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Guide: Can't Turn on Your PS4 from Rest Mode? Here's How to Fix Firmware Update 2.00 Issue

Can't Turn on Your PS4 from Rest Mode? Here's How to Fix Firmware Update 2.00 Issue

Solution to standby power problems

While we appreciate that we’re probably jinxing things by writing this, PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.00 appears to have launched without too many setbacks. Bricked consoles are always a concern with enormous operating system overhauls like this one, but the system software refresh seems to have deployed...

Guide: How to Use Share Play on the PS4

How to Use Share Play on the PS4

Pass the controller

There are a ton of great additions available as part of PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.00, but Share Play is without a doubt the headline feature. This nifty tool allows you to create a kind of virtual couch environment, which enables you to “pass the controller” to an online friend, essentially allowing them to take...

Guide: How to Upload PS4 Share Clips to YouTube

How to Upload PS4 Share Clips to YouTube

Broadcast yourself

The social features of the PlayStation 4 have been screaming out for YouTube compatibility for some time now, and PS4 firmware update v2.00 has finally made it a reality. Now you’ll no longer need to take advantage of workarounds in order to upload your share clips directly to Google’s ginormous video streaming site –...

Guide: How to Access the PS4's YouTube Application

How to Access the PS4's YouTube Application

The cats are calling

Even we thought it was strange when the PlayStation 4 launched without a native YouTube application – but we suppose that this is the same company that just deployed PlayStation TV without Netflix. Fortunately, the format holder has realised the error of its ways, and dropped Google’s video streaming service onto its system...

Guide: How to Use the PS4's USB Music Player

How to Use the PS4's USB Music Player

Background sound

When the PlayStation 4 launched a little less than a year ago, it was missing some key multimedia functions. One such absentee was the ability to play custom audio during games. While background music was available via the platform holder’s streaming service Music Unlimited, it’s taken until the addition of

Guide: How to Change Your PS4's Theme

How to Change Your PS4's Theme

Time for something different

It’s all well and good changing the colour of your PlayStation 4’s background, but what if you want a completely different theme entirely. PS4 firmware update v2.00 introduces dynamic themes, and you can use these to give your entire console an all-new look. Please note: the availability of themes will vary depending...

Guide: How to Change Your PS4's Background Colour

How to Change Your PS4's Background Colour

Go with the Flow

We’re a big fan of the PlayStation 4’s default royal blue backdrop, but sometimes your mood demands something different. Fortunately, as part of PS4 firmware update v2.00, the platform holder has introduced the ability for you to change the colour of the default ‘Flow’ theme. And here’s how you do it... 1. Go to Settings...

Guide: Ghost Hunter - Where to Find All 50 Dead Ghosts in Destiny on PS4

Ghost Hunter - Where to Find All 50 Dead Ghosts in Destiny on PS4

Phantom breaker

Destiny stashes much of its lore in Grimoire Cards, so you won’t be jetting around the solar system searching for audio logs and pieces of intel. It does still have collectibles for you to find, however, in the form of fallen Ghosts. There are 50 of these to collect, which will all count towards the ‘Ghost Hunter’ Trophy...

Guide: How to Turn Off PS4 Party Notifications from Friends

How to Turn Off PS4 Party Notifications from Friends

You can keep that to yourself

If you’re new to the PlayStation 4, or just returning to it due to the release of Destiny, you may have noticed that you’re being bombarded by party notifications from the people on your friends list. This feature was introduced in firmware update 1.70, and is particularly annoying if you’re trying to immerse...

Guide: How to Get into the Destiny Beta on PS4

How to Get into the Destiny Beta on PS4

It's not as hard as you think

So, interested in Destiny, are you? At this point, we suppose the better question is: who isn't interested? The game's alpha sent the PlayStation community into an uproar, and it's safe to say that we were thoroughly impressed, too. Chances are, if you're hyped for Bungie's upcoming sci-fi epic, you'll already know how...

Guide: How to Copy PS4 Videos and Screenshots to a USB Stick

How to Copy PS4 Videos and Screenshots to a USB Stick

Share the love

While the ability to upload PlayStation 4 video clips and screenshots directly to Facebook and Twitter is appreciated, sometimes you may want to get them on your computer for further editing or to upload to alternative sites such as YouTube. Fortunately, you can now copy any images and footage to a USB stick, making it really easy to...

Guide: How to Disable the PS4's HDCP Encryption

How to Disable the PS4's HDCP Encryption

"I have a stream"

The PlayStation 4 makes it really easy for you to capture gameplay footage and broadcast your gaming sessions on websites such as Twitch and Ustream, but you may prefer a little more freedom to use your own equipment. Previously, the implementation of HDCP encryption made it difficult to use Elgato and Roxio game capture cards with...

News: PS4 Firmware Update 1.70 Enhances Share and Shuts Down HDCP

PS4 Firmware Update 1.70 Enhances Share and Shuts Down HDCP

Broadcast yourself

It’s barely been 24 hours since we received PlayStation 4 firmware update v1.62, but Sony is already thinking about the system’s next major update. Perhaps responding to criticism regarding the recent optional upgrade, the firm has confirmed that major enhancements are coming in the near future as part of mandatory refresh...

News: PS4 Firmware Update 1.62 Will Improve Your Console's Operation Quality

PS4 Firmware Update 1.62 Will Improve Your Console's Operation Quality

Whatever that means

If you were hoping that the days of frequent and annoyingly vague firmware updates would be a thing of the past now that we've entered the next generation, you'd unfortunately be wrong, as Sony has just announced the release of PlayStation 4 firmware update v1.62. The platform holder describes the benefits of the patch as...

News: PS4 Firmware Update 1.60 Adds Pulse Headset Support and More Tomorrow

PS4 Firmware Update 1.60 Adds Pulse Headset Support and More Tomorrow

The console that keeps giving

It feels like an eternity since the last PlayStation 4 firmware update, but you’ll want to leave your format in standby overnight as the platform holder has confirmed that system software v1.60 is set to launch within the next 24 hours. According to European community manager Chris Owen – and now confirmed by the

News: Do You Want a PS4? Amazon UK Has Knack Packs In Stock

Do You Want a PS4? Amazon UK Has Knack Packs In Stock

Bundles back on digital store shelves

It may have been the worst reviewed PlayStation 4 exclusive at launch, but Knack has actually been something of a success – perhaps partly due to it being sold alongside the sought after next generation system since launch. And in an effort to keep the divisive debut above the critically acclaimed Super Mario...