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News major OS update for PS5 tomorrow

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Tomorrow, we’re pleased to launch our second major PS5 system software update to all PS5 owners globally. The update includes a variety of enhancements to the PS5 console experience as well as 3D audio support for built-in TV speakers. It also features M.2 SSD storage expansion, which enables PS5 players to store and play PS5 games, PS4 games, and media apps directly from the expanded high-speed storage.

We’re also expanding mobile features with support for PS Remote Play over mobile networks starting tomorrow, and the ability to view Share Screen broadcasts on PS App beginning next Thursday, Sept. 23.

Thanks to everyone in the community who participated in our system update beta — your support and feedback was valuable. Here are some of the key new features coming to PS5, PS4 and our mobile apps:






PS5 September System Software Update Features

PS5 UX Enhancements

The PS5 September Update features new UX enhancements that make it easier than ever for players to view, personalize and manage their game content and console experience:

  • Control Center customization. Players can now customize their Control Center more freely by rearranging or choosing which controls to hide or unhide at the bottom of the screen.
  • Enhanced Game Base. Players can now easily view and write messages to friends and Parties directly from Game Base in the Control Center.


While viewing Game Base in full screen, players can also see how many of their friends are online, busy, or offline, as well as accept, decline or cancel multiple friend requests at once.

  • Game Library and Home Screen updates. If you have PS4 and PS5 versions of the same game installed, they’ll now appear separately in the “Installed” tab of the Game Library and on the Home screen. Each game’s tile now also clearly indicates its platform.
  • Screen Reader controls. Players can now pause or resume Screen Reader (Press “PS + Triangle buttons”) and have it repeat anything it reads (Press “PS + R1 buttons”).

New Gaming and Social Experience Customizations

  • PlayStation Now resolution selector and connection test tool. PlayStation Now subscribers can choose between 720p or 1080p (depending on individual game) to accommodate their preferred video resolution for game streaming. A streaming connection test also helps them identify and troubleshoot any problems with their connection.
  • New Accolade Type: “Leader.” Following an online match, players can award others with a fourth accolade type, “Leader,” which is visible on players’ profiles.



  • Automatic capture of “personal best” videos. When players compete in challenges for a better time or a higher score and set a new personal best, a video clip of the action will automatically be recorded. Players can also share clips of their personal bests directly from the challenge card in the Control Center, or from their Media Gallery. Players have direct control over this functionality via their Captures and Broadcast settings.


  • New Trophy tracker. We’ve added a new Trophy Tracker that lets players quickly access up to five trophies per game through the Control Center.

3D Audio Support for Built-In TV Speakers

The PS5 September Update adds support for players to experience 3D audio through their built-in TV speakers. Once enabled in the Sound menu, this feature transforms standard two-channel TV speaker audio into three-dimensional sound, heightening the sense of gameplay immersion.* Players can measure the acoustics of their room using the microphone on their DualSense wireless controller to apply the 3D audio setting that’s optimized for their room.**

3D audio via compatible headsets on PS5 has been a popular feature among fans and developers. We’re thrilled to bring this feature to life for players directly through their built-in TV speakers, in addition to the headset support that’s been available since launch.




In addition, players with a Pulse 3D Wireless Headset now have access to equalizer settings within Sound Controls, allowing them to customize the sound profile according to their preference.


M.2 SSD Storage Expansion

Starting tomorrow, PS5 players around the globe can expand their storage capacity with an M.2 SSD, a type of high-speed solid state drive that can be installed in the PS5 console or PS5 Digital Edition console.

Once installed in the PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition console, M.2 SSD storage can be used to download, copy, and launch PS5 and PS4 games, as well as media apps. You can play PS5 and PS4 games directly from M.2 SSD storage and freely move games between storage options.



Important: M.2 SSDs must meet the minimum performance and size requirements outlined on this page. Using an M.2 SSD also requires effective heat dissipation with a cooling structure (such as a heatsink) that meets the dimensional requirements. Please read the page linked above carefully before purchasing any M.2 SSD or cooling structure for use with PS5.

Here’s a look at how to install an M.2 SSD in your PS5 console:


PS Remote Play App and PS App Enhancements

  • PS Remote Play App over mobile networks
    • With the PS Remote Play app, players have enjoyed the ability to remotely stream and play PS4 and PS5 games, switch between games, and browse their console’s menus on any compatible device connected to their broadband network.*** Now, players using the mobile app for iOS and Android have the option of using a mobile data connection when WiFi is not available.
    • Broadband internet with at least 5Mbps is required for PS Remote Play. For the best experience, we recommend a high-speed connection with upload and download speeds of at least 15 Mbps.
    • To help manage the amount of data used through a mobile connection, players can select their preferred video quality for mobile data streaming.
    • Please note the quality and connectivity of your Remote Play experience may vary depending on your mobile carrier network and network environment.


  • View Share Screen broadcasts on PS App
    • Starting next Thursday, Sept. 23, a PS App update will begin rolling out globally and give users the ability to view their friends’ Share Screen broadcasts together.
    • To start, join a party voice chat from your mobile device with a friend who’s playing on a PS5 console. Then ask your friend on PS5 to start their Share Screen broadcast. Please note, only players on PS5 can broadcast via Share Screen.
    • The Android version of the update is a phased release and may take one week until the update is available on your mobile device.

PS4 Console Enhancements

We’re also introducing some new features for PS4, including the ability for players to view their PS5 trophies on their PS4 profile and Trophy list. Players can also view other players’ PS5 trophies on PS4. On both PS4 and PS5 consoles, Party owners now also have the ability to disband a Party without having to remove players individually.
 
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Actually surprised this is here already with them testing out the expanded storage thought this beta was gonna go into November
 
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3D Audio Support for Built-In TV Speakers

The PS5 September Update adds support for players to experience 3D audio through their built-in TV speakers. Once enabled in the Sound menu, this feature transforms standard two-channel TV speaker audio into three-dimensional sound, heightening the sense of gameplay immersion.

Yeah, i totally believe that my 100 bucks no name tv gets 3d audio.
 
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3D Audio Support for Built-In TV Speakers

The PS5 September Update adds support for players to experience 3D audio through their built-in TV speakers. Once enabled in the Sound menu, this feature transforms standard two-channel TV speaker audio into three-dimensional sound, heightening the sense of gameplay immersion.

Yeah, i totally believe that my 100 bucks no name tv gets 3d audio.
Tested on Samsung Q80T, it does work. Though I prefer using my sound system for 3D audio.
 

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3D Audio Support for Built-In TV Speakers

The PS5 September Update adds support for players to experience 3D audio through their built-in TV speakers. Once enabled in the Sound menu, this feature transforms standard two-channel TV speaker audio into three-dimensional sound, heightening the sense of gameplay immersion.

Yeah, i totally believe that my 100 bucks no name tv gets 3d audio.

Audio marketing is the worst.

All these 2 channel stereo speakers with "atmos" or "surround" audio also belong in a bin.

People don't know good sound until they hear it and unfortunately most people haven't heard it.



 
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How does it work exactly? Does it work only on supported games or does it take any 5.1 audio and convert it to work on TVs?
No idea, it just does. It adds more depth to the audio. It spaces out the sounds in the game better. You can here that things are coming from a different angle better. Not sure how to explain it.
 

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with remote play please for fuck sake support controllers on mobile like razer kishi
i am still forced to use this third party app
 

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Awesome! I love good quality of life updates like this one.

Also very curious about 3D Audio. I'm using a Sonos Beam soundbar at the moment. Anyone know if this 3D audio is a gimmick or if it's worth it?
 

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it based on a number of similar technics as those used for binaural encoding of surround over to a pair of headphones. I'm curious to hear it tomorrow.
 
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Why it’s a great feature that keeps me from buying 3rd party games on PlayStation
Because we know when it’ll come. When the HDMI alliance finalizes the HDMI 2.1 spec, Sony will update their Bravias with VRR and then update the PS5 to support it. The spec isn’t finalized yet, so this firmware won’t have it.
 

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New Accolade Type: “Leader.” Following an online match, players can award others with a fourth accolade type, “Leader,” which is visible on players’ profiles.

What? There's already accolades?

Is this fake 3d audio just for tv speakers or can it be used through the controllers headphone port, too?
You don't need this update for 3D audio through headphones, that's been there since launch.
 
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Will try the audio out of curiosity but it's not going to be something miraculous.
 
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I hope they improved the UX/UI of the OS because PS4 version of the OS is so much better. They really ruined the friends list and party system with the PS5. Even notifications and messaging, introducing all the extra steps. This has been the biggest complaint I have with my PS5.
 
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Finally, though I still say if you can wait, scoop up a SSD on Black Friday. Im guessing we'll see some awesome deals/prices for 2TB M.2s. Heck you can get a 2TB SN850 black for just $340 on Amazon right now, buy a 3rd party heat sink for $15 and your good to go.
 

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Excellent, my 2TB Gigabyte Aorus 7000 was waiting.
Can't wait to install it and try the new features especially 3D sound through TV speakers and the improved trophies system.
 

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Pretty fast transition from beta, the customization of the control center, expandable storage and 3D audio support for built in speakers are great.
 
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Why it’s a great feature that keeps me from buying 3rd party games on PlayStation
oh shut it.
If You want vrr so much you don't even know how useless it would be.
Most games are 30,60 or 120. Only some of the 120 games can drop a bit below the target.
With current best tv tech (oled), vrr can cause some flicker due to gamma curve being fixed for 120hz only. This is just how it works now.

It's not as good as on pc. On pc you use a monitor and rtss to limit 3fps below max hz. You can't even do that on a console
 
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NeonGhost

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oh shut it.
If You want vrr so much you don't even know how useless it would be.
Most games are 30,60 or 120. Only some of the 120 games can drop a bit below the target.
With current best tv tech (oled), vrr can cause some flicker due to gamma curve being fixed for 120hz only. This is just how it works now.

It's not as good as on pc. On pc you use a monitor and rtss to limit 3fps below max hz. You can't even do that on a console
Works great on my LG c1 don’t notice any of this flicker you’re talking about maybe you should buy a quality tv
 

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Looks like a good substantial update. Accolades is a cool idea, I didn't even know the Ps5 had those.
 

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Well they'll probably never figure out how to get the "3D Audio" out of an AVR, as that's pretty complex shit.

Adding an EQ to 3D Audio won't improve the hollowness you get out of it though.

Congrats to the sad gamers that don't have AVRs and don't get true surround sound, it seems like a small number, seeing as you already bought a $500+ gaming console. I'm sure some people will get the use of it.

It's nice that they're using a microphone to get the acoustics of the room, but I'm not sure how good the Dual Sense microphone is, most AVRs give you a special mic that is specially designed for the task.
 
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Wow- a massive update. I wonder why the 3d audio is only for TV speakers though. I guess my surround sound system will need to wait.

I wonder why the sound profile adjustments are locked only to the Pulse headset though.
 
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PS Remote Play over a mobile connection
Increased storage capacity (with Samsung 980 Pro and heatsync arriving tomorrow)
All digital game collection
FTTP 900Mbps hopefully installed next month

The stars are aligning so that I will have the basis of the ultimate 'cloud gaming' solution.
 
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