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Guide: How to Automatically Install PS4 Firmware Updates in Rest Mode

How to Automatically Install PS4 Firmware Updates in Rest Mode

Time saver

As long as you've got background downloads enabled, your PlayStation 4 will automatically download patches and firmware updates while your system is in Rest Mode. However, up until system software v2.50, you had to manually turn on your system in order to install any operating system overhauls. That's no longer the case, as an automatic...

News: Sony, Why the Heck Have You Moved the PS4's PlayStation Store Icon?

Sony, Why the Heck Have You Moved the PS4's PlayStation Store Icon?

One step forward, two steps back

If there's one thing that this author can't stand about Sony, it's the company's needless obsession with tinkering. This can be a good thing in some instances, as it strives to improve its systems with tweaks and changes – but sometimes we get the impression that it just makes adjustments for the sheer sake of...

News: You Can Download PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 Right Now

You Can Download PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 Right Now

Suspend/Resume what you were doing

It's the one that you want: PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.50 is available to download right now. The patch weighs in at a reasonable 245.2MB in size, meaning that you're not going to be waiting all day for this to download. Even this author's average connection managed to grab it in a timely manner, so your...

News: PS Vita Firmware Update 3.50 Adds Accessibility Options

PS Vita Firmware Update 3.50 Adds Accessibility Options

Due out later today

Sony's going firmware update mad. In addition to PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.50, which is due out tomorrow, it's also announced that PlayStation Vita firmware update v3.50 will deploy at some point later this evening. This will mostly complement the next-gen console's various improvements – enabling 60 frames-per-second...

News: PS4 Firmware Update 2.50's Suspend/Resume Will Get You Back into Your Games in 15 Seconds

PS4 Firmware Update 2.50's Suspend/Resume Will Get You Back into Your Games in 15 Seconds

Load no more

If you're the sort of person that hasn't got the patience to get to the payoff in a two minute YouTube prank video, then you'll probably find the PlayStation 4's forthcoming Suspend/Resume feature something of a Godsend. The idea is that you won't need to quit your game when you slap your system into Rest Mode, meaning that you'll be...

News: Take a Tour of PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 in Beta Video

Take a Tour of PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 in Beta Video

Magical machinery tour bus

PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.50 is coming soon, and we've got the full rundown of its features through here. Of course, the written word is all well and good, but sometimes it's better to actually see things in action. Fortunately, that's exactly what Reddit user TehPoisonOne has provided. Yes, that alias made us...

News: Why Will PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 Restrict Trophy Removal to Titles at 0 Per Cent?

Why Will PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 Restrict Trophy Removal to Titles at 0 Per Cent?

"It's the only way to maintain the sanctity of Trophies"

If you're a smidgen obsessive compulsive like this particular editor, then you'll hate having any Trophies on your profile that aren't at 100 per cent. Given that the majority of Platinum Trophies require 30 hour days to achieve, however, your humble host has had to get used to the idea of...

News: Stay Tuned for DLNA News on PS4, Says Sony

Stay Tuned for DLNA News on PS4, Says Sony

Stream dream

There's no doubt that PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.50 is an absolute monster – if you haven't seen the full list of features, point your peepers through here – but it is still missing a couple of oft-requested additions. Top of the most wanted list is DLNA support, a feature that was present on the PlayStation 3, but is taking...

Feature: What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.50?

What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.50?

Yukimura's looking yummy

There's one thing that you should know about running a PlayStation website: you never, ever get a rest. After a long, hard day at the office – moving into the 14th hour now – this author was looking forward to some sleep, but alas, the platform holder has confirmed firmware update v2.50. There's, er, no rest for the...

Rumour: PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 Could Change the Game for People with Disabilities

PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 Could Change the Game for People with Disabilities

About time

Sometimes, when you're fit and healthy, it's easy to forget just how difficult life can be for others. We take things for granted every day, and for this author, that includes playing video games. It's seems like such a simple thing, but not everyone is able to operate a DualShock 4 confidently enough to enjoy the PlayStation 4, and that...

Rumour: PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 Will Enable External Hard Drive Back Ups

PS4 Firmware Update 2.50 Will Enable External Hard Drive Back Ups

Disk jockey

It's not mentioned in the beta's changelog, but it seems that PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.50 may allow you to back up your hard drive to an external device. A picture floating around on various forums shows an off-screen photograph of the procedure, which will allow you to move all of your applications to another place. This will,...