How do you stop ads from appearing automatically on your PS4’s home menu screen? This can be a source of annoyance for many, as Sony occasionally adds random icons to your already cluttered PlayStation 4 dashboard, promoting content that you don’t want. Fortunately, the platform holder’s made it really easy to prevent these forced commercials from ruining your day. Here’s how to disable Featured Content, and save yourself from a coronary in the future.

How to Stop Ads Being Added to the PS4’s Home Menu

Go to Settings

From the home menu screen (where your PS4's app icons are displayed) push up and browse to the toolbox icon labelled ‘Settings’. Select it with the X button.

Go to the System submenu

From the ‘Settings’ menu scroll down the list of options until you see an entry labelled ‘System’ and select it with the X button.

Go to the Automatic Downloads submenu

From the ‘System’ submenu scroll down the list of options until you see an entry labelled ‘Automatic Downloads’ and select it with the X button.

Disable Featured Content

In the ‘Automatic Downloads’ submenu you’ll see an option labelled ‘Featured Content’. You’re going to want to ensure that this is turned off (i.e. there’s no tick in the corresponding box). Disable the feature and you’ll rid yourself of those bothersome home menu ads for good. Hurrah!