PS4 Software Update 4.00

Today 9/13/16 Play Station will be updating all PS4 variations (not that there are many out now) to the new Software 4.00, this update will bring a new UI, Folder organizations for games, Quick Menu, Share Menu and much more. I will list a few features below and the rest you can always check this link.

Quick Menu, it will allow you to enter the menu screen without leaving the game, this is really cool in some occasions when I play games and need to access a message or perhaps an invitation leaves the whole game to enter the menu and then I have to get back on the game, it gets annoying when you invite people to join an ongoing game that requires your full attention and all your time. In this quick menu they have added Music, which will allow you to play music from Spotify.

For PS4 Pro users, (release date 11-10-16) they added new Vide Output:

  • 1080p streaming for Remote Play on PC/Mac and compatible Xperia devices
  • 1080p streaming for Share Play
  • 1080p 30/60fps live broadcasting on YouTube
  • 1080p 30fps live broadcasting on Twitch

High Dynamic Range (HDR), this one is music to my ears, not only will the PS4 Pro be able to have great graphics, but the PS4 will do it as well, this will cover all consoles that were sold since 2013. You will be able to see the new option in the Output Settings shown as HDR, of course make sure before enabling or saying it don’t work, that your TV or monitor whatever you use, supports HDR.

Other update content is under the “What’s New” which I really don’t use at all and don’t really care but I’m sure others do. The “What’s New” now includes more information, new activity feed, larger images to allow you to like or share content. Content Info Screen will allow you to see information from a game title, like how many people are playing the game, which friends are playing it, and under overview you can see trophies for those wanting an easier way to keep up with. And finally we will be able to easily transfer data from PS4 to PS4 Pro or PS4 Slim, this will allow you to transfer over LAN, we already know you can re-download digital content purchased online, but as noted by Sony transferring via LAN will be much easier and faster. I know is much to read, I covered what I thought was important, there is more to read so check out the link above or here.

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