PlayStation 4 Firmware Update 2.00 Guide

The release of PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.00 had a bit of everything: drama, excitement, and, of course, a spot of PlayStation Network downtime. Still, with the good ship Sony well and truly steadied, and all of our tutorials penned, we figured that we should milk this mahoosive operating system overhaul with one last article. Please forgive us, then, regular readers, as we're about to round up everything that you need to know about today's big software refresh.


Guide: How to Use Share Play on the PS4

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 control of your game.

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

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 PS4 firmware update v2.00 to allow you to play your own tunes. So, how does it all work, then?

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Feature: What Do the PS4's First Free Dynamic Themes Look Like?

Sony may have introduced the ability for you to change the PlayStation 4's background colour as part of PS4 firmware update v2.00, but it's also added dynamic themes to the mix. While these aren't available in North America or Europe at the time of typing, a couple of free animated backgrounds can be downloaded in Japan – and, if you don't have time to create a new account, we've taken some screenshots to show you what they look like.

Feature: What's New in PS4 Firmware Update 2.00?

Well, that was a short evening. This editor was just about to put his feet up, but Sony has released details regarding the PlayStation 4's hotly anticipated firmware update v2.00 – and let us tell you, this is a real humdinger. It may be months in the making, but the software refresh – which was originally announced at Gamescom 2014 all the way back in August – comes packing a plethora of fan demanded features, including USB music playback, themes, and much more. Let's take a look at what's new...

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PS4 Firmware Update 2.00 Patch Notes

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