Here’s Whats New In PS4 Software Update 5.50

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Beta testing has begun for PS4 Software Update 5.50 . The update has been given the codename of Keiji and it will have some rather nifty updates for your PS4.

Currently in beta there is no word as of yet of when the PS4 Software Update 5.50 will be released , but we now know in advance what features will be update thanks to the PlayStation Blog. Here’s what it includes.

Playtime Management

This feature is most useful for parents who want to monitor the activities and the number of hours there child clocks in to the PS4. With this the parent/ guardian can set the number of hours the child is allowed to use the PS4 before it automatically powers off.

Library UI Updates

Two new tabs are being added to the library for ease of access. The first one is “This PS4 tab” which lists all the applications that are installed on your PS4. The second one is and the tab with your name/avatar lists all the apps that you purchased with your own PSN ID.

PS Plus Tab

This tab helps to identify which PS Plus monthly free games do you own. In case your PS Plus membership has expired a lock will appear beside the tab.

Hide Apps

A slightly naughtier option which will allow you to hide certain applications that you don’t want others to notice.

Quick menu Enhancements

Allows you to access certain shortcuts such as custom friend lists, playing music or using an application

Background Music On PS Now

You will now be able to listen to your favorite music while streaming games on PS Now.

Notification Update

Allows you to delete older notifications for better management

Import Custom Wallpapers Via USB

You can now import your own images in a PS4 via a USB

Customize Tournament Team Page

Following the update you will be able to customize your tournament team page

Super Sampling Mode For PS4

Perhaps the most important feature. This will allow HDTV users to enjoy a better aesthetic visual experience. With supersampling, those games which render at a higher resolution whilst connected to a 4K device  will downscale to match the HDTV.