites. I’ll insert a blatant plug – RSS is a great way to keep up to date with this site, too.

The audio RSS 2.0 capabilities in System Update 2.6 let you, for example, stream podcasts. It supports MP3 and MPEG4 formats.

Sony will add text RSS capabilities if enough users ask for it, so if you are a PSP user and an RSS fan, fire off an e-mail to let them know.