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Sign Up for the Next PS4 System Software Update Beta

Learn how you can be added to future betas automatically and receive an exclusive PSN avatar in the process.

We’re getting ready for the next major system update for PS4, and can use some help from PS4 owners to test it out ahead of launch. Starting today, you can sign up for a chance to be a beta tester and get an advance look at some of the improvements and new features coming to PS4. And good news for Canadian folks – beginning this beta, PS4 owners in Canada are also able to register for the beta testing.

You can register to be a beta tester anytime between today and the start of the beta expected in February. Users must be 18 years or older. Once the beta starts, we’ll close registration.

Beta testers for our previous major system software update, version 5.00, got a preview of features like Family on PSN, friend list management, message improvements and much more before launch.

If you’re part of the program, you’ll receive an email with instructions on downloading the beta version of the next system software. In order to sign up, you’ll need a PS4 system with an internet connection and SEN account. And remember — you can roll back to the previous system software at any time.

And starting this beta, you can choose to be added to future betas automatically without having to register again. If you choose to do so, you’ll receive an exclusive PSN avatar.

We’ll be back soon with an update on the features you can expect in the beta.
Many thanks to everyone signing up — especially our returning beta testers! Your feedback helps us make the system software update even better.

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298 Comments

  • Potter13579

    Please let there be the option to alphabetize games in our trophy collections again.

    • Thats what ive been waiting for

    • Hopefully there are some trophy improvements and more insensitives to pursue them the platinum trophy themes where a start but hopefully there is more coming in the trophy department.

    • SEPERATE PLAYER VOLUME CONTROL IN PARTIES!!!! SNAP FEATURE. NAME CHANGES. DO IT! IT’S 2018

    • Maybe make it so that I can turn off microphone use so that I can use headphones without others being able to hear me.

    • andrew91203

      I kept missing all the other beta programs, so I want to participate in this one!

    • DragonAvien

      Sign me up please!

    • ChiefPrice there’s something going on at Sony Rewards where you’re given points for trophies and those points can be exchanged for money to be used on the PlayStation Store..

    • I hope that I am able to help with this. Would be a pleasure.

    • In game video chat ! That is all I want. Gimme Gimme Gimme

    • I have never participated in the PlayStation Beta Testing before, and I would love to participate in this Beta. The reason why I would love to participate in the PlayStation Beta Testing, is because I want to try out new features for the PS4, and discover the features that PS4 might have, and see what needs improvements, and what features should be added. Hopefully, there will be more improvements to the firmware, and more features like the ability to change your username (like X-Box Live), should be added to PSN.

    • I would love the ability to sort games within a folder.

    • I would like to see my upload and download speeds om my ps4 pro and 1st ps4 gen console match the speeds I’m paying for , which work fine on all other devices on my network… meaning the upload and dowload speeds .. and yes , Nat type is always open open ps4 pro and all ports are fowarded for the PSN..I would also enjoy having the option to use ipv4 and ipv6 options on the ps4 network, do to, my ISP has upgraded my service to ipv6 , which no longer allows me to use Google’s dns 8.8.8.8 nor the open dns service to get my upload speeds above 2.0-3.5 on a 100 down and 10mbs up package … Please fix this issues for Notheren Maine gamers who luv right below Canada …

    • @cole213 It does exist. It’s in the Quick Menu under Devices, an option to Mute Microphone (whether from headphones in the controller, wireless headphones, or the PS Camera).

    • I would love to sign up. However, the page is basically blank for me except for having the words “Thank You. Please answer all the questions below.” For me there is nothing displayed below except for a blank, white background.

    • I never did this before but if it’s anything to make ps4 network etc better then I’d like to know about it especially if it’s gonna stop these people with modded accounts and the network crashing and not giving you all your jp and kds when u earn them I’ve been with PlayStation since day 1 I enjoy playing my system but anything to better the gaming experience better am in thanks

    • Msergent1994

      I think this beta for ps4 is the next big thing

    • I DONE IT ALL SO NOW WHAT?? well i be ok to downgrade

    • I’m in I’ll do it thanks

    • First I would like to say to chosen for this beta would be awesome! As a long time gamer I feel it’s important to be able to check things out and give input as to what others are asking for within the PS Community.

    • Vanilla_Hail

      GAMERTAG CHANGES!!!

    • It would be a plesure!! i’m ready

    • leanner1901

      I’d like to participate in this beta testing

  • jacktheknife13

    I was in the last beta, I would like to participate in this one as well.

  • I want to join beta testing for this software version, thanks.

    Your Avid fan.

  • nademinogue

    submitted ive been in betas for ps3 stuff im suprized i didnt recieve any invites for ps4 ones.

  • KATastrophe-n805

    I would like to become a beta tester! Please chose me, thank you!

  • XxBAMAFAN28xX

    I’m not asking for much. I just want stats on hours played for games

    • I think you can already do that by going on your profile while one game is oppened (you will see the game with the time just under)

    • @ced1046 i think he ment how many hours you played in total

  • Chr1stian-Gamer

    Love PS4! You guys are awesome! Excited to see all the new features you implement. Keep up the wonderful work!

  • I’m actually interested to see what you guys have to offer for this beta.

    • Mikromike94

      same here I have the ps4 pro and can t wait wat they have in store for us

  • titi-xpLosIve

    Nice white page you got there. It says “Thank You Please fill in the questions below.”, then it’s completely blank under.

  • I would love to testy it oot

  • realangel875

    How to recieve this update is it just by sign in ..in this website??????

  • GlasscitySD

    Been in every beta so far looking forward to testing again.

  • realangel875

    I want this update

  • Scottshadowmaker

    I’d like to be a beta tester

  • I would love to be a beta tester. Would be a dream come true to be able todo this.

  • This would be my first time beta testing on my PlayStation so it seems like a fun and constructive way to help out those who need feedback. I’d love to join.

  • I would like to be a beta tester
    Thank you

  • I’d love to sign up :)

  • Never tried testing it. Might well as try it.

  • How do we sign up?

  • I always look forward to these betas, hopefully this one has some substantial changes!

  • I would like to participate in the beta

  • JayBizzle311

    Nice! I just signed up. I hope I get selected…

  • Sign me up

  • DawningWolf55

    I hope to get into this beta too! Also, please allow us to alphabetize our trophy lists. It’s something I have sorely missed for many years. I have over 500 games on my list, I need that ability!

  • NickleBacksPhoto

    They Should Add An Option To Sort Games A-Z Or Sort By Size

  • nukeclearbomb45

    I can’t wait for this update but when can we expect to get notified about it though

  • young-joc2007

    Ya I’d like to try it out

  • PS4 has a lot of things over the XB1, but new features is NOT one of them. PS4 updates comes like 2 a year. While the XB1 comes like every quarter.

    The only feature I really want is the removal of the 10% HDD reserve on future OS update on the PS3. My PS3 is reserving 150GB of my HDD for future updates.

    • Jisatsu_Kiddo

      Let me tell you about the xb1 updates even for the insiders program. It’s mostly bloat and filler.

    • You are totally right. Feature wise, both PS4 and PSN do not compare favourable against Xbox and even Nintendo. See, gamers like to get all vocal about not being able to change their names or sorting achievement alphabetically and what not. And although I would also like silly things like that implemented, there are other matters that are more serious.

      I have a somewhat long list of needed improvements but an important issue for me is that PSN is, as today, the only console network that features REGION LOCKING (on digital). There is no option to change/migrate your account to another region and it is a problem/inconvenience to those that relocate to other countries (huge pain in the rear). Even Nintendo allows you to do that now…

    • Features from Nintendo updates??
      Have you seen the Switch lately? Nearly a year later and we still don’t even have Netflix, YouTube, folders, system based voice chat, and more.

  • wont load the page for me. guess i dont qualify?

  • Andreaz1975

    Want to be a Beta-tester

  • When are we getting PS1 Classics they said in the last Beta that they were optimizing it for the PS4

    • When did they say that?

    • THE-PLASTICA-MAN

      I really hope so. And the free 2 PS NOW games of choice and 2 free movies of choice each year like Tidux said. They said they were optimising PS NOW for that in the previous Beta.

  • change theme icons…please…

  • Fashion_Ranger

    Let’s do it!

  • Yes! I would love to participate for the 1st time.

  • Yes! Thanks :)

  • guys, posting your interest here won’t get you into the beta. you have to use the registration form.

  • BadBoyReece41

    Signed up! Looking forward to it!

  • x-DAGamingLion-x

    I’ll happily join the beta

  • Lady_Vega_86

    I would like to be in this beta. Thanks

  • I’d like to test betas love ps4 can we change our gamer tags 1 time?

  • Gamer_Craze

    I’m from Canada and would love to be apart of this new beta!

  • Impact_Skills_

    I would like to become a beta tester!

  • BERT-MACKL1N-FBI

    Just let me change my PSN name. That’s all I ask.

  • Martin_WADDUP

    I’d like to participate in this beta.

  • Always happy to help test. Been doing it since the first one. Heres hoping for more

  • The following notifications need to be removed in this update: party invite, game invite,

    It makes me furiously mad when my friends have those disabled all the time.

    Myself: I have every single notification enabled, I ever ever disable notifications

    So pleaseeeee Sony i beg you to remove party and game invite notifications in this update!

    • That last part was suppose to say never

    • ItsJustEmman

      You can do that already

    • So instead of you going in your settings and turning off Party and game invite notifications you want it removed for everyone why? So how are people going to invite friends to games? This is the kind of comment that shouldn’t exist. I’m not trying to sound rude but it makes absolutely no sense. You can literally choose what notifications you want to see…

    • I mean like we shouldn’t have the ability to turn off party and game invite notifications, I want it always on for everyone so to see those notifications when they get invited to a party or game

  • Pleased to see the beta extended to Canadians; I’ve registered in hopes of participating.

  • xpancakes11x

    Clicking the link takes me to a page that says “Thank you Please fill in the questions below” but its blank.How do I see the questions to get put on the list of possible beta testers?

    • xpancakes11x

      Never mind. Switched browsers and that fixed the issue. I hope I’m chosen. ^__^

  • NocturneReapurr

    Backwards compatibility would be nice, even if it’s just digital game content PSN.

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