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PS4 System Software Update 1.51 Coming Soon

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Nov 19, 2013 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

Later today, the next system software update for PlayStation 4 (version 1.51) will be available. With this minor required update, stability of system software has been improved. In addition, minor refinements to elements of the system UI (such as clearly indicating when a user downloads a game and a game patch at the same time) have been introduced.

In the North American region, automatic downloads for system and game updates are enabled by default when PS4 is in stand-by mode. Once system software update 1.51 is available later tonight, your PS4 will automatically download it, enabling you to update quickly and easily.

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+ Skater_Ricky on November 19th, 2013 at 10:54 pm said:

I like to thank you all for your hard work you’re putting in to get out this fix for us PS4 owners :D
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Please add the following features over time. No rush but there’s some great features I like to see added to the PS4 In order of importance.

Bluetooth Headset Support (I like to use my Turtle Beach PX5’s with my PS4.)

Fix Messaging bug where you type out a long sentence and it starts to rap around to the next line when the word should of moved to the next line instead of wrapping around to the next line.

YouTube Upload Integration for Videos recorded.

Dedicated YouTube App so I can watch all my Subscription Videos

Have the ability to go into away mode manually or automatically if the (Gamer is inactive for a period of time that way a gamer can see to not send a invite or not reply to a gamer that is away from there PS4 that shows up in the Friends Profile show up on the Friends List next to there name.
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+ Skater_Ricky on November 19th, 2013 at 10:57 pm said:

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See when the last time a friend has logged into PSN like it was on PS3

Pause Downloads

MP3 playback with music player that works while in games

Video Chat to take advantage of my new PlayStation camera (Would be cool if you use Google Hangouts to compete against Skype on the other system ;)

I like to see more Voice commands like power on the system by saying “PlayStation Power On” if the PS4 is in Standby Mode.

Friend Notifications (When they come online or offline, Start Broadcasting a game. and have options to only show which friends you want to see come online and offline or start broadcasting. I rather have this option for only close friends you turn on these notifications over the rest of the possible 2000 friends we can have.)
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+ Skater_Ricky on November 19th, 2013 at 10:59 pm said:

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Also like to have options to use voice commands while playing a game by using the following commands: “PlayStation Take a Screenshot”, “PlayStation Start Recording”, “PlayStation Stop Recording”. (Not in a desire need since its all built into the share button.)

Also to add to that add Voice Commands to Start and Stop a Broadcast faster by enabling Voice Commands by saying “PlayStation Start Broadcast(ing)” It would start the broadcast with the settings the gamer wanted the broadcast to start with like NO MIC, NO Camera, No Comments, With Comments, With Mic, With Camera etc.. And the ability to say PlayStation Stop Broadcast(ing)
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+ Skater_Ricky on November 19th, 2013 at 11:00 pm said:

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Please add the ability to Broadcast in Full screen and the comments pop up with a invisible tint color only when new comments come in and show up at the bottom of the screen that slightly overlays over the game at the bottom of the screen but does not show up on the viewer’s side of the video feed so its more interactive for the gamer but yet still keep them in the game and enjoying the game at full screen and the viewer still gets full advantage of the broadcast.

More Video editing tool so we can make our videos fancy if we choose to (so we can upload our videos to sites like YouTube).

(I HAVE MANY MORE GREAT IDEAS BUT NEED TO GET TO BED, Good Night PlayStation Nation!)
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+ Psycho_Strider on November 19th, 2013 at 11:05 pm said:

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Great update guys

My only complaint thus far is that i cannot use a lot of features on my main account (which is labeled as a sub account)

I have the 30 day Music Unlimited Trial but i CANNOT use it on my main account! Why should i bother paying for it if i can’t use it then? Another thing is my main account does not let me use playstation plus, so i have to use my lame 7 year old username (master account) to redeem it and not have the ability to download content that i would like to use. For example the Warframe bonus for PS+ Members. :L
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+ Welmosca on November 19th, 2013 at 11:08 pm said:

I’m curious about something….does PS4 support “mkv” video files?…I hope it does.Anyone can answer that?


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+ Welmosca on November 19th, 2013 at 11:11 pm said:

@ 70 Red_beastin – Oh man I agree 100% with you…glad someone here thinks the same…this is actually a shame Sony…PS3 needs an update for that ASAP…we wanna see our friends on Vita and PS4…ONLINE and the GAME THEY’RE PLAYING.


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+ koolARMS on November 19th, 2013 at 11:19 pm said:

I like to see web browser fixed so I look up stuff and would love to see youtube app back. I know it will take time.I love the Ps4 awesome graphics.


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+ Skater_Ricky on November 19th, 2013 at 11:24 pm said:

►@Welmosca◄ Do you really need to watch mkv videos on a gaming machine? That’s what your PC is for silly. stop asking for weird requests.

Stick to gaming related requests.

Sony is doing a smart move with Video Unlimited because now we don’t have to download the videos posted normally to PlayStation Store regarding to upcoming games when they now stream to throw the PlayStation Store or throw Video Unlimited.


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+ avluis on November 19th, 2013 at 11:40 pm said:

Hey Eric & the team behind PSN and PS4, great job on the launch and the upcoming support behind this system and its infrastructure.

I realize that this comment is probably going to be buried with all the requests but I needed to bring in a workaround for a current issue in the PS4 UI and its implementation on its Library.
I could simply be a bug on how it is currently working but essentially, when you redeem a code for a game, let’s say ACIV, on the PSN Store, you’ll get the option to download and all right there and/or continue browsing.
I know many people had a few issues when it came to downloading whatever content they were getting with said codes. The biggest issue with the Library section at them moment is that it is NOT listing content that was acquired via preorder codes that are not listed on the PSN store.
Let’s say, for ACIV, I had a code for the Aveline chapters and some Island pack, but that can’t be found in the PSN Store at the moment, at least, I was not able to find it, and I searched a lot.


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+ avluis on November 19th, 2013 at 11:40 pm said:

Well, today I upgraded my hard drive to a 1TB model, same brand, after getting my save from PS+ and updating the game my passport was no longer there and any extra content.
BUT to my surprise, all you have to do is re-redeem the code that comes with your games. I was able to do this for ACIV, not sure about the other tittles, but I can confirm that I was able to recover my items this way.
I hope this is fixed in the future and that others can use this method to recover their content.


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+ MikeG115 on November 19th, 2013 at 11:49 pm said:

1) add external HDD support for videos and music (this is a no brainer)

2) allow us to change our PSN name, and use a different picture than our Facebook profile (we’re paying for it now, a one time change is the least you could do)

3) PLEASE add Sirius/XM satellite radio app and make it usable while game playing (i already pay for this music service and don’t plan on paying for two)

4) add ability for automatic controller turn off after predetermined time of inactivity (help save battery life)

5) switch controller from 1 to 2 and vic versa without turning the whole system off (not sure if this is already possible)

6) dynamic backgrounds

7) in “Live from Playstation”, the videos in the “Live” tab look horrible. videos in the Twitch and Ustream look great. i don’t know what the issue is but, i’m guessing its something that will be looked into.

8) Youtube support (obviously)

9) better browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari…even the Google app would be a great start)

10) patch PS3 to be able to use PS4 controller wirelessly…its so hard going back to the DS3 after playing with the DS4 and i still have a few PS3 games to finish up.


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+ glody on November 19th, 2013 at 11:52 pm said:

So where is the patch?


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+ MikeG115 on November 19th, 2013 at 11:53 pm said:

just wanted to add that i LOVE the system!!! everything from the guts of the console to the controller just rock!!! i picked it up at the midnight launch and haven’t put in down since.

i’m encouraged that you listen to your fan request and i can’t wait to see what you have planned for us in the future.

GREATNESS HAS ARRIVED


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+ MACHINESofGOD777 on November 19th, 2013 at 11:57 pm said:

Please give us the option to turn the light off on the controller. I was playing the 3rd mission on Killzone and it’s a really dark level. I was so distracted by the green light I could see on my t.v. indicating my health I put a piece of black electric tape on the controller.

Not only that I have had to charge the controller 3 times already. That light has to be eating away the battery faster than if it wasn’t on.

PLEASE give us this option. Otherwise it’s been great!!!


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+ gR3yGh051 on November 19th, 2013 at 11:58 pm said:

Can we look forward to a patch that enables compatibility with USB enabled headsets?

Kinda sucks that I have to turn the volume low when people are sleeping


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+ SLEEPLESS_KNIGHT on November 20th, 2013 at 12:11 am said:

Cool, good to know you’re listening and already so on top of things. I’m loving my PS4 thus far! One thing I noticed that’s missing from the PS3 is the ability to change our online status. I don’t believe you can change it on Vita either if I’m not mistaken? I was really hoping with the PS4 that it would have all the options for online status the PS3 had PLUS the ability (finally) to appear offline if you don’t want to be disturbed.


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+ loadstone007s on November 20th, 2013 at 12:29 am said:

Very impressive. This is why I’m sticking with Sony for over a decade.


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+ i_JUNiOr on November 20th, 2013 at 12:33 am said:

awesome work…i would also like the ability to upload my video clips to youtube pls and thank you..idk if thats something you can make happen but it would be great if you did


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+ HoMeRCiDe on November 20th, 2013 at 12:38 am said:

When will you allow Sub Accounts to become Master Accounts when over 18 years old?


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+ FabolousRah on November 20th, 2013 at 12:39 am said:

Keep up the gd work im loving the new system but can u add media support like (music,photos) in the future updates oh and 1 more thing friend notification like when they sign on and offline thank you.. Much luv 2 Sony


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+ rdgneoz3 on November 20th, 2013 at 1:20 am said:

@ MikeG “4) add ability for automatic controller turn off after predetermined time of inactivity (help save battery life)”

That’s already there under power options in the settings menu, just like it was on the PS3.


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+ AizawaYuuichi on November 20th, 2013 at 1:21 am said:

@ Mega_Carne: That’s not an issue that needs fixing. The vast majority of save files are profile locked. That’s not something Sony can just patch away. That’s coded by the developers into their game and save file structure.

MikeG115 said:
4) add ability for automatic controller turn off after predetermined time of inactivity (help save battery life)

This feature already exists. I set my controller timeout to 30 minutes, same as on PS3. You should do some Settings diving to see what all is there before you start requesting features that we already have. :)

OT: It’s nice to see such quick system support, just days after launch. Hopefully the team will keep this up for a good long while, updating and adding features, ironing out kinks in the system and generally being awesome. Loving my PS4.


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+ ExplodingJuice82 on November 20th, 2013 at 1:34 am said:

I only have one question and hopefully it is answered with this Firmware update : Will I finally be able to play Battlefield 4 without the system crashing?


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+ ExplodingJuice82 on November 20th, 2013 at 1:43 am said:

Sorry for double posting but I also would like to know if an update will be rolling out soon where one can re-download items that are not showing up on their console. In my case it is the Free Fall map for Call of Duty : Ghosts. I redeemed my code and it said its ready to download but never did and I cannot for the life of me figure out where to go to attempt to re-download it. Hopefully these wrinkles get smoothed out quick.


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+ avluis on November 20th, 2013 at 2:20 am said:

Update is live


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+ NoGodsOnlyMan on November 20th, 2013 at 3:11 am said:

the PS4 is a rock star in my house!

Would be good to have the option to pause specific downloads (like on PS3)


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+ tmalone13 on November 20th, 2013 at 3:15 am said:

I can agree with everyone when I say that I’m glad they are getting these updates out as quickly as they can instead of waiting. the 4 main gripes I have with the PS4 are pretty simple (and I hope can all come back)

1) watching movies/tv shows, listening to audio CDs/MP3s, or importing pictures on to the PS4

2) lack of a download list in the PS Store

3) lack of pausing a download

4) although this isn’t important at all, I would like to be able to change the color and/or brightness of my background


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+ tmalone13 on November 20th, 2013 at 3:17 am said:

I take my last comment back, you can add a 5th to the list

5) allowing notifications when a friend is online/offline, or playing a game, or broadcasting, or whatever they’re doing


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+ Rojo_Capo on November 20th, 2013 at 3:32 am said:

When am i going to be able to use my SONY mic??? That is all i am asking for…. It is a SONY headset.


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+ xKaotic_Rebelx on November 20th, 2013 at 4:18 am said:

Add: 1) The ability to see your recent players not just people you were last in a party with

2)uncap the download speed I have 50 mbps which should be 6 MEGABYTES but I download around 1 or 2


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+ hakumen_wins on November 20th, 2013 at 4:51 am said:

Thats fine and all, but how come we still cant change our bkgrd image or theme, play our own music, which you claimed was a feature in ps4 off the bat or have it recognize external HDs?! Surprised an external keyboard works… Work it out Sony! Work it out!


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+ memortally on November 20th, 2013 at 4:59 am said:

Don’t get me wrong, I do love Sony console’s as much as every gamer. The only thing that can be better is their OS and UI :( – Sony is best in hardware and software (nobody can come close to World wide studios ) but maybe cause Sony is not software company they are look weak compare to direct compatition (Future PS4 owner and not gonna buy Xbone cause I can’t use media features of it in my country) MAN they know how to do software – Hope PS4’s UI will evolve in time – cause now it’s look like boring (yeah we like to play games but ..)


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+ mastorofpuppetz on November 20th, 2013 at 5:01 am said:

Why can’t ps3 friends see people online on Ps4? Shouldn’t this be pretty standard integration?


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+ mastorofpuppetz on November 20th, 2013 at 5:03 am said:

@132– not sure what you are talking about, PS4 ui and OS is excellent, fast and responsive. Ms doesn’t even have streaming working. The cluttered, add fileld x1 UI is not very good imo, Sony has stepped it up here big time.

Sony’s bigger issue is PSN, not the OS or UI. PSn needs to get better.


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+ grimlockjoey on November 20th, 2013 at 5:15 am said:

Can there be an update, so that i can prioritize what download to focus on? I dislike it’s downloading multiple titles at one time.. i want to play a game and then saw some others on the store and bought and then theres 7 things downloading at the same time then.. can’t pause the downloads from what i’ve seen.. Even just a pause download option would help. Why is the O now the pause and play option instead of X when watching a bluray? Can i change it back to X. (Haven’t seen a remote control out yet)


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+ CommanderCha on November 20th, 2013 at 5:28 am said:

Good job!
Please next update patch enable or add the media server patch. I want to be able to stream videos and mp3. I’ve always loved that on the PS3. Would love to see it also on the PS4. That would complete me!


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+ PoeA08 on November 20th, 2013 at 5:38 am said:

I think the ps4 is a great upgrade over the ps3. Im so glad I brought my console on launch day. I will like to inform everyone that you can use ur pulse elite headset with the 3.5mm cable n the ds4. U will not have virtual surround sound but u can get bass impact. I would like to see a “on and off” selection for the light bar on ds4 to help with battery life. When will we get 3d bluray playback and media/photo support?


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+ childofibiza on November 20th, 2013 at 5:44 am said:

very cool. great job guys!


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+ LILFATE on November 20th, 2013 at 5:46 am said:

Waiting for the update to take of the HDMI protection so I can record my gameplay


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+ greenreaper505 on November 20th, 2013 at 5:57 am said:

With the new update u can’t watch live stream need to fix asap and need to fix the ps headset to work with ps4 come guys get to it make us happy


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+ memortally on November 20th, 2013 at 5:59 am said:

@134 – PSN will be ok and PS + is Huge WIN for sony IMO – what I want to say about OS is it needs lot’s of improvements and flexibility

Sorting options

Detailed privacy settings for What’s new activities – Forget about 2000 friends, what if you have 500 and you get tons of activities info from people that you less care about ?

Flexibility = Account migration – I create my PSN ID in 2007 (not this one) and that time we don’t have store and I created UK account instead of Turkish one – and after I reached Level 7 Turkish store was opened (2009 i guest) MS handle this thing and why not Sony does the same ?

Anyway I know PS4 will evolve by time and love the way Sony act in this gen (games and gamers focused)

For me now most majot two things – Account migration (want to change my country soo bad) and organize things

ALSO – Xbone UI avatar pics soo cool – these guys now how to appeal to eyes JUST SAYIN


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+ ahernan2013 on November 20th, 2013 at 6:09 am said:

Nice!!!! Keep it up


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+ pabowler300 on November 20th, 2013 at 6:17 am said:

theres only a few things i would like to see so far

1. notification when my friends signs on

2. youtube

3 support for my bluetooth official sony surrond sound headset i really dont feel i should have to buy a bluetooth specificly for ps4

other then that its a great machine 100 times better then i was expexting you guys nailed it


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+ jonathanechelle on November 20th, 2013 at 6:17 am said:

at ChubbyBiddy : yes it does support change on ps4 it works fine for me


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+ LOTR_Grimbold on November 20th, 2013 at 6:17 am said:

Thanks for all the hard work! I would really like to see support for non-sony headsets. As well as volume control! I think it’s kinda lame that we cannot adjust game and voice volume separately. Would also like to see the browser get better. It was advertised as being better than the browser on ps3 and in my opinion it falls very short. Keep up the good work!


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+ DustoMan on November 20th, 2013 at 6:24 am said:

Wow. Were you guys watching Giant Bomb?


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+ Ottoman58 on November 20th, 2013 at 6:24 am said:

it’s corrupted. Downloaded 3 differnent time, rebuilt the system database 3 times and still corrupted…………What is going on Sony. This is by far the worst launch!!!!!!


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+ ngreatshark on November 20th, 2013 at 6:25 am said:

everybody looking for support the elite pulse heaset, you can just plug it into to the dual shock4, works just fine for me


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+ Brandon_Storm on November 20th, 2013 at 6:31 am said:

Update causes Twitch.TV to fail to load. USTREAM is still okay though. Beware Twitch.TV watchers and broadcasters!


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