What's New:

New Social Features

  • Friend Online Notification – Want to know the moment your friends come online? With this update, you can, as we’ve added an option to be notified when members of your friends list sign on the network.
  • Appear Offline – Sometimes you want to play a game or watch a movie without being bothered by friends. Now it’s easier to go incognito as we’ve added the option to appear offline. You can designate if you would like to appear offline when you log-in or at any time from your Profile or the Quick Menu.
  • User Scheduled Event – Time for a play date! We’ve added the ability to schedule a future gameplay session with your friends on the system. When your event starts, users who registered for the event will automatically be added to a party so you can start playing right away.
  • Play Together – This features allows all members of a Party to see what each person is playing so that you can easily join a friend’s game, or start a new game together.

Other New System Features

  • Remote Play (PC/Mac) – We’re bringing PS4 Remote Play to Windows PC and Mac. This feature won’t be available to test in the beta, but you can look forward to it soon.
  • Dailymotion – With this update, you’ll be able to live stream directly to Dailymotion on PS4. We’ll also support archiving live broadcasts, like we do for other streaming services.

Notices:

  • Do not download or install the update using data other than the official update file provided online by Sony Computer Entertainment. Do not download or install updates by methods other than those described in the system documentation or on this website. If you download or install update data from a different source, by a different method, or on a system that has been altered or modified in any way, the system might not operate properly and might not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions can void the system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.
  • Do not install system software soon before or soon after a power outage.
  • Do not turn off your system during the installation. Interrupting the installation can cause your system to be damaged.
  • You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software.

System Software

The PS4 system software and system software updates installed on your system are subject to a limited license from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Visit http://www.scei.co.jp/ps4-eula/ for details.

Update Methods

You can update the PS4 system software by any of the methods described below. To confirm that the update was completed successfully, once the update process is completed, go to the function screen and select Settings (Settings) > [System] > [System Information]. If the version number of the system update file is displayed in the [System Software] field, this means that the update was successful.

Update using the Internet

  • Use your PS4 system's network update feature to update the system.

Update using a computer

  • This update method can be used if your PS4 system is not connected to the Internet. Download the update file to your computer, and then save it on a USB storage device. Copy the saved file to the system storage of your PS4 system to update the system.

Update using the Internet

The following things are needed to perform the update

  • PlayStation 4 system
  • Internet connection (wired or wireless)

Before using the network update feature, you must configure your PS4 system's network settings. For details, refer to the user's guide for your PS4 system.

On the function screen, select Settings (Settings) > [System Software Update]. Your system automatically checks if you have the latest version of the system software. If you do not, the latest update file is downloaded to the system. When the download is complete, a notification message is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen. To install it, go to the function screen, select Notification (Notifications) > [Downloads], and then follow the screens to perform the installation.

Update using a computer

For the standard update procedure, follow the steps below.

Visit here for the procedure to initialize your PS4 system and perform a new installation of the system software, such as for when you replace the hard disk drive. This procedure is for initializing your PS4 system and performing a new installation of the system software, such as for when you replace the hard disk drive. Be careful when using an update file for reinstallation. All users and all data will be deleted.

The following things are needed to perform the update:

  • PlayStation 4 system
  • Computer connected to the Internet
  • USB storage device, such as a USB* flash drive with 400 MB of free space.

Steps:

  1. On the USB storage device, create folders for saving the update file. Using a computer, create a folder named "PS4". Inside that folder, create another folder named "UPDATE".
  2. Download the update file, and save it in the "UPDATE" folder you created in step 1. Save the file with the file name "PS4UPDATE.PUP".
  3. Turn off the power of your PS4 system completely. Check that the power indicator is not lit. If the power indicator is lit up in orange, touch the power button on the PS4 system for at least 7 seconds (until the system beeps a second time).
  4. Connect the USB storage device that the update file is saved on to your PS4 system, and then touch the power button for at least 7 seconds. The PS4 system starts in safe mode
  5. Select [Update System Software]. Follow the screens to complete the installation.

If your PS4 system does not recognize the update file, check that the folder names and file name are correct. Enter the folder names and file name in single-byte characters using uppercase letters.