The PlayStation 4 System Software 5.50 - codenamed KEIJI - is rolling out today to members of the beta program, and brings with it a host of new features, including playtime management, custom wallpaper via USB, notification and quick menu enhancements, and more. In 5.50, we're introducing Play Time Management, Library plus Quick Menu updates and much more.
There's also the option to add extra game time and the choice to automatically log the child out of the PS4 once their allotted playtime is over.
Registration for the beta test of a "major" new PS4 update recently began, and now the beta is officially underway. Once the image has been imported from USB, users can zoom, crop and preview them. Oh well. There will always be another PS4 update! Simply head to Settings Select Theme Custom Select Image USB Storage Device.
While custom wallpapers were previously implemented to some extent, the PS4 5.50 update allows users to import any issue they'd like to apply as the PS4 background. If your PS Plus membership is expired, a PS Plus icon with a lock will appear next to your game so you'll know you can not play the game until you've re-subscribed. The Library has now been divided into two different areas: One lets you see everything purchased on your account, as normal, while the other only displays what's currently installed on the console. You can also now manually delete notifications. You can limit their play sessions, check their time for the day, and even add time from the smartphone app or from a PC.
If you're the type to listen to Spotify or PlayStation Music while gaming, you'll be able to access certain shortcuts, such as volume control and the ability to play or pause your music. You'll also be able to customize your Tournaments team page with a team logo or other artwork saved off of a USB drive.
PS4 Pro owners will be ecstatic to see a new "supersampling mode" under Settings, enabling those with HDTVs (i.e., 1080p or less) to enjoy an enhanced visual experience when playing certain games on their PS4. This makes the PS4 Pro render the game in 4K, and then downsample it to your TV's resolution. Side benefit: that way you can see at a glance what games you'll lose access to if your PS Plus subscription ends, which is both practical and a clever little way for Sony to say "you sure you wanna cancel that sub?" Instead, software version 5.50 adds a supersampling mode to the PS4 Pro. "Please note performance will vary, as games are optimised differently to take advantage of the power of PS4 Pro". With the beta in full swing, Sony is detailing what testers can expect from 5.50. Over the course of a console's life, it's all but guaranteed to get new features, interface overhauls, and tweaks to make it more user-friendly.
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