Not only has Sony released a big new update for PS5, its last-gen console, PS4, has also received new firmware. PS4 system software version 10.50 is available to download right now, weighing in at a pretty small 488MB. So, what does it do?
Well, it doesn't have quite so many features as the PS5 update, but there's still more here than your usual. It's not a super exciting set of updates, but of course, it's always worth keeping your console fresh. Included in this firmware update is the ability to access your authorised apps, the ability to use Unicode 15.0 emoji in messages, and see which players in your session are playing on other platforms. We've popped the full patch notes below:
- You can now access your authorized apps in Settings.
- Authorized apps are third-party apps and services that you've linked your account for PlayStation Network to. When using an authorized app, you give permission to share your account data with that app.
- To view and manage your authorized apps, go to Settings > Account Management > Authorized Apps, and then scan the QR code with your mobile device.
- Friends that are active on PlayStation App will now show up as online on your friends list.
- Unicode 15.0 emoji can now be displayed.
- You can see which of the players in your game session are on other platforms for games that support this feature.
Are you pleased to see this continued support for PS4? Let us know in the comments section below.
Would rather see a fix for the store. It crashes or resets search parameters CONSTANTLY.
Just installed this and it's causing problems. Menus massive lag, can't select games from library, restarted and still the same(PS4).
Agree with Blaize V also, the store page crashes very frequently before this, making it a major pain to scroll through 100's/1000's of sale titles as you get so far it keeps crashing to the beginning. I now look on the web ps store instead of directly using ps4. Do they want us to buy the games or not?
Mine seems OK.
Still ultra slow menu and library for me. Problem seems to be loading folders from main screen and games from library. The arrow symbols to look through folders have changed as have the symbols for downloading games from your library and it's taking about 20 mins to load these symbols, then the same process again if I go back to that section. Can't click on a game until its all loaded up properly. Well, I'll still not be buying a ps5 until a slimmer version hits the shelves!
@StripedTomato I feel like these tech people actually slow machines down when there's a new one out. Which if so, it's terribly awful on their part. Like that thing with iPhone.
Yeah I agree TheArt, seems a funny coincidence, even the store is a nightmare to access these days as already said. It used to crash before, but never as much as lately. Search through sales titles on A-Z sort and you'll be lucky if it doesn't crash 1st time before you get through to letter C. It's made worse by a ton load of ratalika type games to scroll through every sale, have to sort the wheat from the chaff.
@TheArt Wouldn't surprise me to see Sony do that.
I get the issue where it seems to restart very intermittently but it always comes back to where it left off. That said, my Pro + SSD has always been very snappy so I'm not seeing any slow down.
Wouldn't surprise me if Sony did introduce bugs as lets face it, the PS4's store app is far superior to the web/PS5 one.
One benefit of currently affording a relative bit of time for living room sessions and keeping my PS4 at home for the time being is that I don't need to tug at my friend's sleeve for such updates.😏 For the last few years, the console has tended to effectively disable Remote Play (and, contextually, my entire access) before installing them.😅
PS5 is already last gen? Damn.
Have heard about some major issues with this latest FW. Might wait a week or 2 before updating.
had the same problems another anoying update
I had some jittering shortly after updating but nothing major….bugs aside the update is a step in the right direction but give PS5 something game changing like Xbox’s quick resume. It really is one of the standout current gen features and feels like it should be a staple across the board.
Quite a few alarming reports on Reddit on this badly affecting certain PS4s.
I guess I'll have to wait till sony throws out another update to patch this one up. My poor trusty PS4 slim is still unusable unless I wait up to half an hour to play something already installed. Downloading bought titles is a no go. Managed to get into PS+ finally and claim march games. Never had this much problem with an update in 6 years of this console!
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