PlayStation 4 Update Will Add 1080p60 Twitch Streaming

PlayStation 4 Update Will Add 1080p60 Twitch Streaming

Sony is going to push out new firmware patch for PlayStation 4 owners soon. Update 5.0 will let PlayStation 4 Pro owners stream content out to Twitch at 1080p and 60FPS, among other features.

The company has yet to detail the patch publicly, but Eurogamer has obtained a copy of the update’s release notes.

Players will also be able to follow any user – like Twitter or Xbox One. Previously, this had been limited to a curated list of gaming personalities, developers, and official game pages. According to the documentation, this is to “encourage more sharing of content and more interactions.”

According to the publication, we’ll also see an overhaul of the console’s master/sub account system. Family accounts will be able to have several child accounts tied to them, with unique parental controls for each one. Adult accounts can also send requests to each other to join the same family.

System notifications will now be surfaced via the Quick Menu, so you don’t need to head back to your home screen to see them. Download/upload statuses can also be checked here too.

No release date has been given for firmware update 5.0. Eurogamer speculates that we’ll see it in the near future, alongside the launch of an updated PlayStation App.



 

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Comments Comments (11)

 
Posted by kniteowl
On Thursday 10 Aug 2017 8:57 AM
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Finally I don't need to always go back to the home menu to see my latest notification or check my downloads.
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Thursday 10 Aug 2017 10:03 AM
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FINALLY 60fps Twitch for the casual general public... but on the Pro online! RIP.
The QoL for notifications is yuuuuuuge.
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 10 Aug 2017 10:04 AM
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Mostly niche things really, nothing I'm excited about unfortunately.
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Thursday 10 Aug 2017 10:37 AM
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10 August 2017, 10:04 AM Reply to SpawnSeekSlay
Mostly niche things really, nothing I'm excited about unfortunately.
We can't always get Boost Mode in every update... that was a big thing for me. More reason to justify the purchase of the PRO.
 
 
 
Posted by BigC
On Thursday 10 Aug 2017 11:13 AM
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Soooooo it's a PlayStation 4 PRO update that will add the 1080p 60fps streaming, not PlayStation 4? False title much...
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Thursday 10 Aug 2017 12:31 PM
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They will finally experience 1080p 60 fps :p



calm down im joking.
 
 
 
Posted by palmania
On Thursday 10 Aug 2017 4:17 PM
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And support additional languages - Czech, Greek, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Romanian, Hungarian and Thai
 
 
 
Posted by Outlaw213
On Thursday 10 Aug 2017 4:22 PM
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Hmm seems very minor for a "5.0" update.
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Friday 11 Aug 2017 6:46 AM
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10 August 2017, 04:22 PM Reply to Outlaw213
Hmm seems very minor for a "5.0" update.
Ya, very uninteresting. Increase party chat size!
 
 
 
Posted by captain X nz
On Saturday 12 Aug 2017 3:32 PM
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Where's the stability update?
 
 
 
Posted by Buckchoi
On Sunday 13 Aug 2017 2:57 AM
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The media player app needs to be greatly improved, it can't even switch audio tracks.