PS4 Update 5.0 Contents Officially Confirmed

PS4 Firmware 5.0 Beta Rolls Out Today; Change Notification Colors, Message Improvements, Family on PSN, and More

Now, Sony Interactive Entertainment has officially unveiled what's set to be included in the patch, as select beta testers have today been given access to all of the forthcoming changes in the update that will incorporate a few big features, as well as some small refinements intending to improve the system's overall performance and functionality. This new system will also make it easier to set up PlayStation Network accounts for kids and customize parental control settings.

Finally, the 5.00 update fixes an issue where administrative parental control features were applied to all accounts; with this new update, parental controls will only affect the desired account. But with 5.00, all controls (including game age ratings) can be individually controlled for each child account. This will allow users to create their own custom list of friends and arrange them in certain groups. Custom Lists will take the place of "Favorite Groups".

Users will be able to bind a community that they own to their broadcast.

A new setting for PSVR which can turn on spectator comments during a VR experience. Users now get messages while they're broadcasting in VR mode, too. Those using Twitch will have the ability to stream at 1080p 60FPS on PS4 Pro after the firmware update.

"Furthermore, you now have the option to turn off message previews on your pop-up notifications", Sony said.

Good news for Twitch users: with this update, PS4 Pro will support 1080p 60fps streaming on Twitch. No longer will your viewing experience be interrupted by a pop-up.

You can now change the color of your pop-up notifications to either white (default) or black.

If you want to keep an eye out on what's happening under Notifications, like the progress of your game downloads/installations or new party invites, you can now access this directly from the Quick Menu so you don't have to step away from your game every time you want to check your notifications.

You can now share an individual Spotify or PlayStation Music track via a message. Now, users will be able to view more notifications inside the Quick Menu. Once this is enabled, spectator comments sent during a broadcast are displayed not only in cinematic mode but also in VR mode - so you'll be able to read comments and interact with spectators from within your PS VR headset.

There are also some general ease of use improvements - music can now be directly shared in a message, allowing recipients to open the song on their PS4 or mobile device, and Notifications becoming more easily accessible through the Quick Menu.

Friends on PlayStation 4 will be able to listen to any tracks sent through messages on the console from right inside the tab by booting up Quick Menu.

Rounding out the features list is virtual surround sound support (5.1ch and 7.1ch) for Blu-ray and DVDs in Cinematic Mode, a new bracket viewer for tournament standings and system language support for Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Thai and Vietnamese.

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