PS4 System Software Update 5.50 to include new features; Details here

PS4's System Software Update 5.50 Available Now Adds Custom Wallpapers PS Plus Tab and More

Upcoming Update Features PS4 Supersampling Mode

As requested, we're adding a function that will allow you to hide certain applications under the "Purchased" tab in the Library. Included in the newest PS4 Update 5.50 we'll see play time management, quick menu enhancements, importing custom wallpapers via USB and more.

"If needed, the family manager/guardians can apply playtime restrictions to make sure that the child is only playing for a set amount of time or within set playable hours", Mary Yee, vice president of PS marketing, wrote in a blog post. Notifications will be sent to the player about the impending cut off allowing them to find a place to save, but there's also the option for an immediate sign out as well.

That's on top of new Library tabs that make it easier to see which apps you've installed and own. The tab with the user's name/avatar lists every app purchased on that PSN ID and divides the apps into whether they are installed or not installed.

Another new addition is some more tabs on the Library UI. There's also a section where you can see which games you only "own" through PlayStation Plus. This also shows which friends are now online.

Meanwhile, updates to the Quick Menu promise to help you more quickly access specific friends and control your music. New handy shortcuts will let you control the volume and play/pause. If your subscription has lapsed, games on the system will be shown with a lock icon on top of the PS Plus logo. Just keep in mind that, similar to when playing a game locally on PS4, background music may not always be available.

PS4's System Software Update 5.50 Available Now Adds Custom Wallpapers PS Plus Tab and More
PS4 firmware 5.50 new features include library UI updates, Supersampling Mode, custom wallpapers, more

You will also be able hide certain items so you can clear off that demo of Killzone Shadow Fall that has been in your library for four years, or remove any trace of Drawn To Death. From the Notifications menu just hit Triangle or the Options button to open the appropriate dialog.

Love customizing your PS4 Home Screen? Arguably the biggest overhauls added by System Software Update 5.50 are the changes made to the PS4's UI. You can also zoom and crop your images so they look ideal on your dashboard. This is accomplished via a new USB storage device option on the Themes area of the Settings menu. Represent your team by customizing your team page with something unique and original!

Previously, we had gotten word of a PS4 Pro supersampling feature that will allow users without a 4K TV to see their games rendered at a higher resolution that is then downscaled to the resolution of their TV's display.

For PS4 Pro gamers, the firm is adding a new "supersampling" mode, which boosts the visuals for gamers still operating on 1080p TVs. Easy as that. Aside from this nifty feature that Sony is bringing for PS4 Pro users, there are a few other handful features and benefits coming as well. All in all, it's a pretty huge update.

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