Sony release new system upgrade TODAY, patch notes, key features revealed

Sony release new system upgrade TODAY, patch notes, key features revealed

Unless you are successful, we will not contact you regarding System Software Beta. This new feature will allow family managers and adults set as guardians to control the playtime of child family members.

We're closing in on the launch of the next PlayStation 4 system software update.

One of the key features included is Play Time Management which allows users to set limits on when and for how long an individual child can play for.

The firm writes: "The family managers/guardians also have the option to add extra game time via their smartphone or PC", Sony says. Notifications will be sent to the player about the impending cut off allowing them to find a place to save, but there's also the option for an immediate sign out as well. Apart from setting this to check on their kid's playtime, 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. You can zoom and crop the image before saving it as your background, so no need to fiddle with dimensions or resolution beforehand. With the 5.5 update, you can insert a flash drive that has the image you want, and set it as your background from the Themes tab in Settings.

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Outside of parental controls, update 5.5 will allow users to import images from a USB stick to use as a custom wallpaper for a more personal look.

In addition, the new firmware offers library UI improvements, including a PS Plus tab, and tabs for "This PS4" and Name/Avatar.

Though making the purchase screens more navigatable is an obvious benefit, even better for most is the ability to remove apps altogether.

The Library also includes a PS Plus tab, which shows your available games. There's also a section where you can see which games you only "own" through PlayStation Plus.

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First off, your Library will now automatically be divided into two tabs: "This PS4" and one displaying your username. In 'Options, ' you can hide content including betas, trials or demos of games that you may not be going back to.

The quick menu now supports custom lists of friends and will also include new shortcuts such as pressing square to change the volume on music playing via Spotify, and background music is now supported by PlayStation Now.

PlayStation Now background music: The PlayStation 4's streaming subscription now accommodates music the same as other games played locally from the console. New handy shortcuts will let you control the volume and play/pause.

Listening to music on the PS4 will now feature Quick Menu shortcuts.

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Other details on what may be coming with the PS4 supersampling update will be forthcoming, but at least those of us with lower quality TVs may see a bit of a graphics bump in our favorite games.

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