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How to Sign Up for the PS4 System Software Beta

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John Koller's Avatar Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 // Vice President, PlayStation Brand Marketing, SIEA

Calling all PS4 fans! Before we launch our next major system software update, we’re running a beta program to test its functionality. If you’d like to get a sneak peek at the features of the new system software, and help us with feedback on ways to improve it, sign up today.

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You can sign up to be a beta tester here. You will need a PS4 system (of course), an Internet connection, and a master account — sub-accounts cannot participate in the program. Make sure you’re a member of the PlayStation Forums in advance to get access to our beta forums. Also, beta testers will be able to roll back to the previous PS4 system software update (v2.57) anytime.

The beta program will start in early September, and we’ll have more information on the new features included at that time. We are accepting a limited number of beta testers, so if you’re interested, sign up sooner rather than later.

Thanks in advance for helping test the system software update — your feedback will go a long way toward making this even better.

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+ Mercenary09 on August 19th, 2015 at 10:43 am said:

Count me in!


     

    + SLIMMERFTW on August 19th, 2015 at 2:24 pm said:

    COUNT ME IN PLZ


     

    + TheCraZyCloWn on August 20th, 2015 at 8:40 am said:

    I’m so down to improve the user experience of PSN – I give feedback.


     

    + Gangstadog-_- on August 21st, 2015 at 12:34 am said:

    If leaving a comment means I can get in when I’ll want to join


     

    + CommandingTiger on August 25th, 2015 at 7:28 pm said:

    If I can give you feedback. We’ll make PSN the best place to play


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+ xXGlassArrowXx on August 19th, 2015 at 10:44 am said:

I’m in!


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+ perrandy on August 19th, 2015 at 10:45 am said:

i’m in as well


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+ iiStxrm_ on August 19th, 2015 at 10:45 am said:

I’m im!


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+ mrcreator34 on August 19th, 2015 at 10:45 am said:

Count me in how do I sign up


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+ jgrizzle358 on August 19th, 2015 at 10:46 am said:

I was in the last one (it wasn’t open to the public like this one) and it turned out well.

Soooo, yep. Lemme at this one too.


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+ Sam_31007 on August 19th, 2015 at 10:47 am said:

What are the new features? Signing up for something I know nothing about just feels foolish. Especially when you’re dealing with something that could hurt the console itself. I’ve already had to deal with a broken PS4 that was less than a month old.


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    + Andrew Kelly on August 19th, 2015 at 10:50 am said:

    The beta program will start in early September, and we’ll have more information on the new features included at that time. Beta testers will be able to roll back to the previous PS4 system software update (v2.57) anytime.


     

    + MisterAxle on August 19th, 2015 at 2:55 pm said:

    Now there’s a reasonable response to the blog post.


     

    + ImM0Zb0 on August 20th, 2015 at 1:17 pm said:

    Beta testing is just that. TESTING. If you see no purpose in it, then you are not the type of person who should even sign up for it.
    Beta testing is done specifically to debug software to help stabilize it for public release. Testers need to be FLEXIBLE and open minded.

    Nothing personal, but your comment shows that you would not make a good Beta Tester. You have a pre-set negativity towards the PS4, and so would most likely miss subtle coding errors expecting more catastrophic problems that might or might not occur.


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+ Skater_Ricky on August 19th, 2015 at 10:47 am said:

I’d love to test out new features and give great feedback. I want to shape the future of PlayStation to be Epic at it’s finest.

#4ThePlayers


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    + Andrew Kelly on August 19th, 2015 at 10:51 am said:

    Awesome, thanks in advance for the help! ^_^


     

    + iiiiieeeeeiiiie on September 2nd, 2015 at 5:23 pm said:

    Count me in.


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+ Andrius1997 on August 19th, 2015 at 10:48 am said:

Count me in!


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+ Kattara on August 19th, 2015 at 10:49 am said:

Oh hell yeah! I’m in!!


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+ Kyoumoshi on August 19th, 2015 at 10:49 am said:

I WANNA BE IN


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+ FifthDream on August 19th, 2015 at 10:49 am said:

Signed up! Hope i’m selected. I love beta testing stuff. :3


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+ FeddeCampo on August 19th, 2015 at 10:49 am said:

Awesome news!
I’m in too! :)


     

    + Richlando on August 19th, 2015 at 10:50 am said:

    Sign me up!


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+ Goldynboy_ on August 19th, 2015 at 10:49 am said:

I want to try this new software update


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+ Thwip on August 19th, 2015 at 10:50 am said:

I was on board with the last System Software Beta, but was ineligible because I’m Canadian; here’s hoping I participate in this one. I signed up with fingers crossed.


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+ Richlando on August 19th, 2015 at 10:50 am said:

Sign me up!!


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+ PikaZeroX on August 19th, 2015 at 10:50 am said:

Sounds great! hoping for PS1/PS2 classics support :)


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+ javijg94 on August 19th, 2015 at 10:51 am said:

count on me


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+ J0hnny909M on August 19th, 2015 at 10:53 am said:

Cool I’m down for it !


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+ Ricky__Galindo on August 19th, 2015 at 10:56 am said:

Definitely in!


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+ wvnative on August 19th, 2015 at 10:57 am said:

Here’s hoping it has a PS1 emulator for digital PS1 classics!


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+ tiedyeguy570 on August 19th, 2015 at 10:58 am said:

I’m in


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+ Jaco159 on August 19th, 2015 at 10:59 am said:

Im in ^__^


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+ nextleveltaken on August 19th, 2015 at 10:59 am said:

Very cool!


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+ PYTHON101 on August 19th, 2015 at 10:59 am said:

I will definitely sign up but Microsoft preview program is the same as this and they make it a whole lot easier it seems.


     

    + Vengeance1138 on August 19th, 2015 at 11:09 am said:

    I doubt that heavily.


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+ Elite_Elijah_ on August 19th, 2015 at 11:00 am said:

Definitely count me in! Sounds great!


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+ MarkakaJin on August 19th, 2015 at 11:02 am said:

I would like to help. It’s not gonna brick my PS4, will it?


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    + Andrew Kelly on August 19th, 2015 at 11:37 am said:

    If you run into any issues, beta testers will be able to roll back to the previous PS4 system software update (v2.57) anytime. So you should be fine.


     

    + PatricioUSA on August 19th, 2015 at 6:36 pm said:

    Well.. if it does brick it… you won’t be able to rollback. lol


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+ WisemanYouSay on August 19th, 2015 at 11:02 am said:

Count me in!!!!:)(:


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+ se7enfuryRO on August 19th, 2015 at 11:02 am said:

Count me in for the beta, thx.


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+ Astroking112 on August 19th, 2015 at 11:02 am said:

I’m really hoping to see the new software. Hopefully there’ll be some kind of custom folder options, as that’s my most wanted feature, but it’d be nice to see what else has been added.


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+ ATOMS11 on August 19th, 2015 at 11:03 am said:

I’m all in!


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+ gamer_316 on August 19th, 2015 at 11:04 am said:

It’s nice tjhat we’ll have the option to revert to the previous firmware, my question on that though is can we keep on switching between the 2 or is it a 1 time only deal? Also will YouTube streaming be functional in the beta?


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+ denispofr on August 19th, 2015 at 11:04 am said:

I’M IN !!!!!!


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+ SecondVariety on August 19th, 2015 at 11:05 am said:

The new streaming options sound good. Let’s hope that the program has plenty of slots.


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+ TesseractE on August 19th, 2015 at 11:06 am said:

I’m very much in. I was just asking on another site about how to sign up for Beta testing PS4 Firmware a DAY ago. XD

I love doing this stuff… Had Windows 10 on my laptop since January, and have been beta testing for Playstation since the old GAP days with Ratchet and Clank: UYA and Everquest Online Adventures.

Looking forward to this! ^^d


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+ ColonelGRIM on August 19th, 2015 at 11:06 am said:

This is actually a good thing.


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+ DrGynk on August 19th, 2015 at 11:07 am said:

I would like to beta test!


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+ burger-x-1234 on August 19th, 2015 at 11:08 am said:

Sign me up!


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+ AirborneFed on August 19th, 2015 at 11:09 am said:

Count me in. Thanks


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+ SleepyFists on August 19th, 2015 at 11:10 am said:

Great initiative by Sony. Hopefully given that timely and well constructed feedback is given, we can get an overall better software experience with new releases.


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+ Purgatory on August 19th, 2015 at 11:13 am said:

Signed up and looking forward to seeing what Playstation has in store for us in the future.


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+ jkh33 on August 19th, 2015 at 11:13 am said:

Nice!


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+ warezIbanez on August 19th, 2015 at 11:14 am said:

Count me in. I’m always up for giving feedback on things that need to be broke in.


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+ MattAVP on August 19th, 2015 at 11:15 am said:

Count me in definitely. Took part in the beta for Playstation Now, hope to help make this beta a success as well.


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+ sofakingkiller on August 19th, 2015 at 11:16 am said:

signed up, thanks


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+ AlbieG- on August 19th, 2015 at 11:16 am said:

I’ll do my best to help make Playstation continue to be the best place to play.


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+ Quetzalcoatl83 on August 19th, 2015 at 11:21 am said:

Worldwide? Then I’m in!! :-D


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+ LilBleezy19 on August 19th, 2015 at 11:30 am said:

Count me in.


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+ Darth_Spartan on August 19th, 2015 at 11:31 am said:

I am totally wanting to do this, it would totally be Kinda Funny thing to do!


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+ Neil on August 19th, 2015 at 11:32 am said:

Signed up. Definitely want to do this.


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