PS4 Update 5.0 Contents Officially Confirmed

Ken Copeland
August 18, 2017

As a new feature, all parental controls can be individually attuned for each child.

A more detailed look at the update is also available on the Official PlayStation Blog.

Family Manager, parents/guardians and child accounts: Each family on PSN will now have a Family Manager which can promote another adult in the family to be a parent or guardian which can customize parental control levels of each child account.

The Favorite Groups tab will be replaced by a tab called Custom List on the Friends screen. This makes it easier for you to manage your friends and access specific groups.

If you own a community, you can now bind said community to your broadcast. When a broadcast is linked, a community button appears on the Live from PlayStation spectator screen. This will bring up a button for the community during the stream, allowing spectators to simply click and directly jump to the community page. As well, Sony says that it is adding a "Display Message to Spectators and Spectators" Comments' settings for PS VR. Users now get messages while they're broadcasting in VR mode, too. This makes it much easier for VR broadcasters to keep up on comments and communicate with their viewers.

PS4 Pro will now support 1080p 60fps streaming on Twitch. This ensures that users won't have to pause or leave their game and dig through menus just to see the notifications.

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Through the use of PlayStation Music and Spotify, users were able to send their favourite songs to other users through social media apps such as Facebook. So, if you want to create a list for the folks you play Overwatch with, now you can. This setting is off by default, so go to Settings Notifications to disable notifications and go uninterrupted during your videos. No longer will your viewing experience be interrupted by a pop-up. If you turn this setting off, the pop-up notification will hide the message senders' online ID and will display a generic user icon and message instead.

You can also change the colour of the pop-up between white and black. Joining those changes are some updates to the Quick Menu, namely the addition of the notifications menu to this, making the notification alerts accessible while playing a game.

Furthermore, the Quick Menu is set to be updated to have more options after the PS4's Update 5.0 is implemented.

The update includes new parental controls, custom friends lists, broadcasting/messaging improvements, notification tweaks, Quick Menu additions, PlayStation VR virtual surround sound, new tournament bracket view and additional language support. Then you can use that list to easily message and invite your Helldivers squad (hey, Helldivers is still really good) without disturbing your Destiny raid buddies.

While it will be interesting to hear the feedback from Update 5.0's beta testers, it's important to note that PS4 consoles undergoing the firmware trial may experience "unexpected issues", but Sony has assured fans that they can always downgrade the to current version of 4.73.

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