PS5 Firmware Update
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PS5 firmware version 24.04-09.40.00 is available to download and install right now, and if you can believe it, the new update actually does more than just improve your system's stability. What a time to be alive...

Discord is the headline act here. This update adds additional functionality for Discord users, letting you access Discord voice chats from your console. This is a big step forward in terms of integration with the popular messaging service, which was previously quite limited.

On top of that, adjustments to child accounts have been made, offering more freedom in how you can set things up for younger users. We've included the full update notes below.

PS5 Firmware Update Version: 24.04-09.40.00 Notes

  • Child accounts can now link and add third-party services and apps to their account for PlayStation Network to enjoy benefits and features that enhance their gameplay experience.
    • Younger players that use child accounts on PS5 can link accounts to use features like Discord voice chat, music streaming via Apple Music and Spotify, and broadcasting and sharing gameplay via YouTube and Twitch.
    • New parental controls are available for parents and guardians. These controls notify and allow them to manage their child's account links with third-party services and apps.
      Availability may vary depending on age, parental control settings, and country/region.
  • You can now start or join a Discord voice chat directly from your PS5.
    Open Game Base in the control center and select the Discord tab to access your servers and direct calls.
  • We’ve updated the device software for the PULSE Elite wireless headset, PULSE Explore wireless earbuds, and PlayStation Link USB adapter.
    • PlayStation Link connection stability has been improved.
    • We've fixed an issue with the PULSE Elite wireless headset that caused the power to turn off when the audio cable is connected to the audio input jack.
    • On the PULSE Elite wireless headset, the status indicator that turns on after establishing PlayStation Link connection is now less bright.
  • We've improved system software performance and stability.
  • We've improved the messages and usability on some screens.

Will you be making use of this new Discord integration? Answer the call in the comments section below.