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It's Thursday, everyone, and you know what that means. That's right, it's Friday tomorrow. However, before we concern ourselves with the future, let's focus on the now, because the now is quite exciting. Sony has just pushed out a brand new firmware update for PS5, and you can download and install it right now.

It's just over 1GB in size, and would you believe it, there's more to it than improving system performance. Here's the official word from Sony:

  • If you're using a TV that supports ALLM (auto low latency mode), you can adjust ALLM settings in 'Settings' > 'Screen and Video' > 'Video Output' > 'ALLM'.
    • If you select 'Automatic', your TV will automatically switch to low-latency mode while playing games.
    • If you select 'Off', ALLM won't be enabled, except during VRR (variable refresh rate) output.
  • This system software update improves system performance.

So, if your telly has ALLM, you can set it so your PS5 automatically recognises that and applies it when you're playing a game. If you're not sure whether your TV supports ALLM, an easy way to tell is by navigating to the setting on your console and trying to select Automatic. If it works, you have ALLM, and if it doesn't, the PS5 will tell you — same as VRR.

That's spiced things up a bit, hasn't it? Will you be making use of this new feature in the latest PS5 firmware update? Let us know in the comments section below.