Sign Up for the Next PS4 System Software Update Beta

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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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  • I’ll be glad to do it, just lemme know when and it’ll be done


    I’ve never done a beta test in general, and it think it would be cool to be apart of that group. Sign me up please.

  • I would really like to be apart of this beta and others in the future

  • superbankai999

    I would really like you to add a feature to increase the text size. Having it as a toggle wouldn’t have any impact on regular gamers, and this seems like it would be an easy feature to add for disabled gamers. There’s a zoom option, but you can’t leave it on and toggling it was triggering my vertigo. It also doesn’t help when text quickly pops ups and disappears.

    • I don’t remember where it is in the settings but I know there is an option to put the text in bold.


  • Add the option to be able to change how long a notification stays on the screen

  • Signed up! I hope I get an invite. I didn’t even know Canadians were excluded all this time in the past beta’s, with no indication on the blog posts about it. I’m glad we’re included now, though.

  • SpeedKiller92

    Ability to gift games or cards to anyone including countries would be great

  • Let us organize the video apps like Netflix and HBO. The order and thumbnail images change and there is no consistency!

    • Aero_Guardian17

      We really need this! We should also be able to hide the video apps we don’t want! That only creates extra clutter.

  • apexPREDATOR_S08

    I can’t wait to see what’s going to be in this update :-)

  • shadowamigos

    I want in, let’s do it to it

  • No thanks.
    My PS3 Slim died after one of firmware updates.
    Anyone that signs up for a firmware update in alpha/beta state is not a smart person.

    • Says the one playing on a PS3 slim lmfao

      Um get with the times and buy a PS4 slim or Pro geez your on a outdated console

  • CaptainWaffels

    since i did not see an option to register anywhere i thought id just leave a comment over here saying that im always available to help in any kind of way! :) id love to check out the update and give feedback! i hope this is the right way to sign up. if not, please let me know where i can sign up!

  • Let’s try it to see if it’s any good or not

  • Ojala y me llegue :D

  • SeaHijacker04

    I would be more than happy to participate in the beta testing

  • SeaHijacker04

    One humble request, if possible can you let the user arrange their games

    • There is a way to create folders with your games and apps (press the option button on any game/app and select create/add to a folder).

  • Done it before, and willing to do it again

  • muffinmaniac

    I would like to join in the beta. Thank you.

  • I think it would be awesome to do beta testing.

  • Please add the ability for me to use a wallpaper from a thumb drive or website. Also, please allow for backwards compatibility on PS1 and PS2 games (I know the PS4 is more than powerful enough).

  • Aero_Guardian17

    PlayStation: please read this post!

    This is great news! A couple of things:

    -Improve the performance on the original PS4 (it’s lagging a lot more than it used to).
    -Make it possible to see the amount of time we’ve spent in a game.
    -Make it possible to hid certain icons from the home screen (such as Communities, Events, etc. (I never use them)).
    -Make it possible to delete games with under a low amount of trophies (say a max of 5 trophies) or make us able to hide certain games from our personal trophy list.
    -Add the wishlist to the store (not just on the store’s website). Also, notifications for when something (or particular games) on our wishlist go on sale.
    -Be able to change our PSN ID.

    Those are just my ideas!

  • Hi!

    I’d be really excited to test this upcoming firmware update and anticipate to test more in the future!

  • Really hope this one adds some sort of sorting system for download lists. Some of us have been around since the early days of the PS3, and have Vitas and PS4s too. Trying to hunt back through for older items (especially things like preorder DLC that were never on the store proper to begin with) is an absolute nightmare.

    • On PS3 it’s a issue but on PS4 it’s not really a issue seeing all your dlc shows under the game tile no matter what. The library shows everything you have that’s compatible with ps4 as well so that’s no issue.

  • BustUinYourFace

    Interested in testing new features of the next update.

  • hype mode activated and properly turnt up!

  • ifeelstellar

    fingers crossed!

  • ShannyBoy343

    Let us change our psn names!

  • Young_David420

    I would really appreciate it if I were to be selective as a beta tester for the new PS4 system update. I would provide useful feed back about the update, and take note of what could be improved & what should stay how it was. Thank you for your consideration.


  • stonerrobertlee

    Hello 2 everyone ✌

  • stonerrobertlee


  • jonny-blaze31

    Would love to play ps3 and change ps id pick me

  • stonerrobertlee

    I did sum beta testing in nebula realms


    I expect for PS4 Pro users a fix for flickering and black screens that sometimes happen when playing any title

  • PSN name change
    Save music to HDD
    Organize purchase history

  • I would love to beta test the new update

  • Would love to beta test

  • I always try to get a beta invite but I never get it in. I thought I would be a shoe in being a level 41 with 109 platinum trophies and 500+ digitally purchased games. But I have seen brand new users get the invite where Playstation vets do not. But I will try again….

  • Id love to join the beta. MaddKnight is the profile. Link me in.

  • I hope they add the ability to change your name that would be great

  • “And good news for Canadian folks – beginning this beta, PS4 owners in Canada are also able to register for the beta testing.”

    Ohh so you’re basically telling me that all this time I’ve tried to get into EVERY SINGLE BETA and not once does it tell you Canadians are excluded and even more, why would we be in the first place. It’s testing a new firmware… I don’t even care at this point, it was annoying the first 10 times and I honestly don’t care at all for system updates anymore. I find it annoying having features announced and having to wait like a month while others use it

  • HaCkS_fOr_LiFe24

    I’d love to be apart of the BETA testing for these future updates, been on PlayStation all my life!

  • Jared4Wally

    add Trophies Options Menu A-Z that well be much better to see the Trophies.

  • Jared4Wally


  • Sign me im in Australia

  • What I would really love to see in this update is, Notifications be put back to Black with White text not White with Black text. I find it nearly impossible to read (from a distance). Whenever a friend comes online the only way I can see who came online is by the player avatar.

    • I find that the White with Black text just does not look as professional & the colour combo does not match PlayStation, I thought the primary colour combo for PlayStation was Black & Blue. It looked better before.

    • You can change it back already. It’s in the options

    • Oh crap I never even knew that was there, I guess disregard my previous comment. Thanks dude I’m glad you told me

  • Since your going to give an avatar for beta testers,how about a theme too. Im always looking for a good FREE theme and I have been a beta tester for the last two.

  • Until I can delete all the garbage apps/shortcuts/advertisements that I will never use that are taking up space, I will consider it to still be broken.

  • I would to see how many hours I play :)

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

  • arkhamknight5924

    I do the the beta test for the software update

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