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PS5 News       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Sep 14, 2021 at 5:32 PM       2,418       7      
Today Sony is pushing live the PS5 September System Software / Firmware v4.00 (Version 21.02-04.00.00) Update following their previous revision and Beta PS5 System Software / Firmware for testers adding storage expansion support for M.2 SSD Drives alongside new UX features and customization options, 3D Audio for built-in TV speakers and more outlined below! 🤩

:arrow: For those who may have missed them, here are some related articles covering PlayStation 5 M.2 Solid State Drives thus far:
:alert: As always, DON'T UPDATE if you wish to use PS5 Game Backups and PlayStation 5 homebrew apps, emulators, etc whenever a PS5 Jailbreak Exploit (PS5Jailbreak Status) arrives in the PS5Scene.

Download: PS5 Firmware 04.00.00 Update (US) / PS5 Firmware 04.00.00 Update (EU) / PS5 Firmware 04.00.00 Update (UK) / PS5 Firmware 04.00.00 Update (AU/NZ) / PS5 Firmware 04.00.00 Update (JP)

Here's a guide on How to Update the PlayStation 5 System Software / Firmware, and to quote from Sony's official page on the PS5 Firmware 4.00 Update changes: Version: 21.02-04.00.00

Main features in this system software update:

  • You can now insert an M.2 SSD to your PS5 console's expansion slot and use M.2 SSD storage. Just like your PS5's console storage, you can install PS5 and PS4 games in M.2 SSD storage and play them directly from there.
  • You can use PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs with a capacity of 250 GB minimum and 4 TB maximum.
  • To safely insert or remove your M.2 SSD, make sure your PS5 is turned off, and that the AC power cord is unplugged.
  • To use M.2 SSD storage, insert your M.2 SSD in your PS5's expansion slot while your PS5 is turned off. When you turn on your PS5, you'll format your M.2 SSD so that it's ready to use.
  • To move a PS5 or PS4 game that's installed in console storage or USB extended storage to M.2 SSD storage, go to your game library, press the options button, and then select [Move Games and Apps]. Then, select the game you want to move, and then select [Move].
  • To install games to M.2 SSD storage by default, go to [Settings] > [Storage] > [Installation Location], select [PS5 Games and Apps] or [PS4 Games and Apps], and then select [M.2 SSD Storage] as the installation location.
  • You can now enjoy 3D audio through your TV speakers.
    • To enable 3D audio for your TV speakers, go to [Settings] > [Sound] > [Audio Output], and then turn on [Enable 3D Audio for TV Speakers].
    • You can also measure the acoustics of your room using the microphone on your DualSense wireless controller to apply the 3D audio setting that's optimized for your room.
  • In your games home screen, we've updated the following
    • If you have different platform versions of the same game installed, they'll now appear separately on your home screen.
    • Different versions of a game are now easier to spot. Icons are displayed to indicate the specific platform, such as PS5 or PS4.
  • In (Game Library) , we've updated the following:
    • The [Installed] tab is now the first tab you'll see, making it easier to find games that aren't on your home screen, as well as offering quicker access to your media gallery.
    • Under the [Installed] tab, each game's tile now clearly indicates its platform (such as PS5 or PS4). Also, just as in your games home screen, different platform versions of a game will now appear separately.
    • Under the [Your Collection] tab, you'll now see that game tiles display the number of versions available to you when you're entitled to multiple versions of a game.
    • You can now hide games much more quickly.
  • In Game Base, we've updated the following:
    • From the Game Base control menu, you can now do the following:
      • You can now access party text chats and send messages from the Game Base control menu in the control center.
      • If you're the owner of a party, you can now delete it. From the GameBase control menu, select the party you want to delete, and then select [Delete Party] from the ... (more) menu. If you delete a party, it will be deleted for all members.
      • You can now see how many of your friends are online, busy, or offline under the [Friends] tab.
      • You can now accept, decline, or cancel multiple friend requests at the same time. To do so, under the [Friend Requests] tab, select [Received Requests] or [Sent Requests] from the (Select Multiple) menu.
    • In (Trophies) , we've updated the following:
      • You can now track up to five trophies per game in the control center using the trophy tracker.
      • To start tracking a trophy, select a trophy, and then select [Start Tracking].
      • When you're playing a game, you can easily access information about the trophies you've added to your trophy tracker.
      • You can also view your trophy tracker in pin-to-side mode to see information about the trophies during gameplay.
      • When viewing the trophy lists of games, the trophies will now be displayed vertically instead of horizontally. You'll now be able to see more information for each trophy without selecting it.
  • In the control center, we've updated the following:
    • You can now customize your control center more freely. All the controls at the bottom of the screen can be rearranged.
    • The first time you open the control center, you'll see a quick introduction to some of its key features.
  • When you enable the screen reader, you can now use the following features:
    • You can now pause the screen reader by pressing the PS button and triangle button at the same time. To resume, press the PS button and triangle button again.
    • You can now make the screen reader repeat anything it reads. To do so, press the PS button and the R1 button at the same time.
Other updated features
  • On an Android or iOS/iPadOS device, you can now use the PS Remote Play app to access your PS5 via mobile data.
  • There's a new accolade type: Leader. This is for a player who crafts the plan, strategizes, and inspires others. In PS5 games, you can give accolades like "Leader" to players after online matches, when you want to encourage positive behavior. All of a player's accolades, including this new type, appear on their profile.
  • In PlayStation Now, we've updated the following:
    • The streaming connection test lets you identify and fix problems with your connection.
    • You can now choose your maximum streaming resolution to optimize your game performance.
    • Now you'll see directly in the game hub if and when a PlayStation Now game is scheduled to be removed, so you can be sure to try new games or play your favorites while they're still available.
  • When you're competing in challenges for a better time or a higher score and you set a new personal best, we'll automatically take a video clip of the action for you.
    • You can share the video clip directly from the challenge card in the control center, or you can share it later from your media gallery.
    • To adjust this setting, go to [Settings] > [Captures and Broadcasts] >[Auto-Captures] > [Challenges].
  • You see suggestions in your control center when a friend is playing a game you can join.
    • Previously, it would take about 1 day before these suggestions would appear for a friend you just added. They can now appear much more quickly.
    • Suggestions will also now appear even if your friend is playing a streamed PlayStation Now game.
  • We've made the following improvements to parental controls:
    • Now when a child requests to play a game or use communication features in a specific game, their parent or guardian will receive a notification on the PS5 and PlayStation App.
    • The child will also receive a notification when their parent or guardian accepts or denies a request, or stops allowing the child to play a game or use communication features.
  • In Media Gallery, we've added new fonts for the text you can add to your screenshots.
  • For the features available from the Create menu, we've updated the following:
    • When you're manually recording a video clip, the elapsed time counter will now automatically disappear after 3 seconds, and reappear when needed.
    • We've added more video lengths for you to choose from when saving recent gameplay.
    • You can now choose whether to display save confirmation notifications for screenshots. To adjust this setting, go to [Settings] > [Captures and Broadcasts] > [Shortcuts for Create Button], and then enable or disable [Display Save Confirmation for Screenshots].
  • You can now select whether you'd like to receive notifications on your PS5 or through email about new products and special offers. To do so, go to [Settings] > [Users and Accounts] > [Account] > [Communication Preferences].
  • In (Notifications), we've updated the following:
    • When you receive pop-up notifications with videos in them, you can now start the videos directly from the pop-ups or from your notifications list.
    • You can now turn off the sound your notifications make. Go to [Settings] > [Notifications], and then turn off [Play Sound].
  • When you log in to the PS5, and an accessory with a microphone is connected, the mute status of the microphone is now displayed.
  • We've simplified the process of connecting, disconnecting, and setting up your internet connection, making these tasks easier.
  • When adjusting your 3D audio profile for headphones, you can now move the sample sound to your left or right, allowing you to select a more optimized 3D audio profile. Go to [Settings] > [Sound] > [Audio Output], and then select [Adjust 3D Audio Profile].
  • We've improved the game audio quality of some games when 3D audio for headphones is enabled.
  • If you have a PULSE 3D wireless headset, you can now access an audio EQ feature in (Sound) in the control center, with different presets to choose from.
  • Now when you block someone, you can choose to also leave the party that only you and they're in at the same time. You won't leave parties that include other players.
  • You now have two separate controls for including your mic's audio and party audio in your broadcasts. There are two more controls for doing the same with video clips.
  • We've updated the DualSense wireless controller device software to improve stability.
  • You can now update your DualSense wireless controller device software from settings. To check if an update is available, go to [Settings] > [Accessories] > [Controllers], and then select [Wireless Controller Device Software].
M.2 SSD | PS5

Finally, from Sony Platform Experience SVP Hideaki Nishino on the latest PS5 September System Software v4.00 Update to quote:

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:

M.2 SSD Installation for 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.
PlayStation September System Software Updates - New PS5, PS4 and Mobile App Features
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By now... do not update is aimed at the people who are willing to not update and lets them know when they boot their device to cancel the download (if connected to internet is on).

For people who it doesn't matter to like myself, I ignore not updating and read on to see whats for me :)
 

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