Published: Thu, August 17, 2017
Research | By Jo Caldwell

Big PS4 Update 5.0 Officially Revealed, Here's What It Does

Big PS4 Update 5.0 Officially Revealed, Here's What It Does

Additionally, the Family Manager can now promote any adult they wish to a parent/guardians status, giving them control over child accounts.

For those who missed out on the opportunity, below is a detailed list of all the new changes and features Sony has added to its popular console.

Sony has revealed what the new features for the PlayStation 4 5.0 system update.

The PS4 5.0 System update has added a new Family Manager where guardians can now set up parental controls.

Updated language support: With firmware 5.0 the PS4 user interface now supports Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Greek, Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese languages. This will allow users to create their own custom list of friends and arrange them in certain groups.

A more detailed look at the update is also available on the Official PlayStation Blog.

Communities can now be linked to broadcasts, and PlayStation VR is getting a "Display Message to Spectators and Spectators" Comments' option which will show up comments from broadcasts even when you are in VR mode.

PlayStation VR: A new setting titled Display Message to Spectators and Spectators' Comments has been added, and when enabled, comments sent during broadcast are displayed in both cinematic mode and VR mode.

Friends on PlayStation 4 will be able to listen to any tracks sent through messages on the console from right inside the tab by booting up Quick Menu. In PS4 update 5.0, you'll finally be able to silence those annoying pop-ups while you're watching TV or movies. This makes it easier for you to see the current tournament standings. This setting is off by default, so go to Settings Notifications to disable notifications and go uninterrupted during your videos.

It's also adding in new language support, improving broadcasting features, and revising the Quick Menu so that you can access your Notifications without quitting your game.

Finally, the 5.00 update fixes an issue where administrative parental control features were applied to all accounts; with this new update, parental controls will only affect the desired account.

Speaking of VR, those watching Blu-Rays or DVDs in cinematic mode get 5.1ch and 7.1ch virtual surround sound when listening on headphones.

In another move to help reduce the amount of time spent in menus, the Quick Menu is being updated to have more options.

You can now see more via Quick Menu, such as what's happening under Notifications like the progress of your game downloads or party invites.

Improved tournaments bracket viewer: A new bracket viewer will show full tournament brackets for Single Elimination and Double Elimination tournaments on PS4. If they're viewing the message on their phones through the PlayStation Messages app, the track will play on the Spotify app.

The features listed are part of the beta test version of the software, which selected testers are now using before a more general release.

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