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PS4™ System Update History


About PlayStation®4 system software update version 2.01 (including 2.00)

PS4™ system software version 2.01 was released on November 4th, 2014. This version adds or updates the following features.

Main features in system software update 2.01 (including 2.00)

New for 2.01:

System software stability has been improved when you turn on the system and when it enters rest mode.

New for 2.00:

  • Players in a party can now use Share Play.
    With Share Play, two players in the same party can share a game screen. The host (the user who initiates Share Play) and the guest (the user who joins Share Play) can play the same game together while watching the same screen, or the guest can take the place of the host and operate the host’s game screen.
    To initiate Share Play, select Share Play (Share Play) from the party screen. Use of some features requires PlayStation®Plus membership.
  • Video clips can now be uploaded to YouTube™.
  • You can now set themes for home screens and function screens for each user. Themes can be downloaded from PlayStation®Store. Select themes in Settings (Settings) > [Themes].
  • You can now play music stored on USB storage devices. Connect a USB storage device containing music files (MP3 or AAC) to the PS4™ system, and then select USB Music Player (USB Music Player) from the content area.

Other new or revised features in version 2.00

Share

  • The following features have been added to Live from PlayStation (Live from PlayStation).
    • You can now view broadcasts from the past.
    • Broadcasts can now be filtered by language. With the list of broadcasts displayed, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Language].
    • You can now follow your favorite channels or broadcasters.
    • Featured (Featured) has been added. You can browse broadcasts such as PlayStation®-recommended broadcasts, broadcasts from Friends, and broadcasts you follow.
    • Games (Games) has been added. Broadcasts for each game are displayed.
    • Twitch™ icons can now be displayed in comments.
  • The following settings have been added to broadcasts. With the Share menu displayed, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Share Settings] > [Broadcast Settings] > [Advanced Settings].
    • You can now display messages to spectators.
    • You can now include party voice chats in broadcasts. A player’s voice will be included only if the setting to allow the player’s voice to be broadcast is enabled in the party settings.
    • You can now adjust settings such as size, background, and effects of video content from the PlayStation®Camera.
  • When you select [Upload Screenshot] from the Share menu, you can now attach a screenshot to your message.
  • You can now trim your video clips in Capture Gallery (Capture Gallery).

Settings

  • You can now set the length of time your controller will charge while your PS4™ system is in rest mode. Set the time in Settings (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Functions Available in Rest Mode] > [Supply Power to USB Ports].
  • [View Guide] and [Commands for Voice Operation] have been added to Settings (Settings) > [System] > [Voice Operation Settings]. You can view a list of details and hints about operating the PS4™ system with your voice.
  • [Input Device] and [Output Device] have been added to Settings (Settings) > [Devices] > [Audio Devices]. Also, [Output to Headphones] in Settings (Settings) > [Sound and Screen] > [Audio Output Settings] has moved to Settings (Settings) > [Devices] > [Audio Devices].
  • [Mouse] has been added to Settings (Settings) > [Devices].

Other

  • Names of players you may know can now be displayed in areas such as your Friends list or under What’s New. You can set whether to display your real name and profile picture to other players you may know in Settings (Settings) > [PSNSM] > [Privacy Settings] > [Connecting with Friends] > [Players You May Know].
  • You can now search for players by entering their real names in areas such as Friends (Friends). You can set whether to display your real name and profile picture in other players’ search results in Settings (Settings) > [PSNSM] > [Privacy Settings] > [Connecting with Friends] > [Search].
  • You can now record a voice message by pressing the button in the Messages (Messages) screen.
  • The layout of the Party (Party) screen has been improved.
  • The number of content items displayed in the content area has been changed. Content items that are not displayed can be reviewed in Share Play (Library). You can review all content items in the content area by removing the checkmark from [Limit Number of Content Items on Home Screen] in Share Play (Settings) > [System].
  • PS button (PS button) now appears in some notification messages. You can view details about a message by pressing the PS button when the message is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • When you connect a new device to your system, you can check the remaining battery charge in the system message that is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • “Standby Mode” has been renamed “Rest Mode”.

YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.

Twitch is a trademark or registered trademark of Twitch.

About PlayStation®4 system software update version 2.00

PS4™ system software version 2.00 was released on October 28th, 2014. This version adds or updates the following features.

Main features in system software update 2.00

  • Players in a party can now use Share Play.
    With Share Play, two players in the same party can share a game screen. The host (the user who initiates Share Play) and the guest (the user who joins Share Play) can play the same game together while watching the same screen, or the guest can take the place of the host and operate the host’s game screen.
    To initiate Share Play, select Share Play (Share Play) from the party screen. Use of some features requires PlayStation®Plus membership.
  • Video clips can now be uploaded to YouTube™.
  • You can now set themes for home screens and function screens for each user. Themes can be downloaded from PlayStation®Store. Select themes in Settings (Settings) > [Themes].
  • You can now play music stored on USB storage devices. Connect a USB storage device containing music files (MP3 or AAC) to the PS4™ system, and then select USB Music Player (USB Music Player) from the content area.

Other new or revised features in version 2.00

Share

  • The following features have been added to Live from PlayStation (Live from PlayStation).
    • You can now view broadcasts from the past.
    • Broadcasts can now be filtered by language. With the list of broadcasts displayed, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Language].
    • You can now follow your favorite channels or broadcasters.
    • Featured (Featured) has been added. You can browse broadcasts such as PlayStation®-recommended broadcasts, broadcasts from Friends, and broadcasts you follow.
    • Games (Games) has been added. Broadcasts for each game are displayed.
    • Twitch™ icons can now be displayed in comments.
  • The following settings have been added to broadcasts. With the Share menu displayed, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Share Settings] > [Broadcast Settings] > [Advanced Settings].
    • You can now display messages to spectators.
    • You can now include party voice chats in broadcasts. A player’s voice will be included only if the setting to allow the player’s voice to be broadcast is enabled in the party settings.
    • You can now adjust settings such as size, background, and effects of video content from the PlayStation®Camera.
  • When you select [Upload Screenshot] from the Share menu, you can now attach a screenshot to your message.
  • You can now trim your video clips in Capture Gallery (Capture Gallery).

Settings

  • You can now set the length of time your controller will charge while your PS4™ system is in rest mode. Set the time in Settings (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Functions Available in Rest Mode] > [Supply Power to USB Ports].
  • [View Guide] and [Commands for Voice Operation] have been added to Settings (Settings) > [System] > [Voice Operation Settings]. You can view a list of details and hints about operating the PS4™ system with your voice.
  • [Input Device] and [Output Device] have been added to Settings (Settings) > [Devices] > [Audio Devices]. Also, [Output to Headphones] in Settings (Settings) > [Sound and Screen] > [Audio Output Settings] has moved to Settings (Settings) > [Devices] > [Audio Devices].
  • [Mouse] has been added to Settings (Settings) > [Devices].

Other

  • Names of players you may know can now be displayed in areas such as your Friends list or under What’s New. You can set whether to display your real name and profile picture to other players you may know in Settings (Settings) > [PSNSM] > [Privacy Settings] > [Connecting with Friends] > [Players You May Know].
  • You can now search for players by entering their real names in areas such as Friends (Friends). You can set whether to display your real name and profile picture in other players’ search results in Settings (Settings) > [PSNSM] > [Privacy Settings] > [Connecting with Friends] > [Search].
  • You can now record a voice message by pressing the button in the Messages (Messages) screen.
  • The layout of the Party (Party) screen has been improved.
  • The number of content items displayed in the content area has been changed. Content items that are not displayed can be reviewed in Share Play (Library). You can review all content items in the content area by removing the checkmark from [Limit Number of Content Items on Home Screen] in Share Play (Settings) > [System].
  • PS button (PS button) now appears in some notification messages. You can view details about a message by pressing the PS button when the message is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • When you connect a new device to your system, you can check the remaining battery charge in the system message that is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • “Standby Mode” has been renamed “Rest Mode”.

YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.

Twitch is a trademark or registered trademark of Twitch.

About PlayStation®4 system software update version 1.76 (including 1.75)

PS4™ system software version 1.76 was released on September 2nd, 2014. This version adds or updates the following features.

Main features in system software update 1.76 (including 1.75)

New for 1.76:

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

New for 1.75:

  • Playback of Blu-ray 3D™ is now supported.
  • Sound quality has been improved during 1.5x playback with Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD videos.
  • System messages previously displayed on the top-right corner of the screen are now displayed on the top-left corner of the screen.
  • [Featured Content] has been added to Settings (Settings) > [System] > [Automatic Downloads and Uploads]. When this setting is enabled, featured content from PlayStation®Store is automatically downloaded while the PS4™ system is either powered on or in standby mode. To download while in standby mode, go to Settings (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Functions Available in Standby Mode], and then turn on [Connect to the Internet].

"Blu-ray Disc™", "Blu-ray™" and "Blu-ray 3D™" are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.

About PlayStation®4 system software update version 1.75

PS4™ system software version 1.75 was released on July 29, 2014. This version adds or updates the following features.

Main features in system software update 1.75

  • Playback of Blu-ray 3D™ is now supported.
  • Sound quality has been improved during 1.5x playback with Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD videos.
  • System messages previously displayed on the top-right corner of the screen are now displayed on the top-left corner of the screen.
  • [Featured Content] has been added to Settings (Settings) > [System] > [Automatic Downloads and Uploads]. When this setting is enabled, featured content from PlayStation®Store is automatically downloaded while the PS4™ system is either powered on or in standby mode. To download while in standby mode, go to Settings (Settings) > [Power Save Settings] > [Set Functions Available in Standby Mode], and then turn on [Connect to the Internet].

"Blu-ray Disc™", "Blu-ray™" and "Blu-ray 3D™" are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.

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.

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

PS4™ system software version 1.72 was released on June 24, 2014. This version adds or updates the following features.

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

New for 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.

About PlayStation®4 system software update version 1.71 (including 1.70)

PS4™ system software version 1.71 was released on June 3, 2014. This version adds or updates the following features.

Main features in system software update 1.71 (including 1.70)

New for 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.

About PlayStation®4 system software update version 1.70

PS4™ system software version 1.70 was released on April 30, 2014. This version adds or updates the following features.

Main features in system software update 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.

PlayStation®4 System Software Version 1.62 (with 1.60 and 1.61)

    New for 1.62

  • Image quality for some applications has been improved.
  • New for 1.61

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • New for 1.60

  • Wireless stereo headsets (CECHYA-0080 / CECHYA-0083 / CECHYA-0086) and a stereo headset (CECHYA-0088) are now supported.
  • You can now mute the microphone for PlayStation®Camera.

PlayStation®4 System Software Version 1.61

    New for 1.61

  • System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
  • New for 1.60

  • Wireless stereo headsets (CECHYA-0080 / CECHYA-0083 / CECHYA-0086) and a stereo headset (CECHYA-0088) are now supported.
  • You can now mute the microphone for PlayStation®Camera.

PlayStation®4 System Software Version 1.60

  • Wireless stereo headsets (CECHYA-0080 / CECHYA-0083 / CECHYA-0086) and a stereo headset (CECHYA-0088) are now supported.
  • You can now mute the microphone for PlayStation®Camera.

PlayStation®4 System Software Version 1.52

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

PlayStation®4 System Software Version 1.51

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

PlayStation®4 System Software Version 1.50

For details on the features in system software version 1.50, refer to the user's guide for your PS4™ system

http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps4/index.html