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PS4 Firmware Update 5.50's New Features Revealed

PS4 Firmware Update 5.50's New Features Revealed”

Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 gamers on the beta channel have a new software update to try out.

The introduction of the Play Time Management feature seems to be the highlight of the update, letting family members track the play time of the child family members on PSN. Children will be sent notifications throughout their play with regards to how much time they have left so that they can save and quit in time.

The firm writes: "The family managers/guardians also have the option to add extra game time via their smartphone or PC", Sony says. Speaking of music, you'll be able to listen to tunes in the background while streaming games on PS Now. Two new tabs are being added to make tracking your installed applications easier: "This PS4" and "Name/Avatar".

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Now, the beta period has started and we have a great deal more clarity around what we can expect from software update 5.5 thanks to a recent blog post.

Meanwhile, the update lets you import your own images via USB stick to use as custom wallpapers. Once imported, you can even zoom, crop and preview them in-situ to help get the flawless look on your dashboard.

From the dashboard go to Settings Themes Select Theme Custom Select Image USB Storage Device.

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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. This lets those with HDTVs get a better visual experience when playing some PS4 games.

The mightily useful Quick Menu is also receiving some quality-of-life improvements, including the ability to quickly access specific friends in your custom list via the pulldown menu under the Friends tab.

PS4 Pro owners receive a new supersampling feature that will be of interest to those who have the system connected to a non-4K display. For the PlayStation 4's next update, it's getting lots of decluttering tweaks, plus a lot more. Seen in the image below, the Library will now be divided into "This PS4" and your PSN ID - this way, content is more easily divided and navigatable for those with a growing digital collection.

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Update 5.50 will include various enhancements to the Quick Menu. On the Media Player or the USB Music Player, Triangle works as the shortcut for play or pause. Here's Sony's official blurb, courtesy of the PlayStation Blog. "Please note performance will vary, as games are optimized differently to take advantage of the power of PS4 Pro".

You will also be able hide certain items so you can clear off that demo of Killzone Shadow Fall that has been in your library for four years, or remove any trace of Drawn To Death.

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