The next PS4 update has arrived-here's what in it

Posted February 07, 2018

Sony has revealed a number of new features that are set to come to the PlayStation 4 as part of the system's upcoming 5.50 update. This new feature will allow family managers and adults set as guardians to control the playtime of child family members.

Playtime restrictions can be applied to impose a certain amount of playable hours, with notifications alerting children during gameplay so they know when to save their progress and quit. For those with a lapsed PS Plus subscription, the titles still appear, but carry an icon showing they are locked until the user re-subscribes. "This PS4" will show only the applications that are now installed on your system - as in, the ones that you'll actually be interested in seeing 90 percent of the time - with further subdivisions for games and apps. This will be helpful for items like betas or demos that you probably won't ever use again.

Users who like to customize their PS4 Home Screen will be able to import their own images from a USB stick to their PS4 as well as zoom and crop their images before setting it as their wallpaper.

However, two new additions not detailed in our previous reporting are the new parental control settings and the ability to import custom wallpapers via USB images.

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Other features in this patch include new Quick Menu improvements (shortcut buttons for volume and Pause/Play when listening to music, faster access to individual friends) and customization options for team pages in Tournaments.

"...those with HDTVs (i.e., 1080p or less) to enjoy an enhanced visual experience when playing some PS4 games".

A third PlayStation Plus tab will also be added to the Library to help you keep track of which of the free monthly games you've downloaded.

For owners of the PlayStation 4 Pro, this update adds a new supersampling mode.

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The new Gold Wireless Headset features a new design that's slimmer with improved over-ear cushions to make it even more comfortable.

Users will be able to access friends from their custom list via a pulldown menu under the Friends tab and see their online status. Speaking of tunes, the next firmware upgrade will allow players to listen to background music of their choice when streaming games through PlayStation Now.

Just go to Notifications and press the "triangle" or "OPTIONS" button to open up a menu that will allow you to select a single or multiple notifications you'd like to delete.

For more details we suggest you read the official blog post at the official PlayStation Blog. "Please note performance will vary, as games are optimised differently to take advantage of the power of PS4 Pro". Background music may occasionally be unavailable, similar to when playing a game locally on the PS4.

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This is a long-awaited improvement: you can now permanently remove old notifications from your PS4.