PS4 Update 5.0 Available Now

PS4 Update 5.0 Available Now

PlayStation 4’s latest firmware update is now available to all. Coming in at 375MB, the install brings a bevy of small improvements to the console.

Key among the additions is a 1080p/60 fps streaming option for PlayStation 4 Pro owners. When broadcasting via your PlayStation VR, you can now also see viewer comments in the headset.

Here’s the full rundown, via GameSpot:

PS4 Update 5.0 Patch Notes

Main Features In Version 5.00 Update

  • You can now add users of your PS4 as family members. This makes it easy to manage your child’s account information and to restrict PS4 features. To add family members, select (Settings) > [Parental Controls/Family Management].
    • As the family manager, you can set up your family.
    • Up to seven family members (including you) can be in your family and use online features.
    • Multiple adults can be in your family. The family manager can make other adults in the family parents or guardians. The family manager and family members who are parents or guardians can adjust parental controls for the children in your family.
    • You can configure parental control settings for each child. Using parental controls, you can restrict use of online features and communication with other players, set restrictions for games, restrict use of the Internet browser, and set spending limits for PlayStation Store.
    • You can configure parental controls anytime from your PC or smartphone.
  • You can now follow anyone, not just verified accounts. Select (Follow) on a person’s profile screen, and their activities and broadcasts will appear in [What’s New]. You automatically follow your Friends, but you have the option to unfollow them.
    • Recommendations for who to follow are now offered based on the games you play. Select (Friends) > (Follow).
    • You can now choose who can follow you and who can see your follow list. Select (Settings) > [Account Management] > [Privacy Settings], and then configure each setting.
  • (Custom Lists) has been added to (Friends). Create custom lists to easily organize your Friends and choose players to send messages or game invitations to.
  • For certain broadcasts, (Communities) now appears on the (Live from PlayStation) viewing screen. To access the broadcaster’s community, select (Communities).
  • You can now view (Notifications) on the quick menu.
  • The following languages have been added as system languages.
  • Czech, Indonesian, Hungarian, Romanian, Vietnamese, Greek, Thai.
  • When broadcasting PlayStation VR gameplay, you can now see spectator comments on your VR headset screen.

Other Features In Version 5.00

  • For (Messages), screen layout has been improved, and the following features have been added.
    • You can now receive music that has been shared with you as a message. Select the message to play the music.
    • Messages containing a URL now display a preview.
  • The following features have been added to the quick menu.
    • You can now select [Leave This Party] to leave the party.
    • You can now see albums and playlists for songs playing in Spotify.
    • A clock has been added.
  • The following features have been added to (Settings) > [Notifications].
    • You can now disable pop-up notifications during video playback.
    • You can now choose the color of pop-up notifications.
    • You can now choose to show or hide message details in notifications.
  • You can now choose to broadcast in 1080p (60 fps) when using Twitch on your PlayStation 4 Pro.
  • You can now enjoy Blu-ray Disc and DVD content in virtual surround sound when you connect headphones to PlayStation VR.


 

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Comments Comments (11)

 
Posted by Bunnny
On Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 1:36 PM
-5
But it still looks and uses like sh*t? Boo
 
This comment has been down-voted by the community.  
 
Posted by Outlaw213
On Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 1:50 PM
3
Features are very basic for a major update.
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 2:59 PM
1
4 October 2017, 01:36 PM Reply to Bunnny
But it still looks and uses like sh*t? Boo
Nato can you pls bring PS 5.00.0 out of pre alpha with your phpstrom thanx.
 
 
 
Posted by sakuraba
On Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 2:59 PM
1
This update is kinda useless haha.
 
 
 
Posted by captain X nz
On Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 3:13 PM
3
ACtually the Family stuff is handy, has prompted me to upgrade my kids from being User1 and User2
 
 
 
Posted by souljah685
On Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 3:43 PM
1
I haven’t really noticed anything new with the update might have to go through it again
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 3:45 PM
3
4 October 2017, 01:36 PM Reply to Bunnny
But it still looks and uses like sh*t? Boo
What issues are you experiencing?

I find it's super easy to use. Looks a little boring but I'll take functionality first any day.
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 8:02 PM
2
4 October 2017, 03:45 PM Reply to drunk_monk
What issues are you experiencing?

I find it's super easy to use. Looks a little boring but I'll take functionality first any day.
Yeah I'm used to it now. Certainly find it more usable than Xbox Ones continual dashboard "improvements"
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 9:21 PM
1
4 October 2017, 08:02 PM Reply to kniteowl
Yeah I'm used to it now. Certainly find it more usable than Xbox Ones continual dashboard "improvements"
Yea I hate tiles in general but can't stand Xboxs OS.

You get used to finding what you need but it's never as easy at it could be.

Switches OS is so bare bones but you can find everything in seconds.
 
 
 
Posted by kiwiatlarge
On Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 10:05 PM
2
There are usually swear words involved any time I'm using the Xbox One interface. I guess I'm just more day to day used to the Playstation 4, but I just don't find the Microsoft offering that user friendly. Still, it visually looks fine, unlike that avatar stunt they pulled with the 360... uggh..
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 5 Oct 2017 2:01 PM
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Nothing great for me in the 'major' update. Guess I can make a custom list for Destiny 2 fireteam or raid groups