What’s New in PS4 Update 5.50, All the Changes

By   /   Feb 7, 2018
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PlayStation 4’s latest major update has just rolled out and it brings all new features along with it. Included in the newest PS4 Update 5.50 we’ll see play time management, quick menu enhancements, importing custom wallpapers via USB and more.

The biggest feature we’ll be able to see in PS4 Update 5.50 is the play time management which will let parents create the perfect timetable for their kids to play their favorite game.  Apart from setting this to check on their kid’s playtime, 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. Notifications on PS4 will be sent to the child during gameplay so that he or she knows when they should save and quit. The cruelest thing is that with the push of a button on the guardian’s smartphone the PS4 will be able to add more time or log out the kid automatically. Ouch, harsh.

If you are getting swarmed with bought as well as earned games from PS Plus, the PS4 Update 5.50 has you covered. Two new tabs have been added to your library, the name/avatar tab and the PS Plus tab where you’ll be able to see specific content upon setting. In addition, you’ll be able to hide apps such as demos, betas etc with the Hide Apps option.

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.

Lesser improvements are the notification update that lets you delete older notifications from your system as well as the import custom wallpapers via USB feature with which you can use any image as a wallpaper on your console. You can also zoom and crop your images so they look perfect on your dashboard. Just go to Settings > Themes > Select Theme > Custom > Select Image > USB Storage Device. Last but not least, there’s a new option for tournament team pages that lets you customize logo and backgrounds as well as edit the profile of your team.

As for the PlayStation 4 Pro, users will now see a new ‘supersampling mode’ under Settings, which enables those with HDTVs (i.e., 1080p or less) to enjoy an enhanced visual experience when playing some PS4 games.  Certain games already have ‘supersampling’ benefits as part of their ‘PS4 Pro Enhanced’ feature set, but this new mode can enhance the experience for those games that don’t already have the feature.

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