Published: Wed, February 07, 2018
Science | By Dan Gutierrez

PS4 System Update 5.50 Features Supersampling, Parental Controls, and More

PS4 System Update 5.50 Features Supersampling, Parental Controls, and More

There are now more quick menu features thanks to PS4 Update 5.50 that lets you access specific friends in your custom list, see who's currently online, access certain music shortcuts if you are listening to music on your PlayStation 4. The update, codenamed KEIJI, mostly focuses on improved user experience features and a new Play Time Management features.

"If needed, the family manager/guardians can apply playtime restrictions to make sure that the child is only playing for a set amount of time or within set playable hours", Mary Yee, vice president of PS marketing, wrote in a blog post.

Registration for the beta test of a "major" new PS4 update recently began, and now the beta is officially underway. Xbox One added play limits a year ago with the Creators Update, and the One X hardware has been supersampling games since last November. To avoid saving woes or untimely quitting, the child will be notified during gameplay before playtime is over.

From the dashboard go to Settings Themes Select Theme Custom Select Image USB Storage Device.

You can also import your own custom wallpapers via a USB stick, and in the near future, customise your Tournaments team page.

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Credit Sony

The "This PS4" tab will list all of the applications that are installed on your PS4 system, while a tab with your name/avatar will list all of the apps purchased with your PSN ID.

PlayStation Now background music: The PlayStation 4's streaming subscription now accommodates music the same as other games played locally from the console. It will also display who is now online. If your PS Plus membership has expired, a lock icon will appear next to the game showing that you'll be unable to play until you've re-subscribed to PS Plus. What the latter includes is obvious, but the new parental settings let parents limit how much child accounts can play for day. To set your logo and background, head over to Events Teams select your team Edit Team Profile. However, one big feature exclusive to PS4 Pro owners is the "Supersampling Mode".

Furthermore, in a bid to reduce clutter, Sony's Update 5.50 for PS4 will will give users the ability to delete old notifications for better organization and management, and it will provide the option to hide certain apps that likely won't be booted up again - think betas, trials, or other demos of the like.

Previously, we had gotten word of a PS4 Pro supersampling feature that will allow users without a 4K TV to see their games rendered at a higher resolution that is then downscaled to the resolution of their TV's display. "Please note performance will vary, as games are optimised differently to take advantage of the power of PS4 Pro". It features some (limited) options for modifying the image you have, such as zooming and cropping.

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