Sony has begun rolling out a new major system software update for PS4 to beta testers. But what does PS4 System Update 5.0 it entail? Here, we detail the features of PS4 system updates as they are released.
When is the PS4 system update 5.0 release date?
While Sony is yet to announce when the PS4 System Update 5.0 will be released to the public, we can make educated guesses based on previous launches. Take the PS4 System Update 4.5; there was around a month or so of beta testing before it was released worldwide.
So, if we apply the same logic to the 5.0 update (whose beta began in mid August), we imagine that the 5.0 update will be released in September 2017, possibly October if there are unforeseen issues that appear during the beta testing period.
How can I access the PS4 system update 5.0 beta?
While not everyone will be able to access the PS4 system update 5.0 beta, Sony did allow those in Europe and North America to sign up for a chance to test the software.
If you signed up and have been successful, you should now have received instructions on how to update to the beta.
What’s new in PS4 System Update 5.0?
Family on PSN: New, customisable parental control settings that can be individually attuned for each child
Friend list management: Favourite Groups will be replaced by Custom Lists within Friends, to allow you to create custom lists of friends that play particular games, for example.
Broadcast feature updates: The ability to link your community to your broadcast has been added, PlayStation VR spectator comments have been improved, and PS4 Pro will support 1080p 60fps streaming on Twitch.
Messages improvements: Share music via messages using your PS4, and leave multiple message groups at once.
Notifications updates: Disable pop-up notifications while watching movie (FINALLY), and turn off message previews in notifications. You’ll also be able to change the colour of the pop-up notifications to white or black.
Quick Menu updates: You can see the progress of your game downloads, new party invites and other notifications right from the Quick Menu rather than having to close your game in order to check. You’ll also be able to leave a party from the Quick Menu. A clock has been added to the Quick Menu too.
Virtual Surround Sound on PSVR: PSVR will now support 5.1ch and 7.1ch surround sound on your headphones when watching Blu-rays and DVDs in Cinematic Mode.
Improved Tournaments Bracket Viewer.
New System Language Additions.
Carry on reading to find out everything about the PS4 System Update 4.5, which was released earlier this year and brought a variety of features.