PS4 System Software 5.50 beta out today, key features revealed - PlayStation.Blog.Europe
08 February, 2018, 06:06
Sony has revealed some features in an upcoming PlayStation 4 update that include tools for play time management, custom wallpapers, and library enhancements. To do this, you just go to Settings and select Family Management on your PS4. Kids today will never know the pain of not having saves or checkpoints.
A notification will also pop up on-screen while the child is playing to notify them of how much time they have left. With this the parent/ guardian can set the number of hours the child is allowed to use the PS4 before it automatically powers off. A new option will apparently enable users to import their own images to PS4 from a USB stick. What's more, you can hide purchased apps like betas and demos, so that they don't clutter up your Library. 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.
PlayStation 4 version 5.50 also comes with certain enhancements to the Quick Menu, including a pulldown menu under the Friends 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.
With Background Music on PS Now, you'll be able to listen to your favorite tracks while streaming a game on PS Now. For now, only beta testers are able to fully experience the new update as a whole.
Other features in this patch include new Quick Menu improvements (shortcut buttons for volume and Pause/Play when listening to music, faster access to individual friends) and customization options for team pages in Tournaments. Any of the two will open a menu that lists the options to delete a single notification or multiple notifications. To set your logo and background, head over to Events Teams select your team Edit Team Profile.
Parents will rejoice, as there is a new play-time management system, allowing users to check and manage their playtime or even apply restrictions such as a daily limit via the Family Management tab within the settings.
System software 5.50 is on the horizon, releasing in beta to select users this week and rolling out widely to everyone in the near future, and it brings several new perks to the PlayStation 4 experience.
PS4 Pro users who don't own a 4K resolution television will now benefit from HDTV Supersampling, which won't work with all titles but for the ones it does work with, it will provide a greater clarity to the game for anything 1080p resolution or below. That said, Sony warns that performance may vary with this, as various games are optimized differently. Of course, there is no way of knowing whether this feature is factual or not, so readers are advised to take this news with a grain of salt.
The new PlayStation 4 (PS4) update is now in its beta testing phase, and it looks like it will bring an exciting new feature for users.