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Feb 06

New Features Coming to PS4 in System Software 5.50

Play Time Management, custom wallpapers via USB, enhancements to notifications and the Quick Menu, and more.

Mary Yee's Avatar Posted by Vice President, PlayStation Marketing, SIEA

The beta for the PlayStation 4 system’s next major system software update 5.50 (codenamed KEIJI) rolls out today. If you signed up and were selected for the beta program, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to download and get started.

Even if you are not in the beta program, we wanted to give you a sneak preview of features you can expect in this update. In 5.50, we’re introducing Play Time Management, Library UI updates, further enhancements to the Quick Menu, and much more.

Play Time Management

We’re introducing Play Time Management, which will allow family managers (and adult family members who are set as guardians) to manage PS4 playtime for child family members on family on PSN. Managing Playtime is easy; go to Settings > Family Management on your PS4, or log into your PlayStation account on your web browser from your PC or smartphone, to check and manage your child’s playtime each day. If needed, the family manager/guardians can apply playtime restrictions to make sure that the child is only playing for a set amount of time or within set playable hours. Notifications on PS4 will be sent to the child during gameplay so that he or she knows when they should save and quit. The family managers/guardians also have the option to add extra game time via their smartphone or PC. In addition, the family manager/guardians can choose whether or not to automatically log the child out of their PS4 once their playtime is over.

PS4 System Software Update 5.50: Play Time ManagmentPS4 System Software Update 5.50: Play Time Managment

PS4 System Software Update 5.50: Play Time Managment

Library UI Updates

‘This PS4’ and Name/Avatar tab

Two new tabs are being added to Library to make it easier for you to see which apps you’ve installed and purchased. The ‘This PS4’ tab lists all the applications that are installed on the PS4 system, and the tab with your name/avatar lists all the apps that you purchased with your PSN ID. This feature also makes it easy to search and find games you’ve already purchased but have not yet installed.

PS4 System Software Update 5.50: Library

PS Plus tab

This update also adds a new PS Plus tab to the Library, which clarifies what games you own from PS Plus’ Monthly Free Games. If your PS Plus membership is expired, a PS Plus icon with a lock will appear next to your game so you’ll know you cannot play the game until you’ve re-subscribed.

PS4 System Software Update 5.50: LibraryPS4 System Software Update 5.50

Hide apps

We’re adding a function that will allow you to hide certain applications under the ‘Purchased’ tab in the Library. In ‘Options,’ you can hide content including betas, trials or demos of games that you probably won’t be going back to.

PS4 System Software Update 5.50: Library

Quick Menu Enhancements

If you ever want to quickly access specific friends in your custom list, you’ll be able to do so via the pulldown menu under the Friends tab in Quick Menu. You can also see who’s currently online.

Whenever you’re listening to music on PS4, you’ll be able to access certain shortcuts from the Quick Menu. If you’re using Spotify on PlayStation Music, the ‘square’ button will serve as the shortcut for volume control. And when you’re on the Media Player or the USB Music Player, ‘triangle’ will work as the shortcut for play or pause, and the ‘square’ button as the volume control.

PS4 System Software Update 5.50: Quick Menu - Music shortcut

Background Music on PS Now

With Background Music on PlayStation Now, you’ll be able to listen to your favorite tracks while streaming a game on PS Now. Just keep in mind that, similar to when playing a game locally on PS4, background music may not always be available.

Notifications Update

This update will give you the ability to delete old notifications for better organization and management. Just go to Notifications and press the ‘triangle’ or ‘Options’ button to open up a menu that will allow you to select a single or multiple notifications you’d like to delete.

PS4 System Software Update 5.50: Notifications

Import Custom Wallpapers via USB

Love customizing your PS4 Home Screen? Well, this new update will give you even more options. You can import your own images to PS4 from a USB stick and set it as your wallpaper. You can also zoom and crop your images so they look perfect on your dashboard. Just go to Settings > Themes > Select Theme > Custom > Select Image > USB Storage Device.

Customize Tournaments Team Pages

Following the 5.50 update, you’ll be able to customize your Tournaments team page with your own team logo or background that you can import from a USB stick. Represent your team by customizing your team page with something unique and original! To set your logo and background, head over to Events > Teams > select your team > Edit Team Profile.

Supersampling Mode on PS4 Pro

PS4 Pro users will see a new ‘supersampling mode’ under Settings, which enables those with HDTVs (i.e., 1080p or less) to enjoy an enhanced visual experience when playing some PS4 games. With supersampling mode, games that render to a higher resolution when connected to a 4K TV will downscale to match the HDTV – allowing PS4 Pro owners to leverage the benefits of an image clarity boost even if they don’t own a 4K TV. Certain games already have ‘supersampling’ benefits as part of their ‘PS4 Pro Enhanced’ feature set, but this new mode can enhance the experience for those games that don’t already have the feature. Because PS4 Pro’s added power and modes benefit different games in different ways, please note that certain games’ image clarity may not improve with this new feature.

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McNanjo said:

February 6th, 4:07 am

Make PSN parties hold more than 8

    aadamyasin said:

    February 6th, 4:21 am

    I agree, too many teams my friends have had to compromise when we have more than 8 people. Xbox and PC both allow for more people so Ps should as well

    Beckerjr said:

    February 6th, 8:00 am

    Please delete games that were things like beta’s so the library is less cluttered. I don’t care that i have the original Beta for Destiny as a download, its worthless now.

    BlueOasis said:

    February 6th, 8:55 am

    “We’re adding a function that will allow you to hide certain applications under the ‘Purchased’ tab in the Library.”

    So, you’re letting us hide things we probably don’t want to hide (the things we’ve purchased ourselves), but still not letting us hide the things we don’t want to see (All of the icons for paid services like Vue under Video). You’re also still not letting us order our own Video section so that we can get directly to the apps we use the most. Brilliant.

    UGCxQUEEN said:

    February 6th, 1:50 pm

    Can anyone tell me when the beta comes out in the united states

    Tunaman360 said:

    February 6th, 2:06 pm

    We should be able to send video clips to friends!!!!

    SilentHunter50 said:

    February 6th, 2:07 pm

    I find it stupid that when your PS PLUS expires, you can’t play those free games anymore. Even single player games like Batman you can’t play for free

    YT_POW3R_YT said:

    February 6th, 4:09 pm

    Io vorrei vedere il cambio di nome del PSN lo aspetto da un po’

    Lethal_NFS said:

    February 7th, 6:36 am

    SilentHunter – You think it is stupid that you can not play the PS+ games that are part of the PS+ benefits because you no longer have PS+? That is like saying it is stupid that Netflix will not let you watch movies because you don’t pay for the service anymore….

    SPAZzMatiK said:

    February 7th, 6:40 am

    What ever happened to video chatting? Last we heard was that the Oovoo deal fell through. Video chatting worked great on the ps3. This is why I have not purchased the camera.

    SNAKE-EYES73 said:

    February 7th, 5:25 pm

    Still waiting for a long time now voice changer, and a much needed friends list in alphabetical order, because but what I’d like to see and soon is everything is on that Plus Members list like Spotify with Play Now, kinda like what XboxLive was Sony!

    Kiingbossgamiing said:

    February 7th, 6:24 pm

    Dear PlayStation can you guys please add a local game share like if a friend or family relative brought there PlayStation over on another television. Then both PlayStations both can play one game on separate PlayStation in case they don’t have either psn or the game it’s self.

    Thanks for reading
    Sincerely the biggest PlayStation fan
    Kiingbossgamiing

    joshuayjohany said:

    February 7th, 6:26 pm

    I would agree with most of the update ideas. Their all pretty good and adding to the touch and control of the owner. Especially the imported backgrounds for the home screen. But I think we also all want to be able to change our gamer tags atleast once.

    DixonDePance said:

    February 8th, 6:56 am

    Still no option to change our gamer tag. Xbox charges 10.99 to change our gamer tags why can’t Sony do the same. I think I’m more mature now than the one I created way back then. Although (although people do find if funny)

    PLATINUMPHARAOH said:

    February 8th, 11:14 am

    I love PlayStation, but sadly I truly think Xbox is winning the race between the two. PC will always be superior. But still… I think I might have to buy an Xbox. Nothing is really being added to make it a better gaming/entertainment experience. They are more powerful, better with external drives, more features, better apps, better dashboard, less mod restrictions, and tons of others. It could be fixed and ps4 could be wayyy better. I think you guys just have to take real consideration when reading all your customers ideas and actually implement them.

    Toe_Tag_ said:

    February 8th, 12:56 pm

    Notifications is probably the best thing in this update that is posted.

    Now I will be able to delete over 4000 of them.

    Thank you.

    EMT_sparten said:

    February 8th, 2:42 pm

    I agree with a lot of people about a username change feature. It would also be an advantage to not have to pay 10 bucks for a simple username change. Please playstation dont let our dreams be dreams…

    Brown_Mamba2014 said:

    February 8th, 7:55 pm

    Sign me up I would love to try out the new PS4 update plz

    Angelboy2k said:

    February 9th, 10:41 am

    Love it !

    sidz05 said:

    February 12th, 12:33 am

    Make playstation 4 parties hold more than 8 people. Maybe 12-16 people

    UmbrellaCon said:

    February 12th, 5:24 am

    When will there be a video output for 1440P displays?

    destinyplayer197 said:

    February 17th, 4:19 pm

    I got my avatar code over two weeks ago and still haven’t been able to update to the beta

    Adeacon123 said:

    February 19th, 5:17 pm

    Another update with endless options for social media…
    “Now you can upload screen shots of you in your underwear with the VR headset on inadvertently to more social media sites with a quick, accidental button push”
    “Now you can update facebook and instagram in real time with what game you are playing”

    But what about now it fully supports 3D ?
    Where is that?
    What about ” drift in cinematic mode is now fixed , after 2 years”
    Where is that?
    I don’t need more social media – this is not a phone I use it to play games!
    If my TV can convert to 3D I want that in this VR HMD.
    I want the media player to … play media – is that so much to ask?
    Gah another update of all features no one requested, while ignoring the actual requests of users.
    I may as well be Xbox where your whole screen is filled with ads.
    They should pay us to use these things, since the benefit seems to be all on the side of the company, same as the bloody xbone.

CurtosNoir said:

February 6th, 4:12 am

Will we be able to change our psn names? I could care less about all the other stuff until then

    aadamyasin said:

    February 6th, 4:20 am

    I agree, too many teams my friends have had to compromise when we have more than 8 people. Xbox and PC both allow for more people so Ps should as well

    aadamyasin said:

    February 6th, 4:22 am

    Whoops, responded to the wrong comment. F ing mobile devices

    Elvick_ said:

    February 6th, 4:50 am

    That has nothing to do with PS4 firmware, it’s a backend PSN issue. The only thing that a firmware update will do for it is how we communicate with PSN to do it from the console. If they get around to ever doing it during this generation.

    Verum_Sithari said:

    February 6th, 4:56 am

    They announced a few months ago that we will within the next year.

    fadhlifelix2188 said:

    February 6th, 8:08 am

    This I agree.

    Folwinn said:

    February 6th, 8:29 am

    Why would you want to do that? Seriously?

    BeigeDemon said:

    February 6th, 10:00 am

    @Falwinn
    Because some of us have had PSN names since we were in High School 15 years ago and would prefer to update it to something more relevant than “the nickname I gave my car in High School”…. lol

    jose32871 said:

    February 6th, 10:22 am

    Yes same here I want to change my gamer tag also
    Ad that to the update y can’t you added I don’t care about everything else

    MattIsGoing said:

    February 6th, 7:54 pm

    Verum_Sithari source?

    Jackmouve said:

    February 7th, 3:24 am

    It’s not a PSN NAME, it’s a PSN ID, that’s why you can’t change it. People should put more thought into the IDs they pick.

    Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

    February 7th, 9:12 am

    You would assume people would think before making a name but they don’t. They make something stupid like xxXx420Bong1MasturxxXx. They then expect Sony to jump at they snap of their fingers. I have had the same name since dreamcast/ps2/xbox. Sad people can’t make a choice that is good for them in the long run instead of short term.

    Redrox said:

    February 7th, 9:18 pm

    If you “could care less” then why don’t you?

    Se4n2s0si said:

    February 8th, 8:59 am

    Everyone always says “put more thought when picking your name”. I get it, but as many that want to change say “I’m more mature now than when I signed up and I want my PSN name to reflect that”. Stop being so pretentious, please. I would be fine with a one time name change option. Even a $10 change would be fine. At least that would keep (some) trolls at bay.

tom110584 said:

February 6th, 4:13 am

Thank you for these new additions. PS1, PSP and PS Vita backwards compatibility would be a great feature, as would a system feature like Nintendo consoles have that track how much time you spend on each game or how many times you have launched a game over a designated period.

    ProGamer635 said:

    February 6th, 4:59 am

    Never thought of PSP backwards compatibility, but this would be actually a really good idea.

    Andrashi said:

    February 6th, 5:40 am

    THIS! I want play time statistics too!

    KainDrake said:

    February 6th, 11:59 am

    What I want is to be able to download the psp and Vita compatible games to my PS4 so I can transfer them to the Vita (or psp) from the PS4 like I could with the ps3. Certain games can’t be downloaded directly to the Vita, but can be installed when transferred from a PS3.

URBAN_MANC said:

February 6th, 4:18 am

Access to saved media from the app, it’s essential for sharing on social media and for editing

thycallemdabahmr said:

February 6th, 4:19 am

Allow us to change our PSN name. I’d even be open to a small fee if that’s what it takes.

Gmoneyyyy692 said:

February 6th, 4:20 am

Let us change our psn name

    Folwinn said:

    February 6th, 8:32 am

    Why?

    PalmPrimus2117 said:

    February 6th, 9:43 am

    +Folwinn Because many people who created their Usernames were young (like myself) and now as adults we want a better name. Look at Gmoneyyyy692 maybe they want to change it because they do not like all those y’s in their name. You never changed your username on another platform because you outgrew or changed your mind?

    Folwinn said:

    February 7th, 7:17 am

    Nope, I always thought before registering my names…

    Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

    February 7th, 9:13 am

    Folwin, exactly

    kriltson said:

    February 7th, 10:19 am

    I would pay money just to capitalize the K in kriltson. Why in the hell I did it lowercase I’ll never know because that was like 7 years ago

    LIL-BOOTY-STAIN said:

    February 7th, 1:57 pm

    @Folwinn I’ve never wanted to reach through my monitor and slap someone so bad

    God-Of-Lyf said:

    February 9th, 12:12 am

    Why do you guys care if other players want to change their name? It’s never going to happen and we all know that. But you guys are right, you clearly put a lot of though into choosing your names. (Rolls eyes)

kactuso said:

February 6th, 4:23 am

In a next update I would love to put the folders in a fixed position.

    SinOuroboros94 said:

    February 7th, 6:12 pm

    i think this would be a great idea

FUNimation3 said:

February 6th, 4:29 am

I’m a Beta tester and i can’t update my System yet. When will the beta be live for me to update?

    HANK-3388 said:

    February 6th, 4:51 am

    I got a code for beta avatar , but no 5.50 code. Yet.

    mschulze0 said:

    February 6th, 5:36 am

    i never got a code for the firmware, it just popped up in my system update menu almost a week ago at this point. so maybe check there.

    Bluetonic said:

    February 6th, 10:03 am

    I got my avatar thing last night and nothing in my notifcations or in my system update menu…

    ChemBones said:

    February 7th, 7:23 pm

    I got it two days ago. The same day I got the code for the avatar. Check your notifications on your ps

unleashed_sa89 said:

February 6th, 4:32 am

Video chat pleaseee

    the_man72 said:

    February 6th, 11:00 am

    You would think by now we would had this but nope it will be a long while before they add it in

B1N4RYAttack said:

February 6th, 4:36 am

Please, Please, Please give us the option to adjust individual people’s volume in the party. Some people don’t really know how to set their mic volume due to which the others in the party have to suffer their mic clips. It will also help people who stream from their ps4 to set a good audio balance right from within the party.

    B1N4RYAttack said:

    February 6th, 4:39 am

    I understand that I could mute those people in the party but sometimes you need to co-ordinate for games, and its a bit rude to tell people who you’ve just met to turn down their mics because their mic is too loud and is clipping.

Lyacht said:

February 6th, 4:38 am

Enable the ability to change the PS Store language, regardless of the region!

Elvick_ said:

February 6th, 4:42 am

Hiding apps, thank you. Finally, a basic feature that should’ve been there ages ago is finally here. And deleting notifications, truly innovating guys. I’m happy about it, but also annoyed because you pushed through an inferior UI redesign with less functionality.

Now just let me have my tabs back in the notification menu because the options > upload/download is cumbersome and horrid. Whoever thought that was acceptable shouldn’t be designing UIs. I hope we can BULK delete too… because one at a time? I can’t say I’m surprised that it’s so bad, but I mean come on.

> “Notifications on PS4 will be sent to the child during gameplay so that he or she knows when they should save and quit.”

That sounds lame for kids. You should just force suspend the game until the next playable time. Some games don’t have quick access to saving. Doesn’t affect me, but I feel for kids who lose progress due to this.

    Elvick_ said:

    February 6th, 4:44 am

    Speaking of losing progress, why can’t PS Now work by letting you have a 10 minute [or so] grace period where after you disconnect [without manually doing so] you can hop back on, right back into where you left off so you can save/continue without losing everything? I get you don’t want to waste server space, but come on now.

    Spotify in PS Now is nice though. Now let us take screenshots.

    FeistFan said:

    February 6th, 9:33 am

    Since the current way suspending a game works means that nobody else can play a game without “killing” the suspended game, giving some warnings prior to shutting down is a better solution. It also helps manage a kid’s expectations – warning them time is about to run out helps (most) kids more than just saying “That’s it, pulling the plug.”

    Now, if every user on a PS4 could have their own suspended game, and you wouldn’t have to throw one out in order for someone else to start, that could be a very interesting and valuable improvement! But I’ll take this for time management for now. I like seeing some tools to work with the parents, and not undermine them.

greeniek8 said:

February 6th, 4:42 am

When will PlayStation allow us to change our psn names we created years ago.

    Folwinn said:

    February 6th, 8:33 am

    Why?

    Rdgoodman said:

    February 6th, 9:00 am

    @Folwinn Why do you keep asking everyone why? Here’s your answer: why the heck not? lol

    gaborj said:

    February 6th, 9:25 am

    Agreed, why would you want to change that. Your gamertag is like your phone number, why would you want to keep in changing your phone number?

    Folwinn said:

    February 6th, 9:33 am

    Well since nobody can give a good answer as to Why this should be allowed (except: I don’t like my stupid name that I chose when I was drunk/young/high/not thinking/etc… ) , I am curious to read why people have to say about it.

    FeistFan said:

    February 6th, 9:38 am

    Arguably, that is a good answer – not liking the name you chose, perhaps a decade or more ago. Interests change (though Raymond Feist is still an awesome author, so I’m keeping mine).

    I chose names for my kids to set them up with accounts. As they are allowed to play more online as they grow older, or when they become adults and want to manage their own accounts, they may want a change.

    Ijymind said:

    February 6th, 5:11 pm

    I actually like my name, it has meaning, since it’s my initials and it’s an inside joke that I look like Megamind. However, I still want to change it because no one can pronounce it correctly. They think I’m using a lower case L rather than a upper case I. Is that valid enough?? Also, people like to change phone numbers, just like people like to change number (license) plates! It’s not a crazy request!

    IIa_-_crazii-J3W said:

    February 8th, 7:13 am

    I agree this needs to be an option my friend made my name and don’t want to lose all my trophies and purchased content

Vspider182 said:

February 6th, 4:44 am

What a bunch of crap and unnecessary things, pls just give us what we want, let us change ours psn id’s, let us play ours psone and ps2 games, let us track the time we spend playing every game instead of all these stuff nobody ask for, the supersampling we have to thanks the xbox one x for it, otherwise would never had arrived

    Elvick_ said:

    February 6th, 4:49 am

    Agree on game time tracking. Nintendo has done that since the Wii on all their hardware [not sure if Switch has it though] and it’s one feature I love that they do. It’s neat to know how much time you spend in each game/app. It should be standard by now.

    AFD_0 said:

    February 6th, 10:57 am

    100% agree. We just need PS1 and PS2 emulation, game stats (hours played), and name change – and we should have had all of this years ago

    outofair_ said:

    February 6th, 6:23 pm

    Agreed! Playing PS1 and PS2 classics we bought on PSN should have been there from day one.

    MrPonuraski said:

    February 6th, 10:17 pm

    Agreed, Vspider182. It’s so sad how the firmware team is treating us.

Turtlejacc said:

February 6th, 4:53 am

How about updating to be able to play ps1 ps2 ps3 psp and psp vita games on my ps4 that i can play both purchased and disk games on my ps4 i have hundreds of still working ps1 ps2 games that i cant play just because i dont have the systems all this updates are kind of lame (just putting it nice )…

Sniper-BoOyA- said:

February 6th, 5:08 am

Cheers for the updates. To those with their standard “let me change my psn name” or “i want to play my ps3 games” comments:

– PSN name change is being worked on. I am pretty sure you all checked the news at PSX. So just old your horses and play with your ‘crappy’ username..

– The PS4 is unable to emulate PS3 games. In order to make a good emulator it takes time and money. If you want to play PS3 games, just hook up your old ps3. Mine still works….

Besides, all the good ps3 games either allready have or will get a remastered/remake version anyway.

Sometimes its better to enjoy what you do have than to whine something you do not have.

The day God Of War releases is getting closer afterall….

    xianfusheng said:

    February 6th, 5:35 pm

    I mean, they said that about the PS2 emulation too, and look what had recently been found out?

sephyroth89 said:

February 6th, 5:09 am

Do you ever add the playtime for every game like Steam?

    Xbox1_Sign_Out said:

    February 6th, 8:43 am

    this would be a good feature.

Potter13579 said:

February 6th, 5:13 am

Still waiting on alphabetizing our games in our trophy collections….

    bigsgg71 said:

    February 7th, 1:46 pm

    I could not agree more. I have what seems like a thousand games. Alphabetically organizing would be a great addition. With all of the tech in the next gen systems this should not be difficult?!

ClubNeon said:

February 6th, 5:20 am

The library change that mentions the PS+ section will be locked if your subscription expires, and that you need to re-up to access those games again. Does that means games you’ve received for free on Plus don’t go away if you let the subscription lapse? It thought that’s how it worked. Did it change?

    HaloIsOverrated said:

    February 6th, 5:38 am

    The games don’t go away if your membership lapses. You’re just locked out of them until you renew your subscription. I speak from experience.

    FeistFan said:

    February 6th, 9:43 am

    They’ll remain on your drive, for you to delete (or not) – but you can’t play them. Once you resubscribe, anything you had “purchased” for free on a prior Playstation Plus membership will still be available to play (including downloading again).

    So if I download Knack today because it’s free this month, and my membership lapses in March, and in July I add Playstation Plus again, then I’d be able to download and play Knack in July – but not in April-June, while I was still expired. And the stuff that came out free while I was expired I wouldn’t be able to play, either, because I didn’t go to the store to unlock it while it was free.

    Make sense?

    ClubNeon said:

    February 6th, 11:48 am

    I’ve been a Plus member since it launched, and was always afraid of letting it lapse for even a day because I was under the mistaken belief that all previous “purchased” titles would be deleted from my account. :)

BritishGolgo13 said:

February 6th, 5:21 am

All I want it to see total playtime of every game. Why is that so hard?

    Andrashi said:

    February 6th, 5:43 am

    Same here!

    cowmamba said:

    February 6th, 9:14 am

    Me too! I got all excited at first when I saw “playtime management” and then was crushed when I realized it was only for setting playtimes and not actually viewing your in-game play times, haha! I don’t know why we can’t get this feature it’s been long requested and seems like it would be pretty easy to implement.

    AFD_0 said:

    February 6th, 11:00 am

    It shouldn’t be hard at all, considering they send us their “year in review” email once a year, showing your top 3 most-played games and the amount of hours spent with each. So, they already have all of this information stored somewhere

LAYHOVA said:

February 6th, 5:33 am

Is there a way to record the last 30 seconds of gameplay instead of the next 30 seconds?

    DMZ_P said:

    February 6th, 5:54 am

    You can. Go straight to the share menu (do not start a recording) and select upload video clip. It will save the last seconds/minutes depending on how you configured it.

    Marine-Sgt_Blake said:

    February 6th, 8:40 am

    Open up your share menu, then just press square to save the video clip. Selecting upload video clip will send you to a unnecessary screen.

rohdek said:

February 6th, 5:50 am

Accounts still don’t have passwords/pins?

Or did I miss an update?

muggles31 said:

February 6th, 5:58 am

Being able to auto sort PSVR games would be great.

muster_jack said:

February 6th, 6:04 am

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PrinceCloud said:

February 6th, 6:05 am

We should be able to view profiles within the Quick menu like the Xbox not actually popping the normal profile, It takes for ever to load a profile, also adding the feature to invite people to a game through the Quick Menu and be able to invite people without having them on the friend list

gohan16ken said:

February 6th, 6:23 am

I was chosen for the beta :)

    zekececil14 said:

    February 8th, 9:45 pm

    Got an extra code I could have?

MEENDOGG said:

February 6th, 6:24 am

Great update, but a thing I’ve been wanting since PS+ free games were announced.

– The ability to purchase PS+ for their discounted prices even if you got them on subscription. It sucks when there’s a sale going on for a game you like but you can’t take advantage of it because you got it free through plus. So the only way to purchase said game is after you get locked out and your subscription ends

-Extending home console sharing from 1-2. Families with PS4s more than likely have more than one. Also remote play only works with the home console vs the other that has your PSN ID or just letting you choose which console to use. Very inconvenient set up, especially if you purchase games digitally….I guess it’s fine for physical media buyers.

KBG29 said:

February 6th, 6:41 am

These are all welcome features, but I don’t really see any added value. This to me could be done in a 5.10 updates. There are so many things that could be done to greatly improve the platform and the expereince. For Eample;

Quick Menu
-Ability to access our entire collection on Spotify
-Ability to message anyone, without leaving the quick menu
-Ability to open second app in the quick menu (Internet Browser, PS Vue, Netflix, ect.)

Features
-Dolby Vision Support (Sony TV’s and Recievers now support it, let us game in the higher quality format)
-Backwards Compatability
-4K Video content from PlayStation Video
-Video Chat and Calling

Internet Browser
-Update to meet current web standards
-Bring back Mouse Support
-Bring back Printer support
-Add a .pdf reader (This is the only reason I ever have to go outside of PlayStation devices)
-Allow folders for Bookmarks like the Vita has

Home Screen
-Allow one more layer for Folders
-Let us lock folders in place

Rikuson1 said:

February 6th, 6:49 am

When I first saw “Playtime” in this blog I thought it meant the our Ps4’s would be able to track our application playtime across all games. I was actually getting hyped for no reason at all. Its weird seeing as that they sent e-mails to users about the top 3 games they put the most playtime hours into last year. So they are keeping track of some sort of data and yet this isn’t a feature we have to check on ourselves unless the actual game tells us but most of the time it does but 20% of the time doesn’t.

    cowmamba said:

    February 6th, 9:17 am

    So did I! Haha! I agree. I loved that e-mail and was hoping it was going to make it’s way into this update. I really hope the add it in, I would like to see how many more hours I have poured into certain games.

rob2333 said:

February 6th, 6:50 am

I have been waiting for name change forever I think it’s number one thing most people want. Also I agree with party chat making more then 8 people in there and also individual volume control I for each person in party chat.

    et99khan said:

    February 6th, 6:59 am

    *beta

    Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

    February 7th, 9:19 am

    name change isn’t number one actually.

    LIL-BOOTY-STAIN said:

    February 7th, 2:02 pm

    @jisatsu_kiddo stop playing devil’s advocate claiming there’s no need to employ a name change feature when the majority do want it. I don’t know how ignorant someone could be. You must be a wet a piece of bread around your friends.

    friend: “Hey let’s go get greek food the guys seem to be pretty down”

    you: *autistic screeching*

    Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

    February 7th, 2:44 pm

    Again it’s not the majority but a vocal MINORITY. I get it, you’re upset because you choose a really stupid name and you have regret. Next time maybe let logic dictate what you will do instead of acting like a spoiled millennial. Your “autistic” screaming and gimme-gimme attitude.

    Welmosca said:

    February 10th, 8:54 pm

    @ Jisatsu_Kiddo – Well said.

et99khan said:

February 6th, 6:58 am

I got the “You are a beat tester” email yesterday. When does the beta testing go live?

MajestacaL said:

February 6th, 7:02 am

Ready for the beta can finally clean out my notifications.

FunnyTaco said:

February 6th, 7:08 am

Can’t wait!

Valyrious said:

February 6th, 7:18 am

I hope to god Persona 5 benefits from supersample mode!!

    MrPonuraski said:

    February 6th, 10:20 pm

    At a price of a worse framerate. Besides, it’s not even a game with awful aliasing problems to begin with…

anthonycav said:

February 6th, 7:19 am

So we have a share button and all of these platforms to share our videos with. Why not add a feature to our own platform and allow us to send video messages via PS4 messages. It doesn’t have to be anything super crazy, just max video size limit to 1 minute. -Just a thought.

Lowe0 said:

February 6th, 7:36 am

I’d like to see SSD TRIM support in a future release. Game load times are well past the point where an SSD is an important upgrade for a PS4. TRIM support would help preserve hardware life for SSDs, especially when constantly writing to the disk.

cronqvist said:

February 6th, 7:41 am

As mentioned above, play time statistics for individual games is a very nice feature of competing consoles, and it would be great to have it on the PS4. With Play Time Management, can we at least track our own sessions, or only of the “children” accounts?

EnigmaNemesis said:

February 6th, 7:51 am

Nice additions!

Please add:

*Total Playtime Stats for games we played, like Steam and everyone else does.
*Ability to see progress of each trophy with a meter and % number.
*Sort trophy options (A-Z, etc.) like the Vita has
*Sort software type in Library with additional folders (Demos, Betas, Retail, PSN, etc.)
*Pin an application or 3 to the media bar, similar to how you can sort the order on your Sony Android TVs.
*Name Changes when?

DoubleM27_ said:

February 6th, 8:00 am

Why isnt there a sort icon option for the dashboard? Its really annoying having the most recent app( any of them!) stacking in order -.-

SiegeMan said:

February 6th, 8:05 am

Cross Platform Game support?

Baccra said:

February 6th, 8:05 am

I would like the media player controls on PS4 to be like PS3. Watching media or dvds/blurays are a hassle witht he way the controls are mapped out on the PS4 controller. Just make it like the PS3, infact put the medai player the PS3 has on the PS4 because the PS4’s is f’ing horrible!

GrimReaper6116 said:

February 6th, 8:07 am

nice

DustRAG316 said:

February 6th, 8:08 am

Hopefully Playtime Management lets us keep track of how long we’ve been playing each individual game. That’s what I really want to see. If this update doesn’t provide that, please add it to a future update.

KILLZONE79 said:

February 6th, 8:10 am

3 features I’m still begging for is remove the following notifications
Party invite, message notifications, and game invite. My friends permentaly disabled those and it’s really annoying that my friends don’t see it.

radamo said:

February 6th, 8:13 am

…. and they still did NOT add the support for Atmos games or update the Netflix app to support Atmos!!!

phantomdeejay said:

February 6th, 8:16 am

Come on, Sony, lets see some support for IPv6.

rafasmxp said:

February 6th, 8:22 am

If you are adding a time management feature for parental control you should add “time played” for our profiles too.

l0n3w00f said:

February 6th, 8:34 am

I’m still waiting for a way to manage my PS Vita games on my PS4. I have too many Vita games and not enough memory cards. Downloading and transferring games between the Vita and PS4 would be a welcomed addition. You can use the Vita as a second screen but that’s the only connectivity between the two systems right now. The PS4 has been out long enough it should have been added by now.

    God-Of-Lyf said:

    February 9th, 12:23 am

    The PS4 doesn’t know what a Vita is…!

Sotona2 said:

February 6th, 8:40 am

Can we FOR ONCE have, you know, ACTUAL FEATURES, liek PS1 support? Or UI updates is the best you can do? =\

weed4101 said:

February 6th, 8:48 am

Going good but I would like to suggest to make an option to check downloads for a whole folder instead of going game by game to check for an update.

    l0n3w00f said:

    February 6th, 9:15 am

    +1

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