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Support: System Software Updates

PlayStation®4 System Software Update 1.74

PlayStation®4 Software Update Version 1.74

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An update to the PlayStation®4 system software was released on July 22nd, 2014. You can use this to update your system software to version 1.74.

A PS4™ system software update is required to use PSNSM features and some features on your system. Also, by updating the system software of your PS4™ system, you can enjoy various additional features and enhanced security. Always update to the latest version.



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About PlayStation®4 system software update version 1.74 (including 1.72, 1.71 and 1.70)

PS4™ system software version 1.74 was released on July 22, 2014. This version adds or updates the following features.

Main features in system software update 1.74 (including 1.72, 1.71 and 1.70)

1.74 (including 1.72 and 1.71):

System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

New for 1.70:

  • [SHAREfactory] has been added to the content area. You can use it to add comments and stickers to video clips that are saved on the PS4™ system. You can also replace the music and background images in video clips.
  • You can now copy video clips and screenshots that are saved on the PS4™ system to a USB storage device.
  • [Best HD] has been added as a supported resolution for broadcasts using Ustream or Twitch™.
  • You can now save your broadcasts to online services. For details, refer to the website for the online service.
  • You can now adjust the brightness of the light bar on the DUALSHOCK®4 controller. [Brightness of DUALSHOCK 4 Light Bar] has been added under HD (Settings) > [Devices] > [Controllers].
  • [Enable HDCP] has been added under HD (Settings) > [System].

Other new or revised features in version 1.70

Share

  • You can now select the length of video clips that will be saved. The length can be 1, 3, 5, 10, or 15 minutes. This setting is located under [Share Settings] > [Video Clip Settings] > [Length of Video Clip].
  • HD (Capture Gallery) has been added to the content area. You can use it to view screenshots and video clips that you saved.
  • Screenshots and video clips will not be saved when you select [Broadcast Gameplay] in the menu for the Share feature. To save screenshots, select [Upload Screenshot] or press the button. To save video clips, select [Upload Video Clip] or press the HD button.
  • You can now set the audience on Facebook® for sharing your screenshots and video clips.
  • [Share Settings] > [Video Clip Settings] > [Indicate Blocked Scenes for Video Recording] is now turned on by default.
  • The screen layout for when you are broadcasting has been improved.
  • [Stop Broadcasting] is now under [Broadcast Settings].
  • Settings

  • [Language], [Blu-ray Disc™ Data Management], and [Allow Internet Connection] have been added under [Video Playback Settings].
  • [Login Settings] and [Initialization] > [Delete User] are now under the newly added [Users].
  • You can now set a screensaver. [Start Screensaver] has been added under [Sound and Screen].
  • You can now share your real name and profile picture with the close Friends of your close Friends. Your close Friends are Friends who have accepted your real name requests, or Friends whose real name requests you have accepted. This setting is located under [PSNSM] > [Privacy Settings] > [Real Name and Profile Picture].
  • Other

  • [From PlayStation] has been added under Notification (Notifications). You will receive notifications and other information from PSNSM.
  • Services under [TV & Video], such as Netflix and Hulu, can now be started with voice recognition. Also, the following keywords have been added to the voice recognition feature.
    • Save Video Clip
    • Start Video Clip
  • You can now sort trophies by their rarity level.
  • [Noise Reduction] has been added as an option that is available during video playback.
  • You can now use PlayStation®App to set your profile picture. To use this feature, you must update PlayStation®App to version 1.70 or later.
  • You can now use the touch pad to operate the software keyboard.
  • You can now submit a grief report about an inappropriate profile picture or broadcast.
  • Facebook is a service that helps you connect and share with the people in your life. Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc.
    "Blu-ray Disc™"and "Blu-ray™" are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.

    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 system software of the PS4™ system 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 system software of the PS4™ system by any of the methods described below. To confirm that the update was completed successfully, once 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 you used for updating the system is displayed in the [System Software] field, this means that the update was completed successfully.

    Update using the Internet
    Use your PS4™ system's network update feature to update the system.

    Update using a disc
    Use an update file contained on a game disc 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.


    From the function screen, select Settings (Settings) > [System Software Update]. Your system automatically checks over the Internet whether you have the latest version of the system software. If there is an update file for a later version, it is downloaded to the system. When downloading is complete, a notification message is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen. From the function screen, select Notification (Notifications) > [Downloads], and then follow the screens to perform the installation.

    Update using a disc

    The following things are needed to perform the update:

    • PlayStation®4 system
    • A disc that contains an update file

    When you play a disc that contains a later version of the system software, a screen is displayed to guide you through the update process. Follow the screens to perform the update.

    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.


    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
      * There must be approximately 320 MB of free space.

      • 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".
        PC Update
      • 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".
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      • Connect the USB storage device that the update file is saved on to your PS4™ system, and then from the function screen, select Settings (Settings) > [System Software Update].
        Follow the screens to complete the update.

    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.