PlayStation 4’s 2.0 Firmware Update Continues To Grow With More Details

It’s been a few months since we’ve last heard about the big PlayStation 4 2.0 Update, and for those of you that may be wondering what’s going on, Sony finally revealed more information and details about what this update is going to bring. Buckle up, it’s getting to be pretty large.


Originally containing major pieces like YouTube support, Share Play, and Themes, the PlayStation team has actually been tweaking and adding more and more over the past few months. So what else is new? A lot actually. Here’s the full breakdown of the newly announced updates contained in this firmware.

  • In addition to being able to set custom themes on your dashboard, this update will also allow you to change the background color from blue to one of seven new colors: red, green, purple, blue, grey, pink, and gold.
  • A new “People you may know” feature is being added, containing a list of people your current friends play with often.
  • The USB Music Player will allow you to play music during gameplay from a USB drive you’ve plugged into the console. Supported file types: MP3, MP4, M4A, 3GP.
  • If you’re a PlayStation Camera user, new voice commands are being added including ones for people who like to broadcast.
  • USB Storage options are now available for players who like to backup their saves to external devices.
  • “Add To Library” gives players the option to store the free monthly PlayStation Plus games rather than download them directly using up hard drive space.
  • The Live Broadcasting section is receiving a face lift with a new featured channel, friend’s channels, the ability to archive streams, and a new filter for sorting through available broadcasts.
  • The Content Area and Library sections are getting cleaned up a bit and redesigned to help players quickly find exactly what they’re looking for with filters and sorting methods.

No word yet on a release date for this update but from what I’m hearing, more details will be revealed soon.

So what about you? Do you like how Microsoft updates the Xbox One with more quick hitting monthly updates, or do you like Sony’s approach where they take their time but unleash a huge wave of updates? Let me know in the comments below.

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