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This system software update improves system performance.


Main features in system software update 5.01

This system software update improves system performance.

Main features in system software update 5.00

  • You can now add users of your PS4™ system as family members. This makes it easy to manage your child's account information and to restrict PS4™ system features. To add family members, select  (Settings) > [Parental Controls/Family Management].
    • As the family manager, you can set up your family users with roles of Parent/Guardian, adult, and child.
    • Multiple adults can be in your family. The family manager can assign the role of Parent/Guardian to other adults in the family.
    • The family manager and family members who have the role of Parent/Guardian on the PS4™ system can adjust parental controls for the children in your family. Adults who are not a Parent/Guardian cannot set parental controls for children.
    • The family manager and Parent/Guardians can configure parental control settings for each child separately. 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.
    • The family manager and Parent/Guardians can configure parental controls anytime from a PC or smartphone.
    • Up to seven family members (including you) can be in your family and use online features.
  • 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 new or revised 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 a 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 console.
  • You can now enjoy Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD content in virtual surround sound when you connect headphones to PlayStation®VR.
  1.   PlayStation
  2.   Friday, 15 December 2017
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