Tag: Firmware Updates - Page 2

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.03 Does Exactly What You Expect

    Improves system performance

    ‘Tis the season of cheer, and what better bringer of joy than a PlayStation 4 firmware update? Sony’s unleashed the optional PS4 firmware update 5.03 today, and as you’d expect, it does naff all. As is often the case, the platform holder’s patch notes explain that the patch will “improve system performance”...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.01 Arrives to Squash Some Bugs

    Available to download now

    There’s a new PlayStation 4 firmware update available now – but don’t get too excited, as it merely improves system software performance. The patch – dubbed 5.01 for those keeping count – weighs in at 374MB but appears to be optional, so you won’t necessarily need to have it installed if you want to connect to...

  • Feature 5 PS4 Firmware Update 5.00 Features You May Not Have Noticed

    Quality of life

    PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.00 is out and… Well, look, it’s not the greatest update in the history of the console. But we’ve been faffing around with the system software refresh over the past 24 hours and we’ve stumbled upon five or so nifty new features that you may not know about. These range from the addition of an...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.00 Is Finally Out Now

    Download it now

    After a particularly prolonged beta testing period, PlayStation 4 firmware update v5.00 has finally gone live. Weighing in at a meaty 374.7MB, the new system software doesn’t bring as many meaningful features as you may be anticipating. Some headlines include changes to the sub-account system, quality of life revisions to the Quick...

  • News A Wild PS4 Firmware Update 4.74 Appears

    Stable as a table

    Sony has released a new PlayStation 4 firmware update – and no, it’s not the underwhelming 5.00 just yet. Weirdly, if you’re in the beta for the new system software, you'll have to install this to play online, which apparently removes you from the test. Really weird. The update itself doesn’t do much other than improve...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.00 Full List of Features Revealed

    Beta goes live today with some surprises

    Sony’s outlined the full list of features that you can expect to find in PlayStation 4 firmware update v5.00, and it’s much the same as what leaked recently. To recap, the platform holder’s redesigning sub-accounts on the PlayStation Network to make it easier for adults to control what their children...

  • News PS4 Firmware 5.0 Features Leaked Ahead of Beta Testing

    High five?

    Well well well, what do we have here? Eurogamer have got their hands on the release notes for the upcoming PlayStation 4 firmware 5.0, which reveal the various software enhancements that Sony is set to implement. To be brutally honest, though, we're not looking at anything too exciting this time around. For starters, 5.0 will allow you...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.73 Is Available to Download Now

    Another one

    Bloody hell, it's a long and winding road to firmware 5.0 isn't it? Sony's released yet another smaller PlayStation 4 software update in the form of version 4.73, which you can download and install right now. Don't get too excited, though -- this one's all about improving that "quality of system performance". Firmware version 4.73...

  • News PSN Name Changing, PSone Classics, Wishlists? We Don't Buy These PS4 Firmware 5.0 Rumours

    Too good to be true

    What new features could Sony possibly be implementing with PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.0? It's a tough question to answer, but there are currently a bunch of "reports" doing the rounds that claim to know what's coming. Unfortunately, we're having a hard time believing them. For starters, 5.0 will apparently bring the ability...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.0 Beta Incoming, Here's How to Sign Up

    Beta believe it

    And just like that, Sony has announced that a beta for the next PlayStation 4 firmware update is happening here in the West. Earlier today, the company revealed that a Japanese beta would be taking place in the near future, so it was only a matter of time. If testing out the new firmware update sounds like something you'd be...

  • News Big PS4 Firmware Update Coming Soon, Sony Wants Beta Users in Japan

    It's probably the big 5.0

    And so it begins. Sony Japan has announced that it's looking for users to beta test the PlayStation 4's next firmware update. The official Japanese blog doesn't mention any version numbers, but this must be 5.0 since the company makes frequent mention of new software features. We assume Sony will soon come out and confirm...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.72 May Be Causing 'Appear Offline' Bug for Some Users

    Hiding in plain sight

    According to multiple reports, the PlayStation 4's latest firmware update - version 4.72, which launched yesterday - may be the cause of a newly introduced bug which forces users to appear offline. We haven't experienced this ourselves, but it definitely sounds like a bit of a pain. For those who don't know, you can set your...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.71 Is Available to Download Now

    It's an optional one

    Hop onto your PlayStation 4 right now and you'll find that there's a new firmware update available to download. Don't get excited just yet, though - the update is entirely optional and simply promises "improvements to the quality of the system performance". Still, one step closer to version 5.0, eh? Do you always update your...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.55 Puts in Shock Appearance

    But what does it do?

    It's a PlayStation 4 firmware update day – but not one of the good ones. Sony's sneakily launched system software v4.55 today, which improves the stability of your console. In other words, it's bringing some behind-the-scenes bug fixes and not a lot else. The patch weighs in at just 339.9MB so shouldn't take long to...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.50 Massively Improves PlayStation Move

    Shake it off

    Perhaps the biggest criticism that's been levelled at PlayStation VR since launch is that the PlayStation Move controllers just aren't up to snuff. While they're fine for general play, pretty much anyone that's messed around in virtual reality will have noticed some wobble from time to time. This occurs when the PlayStation Camera is...

  • Round Up Everything You Need to Know About PS4 Firmware Update 4.50

    External HDD help! Boost Mode! More!

    Sony was criticised last generation for far too many firmware updates so it's changed its tact with the PlayStation 4 – each patch marks a milestone moment for the machine. And that remains true of PS4 firmware update 4.50, which this week added external hard drive support, custom wallpapers, and much more...

  • Soapbox The Worst Thing About PS4 Firmware Update 4.50

    Sammy reckons the new Notifications Menu sucks

    We can all probably agree that PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.50 is a good update: the external hard drive support is welcome, the custom wallpapers feature is nice to have, and the addition of Boost Mode is great if you're a PS4 Pro owner. But there's one thing about the update that I can't wrap my...

  • Guide How to Update PlayStation VR's System Software

    Virtual reality firmware updates

    Just like the PS4, Sony is also releasing firmware updates for the PlayStation VR headset. But how you update the virtual reality device's system software? In this guide, we show you how. How to Update PlayStation VR's system software: Here's how to download the latest firmware update for PlayStation VR: Connect...

  • Guide How to Change Your PSN Profile's Colour on PS4

    Give your profile a lick of paint

    Did you know that you can change the colour of your PSN profile on the PlayStation 4 as part of PS4 firmware update 4.50? You'll need to create a PS4 cover image first, but you can find out more information on how to do that through the link. Once you've got a cover image, we're going to show you how to change the...

  • Guide How to Attach an External HDD to Your PS4

    Increase your storage space with a USB hard drive

    You can finally attach an external hard drive disk (HDD) to your PlayStation 4 as part of firmware update 4.50. There's one thing you'll need to keep in mind before you take advantage of this feature, though: your external HDD must support USB 3.0. If it's a USB 2.0 drive, then it won't meet Sony's...

  • Guide How to Create Custom Wallpapers on PS4

    Set a beautiful background

    The PlayStation 4 has got some fantastic pre-made themes, but what if you want something a little more personal? That's where PS4 firmware update 4.50 comes in. The software upgrade lets you make your very own backgrounds - but how do you create custom wallpapers on PlayStation 4? Allow us to quickly explain the process...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.50 Is Live Right Now

    Download festival

    After an arduous wait and prolonged beta testing period, PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.50 is live now. The update weighs in at 339.9MB in size, so shouldn't take you long to download; either way, make sure that you have it installed before you sit down to play, because online functionality will be locked until you've updated...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.50 Release Ruled Out

    Still no official date

    There was strong speculation that PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.50 would roll out today, but the lack of a PlayStation Blog post always seemed suspect. Now Sony has clarified on its Ask PlayStation Twitter account, stressing that there's no official date for the upgraded system software announced yet. We'd h

  • News PS4 Pro's Boost Mode Is Proving to Be Quite the Beast

    Time to upgrade?

    It's a truth universally acknowledged that a PlayStation 4 firmware update's best features are those that Sony fails to actually announce -- and PS4 Pro's boost mode is proving the old adage accurate yet again. The beta for the system software overhaul is technically under NDA, but that's not stopping some from risking their YouTube...

  • Poll Has Your PS4 Started to Run a Little Slower Lately?

    The great lag epidemic

    Here's a thing: is your PlayStation 4 running slower than you remember? We're not talking about a crippling sluggishness – you may want to contact Sony about that – but a subtle lag when you're browsing through the home menu or trying to boot apps? It's never been 100 per cent perfect, but we've definitely noticed a few...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.5 Coming Soon

    Sony wants beta testers

    Sony's revealed that it's looking for beta testers to try out the PlayStation 4's next firmware update. In other words, the current-gen system's getting a software refresh at some point in the near future. There's currently no word on what update 4.5 will actually do, but given that it'll be going through a beta testing...

  • Feature 5 PS4 Firmware Updates Sony Needs to Add in 2017

    Everyday improvements

    While its competitors have been putting out firmware updates more frequently, you can't really say that the PlayStation 4's fallen behind. The console's been in a sturdy state since launch, and any updates since then have only served to improve the experience. In fact, outside of a handful of oft-requested features, we somewhat...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.07 Puts in a Surprise Appearance

    Quality of life

    There's a new PlayStation 4 firmware update out, but given the low-key nature of its deployment, you can probably hazard a guess at its purpose. Weighing in at 312.3MB, the patch promises to "improve the quality of the system performance". No material changes, then. This one appears to be optional as we were able to connect to the...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.06 Improves the Quality of Your Console

    Sweet

    PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.06 has put in a surprise appearance today, and rather than stabilising the system, it promises to improve the "quality" of your console. We're not entirely sure what that means, but okay. The update weighs in at 312.3MB, so it isn't exactly going to break through your bandwidth cap. It is mandatory, however,...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.05 Improves the Quality of System Performance

    Stable again

    Today's unexpected PlayStation 4 firmware update may still be vague, but it's bringing "quality" to the system's performance – rather than the usual "stability". Weighing in at 312.1MB and mandatory if you want to play online, v4.05 is available now. It's unclear at the time of typing what improvements it actually brings, but...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.01 Puts in a Surprise Appearance

    Stable stuff

    Sony's dropped a new PlayStation 4 firmware update this morning, which will bring added stability to your system. Our understanding is that this update – dubbed v4.01 and weighing in at 312.1MB – has been rolled out with PlayStation VR in mind, though there's nothing in the patch notes to back that up. Probably bug fixes and the...

  • Video PS4 Firmware Update 4.00's Secret Neatest Feature

    Sing song

    PlayStation 4's latest firmware update brings a lot of obvious advantages to the new-gen console, but as is so often the case, it's the "secret" features that are causing our pulse to race. Case in point: Spotify's integration with the system now runs so deep that it'll recommend playlists based upon what you're playing. In the video...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.00 Is Available to Download Now

    Weighs in at 312MB

    Sony has released PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.00, which brings with it hotly anticipated features like folders and a spruced up user interface. The patch weighs in at 312MB in total, so if you don't have the fastest Internet connection, you may want to turn on your console on a few minutes before you intend to play, as you...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.00 Adds New Features Tomorrow

    Available to everyone imminently

    The long awaited new PlayStation 4 firmware update – numbered v4.00 and codenamed 'Shingen' – will officially release tomorrow, bringing a bevy of new feature to Sony's best-selling box, including the ability to create folders. In order to celebrate the news, the platform holder's outlined some of the additional...

  • Video Have a Gander at PS4 Firmware Update 4.00's Features

    Guided tour

    Sony released some screenshots of PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.00 yesterday, and we figured that we'd pick them apart in a super simple video for you. While we don't have access to any video footage yet – we'll get that when the beta goes live, no doubt – there's a lot to glean from the refresh's first batch of screenshots. One...

  • News Here's Your First Look at Folders on PS4

    Nice 'n' tidy

    As reported earlier today, folders are finally coming to the PlayStation 4 as part of the impending firmware update v4.00 – but how do they look? Well, the Japanese PlayStation Blog has released some screenshots showing off the new system software, and embedded above you can see the oft

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 4.00 Details Revealed by Sony

    Folders! Reworked user interface! Better Trophies!

    Sony's gone ahead and revealed what you can expect from the PlayStation 4's upcoming firmware. The 4.0 download - codenamed Shingen - will finally bring folders to the system, allowing users to sort and organise their games and applications. A good start. To coincide with this new feature, the user...

  • Feature 6 Features PS4 Firmware Update 4.00 Must Include

    Making PS4 way better with one update

    Perhaps the biggest disappointment that can be levelled at the PlayStation 4 is that, three years after its original release, it still feels a bit like a launch console. Don't get us wrong: we absolutely adore the device – but there are some really obvious features that have been absent since launch, and we're...

  • Talking Point What PS4 Firmware Update 4.0 Features Do You Want?

    Folders? PSone Classics? External HDD support?

    Sony sprung the smallest slither of PlayStation 4 firmware update v4.00 news this week, confirming that a beta for the big update will commence next month – but stopping short of announcing any features. It's been quite a while since we last got a major system software refresh for the Japanese giant's...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 3.55 Doesn't Appear to Do Much

    Oh well

    PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.55 is available now, but it probably doesn't do much. While we don't have access to the patch notes just yet – we'll add any information we can get hold of to the bottom of this post – it's assumed that this 300MB download is merely designed for stability. Perhaps it may pave the way for the eventual...

  • Poll Are You Happy with the PS4's Current Firmware?

    Or does it need a bit of tweaking?

    For what it's worth, we reckon that the PlayStation 4 is in a decent position right now. Recently released firmware update v3.50 brought some nice functionality to Sony's home console, including the ability to appear offline, optional friend notifications, and remote play support for PC and Mac. Regardless of how...

  • News Are There Any Secret Features in PS4 Firmware Update 3.50?

    Yes, of course

    The patch notes for PlayStation 4 firmware updates rarely tell the full tale, as Sony often squeezes in an extra feature or two. And that continues to be true with v3.50 – the latest system software which launched yesterday. The web is awash with all kinds of hidden upgrades, and we've included them all for your perusal below. To...

  • Opinion Three Basic Firmware Features That Would Make PS4 Way Better

    Overnight improvements

    PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.50 launched this week and it's pretty good. Among the oft-requested features, the all-new system software includes the ability to appear offline and enable

  • News You Can Download PS4 Firmware Update 3.50 Now

    Milestone system software deploys

    The much anticipated PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.50 has launched around the world, weighing it at 299.7MB in size. Switching on your system should trigger the download immediately, but remember, you can tell your console to manage the entire update procedure behind-the-scenes – probably the best option if you...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 3.50 Brings Friend Notifications, PC Remote Play Tomorrow

    Event scheduling! PSN status tool! DailyMotion!

    It's been in beta for what feels like an eternity, but PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.50 will finally be released to the public starting tomorrow. The update, as previously reported, includes a whole host of new social features and system software improvements – including oft-requested options like...

  • News There Are Some Secret Features in PS4 Firmware Update v3.50

    PSN down? Now you don't even need to Google it

    Despite requests from Sony not to share any specific details regarding PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.50, the full feature list has... Well, inevitably leaked on Twitter. And there's much more to the system software overhaul than the ability to receive friend notifications and to appear offline. In...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 3.50 Beta Codes Are Being Sent Out

    Hard hat time

    Check your emails – we'll totally wait. As promised, Sony's sending out beta codes for PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.50, so if you've been selected, you should have heard back from the platform holder by now. Remember, while there is some risk involved with unfinished software like this, you'll be able to roll back your system...

  • Poll Are You Happy with PS4 Firmware Update 3.50?

    Yay or nay?

    Sony detailed PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.50 this week, revealing its codename – Musashi, for those curious – and the list of features that it will introduce. Chief among them is the ability to turn on friend notifications and appear offline – but it also includes improved party functionality, better event scheduling, support...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 3.50 Adds Friend Notifications and Offline Status

    Still no folders, though

    Sony's outlined some of the key new features that will be made available as part of PlayStation 4 firmware update v3.50. The system software overhaul – codenamed Musashi – will bring with it a slew of improvements and additions, including online friend notifications and the ability to appear offline so that you're not...

  • Feature 5 Firmware Updates the PS4 Desperately Needs in 2016

    Sort it out, Sony

    Republished on Wednesday, 17th February 2016: We're bringing this feature back from the archives following the news that Sony is about to beta test PS4 firmware update v3.50. The original text follows. Originally published on Tuesday, 5th January 2016: Pipe down at the back – the PlayStation 4 certainly isn't a turd in its...