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PS4 System Software update 4.00 out tomorrow

Full details on all the features in the latest PS4 update

PlayStation 4’s next major system software update, version 4.00 (codenamed Shingen), will be available tomorrow. This update brings a refreshed system UI, Folders, a new Quick Menu and Share Menu, Library improvements, and much more…

Refreshed UI

Throughout the update, the overall look and feel of PS4’s main user interface has been improved. We’ve added new system backgrounds, updated system icons and revised pop up notifications and drop down menus to make these clearer. All of these features come together to offer a more refined and accessible experience.

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Quick Menu

The Quick Menu has been redesigned to now cover only a portion of the screen which means you never have to leave your game – and you can customize it to access your most used features.

We’ve added a range of shortcuts to the most commonly used settings, allowing you to do things like invite friends to a party, or check out which of your friends are currently online and see what games they’re playing – all without leaving your current play session. One new addition to the Quick Menu that wasn’t featured in the beta program is an enhanced Music section to allow you to discover, play, and control Spotify or the USB Music Player without needing to open the Spotify app so you’ll now be able to play, pause, skip, shuffle, repeat and save songs whilst still in the game.

We’ve made the Quick Menu smarter, so that it offers you options most relevant to what you’re currently doing. If you’re broadcasting your game online, for example, it’ll automatically place the options you’re most likely to need – adjusting audio levels or checking comments – on the Quick Menu for you. It’ll adjust the options accordingly in other scenarios too, such as regular gameplay or when using Share Play.

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Folders and Library

You can now easily keep tabs on your ever-expanding games and apps collection with custom folders. These can be added to both the main home-screen and your library and will store as many games and apps as you wish. You’re free to edit, sort or remove them at any time.

  • To create a folder from your home screen hit ‘Options’ on a selected game or app and select “Add to new folder”. You can then name your folders whatever you like and fill them up with games and apps from your home screen or Library, and go back in at a later date to rename the folder and add more content to it.
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  • To create a folder from your Library, navigate to the Folders icon and choose “Create New”. As above, you can rename the folder, then choose “Select” to add any games and apps to it.

It’s now easier to find the content you want in your Library with the new Search function via text input. You can also sort content by purchase date or install status, while the ‘All’ tab will show you the content you have currently installed. The ‘Purchased Content’ tab will show you all your downloaded and deleted content, including betas and demos.

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What’s New

What’s New has been redesigned and now includes more information about what your friends have been doing on PS4. The left column includes the new Activity Feed, which has larger images and easily accessible options to like, comment or reshare. The right column includes sections for Now Playing, Trending, Players You May Know and Who to Follow. It’s now easier to interact, like and comment.

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Content Info Screen

We’ve given a similar redesign to the Content Info Screen, which you can access by pressing down on a game tile while on the home screen. You’ll be able to easily select from a variety of options to view a game’s Overview, Trending media, Friends and Communities, Activities and related PlayStation Store content.

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Profile

Yours and your friends’ profiles have been revised and updated to provide more relevant information and comparisons about the games you’ve been playing, the trophies you’ve earned and the communities you’re active in. You can also personalize your profile with a cover image.

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Communities

You can now find and interact even more like-minded players in Communities as each community size limit has been increased to 100,000 and you now have the ability to reply to Community wall comments. You can also share your best screenshots directly to a Community wall via the Share menu.

Data Transfer to new PS4

In order to make it easier to get all of your data from one PS4 to another, especially useful if you’ve upgraded your system to PS4 Pro, we’ve added the ability to transfer data over a wired LAN connection. You can transfer games, user info, and saved data. Of course, you can re-download content and transfer saves through the cloud, but the LAN transfer should be much faster and easier.

High Dynamic Range

We’re really excited that 4.00 will allow all PS4 consoles, including the new slimmer PS4 and PlayStation®4 Pro to support High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging technology. HDR enables the reproduction of brightness and darkness while realizing a much wider range of colours. Users who own an HDR-compatible TV will be able to enjoy supported games and other entertainment content with visuals that are more realistic, strikingly vivid and truer to the way the human eye sees the real world.

Two step verification

While not technically part of the 4.00 update, it’s worth noting that Two-step verification has recently been added to give and extra layer of security to your PlayStation Network account when you sign in. You can find out more about this feature and activate it on your account here: https://www.playstation.com/explore/playstation-network/two-step-verification/

That’s not all…

These are the main features of the 4.00 update, but we’ve made several other tweaks and improvements that you’ll notice. Sharing videos to Twitter gives you up to 140 seconds of playback time. In the PlayStation Plus hub, there’s now a percentage meter to show how much online storage you’ve used. We’ve enhanced the messaging app so you can communicate with PSN friends in new ways, and you can now check your trophies and compare your collection whilst offline. In addition, we’ve also updated the Rare trophy icon so you can show off your achievements more clearly. It all adds up to lots more ways to stay connected to your friends and your gaming worlds.

That’s all for now – we hope you enjoy the new features!

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I’ve already had the pleasure of using the PS4 Data Transfer feature to upgrade my current HDD to 2TB.

Copied from main to bf’s PS4, installed the HDD and the OS, then copied it back. Worked like a charm.

Hi, do you mind me asking what model of 2TB HDD you upgraded to and where you got it from? Thanks.

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What are the steps ?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00I8O6OQ4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Technically, the transfer is to copy your data to a new system if you’re upgrading, but I took advantage of this.

I had my PS4 and my boyfriend’s which he never used so the HDD was practically empty.

You attach the two together via an Ethernet/LAN cable, access the feature in the menus. You can choose what to copy over by catagory.

Users data
Game data/updates
Capture data
Save data
Theme data

It will not delete from your current HDD nor the one you’re copying to.

I connected the systems, initiated it. I copied my current data over to the other PS4, I then removed my current HDD, installed the new 2TB one and installed the OS via USB with update data from the official website.

I then initiated the transfer again, but from the other PS4, copying all that data back over to the new HDD, users, games, saves and captures intact.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00I8O6OQ4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Technically, the transfer is to copy your data to a new system if you’re upgrading, but I took advantage of this.

I had my PS4 and my boyfriend’s which he never used so the HDD was practically empty.

You attach the two together via an Ethernet/LAN cable, access the feature in the menus. You can choose what to copy over by catagory.

Users data
Game data/updates
Capture data
Save data
Theme data

It will not delete from your current HDD nor the one you’re copying to.

I connected the systems, initiated it. I copied my current data over to the other PS4, I then removed my current HDD, installed the new 2TB one and installed the OS via USB with update data from the official website.

I then initiated the transfer again, but from the other PS4, copying all that data back over to the new HDD, users, games, saves and captures intact.

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“…Two-step verification has recently been added to give and extra layer of security…..”.

And? Triggered….. I know it’s nitpicking, but come on.

As a part of a beta testing community of update 4.0 I’ve enjoyed new features and this update. Nice to see that now we can have a better control over Spotify while in games, but not adding a Message tab into Quick Menu is so sad, but overall very good update after all.

Has multiplayer been removed?

No? Why would it?

That sounds great and all, but when will the PS4 be able to run PS1 Classics? You know, the thing both the PS3 and Vita could do from Day 1.

Actually, the Vita got emulation support a year after release, not at launch.

backwards compatability would be a good update for ps4

Maxdiehard, nope, that was the PSP, not the Vita.

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Just out of curiosity, is the PS3 ever getting any more updates?

Seems a shame to leave it on 4.80 and not finish at 5.00 at least :)

PS3 is no longer the focus. It’s already had a decade of support, well over its intended lifetime.

Probably only piece of news that PS3 owners could wait for is announcement of no longer support of PS3 hardware, but if that console will do somehow get an update, it will only fix the security and stability issues.

What more can they add? It’s scientifically impossible to make the PS3 software anymore stable than it already is.

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sony should get mods for fallout 4 and skyrim working on ps4

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actually they are working, and it isnt sony holding them back. its the community and the way they handled the mods with uploading, they are being cautious until Bethseda change the way they are uploaded. so really its Bethsedas fault for not having a secure uploading procedure, and the players uploading copyrighted items and things that could have viruses.

But are the notifications black?

No they not black, they white and slide in from top left.

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Why??? I had just about gotten used to the black after the gray on ps3 :) Guess it does fit better with the rest of the apps. I’ll probably get used to it in no time.

the_big_boss2027 12 September, 2016 @ 19:31
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I’ve been in the beta and i love how all the new UI looks and finally using folders is great.

But i still want a”hours played” statistic for each game, every platform had it except PS, i think it’s time for it to come.

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same that would be good, just steam does it. i played hours in destiny and nothing shows up besides the destiny tracker, but that is to hard to add every day up seperate.

Folders is great indeed! Such a shame the selected game takes up so much of the screen, so the rest of the games fade away into the background…

I do hope that the 60 Minutes recording time and 60FPS 720P Streaming with the share function will still be a thing in the actual update. Cause I would really like that personally.

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That won’t happen as it’s a hardware limitation.

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It will happen, it already exists in the 4.00 Beta

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it still could, but again, its the beta, if something doesnt work and lags the PS4 they can take it out till they are ready to put it back in, just like No Mans sky and other games.

Seriously sony? There’s hundreds of feedback posts in the beta forums with surely over 95% people bashing the new “what’s new” yet you’ll launch it exactly like that, dysfunctional and ugly *sigh* same thing goes for the horrible folders and the stupid icon in it -.-‘

You clearly showed you don’y give a F for the testers/consumers/gamers you simply do what you want and that’s it. I don’t even know what the heck you launch a beta for that matter.

I really do hope the white notifications are gone for good and you went back with the previous colors otherwise I’ll have to keep ’em disabled because it’s unbearable.

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Someone didn’t read what their purpose as a beta participant was. To identify abd bugs so Sony could fix it abd test the stability of the update. Not to give feedback ib if they looked the design. It can always be changed in the future ofc….

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overreacting a bit?

But is there FLAC support for the media player?

I really wish I can still play the game or whatever while transferring the data from PS4 to USB.

As a beta tester i think it pretty good i didnt like the clusterful of what’s new now it neat and tidy in a line going down.

The old one was lots of boxes all over the screen also the new what’s new it quite big in fact it’s overwhelming at first but i got use to it.

didnt expect the HDR part as that wasn’t in the beta. sony keep that quiet lol.

My XMB looks good in red. :)

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Does anyone know what time we can start to update to 4.0 tomorrow?

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In the next update can you please introduce a trophy progress tracker like the Xbox has with there achievements?

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That’s down to developers, not Sony.

Most games offer that in the games themselves anyway.

Requests: Overhaul the download list in our accounts. Its insane trying to find an older game to download without using a web browser on a PC which is only slightly better. Add a favorite option on consoles for the store not just the web site.

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Read the article.

‘It’s now easier to find the content you want in your Library with the new Search function via text input. You can also sort content by purchase date or install status, while the ‘All’ tab will show you the content you have currently installed. The ‘Purchased Content’ tab will show you all your downloaded and deleted content, including betas and demos.’

I like the update, but why you cant add PSN ID change?? I would even pay to do that!

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Me too, i want PSN Username Change….

YES YES YES my ps4 with that update become SEMI-PRO YES YES YES I have a PS4 SP is not amateur any more

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Next update external hard drive support plz. i understand the reasoning but 500gb is simply not enough and external hard drives are easier to install than new internal hard drives or internal ssds.

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It’s really not that hard to install and you can get more storage for the same price using an internal hard drive.

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External drives pose a security risk.

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It hasn’t to my Xbox One. It’s all down to the software and security features installed on the console, not the fact there’s a drive attached.

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Is there going to be a chang in time with recording videos for youtube

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So basically no different to the beta?! All the issues and stuff we told you about you acknowledged and changed absolutely NOTHING! This is just proof that sony really don’t care and are extremely lazy…. The new What’s New is terrible and doesn’t even work for lots of people…. Sony ignoring it. Can’t download anything while playing a game or spotify because as soon as you do the download goes from 100mb to 400kb and 3.50 was when the issue started… Sony ignoring it. Lots of people asked for simple changes in the beta like a clock in the quick menu, been able to add more things because you can add hardly anything useful to it but as usual Sony ignoring us…. The 4.00 is a hell of a lot slower everything has an annoying please wait screen, you can no longer easily pause and resume a download to try get the speed going again, you can no longer quickly log out, turn the system off, switch user or contol spotify like before….. Great work sony. The PS4 gets worse with every update. Wha...

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So basically no different to the beta?! All the issues and stuff we told you about you acknowledged and changed absolutely NOTHING! This is just proof that sony really don’t care and are extremely lazy…. The new What’s New is terrible and doesn’t even work for lots of people…. Sony ignoring it. Can’t download anything while playing a game or spotify because as soon as you do the download goes from 100mb to 400kb and 3.50 was when the issue started… Sony ignoring it. Lots of people asked for simple changes in the beta like a clock in the quick menu, been able to add more things because you can add hardly anything useful to it but as usual Sony ignoring us…. The 4.00 is a hell of a lot slower everything has an annoying please wait screen, you can no longer easily pause and resume a download to try get the speed going again, you can no longer quickly log out, turn the system off, switch user or contol spotify like before….. Great work sony. The PS4 gets worse with every update. What’s funny is the PS3 has had all the main features in these updates for years… Features the PS4 should of had day 1… PS4 has felt like a 3 year beta for the Pro.

Now I didn’t follow the beta, but my understanding is that the testing is to find and fix bugs, not to get features changed. Also, this is 4.00, emphasis on .00. All comments on functionality may very well be noted, and then handled for 4.01 and later. You can’t do all that for 4.00 without releasing already, because there will always be something, and then you can’t release at all.

When is the firmware update be available so that I could leave my PS4 in rest mode or on something like that?

You should have added in so we can play with mods!

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By “new backgrounds” I’m assuming you don’t mean the extremely simple ability to set our own background images. We all love spending $2-5 dollars on “themes” of glowing mushrooms and bikini ladies ripped from old MySpace accounts, sold on PSN by who the hell knows. Way better than just being able to upload an image.. $$$$$$

I don’t get why you had both the options on the PS3 (buy themes and add themes yourself) but they wrecked this feature on the PS4…

Loved the Beta. Glad everyone else now gets to experience this new update

Looks well good :P Nice 1 SONY ;)

is communities coming to the playstation app yet?

The update is in fact, terrific.

4.0 is nice. But it’s a shame you’ve seemingly ignored feedback during the beta. There are plenty of people asking for the time to be shown on the quick menu. Isn’t reflected in the latest screens and I doubt it’ll be in the update tomorrow which is a shame.

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The point of a beta is to make sure the new functionalities work, not requests for new features.

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@MaxDiehard

Sony asked for “feedback” in during the beta. The feedback was that people loved the new menu but would would prefer it to also show the time. This is feedback of a new feature.

Sony had a completely separate system for bug reporting.

I’m one of few who had the pleasure to try out the Beta 4.0. I’m still impressed how stable it runs, had never a single freeze or black-screen. All these improvements and new features are a nice addition and there are more than list above us tells us.

My further wishes for the future are:

Capture gallery:
– Zoom-in/zoom-out with right Analog Stick in screenshots/pictures

Functions:
– Copy multiple links and quotes from websites and messages like we know it from PS3
– Support for Sony Bluetooth Headsets from PS3 (those with only a microphone)
– Video chat on PS4

Functions (Multimedia):
– Copy music (MP3, AAC, ATRAC etc.) on PS4’s hard drive
– Copy photos from USB flash drive on PS4
– Playback for Audio-CD

Messages:
– Increase time of voice-mails (30 seconds)
– Send several pictures simultaneously

Notifications:
– Notification when a friend goes offline (with an option to select friends)
– Notification when a friend starts broadcasting gameplay via Twitch/YouTube etc.

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I’m one of few who had the pleasure to try out the Beta 4.0. I’m still impressed how stable it runs, had never a single freeze or black-screen. All these improvements and new features are a nice addition and there are more than list above us tells us.

My further wishes for the future are:

Capture gallery:
– Zoom-in/zoom-out with right Analog Stick in screenshots/pictures

Functions:
– Copy multiple links and quotes from websites and messages like we know it from PS3
– Support for Sony Bluetooth Headsets from PS3 (those with only a microphone)
– Video chat on PS4

Functions (Multimedia):
– Copy music (MP3, AAC, ATRAC etc.) on PS4’s hard drive
– Copy photos from USB flash drive on PS4
– Playback for Audio-CD

Messages:
– Increase time of voice-mails (30 seconds)
– Send several pictures simultaneously

Notifications:
– Notification when a friend goes offline (with an option to select friends)
– Notification when a friend starts broadcasting gameplay via Twitch/YouTube etc.

PlayStation Store:
– Add a wish list.

SHARE:
– Capture videos in 1080p and 60 frames per second (1080p has priority)
– Screenshot Upload to Flickr
– Twitter: Upload 4 pictures simultaneously

System Storage Management:
– Applications: Option to delete only game’s install file, so you can keep update file (would save many time if you want to play a game months later).

Trophies:
– Auto-sync of trophies in background
– Sort Trophies by name

User Interface:
– Background wallpaper for PS4 Menu (downloadable + from USB-device)

Various things:
– Different jingle when someone joins a party (there was actually a different one before Firmware 2.0)

Wish and improvement list for the Media Player app

– Add a volume option in videos to increase/decrease volume
– Screenshots and photos not only sorted as a list where you have to scroll up and down but multiple screenshots displayed side by side (e.g. 5), so it’s easier to navigate and you see a little photo of them.
– There is no playback of music data with ATRAC. Why? This is a Sony audio format. Please fix!
– Videos with higher IQ and framerate (60 fps) often got issues in playback (stuttering, slowdowns) e.g. some high quality videos from gamersyde.com

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“– Capture videos in 1080p and 60 frames per second (1080p has priority)”

that will be a ps4 pro feature

@GrumpyMcGrump:

At least 1080p. 60fps is not confirmed, isn’t it? :)

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it can stream 1080p60 to youtube, so i would assume the same goes for recording locally

NICE! But as usual i’ll wait a while before downloading anything!!

What are the measurements for cover photo?

1920×600

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It is nice to add the feature of LAN transfer of games between PS4 and PS4 pro. It helps customers moving more easily to the new platform. Put their hand in the pocket more easily and buy the system – if you know what i mean. It helps sales. But what about making life easier for your existing customers? :
What about adding the capability of storing e.g. a 50GB game, which we do not plan to replay soon, to the external HDD we already have? So to avoid waiting to re-download all the data again. Moving old games to external storage would save considerable space in our system for new games, which helps avoid buying a bigger HDD. Just saying.
PS: The feature of adding folders in our libraries was a nice addition.

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Having game data accessible on an external drive opens them up to piracy.

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Encoding properly the hardware id of the console along with the owner details into the image file would secure enough the image so that it would fail to be restored in a system that the owner has no rights to access the particular game. We have to do with a big company here, this task to do is trivial for them. They have security experts and know their job.
Also when i said that the game should be able to be moved to the external drive, i meant in no way to be in playable state from the external drive. I meant that the external drive would play the role of just a storage option to relieve considerable space from the internal HDD of the PS4. When the player would like to revisit the old game that had been stored in the image, he would plug it in the PS4, perform a restore of the particular game, and enjoy the game after some minutes, utilizing USB 3.0 transfer speeds; much better than having to redownload the game, and wait for hours, and also consume bandwidth , a good that is valua...

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Encoding properly the hardware id of the console along with the owner details into the image file would secure enough the image so that it would fail to be restored in a system that the owner has no rights to access the particular game. We have to do with a big company here, this task to do is trivial for them. They have security experts and know their job.
Also when i said that the game should be able to be moved to the external drive, i meant in no way to be in playable state from the external drive. I meant that the external drive would play the role of just a storage option to relieve considerable space from the internal HDD of the PS4. When the player would like to revisit the old game that had been stored in the image, he would plug it in the PS4, perform a restore of the particular game, and enjoy the game after some minutes, utilizing USB 3.0 transfer speeds; much better than having to redownload the game, and wait for hours, and also consume bandwidth , a good that is valuable for all SONY customers.

So what the Wii U does? My understanding is that it formats an external HDD to be usable only to that specific console.

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Customisable Quick menu is the only thing of value for me here. My quick menu will finally be limited to only the ‘Power’ section for quick shutdown :p The other stuff in there is completely useless for me so I’m glad I won’t have to browse through that anymore. Folders I don’t need in general, although it will be nice to finally ‘hide’ those non-gaming apps that are just there for no reason if you never use them. Might mess around with the Profile picture thing from time to time as well, although I stopped taking pictures in general after Destiny.

I know this probably doesn’t get asked for a lot and doubt if anyone from Sony is reading this, but PLEASE consider an option to get rid of games in the trophy list permanently (not just 0%) in a future update, or at the very least a way to hide them from the actual user as well. I want my trophy list to be ‘my own’ again, I get really OCB over such things and it gnaws at me -_-

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Also consider bringing customisation to the What’s New section. I don’t like it at all and from what I read it’s gotten even worse. I don’t need an update on every trophy my brother unlocks, even if he decides to share that with his friends… Give us some control over what we see popping up in there ;)
Same goes for the ‘Overview’ of games, while I’ve loved the idea of having installed and available DLC showing up in there from the start, I hate the Live streams, community and recent activities sections being in there. It even seems to slow down the interface frequently as it seems much smoother on those rare occasions I’m offline and all that clutter isn’t there. More customisation is always very welcome.
Thanks in advance.

So quick question. Dont think my tv has any “HDR Compatible” feature. Am i still able to use the HDR feature?

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Obviously not

Well i ask because i know HDR can be done via software and displayed on any display as pretty much a fancy post processing effect.

IILeGiT_GhOsTII 12 September, 2016 @ 23:30
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As PS4 Update 4.00 Beta Tester, I believe everyone will like what they see and enjoy the new UI layout and Quick Menu layout and being able to put a cover photo on your profile is pretty Unique (:

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It’s great overall, except I hate the new white notifications, they really get in the way

THE-PLASTICA-MAN 12 September, 2016 @ 23:31
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Wow I didn’t know HDR will be in 4.00. Was it in the Beta? When the update is up can we enjoy HDR on PS4 on previously released games like Uncharted 4 or do we have to wait for the devs to update their titles?

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It wasn’t in the beta and yes you have to wait for updates.

StarKiller_3800 12 September, 2016 @ 23:34
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at what time will it releasse

The redesigned What’s New section has been one of the most criticized points of the beta program.

Again Sony ignores its customers input.

Completely redoing that would not fit in the release timeframe. If it’s not in fact broken or buggy it won’t stop the release. Comments on it can be taken into account for future updates.

I really hate the new white notification label. Please bring an option to choose the black one again. This white box looks too ugly on a platinum trophy screenshot.

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Looks good, a lot of improvments. :)
A nice swan song for my commitment to Sonys consoles, been enjoying the ride all since the release of PS1. But I just can’t support a company that clearly is becoming more and more anti-consumer , greedy and stuck in the past. Just because you’re (at the moment) the biggest boy in the schoolyard dosen’t mean you should become a bully. :/

Definite_Article 12 September, 2016 @ 23:56
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Absolutely stoked to experience videogames in HDR. With both Uncharted 4 and TLOU confirmed to be receiving support it’s going to be a real treat.

This was a big surprise for me at the PlayStation event and I’m glad to see he UI evolving. Hopefully this is only the beginning.

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Why is it your library of games is still at the very end of the list

Why is it so difficult to understand that the list of games should be easily accessible

How about instead of wasting your time adding cover photos that no one cares about, just because you want to turn into Facebook, you focus on important things

How about you move the library to the left near the store

Or how about you replace the store with the library icon, wow what an insane idea

There’s many things you need to change. This is just one of them. Get a brain playstation. I’m fed up with your rubbish.

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Triggered.

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Triggered by cover photos
*shakes face like h3h3*

Crippling bugs and account crashing worked out?

They can redefine the UI, put folders etc, ect, ect, but still no backwards compatibility, unlike XBox and WiiU!? Bye bye Playstation, you’re about to lose the share market this X-mas pretty quick

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please inform yourself why. this has been discussed a million times already…

And it will be discussed a trillion times, besides there’s millions of ppl out there who wanted to play the old classic games, (back when it was the good ol’ playstation) the new videogames are all graphics and no context, like no man’s sky for instance. And there’s huge library of classics that in europe we never knew they existed

Processor can’t do it, right? Not good enough, it’s a beyond flimsy argument/justification.

Backwards compatibility isn’t an all or nothing thing. There’s 3 generations of Playstation. The fact if you actually agree it might not be possible to cover 3 doesn’t change the fact 1/2 can still be covered, easily with patchy emulation of individual titles already happening as we speak (and us being charged all over again).

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May be off topic, but does anyone know if PS4 Data Transfer tool retains expired/removed content, like P.T.? Or will it initiate a new license check, see it’s there’s no longer an active license in the store DB, and lock access to my content?

I adore P.T. (seriously one of my favorites) and do not want to risk losing it. This would honestly be a complete deal breaker for me moving to the PS4Pro.

God I hate digital-only.

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Apologies for awful typos.

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P.T will remain safe and active after the transfer. I did it myself last week when I upgraded my HDD to 2TB.

See the first post for the process I used.

Apologies for awful typos.

EquilibriumStone 13 September, 2016 @ 04:53
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All nice so far! On the next update consider the idle status we used to have like ps3 or even a comment section ;)

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Sony? will you put the mods back in Fallout 4 and Skyrim instead of being instead of stalling the time for nothing

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Agreed

we still can’t delete trophies for games 10% or lower thank you sony and i bet when i check my library to see where my games section is im going to find amazon and nba and ign in that section to bug the crap out of me or maybe that second downloaded version of uncharted the nathan drake collection because thats technically not a demo because you’ve purchased the game if you guys are reading this if you won’t allow us to delete our trophies for games we are never going to play at least allow us to hide them from our view could you do that?

Please add Wish List for PS4- and PS3 Store. I rather not browse games on console only having to go to the computer or app to add something interesting to the wish list.

At least they need to give 5 ghz wifi support on current ps4

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That won’t happen as that’s hardware based.

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one question. im in Australia an it is 1:32pm 13th. when will this Update be available today. or will it be midnight because i want to use it today and not tomorrow.

What time is available?

Still no custom backgrounds and themes?

After 3 years, what’s still missing is the ability to sort the trophy list…… something that is possible on PS3 and PSVita.
I don’t really get why this gets overlooked all the time.
Great update besides that!

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How about finally adding backwards compatibility Sony? And mods for fallout and skyrim?

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Why aren’t you on your own blog?

did it make the fan quieter XD seriously though the original ps4 is loud and sometimes puts me off from play

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You gotta clean out the insides with a duster

musclednightmare 13 September, 2016 @ 09:39
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Im SUPER HYPED about this update!!! I really dont understand why so many people complain. like hey you do realize that this is all a much of free stuff and sony is giving you these updates and features to enjoy for nothing. Stop putting sugar on cheerios already and grow up!!!. still worried about backwards compatibility even after 6 months BEFORE the ps4 came out sony stated numerous times that the ps4 will NOT be backwards compatible. Go back to nintendo. We playstation players wanna move up in life not back. Nuff said

Still waiting the option to change your PSN ID…

It’s live now! Go download 312MB ;-)

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Is party sound still all glitchy and torn when you navigate through the menus?

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That reminds me, I’d also love to see an option to put off Party Chat in general, like how you can choose not to receive messages if you want. People use this to get around that and send messages anyway. I don’t want to automatically join every group some random has put me in so they can socialize.

The library is still almost as useless as before, why can’t I remove/hide/delete alphas, betas etc. games that cannot longer be played?

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This too… This has been going on since the beginning of ps3/psn and has actively discouraged me from downloading any kind of demo or beta, even PS+ games (tied in with not being able to delete trophies over 0%). Get this done already or simply stop adding demos etc. to the list in the first place. No one needs that permanently and it only adds to the clutter. This should’ve gotten fixed ages ago.

xD-_-3lo0oyBHR-_ 13 September, 2016 @ 10:18
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They should add Crash Bandicot PS4 where you can play online multiplayer in it… Trust me I wouldn’t leave my room

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Ugh no. Activision already killed Crash, don’t need to impale him with another stake.

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A small question on the side regarding this update:
Is there any way we can swap and arrange folders to our liking? For example my “Demo” folder is now on the very left and I’d like to put it more towards the right-hand side near the library. Thank you!

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Yes I wanted to suggest something similar but thought it was so stupid it’s probably not even worth mentioning. But I would also love to see some kind of arrangement options there. Many a times I’ve had to insert a game just to get it back to the left, or alternatively, insert a bunch to get a useless app moving to the back. This would all be much easier if we could actually arrange this ourselves.

I love the new update but please do me one favor and I think I’m speaking for the most of the people here, give us a chance to play our ps3 games PLEASE

Why is the 60fps broadcast quality setting disabled when I have 100mb upload bandwidth?

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How do I remove “last online” feature which has been added with this update?

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these next few months going to be amazing on PS4 Destiny: Rise Of Iron, Mafia III, Rise of The Tomb Raider, Dishonored 2, COD and Watch Dogs 2

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Any news on remote play coming to IOS?

Gentlemen please check your uploads to online storage,something strange happening after update 4.0!! I got alot of errors like ‘you have reached the limit for uploading to online storage’ but I have 8,27/10 gb left!! Also I get alot of NP-34925-3 errors when I want to view details of the upload…Anyone the same probem since updating to 4.0?

1. AN UPDATE OF HEVC TO THE MEDIA PLAYER TO BE ABLE TO COPY, STORE AND DELETE FILE LIKE MUSIC, PICTURES AND MOVIES ON MY PS4 INTERNAL HDD.
2. MOST OF THE PS4 APPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN MY REGION (GHANA). BECAUSE OF THAT I CAN NOT ENJOY REMOTE PLAY ON MY XPERIA Z5, Z3, Z ULTRA AND M4 AQUA.
3. PS4 TO BE COMPATIBLE TO THE PLAYSTATION MOVE MOTION CONTROLLER AND EYEPET.

Why can’t we add Netflix/Plex/YouTube and the likes to a Folder?!?! This is unbelievable. Who cares about games, the ones I play are always on top of the list. They are the media apps that gets always lost in the middle of nowhere. Really, Sony, what’s wrong with your developers?

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Sony, you guys need to make beats headphones compatible with the PlayStation this way it’ll be easier for people with these types of headphones to use

I still don’t like it. I want a pinned section. I want to pin in the first 4 position my two most used apps and games. Okay, I got it that everything changes dynamically as I use my stuff but I still want Netflix and Youtube pinned in the first two position and my current favorite offline and online game in position 3-4.

-Folders are useless as I still can’t move or delete alphas, betas, demos and add ons from the purchased list.
– What’s new still hasn’t updated since 27/08 (same as with my friend) so no use for a new layout. The new layout also seems to be loading slower for what’s new.
– Quick menu is nice add on.

Two and a half years and we finally have folders… what a world we live in.

And suddenly my extern HD won’t work. Anyone else having this issue? Worked fine yesterday today it says the data is corrupt

I SWITCH BETWEEN USERS TO PLAY DIFFERENT GAMES WITH DIFFERENT PROFILES ON THE REGULAR, PLEASE FIX IMMEDIATELY!

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While i like the folders i feel most of this update is unnecessary and things have been made worse.
Notifications should be black. What’s new was better before i cant see anything now because 1 image takes up the whole bloody screen and doesn’t feel good to navigate. Things take longer to load too like profiles and communites. I hope things get fixed soon.

Man the white notifications are ugly as sin at least make it so it has a black border or change it so we can choose between the black or white

Agreed. We need the option to change back to the black notification if we prefer that style. For me, it’s much sleeker and fits the UI much better than this new white version.

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Does anyone know what games support HDR right now?

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Hello Friends…
Just finished installing the new update. I cant access ps store now. Gives an error saying : The service is currently undergoing maintenance, (WC-40383-8).

Guys please help.. :(

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Profile Cover, i really love it. Thanks for sony update.

Am i the only one who thinks the new layout for the menus is awful? Something just doesn’t feel right about the darker colours, and the way that profiles look now is really bad, your profile image is so damn tiny now that there’s basically no point to even putting a different image on for when someone sends you a real name request since they wont even be able to see it clearly. The white notifications look pretty bland and are almost harder to read against some backgrounds. It still bothers me that you’re forced to download some of this useless stuff in updates, if it forced me to download bug fixes and performance improvements alone so that I’m up to date in that sense then fine, but I shouldn’t have to download the other stuff which is often useless such as having the entire layout revamped without any option to put it back to how it was, same goes for many other features they add in, like say events, which don’t have very much value if you ask me, why don’t they actually start a...

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Am i the only one who thinks the new layout for the menus is awful? Something just doesn’t feel right about the darker colours, and the way that profiles look now is really bad, your profile image is so damn tiny now that there’s basically no point to even putting a different image on for when someone sends you a real name request since they wont even be able to see it clearly. The white notifications look pretty bland and are almost harder to read against some backgrounds. It still bothers me that you’re forced to download some of this useless stuff in updates, if it forced me to download bug fixes and performance improvements alone so that I’m up to date in that sense then fine, but I shouldn’t have to download the other stuff which is often useless such as having the entire layout revamped without any option to put it back to how it was, same goes for many other features they add in, like say events, which don’t have very much value if you ask me, why don’t they actually start adding things we’ve asked for numerous times already, like the ability to finally change your own username?

Gamertag name changes when?

Urgh. Looks like the new “What’s new” section has been designed for tablets/smartphones. Completely awful on a large tv screen. You’re looking at a single item the size of a wall.

Where the hell is your UX team?

I wouldn’t call the new UI look refreshed. I preferred the way it looked before. I wish vendors would make UI changes optional! It’s to Apple looking for my tastes.

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the white notifications are horrible. i can barely read what they say.

WOW! I love this update.

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I just want the option to upload an image and set it as a background, something really simple.

Just got the update. The new ‘What’s New” left side is rather large. I used to like to peruse and see what my boys are up to, the new games and sales and even liked the advertisements. Its all still there but now, its 1 panel per screen so you have this MONSTROUS LEFT SIDE . I really don’t want to scroll that much. I wish there was an option to customize the what’s new screen.

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Amazing update but I would like all pop-up notifications on PS4 to be displayed as before the update 4.00. I don’t like the white background. Can you change it to black again Sony? Or can I change it from any settings?

Something Wrong with this Update What’s new is working But when i go the game App nothing appare no likes , Adds , what’s new , news about that game is gone at the start of the update it was working now nothing appears it only the game app icons no pressing down at all . what is happening?

Thia update has rendered my disgaea 5 unplayable, possibly youtube too. cool update otherwise, just bugged as all hell

Like the new firmware. Only one drawback that I have noticed for now. There is no folder options for the whole Library content. It is available only for the installed apps/games. So for now all the crap beta/demo stuff you downloaded and it is in the library stays mixed up with the full game titles. Correct me if I am wrong.

The new white notifications are the ugliest things I’ve ever played my eyes upon. This new “quick menu” loads slower than the last. I don’t have a problem with anything else, but who the hell asked for any of this?

New popup notifications with white background? For what? It looks terrible! :(

Mouse support for web browser would be nice

I want to change my user name. come on sony let us have that at least.

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The new notification popup is just awful. Please change the colour

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White notifications are horrible,please let us choose!All other stuff is good!

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game crash and demos and updates not downloading after 4.0 update needs to be a fix for this.

My favorite small change is the removal of the “Buy” button on the “Content Info Screen.” It drove me nuts being prompted to purchase games that didn’t have the disc in.

Please bring back “my add-ons” option to library. Now I need to go to the store and download dlc item separately. Thanks!

Personally I’ve felt certain functions are not working well since the update, particularly navigating menus…

A 4K update isn’t supposed to mean everybody who doesn’t have 4K will have a slower experience.

Am I the only one, who doesn’t like the oversaturated colors after the 4.00? My TV was properly calibrated and loved the picture on ps4, but now Sony has messed it up!!!

Since PS4 upgrade 4.0, my PS4 DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE with my DENON AVR.
This is an HDMI issue with the new 4.0 firmware.
Everything was working fine before the 4.0.

Since the 4.0 upgrade, my PS4 is not detected anymore by my DENON AVR.

When this bug will be corrected ?

This post seems a bit old, but hopefully Jayne here at the top can tell why since this update that the loading between interfaces takes so long. From game to save a clip and sending messages with these new pointless loading PS symbols seems pointless. Now the user experience has been affected from what was next to seamless to taking ages just to navigate from interface to the other. Is there going to be an update for the update? And instead of whats new, replace it with players channels on friends list. Like a YouTube channel.

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