The PlayStation 4's big 5.50 update is now available

Greg Lawrence
March 10, 2018

The update adds a "This PS4" tab that lists all applications and games that are now installed. The update adds a number of new features to both the PS4 and PS4 Pro including the new Play Time Management feature, UI updates and more. All it does is simply add a PSVR icon to games that support the headset. This feature also makes it easy to search and find games you've already purchased but have not yet installed.

As many know, today (March 8th) is International Women's Day and as a way of celebrating the contributions that women have made across all walks of life, Sony is one of the companies looking to celebrate the occasion with a new theme that all gamers can enjoy. Parents can prevent their children from playing at a certain time and can set these moderations on their phone or PC. This update comes with several new additions as well as some improvements, and it is available for both the PS4 and the PS4 Pro. Most of the updates we want for PSVR, for example, concern the hardware side, and we're likely a few years away from seeing anything on that front. To access the new Supersampling features, look in the Settings menu.

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Quick Menu and Notifications - This sees some enhancements for easily contacting online friends and sending messages during game play with less menus to go through. What would you like to see added in the next update? You can import your own images to PS4 from a USB stick and set it as your wallpaper. The latest PS4 update brings "Supersampling" for PS4 Pro users. With supersampling mode, games that render to a higher resolution when connected to a 4K TV will downscale to match the HDTV - allowing PS4 Pro owners to leverage the benefits of an image clarity boost even if they don't own a 4K TV.

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