PlayStation 4 Update 4.50 might allow users to deactivate primary system remotely from other consoles. It has been reported on Facebook by a user:
With the newest firmware you’re able to deactivate your account on an another console with the PS4 itself.
Of course there’s no official statement by Sony at the moment, but it has been since confirmed by other users that you can do this sort of stuff remotely.
PlayStation 4 Update 4.50, however, seems to be affected by an annoying problem. Beta users say that PS4 requires you to safely remove HDD before going into the rest mode, otherwise your data might get damaged.
There is a very annoying issue that I’ve come across. If you have an external drive connected and you have your PS4’s power saving settings configured to put your console into rest mode after a certain amount of inactivity, when you turn your PS4 back on from rest mode it acts like you’ve turned off your PS4 without safely disconnecting the drive and it has to repair.
Since the update isn’t out yet, Sony has still time to solve this issue and make the update as good as it can be.
The changelog of PlayStation 4 update 4.50 was revealed online and you can check it below:
Main features in version 4.50 beta update
You can now use a USB storage device to install applications or move applications from your PS4’s system storage. The following USB storage devices can be used. Select (Settings) > [Devices] > [USB Storage Devices], select the connected USB storage device and then format it for use as extended storage.
External hard disk drive
USB 3.0 or later
250 GB minimum, 8 TB maximum capacity
The quick menu is now more user-friendly. Creating, joining and other party features are even easier to access.
(Notifications) has been redesigned. All notifications now appear in a single list.
You can now use screenshots to customize the background of your home screen and function screen. Select (Settings) > [Themes] > [Select Theme] > [Custom].
You can now post screenshots directly to activities, such as those shown in [What’s New]. Press the SHARE button, select [Screenshots] and then select [Activities] as the upload destination. Also, you can now tag games and fellow players.
You can now post animated GIFs to activities and social applications.
You can now make a party public or private, even after the party has been created. Select (Party) > [Party Settings] > [Party Privacy].
PlayStation VR now supports Blu-ray 3D content.
Other features in version 4.50 beta
As a parent or guardian, you can now easily create sub a sub-accounts of your children when creating your master account.
You can now upload or download saved data directly from the home screen. Press the OPTIONS button and then select [Upload/Download Saved Data].
You now have the option to share screenshots on PlayStation Network. When sharing, you can also adjust privacy settings.
You can now change the color of your profile screen to match the cover image. On your profile screen, select (Options) > [Change Cover Image] > [Change Background Color].
When reporting inappropriate content, you can now preview your report before sending.
Cinematic mode image quality on PlayStation VR has been improved.
PlayStation 4 update 4.50 is scheduled to go live soon for everyone.