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PlayStation 4 Update 5.0 is up! your thoughts?

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:: Release Notes

Main features in version 5.00 update

  • You can now add users of your PS4 as family members. This makes it easy to manage your child’s account information and to restrict PS4 features. To add family members, select(Settings) > [Parental Controls/Family Management].
  • As the family manager, you can set up your family.
  • Up to seven family members (including you) can be in your family and use online features.
  • Multiple adults can be in your family. The family manager can make other adults in the family parents or guardians. The family manager and family members who are parents or guardians can adjust parental controls for the children in your family.
  • You can configure parental control settings for each child. Using parental controls, you can restrict use of online features and communication with other players, set restrictions for games, restrict use of the Internet browser, and set spending limits for PlayStation Store.
  • You can configure parental controls anytime from your PC or smartphone.
  • You can now follow anyone, not just verified accounts. Select(Follow) on a person’s profile screen, and their activities and broadcasts will appear in [What’s New]. You automatically follow your Friends, but you have the option to unfollow them.
  • Recommendations for who to follow are now offered based on the games you play. SelectSelect(Friends) >(Follow).
  • You can now choose who can follow you and who can see your follow list.Select(Settings) > [Account Management] > [Privacy Settings], and then configure each setting.
  • (Custom Lists) has been added to(Friends). Create custom lists to easily organize your Friends and choose players to send messages or game invitations to.
  • For certain broadcasts,(Communities) now appears on the(Live from PlayStation) viewing screen. To access the broadcaster’s community, select(Communities).
  • You can now view(Notifications) on the quick menu.
  • The following languages have been added as system languages.
  • Czech, Indonesian, Hungarian, Romanian, Vietnamese, Greek, Thai
  • When broadcasting PlayStation VR gameplay, you can now see spectator comments on your VR headset screen.

Other features in version 5.00

 

  • For(Messages), screen layout has been improved, and the following features have been added.
  • You can now receive music that has been shared with you as a message. Select the message to play the music.
  • Messages containing a URL now display a preview.
  • The following features have been added to the quick menu.
  • You can now select [Leave This Party] to leave the party.
  • You can now see albums and playlists for songs playing in Spotify.
  • A clock has been added.
  • The following features have been added to(Settings) > [Notifications].
  • You can now disable pop-up notifications during video playback.
  • You can now choose the color of pop-up notifications.
  • You can now choose to show or hide message details in notifications.
  • You can now choose to broadcast in 1080p (60 fps) when using Twitch on your PlayStation 4 Pro.
  • You can now enjoy Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD content in virtual surround sound when you connect headphones to PlayStation VR.
  • Blu-ray Disc™ is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
  • Spotify is a registered trademark of Spotify Ltd.
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For me it's all about them custom friends lists. I'll accept friend requests from anyone now 😁

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Making trophies be black again would be cool, did they change it to trophy earned, then the trophy's name, or did it used to be the trophy's name with the "trophy earned" bit on the lower half? Either way, I liked the old way a little more and hopefully this does it. Doesn't bother me at all if it doesn't though.

 

Making a family account is cool. I want to make one for my kid now, but like, first of all, she's 19 months, and second, well, I'm not dumb enough to leave my card deets on the account so she can have fun trying to buy shit without it.

 

I think sending and receiving music is cool, but it's not really too useful since the PS4 can't save music locally, and the phone app is terrible so I'll be damned if I'll download that to send songs.

 

 

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The weakest major update released on PS4 to this day imo. I don't care about most (if not all) of their new features. Is it that difficult to implement notifications removal ? That would be really cool to be able to clean notifications that are 2 years old :facepalm:

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having to kids under 10 its useful to have those parental controls

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I'm at odds here. I think I've gotten used to the white notifications. I got my PS4 in June, well after the color change. I'll try it out to see if I like it. Not sure about the other changes. I don't play my Ps4 that often.

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This update meant absolutely nothing to me.  I don't stream and I'm the only one who uses my system

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Update is shit, only good thing here is changing your trophy notifications back to the original colour, everything else is garbage. 

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I forgot most folks didn't have access to this at first.  This is 50/50 to me.  This update depends on the person.  So, I'd imagine most folks here probably won't care about this update.

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Back to black notifications is the only thing useful to me. Other stuff is meh

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12 minutes ago, Potter13579 said:

STILL waiting on being able to alphabetize my games in my trophy collection like we can on here and PS3....

 

I have been wanting this feature for a while myself.

 

Other than that turning the notifications back to black is all I really like about the update. 

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Not excited about this update at all. Notification color is cool, but meh. The parental settings are useful I suppose but it won't affect me. All in all pretty disappointed for a 5.0 update.

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1 minute ago, Assassin_Two said:

Not excited about this update at all. Notification color is cool, but meh. The parental settings are useful I suppose but it won't affect me. All in all pretty disappointed for a 5.0 update.

 

What did you expect, seeing how disappointed you are. :S 

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I actually like quite a few options in this update... notification colour black is cool, you can finally check the hour by just pressing quick menu instead of going to console menu, you can also see notifications in quick menu and also I like the option to send music via pm.

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Ok, how do you turn off the automatic game updating? It was off before this update, but after it updated to 5.0, a list of game updates started to pop up. I thought it was under Settings>System>Automatic Downloads, but everything is unchecked.

 

Edit: Problem is fixed, seems like a bug that occurred right after the update. After turning the console off and back on, it try to update any games.

Edited by Caesar Clown
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Most updates change nothing for me. Except for the updating process I have to go through.

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Back to black is the coolest feature, but I'm not even using it. White is the new black. 😁

 

Where's this clock at?

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7 minutes ago, Cassylvania said:

Back to black is the coolest feature, but I'm not even using it. White is the new black. 1f601.png

 

Where's this clock at?

Clock is in the top right hand corner of the screen when you hold down :ps:

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1 minute ago, Feral said:

Clock is in the top right hand corner of the screen when you hold down :ps:

 

Oh, wow. I didn't even know quick menu was a thing. Thanks!

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Just now, Cassylvania said:

 

Oh, wow. I didn't even know quick menu was a thing. Thanks!

Lol, learn something new everyday. No worries.

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it's ok-ish, kinda liked the follow system, but I hope they'll added more colors to the notification pop up's

and not just back and white, still... ****yeah! black is back!

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