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The next PS4 update has arrived-here's what in it


In the meanwhile, details on what the update will include have been revealed.

For those of you with children, update 5.50 will introduce 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 PSN".

If you've not been accepted into the beta, fret not, as Sony has provided a sneak preview of some of the major features you can expect when update 5.50 arrives.

The biggest feature we'll be able to see in PS4 Update 5.50 is the play time management which will let parents create the ideal timetable for their kids to play their favorite game.

Family managers/guardians can apply playtime restrictions in two ways.

One of the primary complaints on the original Gold Headset was that the foldable hinges were flimsy and would break over time. To avoid saving woes or untimely quitting, the child will be notified during gameplay before playtime is over. To access this feature, go to Settings Family Management on your PS4. This will make it easier to see who's online, and then send them messages or invitations - especially when you're in the middle of game.

We'll also see some updates to the Library UI, which will add tabs for the PS4 console itself, individual users, and PlayStation Plus. And if you were looking for custom audio loadouts, according to Sony, you'll be able to do this easily through the Headset Companion App. The tab with the user's name/avatar lists every app purchased on that PSN ID and divides the apps into whether they are installed or not installed. The Gold Headset also supports the Headset Companion App, which allows players to load custom audio modes for specific games. If your PS Plus membership is expired, a PS Plus icon with a lock will appear next to your game so you know which games you can play if you re-subscribe.




Whenever you're listening to music on PS4, you'll be able to access certain shortcuts from the Quick Menu. This also shows which friends are now online.

With this new feature, users can listen to their favorite tracks while streaming games on PS Now.

Another section of the library allows you to see what games you now own through PlayStation Plus, keeping in mind that you'll lose access to said games should your subscription lapse.

This includes the ability to import images via USB and then modify pictures to get the flawless look.

Just hop into the system settings menu to activate it and you should be good to go.

Lesser improvements are the notification update that lets you delete older notifications from your system as well as the import custom wallpapers via USB feature with which you can use any image as a wallpaper on your console.

Events Teams select your team Edit Team Profile. 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.

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