PS4 Firmware Updated to 5.0 Today

PS4 Firmware Updated to 5.0 Today

The latest and greatest is available to PlayStation 4 owners today.

Sony Interactive Entertainment America announced today that the latest firmware for the PlayStation 4, version 5.00, is available for download now. The release is live on the PlayStation Network, at a total of 374 MB.

The update adds a host of new features to the PlayStation 4. Hardcore players will care about the new Twitch update, allowing the PlayStation 4 Pro to support 1080p 60fps streaming on Twitch. You can also bind your broadcasts to any communities you own, allowing viewers to jump straight from your PS4 stream into your community.

There's a whole new Family on PlayStation Network setup available in this firmware. It allows multiple parents to be setup in a household, who can then setup parental controls for individual children's accounts. Before the parental controls were the same for everyone on the console.

The Quick Menu has been slightly updated. Notifications have been added to the menu, meaning now you can track game downloads, game installations, and party invites from the Quick Menu. The ability to leave a party is also available in the Quick Menu for the first time.

The Friends List gets a new Custom List feature, letting you group your friends into discrete groups. Notifications can be disabled if you're watching TV or playing any sort of video on your PlayStation 4 and message previews in notifications can be hidden, preventing you stream watchers from reading your private messages. And there's a whole bunch of other smaller features, like Team Tournaments, the ability to follow any player, virtual surround sound on PlayStation VR, and new system language options.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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