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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.

Brian Dunn's Avatar Posted by Sr Product Marketing Manager, SIEA

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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Potter13579 said:

January 15th, 7:04 am

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

    Jarc1587 said:

    January 15th, 7:41 pm

    Thats what ive been waiting for

    ChiefPrice said:

    January 15th, 8:22 pm

    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.

    C0MRADE_82 said:

    January 15th, 8:58 pm

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

    cole213 said:

    January 15th, 9:06 pm

    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 said:

    January 16th, 4:21 am

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

    DragonAvien said:

    January 16th, 5:03 am

    Sign me up please!

    TwoSyk said:

    January 16th, 6:28 am

    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..

    Figoment- said:

    January 16th, 8:44 am

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

    ION666 said:

    January 16th, 10:53 am

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

    teentekken said:

    January 16th, 1:22 pm

    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.

    LpSquall said:

    January 16th, 1:30 pm

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

    Fuel_Scope said:

    January 17th, 5:03 am

    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 …

    drd7of14 said:

    January 17th, 8:58 am

    @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).

    blankmar said:

    January 17th, 9:04 am

    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.

    Hitmanz_86 said:

    January 17th, 5:39 pm

    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 said:

    January 17th, 7:02 pm

    I think this beta for ps4 is the next big thing

    acdcrock8 said:

    January 18th, 11:00 pm

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

    Trixz0417 said:

    January 19th, 12:38 pm

    I’m in I’ll do it thanks

    msavie said:

    January 20th, 2:58 pm

    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 said:

    January 20th, 6:31 pm

    GAMERTAG CHANGES!!!

    DRUGOSJ said:

    January 21st, 3:14 am

    It would be a plesure!! i’m ready

    leanner1901 said:

    January 21st, 2:52 pm

    I’d like to participate in this beta testing

jacktheknife13 said:

January 15th, 7:05 am

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

JohnyMJay said:

January 15th, 7:05 am

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

Your Avid fan.

nademinogue said:

January 15th, 7:09 am

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

KATastrophe-n805 said:

January 15th, 7:09 am

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

XxBAMAFAN28xX said:

January 15th, 7:10 am

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

    ced1046 said:

    January 15th, 5:13 pm

    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)

    geotimer said:

    January 21st, 2:34 am

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

Chr1stian-Gamer said:

January 15th, 7:10 am

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

Reukra said:

January 15th, 7:12 am

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

    Mikromike94 said:

    January 15th, 7:15 pm

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

titi-xpLosIve said:

January 15th, 7:14 am

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

    deth2you45 said:

    January 18th, 6:26 am

    You have to wait like 5 minutes

daray360 said:

January 15th, 7:14 am

I would love to testy it oot

realangel875 said:

January 15th, 7:15 am

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

GlasscitySD said:

January 15th, 7:15 am

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

realangel875 said:

January 15th, 7:16 am

I want this update

Scottshadowmaker said:

January 15th, 7:17 am

I’d like to be a beta tester

DAZZA1213 said:

January 15th, 7:19 am

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

    Pete41608 said:

    January 15th, 9:49 pm

    “Dream come true.”

    It’s not that serious, bro. lol.

KrakenMare said:

January 15th, 7:21 am

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.

HOOD-DX said:

January 15th, 7:21 am

I would like to be a beta tester
Thank you

MeiOnSalt said:

January 15th, 7:22 am

I’d love to sign up :)

Zomlien said:

January 15th, 7:30 am

Never tried testing it. Might well as try it.

cztanadamd said:

January 15th, 7:30 am

How do we sign up?

poohandvon said:

January 15th, 7:33 am

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

card_boy7 said:

January 15th, 7:34 am

I would like to participate in the beta

JayBizzle311 said:

January 15th, 7:36 am

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

garth1181 said:

January 15th, 7:36 am

Sign me up

DawningWolf55 said:

January 15th, 7:39 am

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 said:

January 15th, 7:40 am

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

nukeclearbomb45 said:

January 15th, 7:41 am

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

    ced1046 said:

    January 15th, 5:18 pm

    I think it will be in the beginning of Feburary

young-joc2007 said:

January 15th, 7:44 am

Ya I’d like to try it out

gohan16ken said:

January 15th, 7:47 am

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 said:

    January 15th, 8:19 am

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

    N3W-JOSH said:

    January 16th, 3:45 am

    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…

    SpooNManX said:

    January 18th, 12:56 am

    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.

Braggolach said:

January 15th, 7:47 am

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

Andreaz1975 said:

January 15th, 7:48 am

Want to be a Beta-tester

Ty32697 said:

January 15th, 7:52 am

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

    Hayterfan said:

    January 15th, 11:20 am

    When did they say that?

    THE-PLASTICA-MAN said:

    January 15th, 3:48 pm

    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.

sabirmusti said:

January 15th, 7:53 am

change theme icons…please…

Fashion_Ranger said:

January 15th, 7:54 am

Let’s do it!

FENRIIIRR said:

January 15th, 7:54 am

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

daviprox6 said:

January 15th, 7:54 am

Yes! Thanks :)

mschulze00 said:

January 15th, 7:59 am

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

BadBoyReece41 said:

January 15th, 8:02 am

Signed up! Looking forward to it!

x-DAGamingLion-x said:

January 15th, 8:03 am

I’ll happily join the beta

Lady_Vega_86 said:

January 15th, 8:06 am

I would like to be in this beta. Thanks

richrob420 said:

January 15th, 8:07 am

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

Gamer_Craze said:

January 15th, 8:08 am

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

Impact_Skills_ said:

January 15th, 8:08 am

I would like to become a beta tester!

BERT-MACKL1N-FBI said:

January 15th, 8:14 am

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

    Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

    January 15th, 8:21 am

    Easy fix. Make a new name.

    BERT-MACKL1N-FBI said:

    January 15th, 6:14 pm

    And lose all my digital games and trophies? Are you stupid?

    Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

    January 18th, 12:47 pm

    not as stupid as the kid who made a name he regrets.

Martin_WADDUP said:

January 15th, 8:15 am

I’d like to participate in this beta.

mixedkidbx said:

January 15th, 8:20 am

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

KILLZONE79 said:

January 15th, 8:46 am

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!

    KILLZONE79 said:

    January 15th, 8:49 am

    That last part was suppose to say never

    ItsJustEmman said:

    January 15th, 12:40 pm

    You can do that already

    Teflon02 said:

    January 15th, 1:19 pm

    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…

    KILLZONE79 said:

    January 15th, 8:53 pm

    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

Thwip said:

January 15th, 8:49 am

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

xpancakes11x said:

January 15th, 8:51 am

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 said:

    January 15th, 8:59 am

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

NocturneReapurr said:

January 15th, 8:53 am

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

    ShadowPulse1 said:

    January 19th, 9:01 pm

    @NocturneReapurr :Yes that should be a thing for sure

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