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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.

PS4 Theme: Paper Scalpture (Top)PS4 Theme: Spiral (Top)

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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432 Comments

  • EmeraldLeviathan

    I’m not happy that my ps4 will not turn back on after going into ‘rest mode’

    Please fix.

  • Okay what happened to being able to play MP4 from external devices? It was on your announcement video and all of a sudden gone? Some cool features added but one of the number one things people have asked for is notifications when friends log in. Why isn’t this added. We see when they join a party but not logged on? Sounds like the work of a drunk person. Please someone explain these to me.

  • Fuzzy_Belvedere

    Nevermind… made a “Music” folder

  • Rest mode is broken for me too. Dangit.

  • CUSTOM THEMES?????

  • Perfectly functional standby mode is now a perfectly broken Rest Mode. Count me among the folks who are unable to recover from Rest Mode.

  • um is the USB music thing supposed to disregard albums? it kinda just threw all my music everywhere… i cant find **** this way.
    why does my PS3 have so many WAY BETTER features then my PS4? i can use my droid via UPnP and DNLS apps to browse my Droids media files straight from the PS3, none of this USB only “scattered” music crap and i cant even get the damn PS4 to read my Droid via USB anyway… the only good thing from this update was Youtube app, but everytime i go to sign into my youtube account and link it to my PS4 it wont let me says error… thats nice. the one feature i thought id like most doesnt even work properly. i do have to admit tho the BGM of the spiral theme is cool, themes are cool. and for this supposedly being a big update it seems it was mainly themes support, sad. i have a lot of games on my PS4 so even searching thru the “games” category via library is still a hassle… FOLDER support would have been nice especially cuz so many people were asking for it, i being one of them… so displeased with this update… might as well use the ommand “Playstation Turn Off” and keep it at that…

  • System breaking update!!!! Now I cannot put the machine into the new “rest mode” as it won’t start up again after that. You have to unplug the system from the outlet and then turn it back on. This happens anytime I put it into “rest mode”!!! Now the machine MUST be turned off when not in use for it to start back up again!!!

  • @SinistarX, etc: Read my previous post. unplug and it will come back…

  • @S700Yola: They’re located in the setting section. Cannot find them on the store, but the themes in settings lets you open the page with them in the store even though you can’t find them in the store itself.

  • ok so this is what i get from trying to sign into YouTube (the best feature of this update)
    An error has occured
    (NP-34388-6)

    EVERYTIME!

  • ok i got YouTube to link to SEN account but it still doesnt say im signed in nor does it display any of my channels… guess til its fixed i will use my Droid paired to it instead…
    also if your not going to give us FOLDERs at least move Library to a fixed place right after whats new and with in Library move the Games category to the top… being that this is a GAME CONSOLE… u would think it would be at top not ALL that should be on the bottom bellow the TV category…

  • also let us remove the Games we dont want in our library along with apps… it only creates unwanted clutter… just like the crappy XMB… the way i woulda done it is instead of letting games and apps clutter the XMB make it so the XMB only shows

    [WhatsNew] [GamesLibrary(Games only)] [TV&Video] [CaptureGallery] [ShareFactory] [InternetBrowser] [MusicPlayer] [Unlimited(for Music/Video Unlimited]

    then give us the ability to pin them where we want them…

  • um is the USB music thing supposed to disregard albums? it kinda just threw all my music everywhere… i cant find crap this way.

    why does my PS3 have so much more WAY BETTER features then my PS4?
    i can use my droid via UPnP and DNLS apps to browse my Droids media files straight from the PS3, none of this USB “only” (scattered) music player and i cant even get the PS4 to read my Droid via USB anyway…

    The only good thing from this update was the Youtube app, but everytime i go to sign into my youtube account and link it to my PS4 it wont let me, says error… thats nice.
    The one feature i thought id like most doesnt even work properly.
    I do have to admit tho the BGM of the spiral theme is cool, themes are cool …but for this supposedly being a big update it seems it was mainly theme support, sadly.

    i have a lot of games on my PS4 so even searching thru the “games” category via library is still a hassle… FOLDER support would have been nice especially cuz so many people were asking for it, I being one of them…

    so displeased with this update… might as well use the command “Playstation Turn Off” and keep it at that…

  • Plse tell me why after updating I now have no sound on my TV

  • im revising my XMB content bar idea
    [WhatsNew][Library][TV/Video][Share][Unlimited][Media][Browser]

  • *Whats new: will stay the same
    *Library: will only display GAMES! after all, it is a game console! with in the library should have 3 categories
    1. Installed
    2. Uninstalled
    3. All Games
    we should be able to filter by; genre, recently used, install date, release date, and alphabetical.
    The Playroom should also be in this Library, it is a game after all.
    *TV/Video: should onpy contain the apps you have installed with a PS Store app that leads right to all the TV & Video apps, it should also contain the box for “Live From Playstation”
    *Share: get rid of the name/label Capture Gallery. make [Share] a tab like “TV & Video” containing; a Box for screenshots, a box for Video, a box for Game Share, and the box for Share Factory, also a box for broadcasts.
    *Unlimited: make this a tab containing both boxes the one for Music Unlimited and the one for Video Unlimited.
    *Media: Get rid of USB Music “only” content, support more Media types and with in the Media tab have boxes for; Music, Video, Photo, and Media Server. give us the ability to connect to our other devices such as androids using the BubbleUPnP app or any other UPnP/DNLS app… but keep the USB ability except for Mass Media instead.

  • also allow us to move these Tabs and pin them where ever we want
    so if i want [Library] first and [WhatsNew] last i should be able to do so…
    these are our consoles that we spent a lot of money on, there supposed to be really advenced but its kinda sad that my Android has less limitations and more customization options…

  • I find it funny how on the right side of the page it states: “OPEN TO EVERYONE, BUT DON’T BE A JERK.” But they act like a jerk themselves in not even responding or updating the status of these types of things.

  • within [Media] when u click on say the Music box it should open up with a list of categories; Internal, External(USB), Servers(media servers), and Device(for devices using DNLS and/or UPnP) this should do this for Photo and Video as well…

  • all my stuff other then Youtube not letn me sign in works fine… aside from the USB music only feature throwing all my music around and not letn me organize thru filters; genre, artist, album etc. but it really does seem this update was centered around themes from the beginning so everything else wasnt too thought out… unfortunately, leaving most unsatisfied.

  • Everything seems to work fine now. I think Sony shoukd invest in a update testing program or roll out the update over time so its not so much traffic.

  • Can you guys get anything right down there at Sony? Driveclub ps + and now this botched FW 2.0 chock full of features that don’t work or breaks the ps4 all together. No wonder why we get the silent treatment I’d be embarrassed too. Not even capable of adding features that are on a previous generations hardware a year after release of the ps4 is unacceptable. I can’t wait to see the complete meltdown when LBP3 is released. Nice ability Sony pure bologna.

  • FlyingDutchee

    REST-MODE IS BROKEN!!!
    Unable to wake up ps4 from it. Orange light keeps blinking and not responding to any wireless or wired controllers nor the buttons on the console. Had to unplug the AC and console didnt want to turn back on afterwards!
    After desperately and repeatedly pressing the power or eject buttons on the console it finally ejected my disc after many attempts and it finally turned back on. It restored the database on boot up. But now im very scared to even use the Rest mode at all until this is fixed. A next time my ps4 might be dead for good. Read the forum about this issue and you see MANY users that are having this problem as well and in lots of cases it bricked their consoles. Sony don’t ignore this issue, its very real and serious! PLEASE FIX ASAP!!!

  • The USB music player is useless. Make a patch to where we can import our CD’s onto the PS4!! Music Unlimited is garbage. So let us import music onto our systems please!!!! I don’t really care about anything else. I play games and listen to music. That’s it. Don’t really care about the sharing thing. At least let us hook an ipod to it and import music that way.

  • marcos_sciarra

    I (and as far as I know a lot of PS4 owner) have a problem following this update which seems to be severe.
    When the PS4 is in stand by mode (orange light), that orange light starts to blink.
    It doesn’t stop. Neither pushing the on/off button, nor trying to “wake-up” via the joystick.

    First: I don’t know what it means…
    Second: How I could solve (wake up) the PS4?

    It doesn’t seems normal to me.
    And, if it is normal, I couldn’t find information about this status/condition.

    I really appreciate your answer on this post about it.

    Kind regards,

    Marcos

  • @303 – FRYLOCv00

    You can find the status of PSN if you go to the bottom of the Blog page and click on Knowledge center.

    There it will advise you if there are any current outstanding problems.

    When the PS4 had PSN issues yesterday, it was posted there.

    I saw it posted and Sony mentioned they were working on it.

    Hope that helps.

  • lightsaber28

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F-ING FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • @ 374 – marcos_sciarra

    Found this in the Knowledge center after entering PS4 orange flashing light.

    There are three methods available to turn the PS4 system off:

    From the Dynamic Menu’s Home Screen, press UP on the d-pad to bring up the Function Screen. Then select (Power) from the function screen, and choose [Turn Off PS4].
    Press and hold the PS button for at least 1 second, and then select [Turn Off PS4] on the screen that is displayed.
    Touch the power button on the front of the PS4 for at least 7 seconds (until the system beeps twice).

    Only disconnect the plug of the AC power cord from the electrical outlet when the power indicator is turned off. If you disconnect it while the power indicator is lit or blinking, data might be lost or corrupted, and the system might be damaged.

  • The_Last_Dodo_

    I have not been able to use Remote Play over the internet since this update! It’s very disappointing!

  • I have not yet experience the rest mode issue because i didn’t use it yet ,but during normal use of the console ,like chat party ,browsing thru console tabs or even doing nothing while i was chatting with friends ,the console
    freeze up and you can’t use it until you do hard reset and it will happend again , i am very disapoint with sony because all the things that are happening so far , now whe have wait days even weeks for this to get fix please do something ASAP…

  • REST MODE BROKEN

    I had zero issues with the standby mode before the update!
    Now after update it just BLINKS ORANGE, and you cant turn back the PS4 with the controller…
    Need to unplug the power, and thats risky

    FIX ASAP!

  • Just want to say “Thank You” to Sony because share-play worked unbelievable for me yesterdays and my friends and I had a blast. I have 75up/dwn speeds so as a host all my visitors got the benefit of experiencing share-play at its best. I share-played Driveclub and the visitor told me “wow this share-play is awesome and it looks like the game is being rendered in 1080p on my tv” I later told him share-play only does 720p. I asked him about lag and he said “i cant believe this isnt a retail game in my system because im experiencing no noticeable lag”. After we coop share-played dead nation and it worked without a hitch. Of course your experience depends on the upload speeds of the host but if ppl have 5mp upload or more the experience should be great. The people that worked on this feature and optimizing did a great job, so kudos to you. Definitely a game changer and revolutionary in its own right for console gaming.

    On another note! I also had that rest mode situation where i had to hold power button down for awhile to get my system back on after it just kept blinking!!!! Fix that!!!!!

  • Sony has offered some solutions.

    ‘Go to Safe mode, select option 3 and reinstall the software update.’

    “Original Story:

    Since the release of PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.00 earlier today, some users have reported that their system won’t turn on again after going into the newly named Rest Mode.

    Responding to a few of the people experiencing this issue, the Ask PlayStation Twitter account said, “Try booting in Safe Mode and running options 4 and 5.”

    Options 4 and 5 in PS4 Safe Mode are as follows:

    Restore Default Settings – Restores the PlayStation 4 to the default factory settings.
    Rebuild Database – Scans the drive and creates a new database of all content. This operation may take a long time depending on the type and number of data items.
    Additionally, if your PS4 is stuck on the “health and safety warnings” screen, Ask PlayStation suggests you “hold the Power button, power off, and then reboot the PS4.”

  • Also for update 2.00, Ask PlayStation said, “Make sure that your USB device is formatted as FAT32, and try again” after someone pointed out how the USB music player app didn’t automatically pop up for them.

    As well, “There may be network congestion that’s causing a delay in messages loading and displaying.” We know now, however, that it’s actually due to the PSN being down.

    If you’re looking for the new PS4 themes and YouTube app, they will be available once the PlayStation Store is fully updated (usually by 2pm PT/5pm ET).”

  • I don’t have a problem with Rest mode, but thought I would post what I’ve seen for others here mentioning they are having a problem.

  • rest mode not working plz hotfix this?

  • rebuild database in save mode not working.
    repatch in save mode also not working.

    :(

  • ALARM-cIock

    Sorting options are lacking, my XMB is still an absolute cluster. Please implement the same sorting options for XMB as you did with the Library.

  • hypersolarflare

    As a longtime playstation consumers since the original playstation I find this update disgraceful and a slap in the face to long time consumers!! The ps4 has Pc architecture and is not limted by complex design like ken kutaragi’s ps3 design was . So their should be no reason why the ps4 don’t have DLNA media server support or able to put your movies and photos on the hard drive of your ps4? I just don’t understand any of this SONY owns BLU-RAY but yet the competition done has MKV support for their console!! Yes gaming is whats important but when a consumer done had these features on their ps3 logic thinking would be that it would be a given on the ps4!!

    please get us these basic features its been a year since launch and we can’t even use our own basic photos for our wallpaper or put our home movies on our own console !!

  • GonzaThinkpad

    AFTER 2.0 UP NOTHING IS WORKING, DIGITAL GAMES OR CD NOT WORK, PSN IS NOT WORKING, WHAT THE F*** ?? COME ON MAN YESTERDAY WAS PERFECTLY FULLY WORKING, TODAY,NOTHING WORK, COME ON AND FIX THIS PROBLEM, AFTER THE 2.0 UP NOTHING IS WORKING.

  • dkarlowicz10

    REST MODE locks up the PS4. what the heck?? Please fix it.

  • paddyflan1971

    SONY I AM ABSOLUTELY SICK OF YOUR BS…….EVERYONE HAS BEEN ASKING FOR THE ABILITY TO PLAY MUSIC AND VIDEO FILES AS YOU SO KINDLY GAVE US ON THE PS3. I WAS IN THE MARKET FOR A SECOND PS4 CONSOLE BUT YOU LET ME DOWN AGAIN…….SO HEAR ME SONY I WILL NOT BUY ANYTHING YOU GUYS MAKE AGAIN UNTIL YOU ACTUALLY LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS AND GIVE US WHAT WE WANT…………….ITS VIDEO AND MUSIC FILES OR NOTHING SONY AND IF YOU CONTINUE TO IGNORE YOUR CUSTOMER WISHES I HOPE YOUR SALES SUFFER BECAUSE OF IT.

  • paddyflan1971

    LOOKS LIKE ITS TIME TO SWITCH TO THE XBOX THAT DOES SUPPORT VIDEO AND MUSIC FILES……YOU SUCK SONY.

  • paddyflan1971

    IRONIC REALLY HOW SONY PROVIDES AN UPDATE THAT DOESN’T REALLY DO MUCH EXCEPT SCREW UP PEOPLE’S MACHINES

  • aussiegrunt

    This update has ****ed my volume on my razer kraken pro headset I can hear people talking fine but the game sound is low as. Prior to this update I had the device on mid level and it worked so well I hear people walking behind me. Now I have it set as high as it can go and I can barely hear a thing. If it was not broke why fix it?

  • GonzaThinkpad

    i think… well finally a good up to 2.0………. downloading…. instaling…… andddddddd,,,, nothing works, no digital games or cd works, PSN is not working, rest mode not working,, i update my ps4 4 times,, tried restore database, but still not working, i dont know wht the f*** is going wrong with you, but …release a “update” full of bugs….. come on and fix it,…. this is the best but the BEST way to lose buyers, clients etc etc, some of my friend after the update even cant turn on the ps4, ….Well done fos this amazing BAD job.

  • anybody else having problems after installing the update? If I leave the controller plugged in and go to rest mode I get a blinking yellow light and can’t power on the system at all unless I unplug the power and usb cord, and then replug them in.

  • SONY says: You can now set the length of time your controller will charge while your PS4™ system is in rest mode. Set the time in Settings (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Functions Available in Rest Mode] > [Supply Power to USB Ports].

    combatcop04 says: umm the only options are always, 3hrs, off

    SONY says: Hey look were awesome we got this great platform and this new software update

    combatcop04 says: Have you even sandboxed and tested this update, cause if you did you would know that you can’t wake up your system after you go to rest mode!

    SONY says:
    SONY says:
    SONY says:

    C R I C K E T S…………

    combatcop04 says: Oh, they can’t respond because their PS4’s won’t come out of “REST” mode and their controllers are dead!

  • Sony has offered some solutions.

    IF your system wont turn on or wake up, Sony, How does one goto safe mode?

    ‘Go to Safe mode, select option 3 and reinstall the software update.’

    “Original Story:

    Since the release of PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.00 earlier today, some users have reported that their system won’t turn on again after going into the newly named Rest Mode.

    Responding to a few of the people experiencing this issue, the Ask PlayStation Twitter account said, “Try booting in Safe Mode and running options 4 and 5.”

    Options 4 and 5 in PS4 Safe Mode are as follows:

    Restore Default Settings – Restores the PlayStation 4 to the default factory settings.
    Rebuild Database – Scans the drive and creates a new database of all content. This operation may take a long time depending on the type and number of data items.
    Additionally, if your PS4 is stuck on the “health and safety warnings” screen, Ask PlayStation suggests you “hold the Power button, power off, and then reboot the PS4.”

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