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Major PS4 System Software Update v2.00 Available Tomorrow


Scott McCarthy's Avatar Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 // Director, Product Planning & Software Innovation, SCEA

PS4‘s system software v2.00, codenamed Masamune, is making its arrival tomorrow and we can’t wait for you to check out all the new enhancements it’ll bring to your PS4. This update adds unique, forward-looking features like Share Play, and addresses some of the most highly requested features from the community including YouTube integration, USB music player, ability to find players you may know, sorting options for PS4’s game library, and themes that change the look of your home screen. This is the biggest update we’ve delivered to date for PS4.

For a look at what you can expect, check out our walkthrough video on key Masamune features. And don’t forget to watch the walkthrough video of the SharePlay feature.

Here’s a recap of some top features you can expect with Masamune in list form:

  • Share Play: PlayStation 4 will create an online local co-op experience by allowing you to invite a friend to join your game — even when they don’t own a copy of it. PlayStation Plus membership is required for certain Share Play features.
  • YouTube: Upload your gameplay highlights directly from PS4 to YouTube by clicking the “SHARE” button on DualShock 4. In addition, a YouTube app for PS4 will be available to download from the PlayStation Store.
  • Themes & Colors: Personalize your home screen background with select themes and colors. As a big thank-you to the PlayStation Nation, we want to kick-start your dynamic theme options by giving away a theme for two of the biggest titles gamers will be playing on PlayStation 4 this fall; Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Both themes will be available for download on Tuesday.
  • Live Broadcasting Enhancements: Search filters, archived broadcast support and more have been added to Live from PlayStation
  • Content Area & Library: Find and access your content quicker with a redesigned Content Area and improved filter and sort functions for the PS4 Library.
  • USB Music Player*: Insert USB memory with music in your PS4 and start playing your favorite tunes in the background.
  • What’s New: To make the activity feed more relevant and timely for you, What’s New will add Friends of Friends suggestions and Live Broadcasting updates from your friends at the top of your feed.

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For the full list of features in PS4 system software update (v2.00) and instructions for updating your PS4 system, please visit this page after the update goes live. As a reminder, you can also set your PS4 to download system updates automatically.

PS Vita and PS TV Update

Also available tonight is a new system software update (v3.35) for PS Vita and PS TV, which includes 4-player Remote Play support for PS TV, as well as the Live from PlayStation app, which allows you watch game streams from PS4 on both your PS Vita and PS TV devices. A full features list and instructions for updating PS Vita and PS TV can be found here after the update goes live.

PS App Update

Lastly, don’t forget to update your PlayStation App on your mobile devices to the latest version. The new 2.0 update will include a redesigned home screen, and a new layout for tablets.

This has been an amazing first year for PS4 so far, with more than 10 million units sold and a robust set of new features already added including SHAREfactory, automatic pre-download, and more. We are pleased to see the great feedback we’ve been getting from fans like you, which helps us to make PS4 the best place to play.

Let us know what you think about these new features and let’s keep the conversation going!

*User can play music files stored inside USB storage but cannot copy music files to PS4 HDD. This application cannot be used at the same time with Music Unlimited. USB Music Player will appear once USB storage is inserted, and will disappear once USB storage is removed.

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+ JimmyHACK on October 27th, 2014 at 7:03 am said:



+ xDarkSlayer224x on October 27th, 2014 at 7:04 am said:

Will the ability to change status (like on PS3) to online, offline or busy be featured in 2.0?


+ JStewart on October 27th, 2014 at 7:05 am said:

Good things, but when are you going to give us DLNA?


+ HebrewHammer on October 27th, 2014 at 7:06 am said:

Bring it on!


+ userchris296 on October 27th, 2014 at 7:06 am said:

I can hardly wait for the PS4 update plus PSV update as well. It would be totally awesome if sony would release the PS4 update along with PSV update tonight at 9pm or so instead of tomorrow night so I don’t have to worry about waiting till wednesday morning to upgrade my gaming systems.


+ mixedkidbx on October 27th, 2014 at 7:07 am said:

Hopefully we wont have to wait as long next time for new features to come to the PS4.


+ TimeSkipLuffyUS on October 27th, 2014 at 7:07 am said:

Of course it is the biggest update to date… We usually don’t get many updates (incl. features) to begin with… a regular update schedule would be best to showcase great product support… but I guess sales is more important then product support…

Just hope this update works for the majority without any serious issues…

and btw… FAILCLUB PS+ edition? When?


+ DRUMMER4LIFE13 on October 27th, 2014 at 7:09 am said:

I wonder when the notifications for friends logging on/off will be put in.


+ peanut0423 on October 27th, 2014 at 7:10 am said:

EU gets it today. Nice to know we won WW2 for nothing. (I’m kidding thanks!)


+ livingwithoutyou on October 27th, 2014 at 7:10 am said:

this is a fantastic update the only things that are missing is the ability to sort our trophies in different formats in the ability to change out PSN name.


+ Maj1nX on October 27th, 2014 at 7:10 am said:

Can i use music from itunes on the usb stick for backround music?


+ gowchamp1 on October 27th, 2014 at 7:10 am said:

awesome!!! I can’t wait!!!


+ BooneHouse on October 27th, 2014 at 7:11 am said:

I uploaded a youtube video and only got 2 views from it. How do you get more people to view your stuff on youtube?


+ dymlos2 on October 27th, 2014 at 7:11 am said:

The ability to remove items from my Library would be awesome!


+ ronin0510 on October 27th, 2014 at 7:12 am said:

Its too bad there isn’t video player support.


+ BlaqMagiq24 on October 27th, 2014 at 7:13 am said:

Hopefully it goes smoothly without any hiccups.

Anyway my requested features:

DLNA support
Friend notifications
Save MP3 music to HDD
Change username (for a fee if you have to)
Delete unwanted trophies
PS1 and PS2 classics on PS4
Organize download list
Backup data to external HDD

Any of these will do. Make it happen Sony!


+ OMEGAspectre on October 27th, 2014 at 7:14 am said:

A good step in the right direction! Can’t wait to play around with the update!


+ airJordan_Xx on October 27th, 2014 at 7:15 am said:

Playstation please answer
1. Will suspend/resume ever come
2. On ps4 revel event David perry said soon in the ps store with the power of gaikia you can try any game in ps store for free try it for free buy it if you like it


+ duffyboy1986 on October 27th, 2014 at 7:15 am said:

Hi Scott McCarthy
Heres a few suggestions for future updates

(1. I dont know if you guys are aware but lately the message system has been broken, you see once i receive a notification for a new message most times it takes 2-5 minutes just to sync with the servers for me to even be able to see my new message.

2. Ability to set and use my Purchased avatars from ps3 on my ps4 plz.

3. An update to the web browser at least to the the capabilities of the ps3 to view live streams

4. Last but not Least can you explain to me why my ps4 cant play my ps 1 classics I brought from the store yet?

thank you and I look forward to a response


+ Alex_dlc on October 27th, 2014 at 7:19 am said:

Will we be able to pause downloads?


+ Sereal_Killer on October 27th, 2014 at 7:20 am said:

I like everything so far but would prefer a fixed or monthly ish update release with one featture or upgrade or so. i dont get why this waited so long and still some features are half done.

the shareplay update i understand taking long and should have been a big 2.00 update as it is an innovative feature but music and video support should have been released long ago atleast with this usb method DLNA etc could have waited a bit if there was an alternative for video playback.

another thing im wondering is why this auto sorting for the XMB was half done it should have been really easy to implement this fully and allow custom folders and XMB.

anyway love the new features sad that there still isnt any video playback support or why after taking so long some ideas are still have done.

ps. you have the walkman app and video app etc all in your experia phones you should consider asking for that teams support aswell including SOE for how they implement servers


+ bball230 on October 27th, 2014 at 7:20 am said:

Anxiously awaiting..

On the PS4 Side:

– Suspend Resume

On the Vita Side:
-An update to the email App that lets me MARK EMAILS AS UNREAD
-WPA-Enterprise2 Wifi Support.


+ Rah_Xephon on October 27th, 2014 at 7:20 am said:

Does the “follow” button mean that the broadcaster will get a follow on Twitch? Or is it restricted to user name on ps4?


+ Mayoubaz2 on October 27th, 2014 at 7:22 am said:

Awesome we are waiting for it


+ xXGlassArrowXx on October 27th, 2014 at 7:23 am said:

@Scott McCarthy-First i want to say great job with this update but I have a couple questions.

1)Will I be able to watch a PC stream on my ps4 and be able to comment also?

2)Will I be able to watch YouTube videos at 720p or 1080p?

3)What was the special surprise theme you guys talked about in the last update 2.0 post?

Suggestion for a future update:
The ability to switch games without having to end the stream.


+ Sereal_Killer on October 27th, 2014 at 7:24 am said:

i understand some people want to be able to save music/video(eventually) to the HDD but i suspect the reason MS and sony dont do this is to avoid copywrite problems(if its not on their system directly they arent responsible) and to prevent security risks by allowing access to write to the HDD directly. time will tell i gues.

i do admit it would have been nice to be able to do it since my headset alrdy takes up one usb slot but i can see the reasons behind it.


+ Senju_Karim on October 27th, 2014 at 7:25 am said:

Looks great! Are there any other holiday bundles coming? Looking to get my PS4 soon.


+ chavez1138 on October 27th, 2014 at 7:25 am said:

happy about all of this, hope the CoD Advance Warfare PS4 theme comes for free with the Pre-order like the PS3 theme


+ DREaGM on October 27th, 2014 at 7:25 am said:

Based YouTube app, thank God! :)


+ mixedkidbx on October 27th, 2014 at 7:26 am said:

Some of you people that post a comment should read the article writing and watch the video before you go asking your questions…. smh


+ edd_detective on October 27th, 2014 at 7:26 am said:

Will this fix error CE-34632-8?


+ Nightmare142 on October 27th, 2014 at 7:27 am said:

little big planet 3 BETA! I want.


+ PikaZeroX on October 27th, 2014 at 7:27 am said:

Great stuff! Please add PS1/PS2 compatibility, DLNA, and suspend/resume in the next one. Thanks for the great work!


+ Ricen-Beans on October 27th, 2014 at 7:28 am said:

So will the Vita update upgrade the Remote Play functionanilty in any way? Or will remote play ever improve in any way? 1080p or 60 frames per second streaming?? Especially now that the Z3 tablet can remote play and is native 1080p.

Looking forward to the updates regardless.


+ chavez1138 on October 27th, 2014 at 7:30 am said:

so it’s a year now, when can we see “Suspend mode”??


+ rwlove on October 27th, 2014 at 7:32 am said:

Is there a reason we can not just be able to copy our music to the ps4 like we can on ps3? just curious


+ FATHASUN on October 27th, 2014 at 7:34 am said:

I hope that the game Library will appear when offline. Some are telling me otherwise. Also, are Offline Trophies in the works?


+ pablofsi08 on October 27th, 2014 at 7:38 am said:

“MP3 on the background”

Does it mean I can be playing a game and my music list can still be played and controlled while I play?


+ Sereal_Killer on October 27th, 2014 at 7:40 am said:

i gues the “more to come” from the last update was the pause/resume download feature?

anyway what i only really wanted since the beginning was video playback id settle for usb playback but now that it is taking longer still i hope for atleast USB and DLNA suppport.

honestly i dont see the reason why so many want the suspend mode but you prommised it and should deliver on that. you can already suspend the app/game i gues its figuring out how to store all that info in the ps4 memory or reserved HDD space in order for it to go into sleep mode and wake up with everything intact.


+ subadictos on October 27th, 2014 at 7:41 am said:

Hi. Will be able to have the YouTube app running while we play a game?

Because sometimes I use a video as a guide (collecting things, for example) and (in the browser) I look, pause, return to the game, play, pause, return to the browser, etc.



+ Seiven on October 27th, 2014 at 7:41 am said:

AWWWWW YEAH!!!!! this plus Freedom Wars in the same day…and the weekly Destiny reset…time to hit that Vault of Glass again.


+ Theeze83 on October 27th, 2014 at 7:42 am said:

No DLNA? With all due respect, is Sony that out of touch with what people actually want? The PS3 didn’t have DLNA out of the box when it launched, but it didn’t take this long either.

Their main competitor not only has DLNA but MKV support as well.


+ pearl_bunny on October 27th, 2014 at 7:42 am said:

All i want is a working and fast PSN. Come on Sony, invest some of the PS+ money in new servers.

And please let us stream to hitbox.tv because twitch and ustream are crap


+ Sereal_Killer on October 27th, 2014 at 7:42 am said:

@33 yes it means that the music plays while you do other stuff and from what i remember you can hold the ps button to bring up the menu and change music in there like the unlimited music does.


+ TwinDad on October 27th, 2014 at 7:42 am said:

Not that I won’t love the features, or I am ungrateful, but why does Sony insist on putting on the firmware updates the same exact day the PS Store updates and retail gets the games. You are forced to update if you want to shop the store (yes, I could use the web store), and to update before you can play online. In the interest of bugs I usually wait for two days to make sure it is stable, but I can’t do that and play the latest release.


+ DarkWolfAngel on October 27th, 2014 at 7:43 am said:

Been looking most forward to the Theme and Music player add ons. Question though:
1. For custom themes do we only have the option to get them from the PS Store or can we insert our own custom made themes into the system/use pictures from our gallery as backgrounds? Similar to the PS3 options.

2. Can we use the music we have for custom tracks in games, like WWE2k14, for our character customization?


+ thrillwell on October 27th, 2014 at 7:46 am said:

Will this update allow the raiders to win a game?


+ Sereal_Killer on October 27th, 2014 at 7:47 am said:

i wonder what the new friendslist symbol is. there are rumored to be online/offline/busy status now but to me it seems more like its the same circle as the broadcast checkbox (i know is a standard checkbox) maybe it means one of your favorited friends is streaming?


+ Gingerbread0Men on October 27th, 2014 at 7:48 am said:

Is live streaming to YouTube not going to be offered? Why not?


+ subadictos on October 27th, 2014 at 7:48 am said:

We will receive a truly revolutionary thing like Share Play and people just complain for the lack of some features a few really care… geez… the “players” are never happy.

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