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

Upcoming Update Features PS4 Supersampling Mode

PS4 firmware 5.50 new features include library UI updates, Supersampling Mode, custom wallpapers, more

The PlayStation 4 System Software 5.50 - codenamed KEIJI - is rolling out today to members of the beta program, and brings with it a host of new features, including playtime management, custom wallpaper via USB, notification and quick menu enhancements, and more. On the PlayStation, users can even choose to automatically log their child out of their PS4 once they exceed the maximum playtime set by their parent.

Sony continues to roll out some pretty substantial updates for the PS4, including the next big one - update 5.50.

Following on from this, there's a new function that lets you hide certain apps under the purchased tab in the Library. Images can be zoomed and cropped to get them looking just right.

PS4 has had support for both store themes and turning screenshots into custom backgrounds for a while now, so you were able to easily display pot-smoking grim reapers or sweet Uncharted 4 vistas as you wished. Notifications can be sent to warn the player about the upcoming cutoff, although you can decide whether or not the time limit immediately signs the users out or not.

Go to Settings Themes Select Theme Custom Select Image USB Storage Device.

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Once the software update goes live, you will be able to finally change your PS4 Wallpaper with an image from a USB stick, and will be able to do the same to customize a Team or tournament page. This section also shows games that have been purchased, but not downloaded. "This PS4" will show only the applications that are now installed on your system - as in, the ones that you'll actually be interested in seeing 90 percent of the time - with further subdivisions for games and apps.

For example, a parent can decide that their child is allowed to play their console for a total of two hours each day, but not play at all after 10pm. Speaking of music, you'll be able to listen to tunes in the background while streaming games on PS Now.

Making this the third PS4 firmware in a row to tackle the notification menu, this update will allow you to delete old notifications, either individually or in bulk. It will also display who is now online. Like all the updates that came before it, this will add a bevy of new features and quality of life improvements to the PS4. As reported back in January, those who have a PS4 Pro but not a 4K TV can still take advantage of games that render to higher resolution. Because PS4 Pro's added power and modes benefit different games in different ways, please note that certain games' image clarity may not improve with this new feature.

There are a handful of other new features that every PlayStation owner will benefit from as well.

Some new things have been added to the quick menu and you can now play background music while playing games on PlayStation Now.

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