Tag: Firmware Updates

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 7.00 Is Available to Download Right Now

    Lucky number 7

    The latest system software update for PlayStation 4 has arrived. As outlined on the PlayStation Blog, this firmware update makes some major changes to the Party system on PS4. Firmware update 7.00 can be downloaded right now, and it shouldn't take you long; it's about 470MB in size. So, what does it do? Here are the patch notes for...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 7.00 Launches This Week

    Party and Remote Play improvements

    PlayStation 4 firmware update 7.00 is finally ready for launch. It feels like the update's been in beta for an eternity, and although it doesn't boast the most exciting list of additions, it's still brings some nice improvements to Sony's current-gen system. For starters, party functionality is receiving a bit of...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 7.00 Beta Brings Bigger Parties, Better Voice Chat, and Update Improvements

    Party time

    Sony is currently sending out codes for the PlayStation 4 firmware update 7.00 beta. As previously reported, this upcoming software update (which doesn't have a confirmed release date yet) will introduce 16-player parties alongside better quality voice chat. But that's not all firmware 7.00 will do. According to the beta code email, the...

  • News PS Vita Firmware Update 3.71 Keeps Handheld Alive

    Not dead yet

    Sony’s still got the PlayStation Vita on life support, despite it ceasing to manufacture the handheld. The platform holder has released firmware update v3.71 for the system today, which fixes an exploit named Trinity currently being leveraged for homebrew. According to the modding scene, it’s still currently possible to spoof the...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.72 Now Available to Download

    You won't believe what it does

    Good news for all you firmware update fans out there: Sony just released update v6.72 for PlayStation 4. That's right, you can now download the very latest system software patch to get your PS4 console bang up to date. If this doesn't get you excited to play some games in the middle of July, nothing will. So, what...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.71 Is Ready to Download Now

    Guess what it does

    Hot on the heels of PS4 system software version 6.70 comes firmware update 6.71. This new patch is available to download right now, weighing in at 464MB. We'll give you three guesses what the patch notes are. Wow, you guessed it in one! You're good. Update 6.71 "improves system performance." Cool. It's an optional download, but...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.70 Can Be Downloaded Now

    PS4titude

    Wow, Sony's really going all-out right now isn't it? First it's a whole day of Death Stranding (and a release date!) and now it's a brand new firmware update for the PlayStation 4! We wonder what it does... Oh, it just "improves system performance". System software update version 6.70, to give its official title, is around 460MB, and...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.51 Released, But It's Nothing Fancy

    Download it now

    Sony has released firmware update version 6.51 for PlayStation 4. Those hoping the system software update contains a bunch of new features will unfortunately be disappointed. As is the case with all the minor iterations of the PS4 firmware, 6.51 simply "improves system performance." It's been a while since we were promised PSN name...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.50 Released, Adds Remote Play for iOS Devices

    Download it now

    A little while back, you may remember hearing that beta invites were being sent out for PlayStation 4 firmware update 6.50. It was said to include "no major consumer-facing features," which essentially means no PSN username changes. However, PS4 firmware 6.50 is now ready and available for download, and it does add one or two small...

  • News PS4 Firmware 6.50 Beta Invites Being Sent Out By Sony

    Keep your eyes peeled

    According to multiple reports, Sony is currently sending out beta invites for the PlayStation 4's next firmware update. Firmware 6.50 is live for testers right now, but don't get too excited just yet. Invites read: "The 6.50 update does not include any new major consumer-facing features." In other words, more system stability,...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.20 Is Here to Improve System Performance

    And nothing more

    Sony has released the latest firmware update for PS4, bringing it up to system software version 6.20. This mandatory update doesn't seem to bring any new features to the console, instead simply keeping everything ship shape, as per usual. "This system software update improves system performance," our PS4 tells us. Firmware update...

  • News Sony Sending Out Invites for PSN Name Change Firmware 6.10 Beta

    What's in a name

    It was announced recently that Sony is finally taking steps towards implementing the ability for PSN members to change their username. The oft-requested feature is coming, but before the platform holder rolls out the update to everyone, a select few will be taking part in a beta test to ensure the process runs as smoothly as it can...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.02 Released, 'Improves System Performance'

    Is PSN message issue finally fixed?

    Sony has released a new firmware update for PS4, taking it to version 6.02. This mandatory update is available to download now, and weighs in at 447.4MB, which won't trouble most connections these days. But what does update 6.02 do? Well, the official wording from Sony is its usual statement: "This system...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.00 Released, Available to Download Now

    What does it do?

    Surprise! Sony has completed the beta for PS4 firmware update 6.00 and is rolling it out right now. Time to turn your console on and get it downloaded. Firmware 6.00 is just over 400MB, so it won't take you long to get your PS4 up to date. But what does it do? Does it bring any new features? Well, the patch notes for the update...

  • News There's a New PS Vita Firmware Update Out Now

    It doesn't do anything

    Sony’s stealth released a new PlayStation Vita firmware update, which pledges improved stability and not a lot else. The new patch, v3.69, presumably puts a band aid over some behind-the-scenes issues, but you won’t be noticing any changes. You can download the patch right now, just head to the Settings application on the...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.56 Puts in Surprise Appearance

    New optional system software available now

    The wait goes on for hard details on PlayStation 4 firmware update v6.00, but that hasn’t stopped Sony from releasing PS4 firmware update v5.56 in the interim. As you may probably anticipate, this is a bog-standard “system performance” improving patch which doesn’t make any noticeable adjustments at...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.00 Not Needed for New PS Store Search

    Live now

    While it was originally expected to be part of the in-beta PlayStation 4 firmware update v6.00, it seems that Sony simply couldn’t wait to roll out the PlayStation Store’s new search functionality. A quick trip to the platform holder’s console-based plaza reveals that the old wheel-like tool has already been replaced with an...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.0 Will Let You Search PS Store by Publisher, Genre

    Deeper dive

    More information is emerging about the PlayStation Store’s new search feature, which was spotted by eagle-eyed PS4 firmware update v6.00 beta testers yesterday. Screenshots show that Sony is replacing the divisive “wheel” utility, and opting for a more straight-forward keypad instead. And new images reveal that you’ll be able to...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.0 Seems to Finally Change PlayStation Store Search Function

    About bloody time

    The search functionality on the PlayStation Store is terrible, and it has been since the PlayStation 4 launched almost five years ago. Now, we're not saying it's unusable, but it's a system that's baffled us ever since it was introduced. Instead of having a simple on-screen keyboard, the current user interface presents you with...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 6.0 Beta Includes Performance Fixes

    And quality of life improvements

    The beta for PlayStation 4 firmware update v6.0 has rolled out for some lucky fans, but it’s a bit of an unusual one. In an email message accompanying the beta invites, Sony’s told recipients not to expect any major consumer-facing features in the stress test. “You will find smaller quality of life and...

  • News PS4 Firmware 6.00 on the Way as Sony Opens Beta Sign-ups

    Register now

    It appears that PlayStation 4 is set to receive its next milestone firmware update in the coming weeks. You can now register to take part in a beta test for firmware 6.00. Currently, you can only sign up with a Japanese or North American PSN account through the respective links. The page for Eu

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.55 is Available to Download Now

    High five

    That's right, the time has come once again to update your PS4's system software. Firmware update 5.55 is now ready and waiting to be installed on your console, weighing in at around 460MB. The update "improves system performance", as you might have been expecting. We've not noticed any other additions since installing the patch, so it...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.53-01 Released

    Quick fix?

    A new system software update is now available for your PlayStation 4, and it's one with a bit of an odd name -- 5.53-01. The update is just under 70MB, so it's only a small download, and it "improves system performance", as you might expect. What's strange is that, normally, new updates simply increase the version number by .01. Also, we...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.53 Is Available to Download Now

    You know what time it is

    There's a new software update out for PlayStation 4, and before we tell you what it does, do you fancy taking a guess? Go on, we'll wait. Done? Hopefully you're aware of the running gag and said "stability", because that's what you're getting. Firmware update 5.53 improves system performance, and that's that. Oh wait,...

  • Feature 6 PS4 Firmware Update 5.50 Features You Need to Know About

    Quality of life

    After a pretty lengthy beta period, Sony slipped out PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.50 today like flatulence in a busy lift. The silent but deadly system software update is packing some pretty powerful features, including a whole host of parental control options that should come in handy as the console covets a more casual audience...

  • Guide How to Enable System-Wide Supersampling for PS4 Pro

    Delicious downsampling

    The latest major PS4 firmware update is upon us, and as usual brings with it a host of brand new features to enhance your PlayStation experience. One of the main additions in PS4 firmware update 5.50 is system-wide supersampling for PS4 Pro. This feature allows your PS4 Pro-enchanced games to output to their fullest, even on...

  • Guide How to Create Custom PS4 Wallpapers from USB

    Make it your own

    While there are tons of themes available on the PlayStation Store, you might have something particular in mind that isn't available. You're able to create your own backgrounds by selecting a screenshot from your PS4's Capture Gallery, but the just released firmware update 5.50 allows you to go a step further. Using a USB storage...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.50 Available for Download Now

    Get it while it's hot

    After a fairly lengthy stint in a public beta test, the PlayStation 4's latest major firmware, 5.50, is now ready and available to all in a mandatory download. Weighing in at 459.9MB, the update introduces some nice new features. The headline addition is system wide supersampling, which basically means PS4 Pro-enhanced games...

  • News PS4 Pro's New Supersampling Mode Is Putting in Work

    Image quality improvements to various titles

    Sony’s adding system-wide supersampling to the PlayStation 4 Pro as part of the in-beta firmware update v5.50, and that means Digital Foundry’s already whipped out its pixel counters and magnifying glasses in order to confirm that

  • News Sony Officially Details PS4 Firmware Update 5.50

    Supersampling confirmed

    Sony's officially detailed the key features coming to PlayStation 4 via firmware 5.50, which rolls out in beta form today. To be totally honest, many of the tweaks equate to little more than small quality of life improvements, but there are a few points that are worth highlighting. For starters, Supersampling Mode is...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.50 Apparently Features System-Wide Supersampling

    Username changing absent, though

    The beta test for the next major PlayStation 4 firmware update is beginning to make its way to participants, and they've already found one or two juicy details. While Sony is yet to officially confirm any specific features, it seems that the headline inclusion in this update will be system-wide supersampling. This...

  • News PS4 Firmware Update 5.05 Is Here to Improve System Performance

    Surprise

    The PlayStation 4 has just received firmware update 5.05 - and it's a simple system performance upgrade. Business as usual. The update appears to be mandatory, but at only a few hundred megabytes, it shouldn't take you long to download and install. This is not to be confused with the upcoming firmware update 5.50, which will be much more...

  • Feature 5 PS4 Firmware Update Features We Want in 2018

    Final polish

    Sony didn’t update the PlayStation 4 much in 2017 – it didn’t really need to. We finally got external hard drive support, ticking off one of the system’s most oft-requested features since launch. And the manufacturer also completely overhauled the platform’s parental controls feature set. Beyond that, though, it’s becoming...

  • News PS4 Firmware 5.50 Incoming as Sony Opens Beta Test Sign-Ups

    The big 5.50

    The PlayStation 4's next big firmware update is in the works, Sony has revealed. The company's currently asking Japanese users to sign up for firmware 5.50 beta testing, meaning that it's only a matter of time before registration opens in North America and Europe, too. There are no details on what firmware 5.50 will include...

  • 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...