PS4’s 5.0 update is now available for everyone.
There are some huge features included in the update, but lots of small improvements that should improve the system’s functionality overall. The patch weighs in at 375 MB, and it’s mandatory to install–just turn your PS4 on and the update should begin downloading automatically.
This update introduces features like the new “Family on PlayStation Network” system, an enhanced Twitch broadcast option on PlayStation 4 Pro, and a variety of new features for Notifications, Messages, and much more.
The new system allows adults to use “parent/guardian” labels and jointly run a family’s account, and lets them adjust parental controls independently for each of the child accounts in that family.
The update finally allows PS4 users to disable pop-ups during video playback. It also lets people leave a party and check notifications from the console’s Quick Menu. PS4 Pro owners will now be able to broadcast games to Twitch in 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second. And it’s now possible to follow any PS4 user in the console’s What’s New feed — not just verified users.
This feature allows you to follow content creators, game broadcasters, and other gamers. At the same time, this will allow these users to expand their reach and build more interest. Under Friends, There’s a who to Follow section that will give you customized recommendations of who you can follow. There will be separate categories giving recommendations for Featured Verified Accounts, trending users etc.