PlayStation 4 System Update 5.50 is Out Now – What’s New

The PlayStation 4 system Update 5.50 is now available for all to download and includes several new features and improvements.

Custom wallpapers from USB – You can now use your own images as wallpapers for your PS4. You’ll also be able to customize your Tournaments team page with your own logo and background as well.

Play time management – This is geared towards kids and allows you to set time limits for children and how long each child can play for.

Library UI updates – The main thing here is that there is now a PS Plus tab that shows all games you’ve collected for free as a PlayStation Plus member. This is really useful as over time, it’s hard to keep track of what you’ve gotten for free. Another really useful feature now added is the ability to hide applications you no longer want to appear in your library. For instance, all those useless alpha, beta, and trial apps that are taking up space.

Quick Menu enhancements – Ability to access your custom friends list from there. There’s also new shortcuts for music apps added.

Notification updates – You can finally now remove old notifications from the notifications tab. You can also select them individually or all at once.

Background music on PS Now – You can now listen to your favorite music while playing PS Now games.

Supersampling More on PS4 Pro – Only useful if you have a PS4 Pro, it enables those with HDTVs (i.e., 1080p or less) to enjoy an enhanced visual experience when playing some PS4 games. With supersampling mode, games that render to a higher resolution when connected to a 4K TV will downscale to match the HDTV – allowing PS4 Pro owners to leverage the benefits of an image clarity boost even if they don’t own a 4K TV.

That’s about it. There’s a lot going on here but the useful for me are the Library updates, notification updates, and the playtime management for my kids. What about you? Which updates will you be using the most?

 

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