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New PS4 5.50 Update Makes Organizing Games Easier, Adds PS4 Pro Functionality

New PS4 5.50 Update Makes Organizing Games Easier, Adds PS4 Pro Functionality

In the meanwhile, details on what the update will include have been revealed. Included in the newest PS4 Update 5.50 we'll see play time management, quick menu enhancements, importing custom wallpapers via USB and more.

Sony is expanding on the parental controls introduced in the previous 5.00 update with Play Time Management. 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. Child accounts will be notified during gameplay to let them know when to save and quit their game. That means players still have plenty of time to redeem games like Knack, Rime, Spelunker HD, Grand Kingdom, Starblood Arena, and more. This allows accounts listed as family managers to manage playtime for child accounts.

That's on top of new Library tabs that make it easier to see which apps you've installed and own.

The PS Plus tab also gives you a clear indication of the PlayStation Plus games you own, complete with a new lock icon that appears when you no longer subscribe. In 'Options, ' you can hide content including betas, trials or demos of games that you may not be going back to. This will make it even more easier for you to find the games and apps that you have already downloaded. Side benefit: that way you can see at a glance what games you'll lose access to if your PS Plus subscription ends, which is both practical and a clever little way for Sony to say "you sure you wanna cancel that sub?" Now players can view their friends (and who is already online) in the Quick Menu.

The quick menu now supports custom lists of friends and will also include new shortcuts such as pressing square to change the volume on music playing via Spotify, and background music is now supported by PlayStation Now.

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Background Music on PS Now: This allows one to listen to their favorite tracks while streaming games through PS Now. New handy shortcuts will let you control the volume and play/pause.

Go to Notifications, press "triangle" or "Options" to open a meny that will allow you to delete a single notification or multiple notifications.

Just hop into the system settings menu to activate it and you should be good to go. To set the logo and background, head to Events Teams select your team Edit Team Profile.

"With supersampling mode, some games will render at a higher resolution and then be downscaled to match the HDTV - allowing PS4 Pro owners to leverage the benefits of an image clarity boost even if their PS4 Pro is not connected to a 4K TV".