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Major PS4 System Software Update v2.00 Available Tomorrow

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Major PS4 System Software Update v2.00 Available Tomorrow

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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  • @42 Their main competitor… have anything just as good as Share Play?

  • These improvements to SHARE would make screenshot capture nearly perfect:

    – Allow capture of lossless .PNG screenshots
    – Allow batch upload of full-quality screenshots to services like Flickr
    – Make the capture notification appear *immediately* when SHARE button is pressed (quick screenshot mode)
    – Don’t capture the notification message when screenshots are taken in quick succession (quick screenshot mode)
    – Give the option to turn off the capture notification and just play a sound instead

  • Naustradamus

    As awesome as the new update will be, what I am concerned about is how this shareplay will work. Is the game video being streamed directly from my PS4 to my friends ps4? Or is the game being streamed from Sony’s Gaikai servers and matches my game? The reason I want to know is because Playstation now is more playable lag wise then Ps4 remote play on my vita.

    This is what would make the difference between a really cool feature and another flop feature. Yes, I’m looking at you PSP/PSVita to PS3 remote play.

  • TomatoDragon

    Excited? Yes I am.

  • In regards to activities in the “what’s new” section, how about giving us an option to disable them completely or at least have a “delete all” option instead of having to delete them one by one? Some people like me are anti-social gamers and the activities are really an annoyance. Just a suggestion.

  • Good update otherwise though.

  • Rezolution77

    You add backwards compatibility for digital titles, I’ll buy one.

  • Woooooo! Pausing downloads!

  • SeanStrange

    Really great update. Tomorrow will be an awesome day for Playstation!

  • TalonJedi8721

    This is amazing. I still miss my friend notifications though. I miss seeing when my friends sign on/off. This was really helpful on PS3 as I would know when a friend signs on so I can invite them to my game or party to chat. I believe that is the ONLY thing missing from making the interface on the PS4 nearly perfect. Can that please be included in your next update, oh almighty Sony??? :)

  • whereymyconary

    Can I use whatever image I want for my background like with the PS3 or vita or do I only have the select colors and themes supplied by you guys… Cause if so that is a little sad.

    Also when’s driveclub plus edition coming out?

  • Now all we need is suspend/resume and PS4 will be perfect! So…. GET BACK TO WORK *cracks whip* :P

  • WICKEDGHOST187

    How about a TWITCH app. Why does it take so long for you guys to add new updates for the system whe xbone gets one every month. Please it would be cool if we had this app so I can watch everyone that streams on TWITCH

  • Thanks for the hard work. I can remember a time when software stayed stagnate. There was no such thing as a firmware update for the enduser. The PS4 is EVOLVING.

  • MrPonuraski

    Did you finally add support for Free Lossless Audio Codec?

  • Still no update on the ps store bug that makes you reboot the console when trying to access the store in game. It seems like it has been plauged forever now.

    I like the pause download option now and the themes and backgrounds are also cool.

  • Good update. Thanks for the hard work!

    Nice to see that we will be able to pause downloads with 2.0; for those of us with slow internet connections it will make things much easier.

    I’m also interested to see the reworked party chat screen more closely. My girlfriend and I use text chat instead of mics and to say that communicating on PS4 has been frustrating is an understatement. No notifications for text messages in party chat, a tiny portion of the screen given to text chat, ridiculously low character limit and messages not even showing up half of the time forced us to just use the regular messaging system instead of party chat, but lately messages have been taking over 2 minutes to reach each other… Hopefully update 2.0 fixes one or the other chat options, if not we’ll be using an app on our tablets for chat from here on, which would be a shame for PS4 as PS3’s text chat was perfectly fine.

  • DiddyWaDiddy

    Thanks for a great update.

    I’d really like to see some kind of PS store wishlist so I can keep track of the games I want, and be alerted when they go on sale.

  • When are sub accounts getting share functionality or the ability to upgrade to master account? Almost a year and we can’t share our gameplay.

  • jobyistheman

    This is a great update and a good start. But Sony should definitely add

    Offline trophy support/ mode
    DLNA support
    Use of our already purchased themes and avatars
    Folders
    Pause/resume
    Friend notifications
    Delete unwanted trophies
    Etc(what you promised us and more)

    Thanks sony looking forward to 2.0 ?

  • Any chance to promote sub-account to master? Seriously, it is just unbearable not to be able to share directly, or to buy something without asking my master account holder. I haven’t bought anything digital in the last 2 years because of this issue. If you want to suggest me to make a new account don’t bother to answer, I don’t want to lose all of my previous digital purchase nor my trophies. If I had knew I would be stuck in this situation I’d have used a false date of birth 7 years ago.

  • Broccosparagus

    I hope we get the Doko Demo Issho theme.

    I was so excited to get the new ps4 update only to find out now that we’re only getting call of duty and destiny themes. :/

  • How about a favorites for your friends list?

  • Rezolution77

    Speaking as a Vita owner, I have found the user interface much more appealing.
    Such as trophy information, digital purchases, and activity.

    Please consider adding these, as I personally love them.

    Still really wish some effort would be made to atleast including a completion trophy for past games that didn’t have them.

    As well as an in-console setting for user control schemes/button layout, and better adjustment settings for thumbpad control like dead zone and acceleration.

  • BattleSkard

    All I want from the new update is a faster messaging delivery. When it says I have a new message I want it to show right away. Fix that and I will be happy

  • Multiple accounts on Vita

  • when we use the youtube app does it automatically logged us in to our youtube account?

  • Rezolution77

    +1 @76
    Would love if you added that to the PS Blog Us website.

  • Rezolution77

    The +1 option.

  • DLNA please.

    A UI evolution is needed. Can we please get the option to have the home screen organized by category? This would be a cross between the existing layout and the layout of the TV & Video screen.

    So instead of having every single game and app listed horizontally (forever scrolling right), I’d scroll to the “Games” category. The categories would shift up on screen and the games would be listed horizontally as they are now.

    Allow the Square key to switch between the current view and a categorized view. It’s actually somewhat similar to what you can do on the XMB on the PS3.

    Best

  • Please fix Vita->PS4 remoteplay party chat.

    All you need to do is make it so that the PS4 Party chat can run in the background when remote play is on.

    Alternatively, have the Vita’s microphone send its input to the PS4 party chat….

  • BipedalOliveOil

    I know it was redacted for 2.0 but is there any ETA for when the back up feature is implemented. I’d like to upgrade my HDD before the end of the year and that would be real nice to have.

  • sistersafetypin

    Initiates Awoken Female Happy Dance

  • Friend Notifications and Folders should take priority next.

  • Jorge-Nieve_Bat

    Thank you so much Sony I hope you guys keep it up and does this mean that we will have video chat yet because I would like to have that feature back just like what the PS3 had. Thanks for reading and listening to us.

  • Will sub-account control and support be also improved with this new release? I am 40 year old gamer that created a sub-account during the early PSN days when not even a birth date was necessary to create sub-accounts. When PS4 came out release, I suddenly became a second class PSN citizen without even knowing I had been one until then. All I am asking is for me to be able to allow my sub-account to enjoy all the content sharing features the master account has.

    I own both for Pete’s sake, this should be a simple option to implement!

  • Come on!!

  • I watched the video and wow, no wonder this took so long. A boatload of innovation. Thank you. I’m guessing there will be a huge influx of new YouTube streamers, now that you’ve made it so easy.

    Me, I’m looking forward to the themes and YouTube app.

    Oh, thanks for updating PSTV already. I use mine everyday.

  • orangedrink518

    Can we have the ability to not include Demos in the Library?

  • Very nice update, youtube app and this new share and play feature sounds very interesting. Some suggestions for next update: be able to change our name even for a fee that would be great, DNLA support like many wants and background music theme like the one of earth on ps3

  • Skater_Ricky

    – Change Status to online/offline/busy (also set busy as automatically for when player’s stepped away from there PS4 for 10 minutes that there status change’s to busy. Or when there controller turn’s off.)

    – Add the ability to share a YouTube video’s via from the YouTube App on PS4 through a PSN message to share with your friend(s).

    – Suspend Resume

    – Hide unwanted trophies

    – David Perry said “The power of Gaikia aka (PlayStation Now) you can try any game in the ps store for free. And buy/rent it if you like it.”

  • I am excited that Playstation is releasing this update, but will it fix their messaging system? All of the new pieces are nice but it still takes over 10 minutes for messages to load. So, Playstation, will this update fix your incredibly slow messaging system? PS3 messaging worked a lot better.

  • When are we going to be able to clean up our main menu? Too many items that I don’t use and would like to hide (music, video, etc) and others I would like to organize (games).

    As the menu is now, there is way too much scrolling back and forth.

  • USB music ok sure

    no usb video
    no usb game back up
    no usb hard drive backup

    this makes no sense if I upgrade my hard drive I have to re download every extremely large game again

  • I LOVE YOU PLAYSTATION!

  • Also update the PS TV so it supports more of our plus games. I mean its crazy some non touch screen games that launched with the vita don’t work on it. Wipeout, Gravity Rush for example.

  • Will we ever get proper bluetooth headset suppport?

  • Will we be able to set a picture as a background or are we stuck with the paid for themes, and free themes that I’ll probably never use?

  • Blackmagic316

    Looks great! Friend List Update please

  • so will the ps3 also get an update as well that day too ?

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