What's New:

  • This system software update improves system performance.
  • You can now add users of your PS4 system as family members. This makes it easy to manage your child's account information and to restrict PS4 system features. To add family members, select (Settings) > [Parental Controls/Family Management].
    • As the family manager, you can set up your family users with roles of Parent/Guardian, adult, and child.
    • Multiple adults can be in your family. The family manager can assign the role of Parent/Guardian to other adults in the family.
    • The family manager and family members who have the role of Parent/Guardian on the PS4 system can adjust parental controls for the children in your family. Adults who are not a Parent/Guardian cannot set parental controls for children.
    • The family manager and Parent/Guardians can configure parental control settings for each child separately. Using parental controls, you can restrict use of online features and communication with other players, set restrictions for games, restrict use of the Internet browser, and set spending limits for PlayStationStore.
    • The family manager and Parent/Guardians can configure parental controls anytime from a PC or smartphone.
    • Up to seven family members (including you) can be in your family and use online features.
  • You can now follow anyone, not just verified accounts. Select (Follow) on a person's profile screen, and their activities and broadcasts will appear in [What's New]. You automatically follow your Friends, but you have the option to unfollow them.
    • Recommendations for who to follow are now offered based on the games you play. Select (Friends) > (Follow).
    • You can now choose who can follow you and who can see your follow list. select (Settings) > [Account Management] > [Privacy Settings], and then configure each setting.
  • (Custom Lists) has been added to (Friends). Create custom lists to easily organize your Friends and choose players to send messages or game invitations to.
  • For certain broadcasts, (Communities) now appears on the (Live from PlayStation) viewing screen. To access the broadcaster's community, select (Communities).
  • You can now view (Notifications) on the quick menu.
  • The following languages have been added as system languages. Czech, Indonesian, Hungarian, Romanian, Vietnamese, Greek, Thai.
  • When broadcasting PlayStationVR gameplay, you can now see spectator comments on your VR headset screen.

Other new or revised features in version 5.00:

  • For (Messages), screen layout has been improved, and the following features have been added.
    • You can now receive music that has been shared with you as a message. Select the message to play the music.
    • Messages containing a URL now display a preview.
  • The following features have been added to the quick menu.
    • You can now select [Leave This Party] to leave a party.
    • You can now see albums and playlists for songs playing in Spotify.
    • A clock has been added.
  • The following features have been added to (Settings) > [Notifications].
    • You can now disable pop-up notifications during video playback.
    • You can now choose the color of pop-up notifications.
    • You can now choose to show or hide message details in notifications.
    • You can now choose to broadcast in 1080p (60 fps) when using Twitch on your PlayStation4 Pro console.
    • You can now enjoy Blu-ray Disc and DVD content in virtual surround sound when you connect headphones to PlayStationVR.

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.

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