Sony finally released their latest firmware for the PlayStation 4 after spending more than a month in beta – the 5.0 update. The firmware promises to bring several new features including new management tools for Friends List, streaming enhancements and more. The update should bring improvements to your game console’s performance. The PS4 5.0 update is now available for download with a size of only 375 MB.

In addition to the 5.0 update, Sony also announced a new Vr Headset model that will also bring new features to the table – the CUH-ZVR2.

What’s new with PS4 version 5.0?

The update will make PS4 owners spend less time in menus by updating the Quick Menu that now has more options to choose from. In the Quick Menu, users can now see the progress of their download and at the same time, see party invites.

Users can now disable notification pop-ups while watching films or TV shows so they won’t get interrupted. Messages that are displayed can now be customized by changing how much of it can be shown as well as the color while watching media.

Moreover, you can now follow anyone on PSN after updating to the latest firmware. This feature was initially available only for verified accounts. Users may now also create a separate list of friends in the Friend List, which replaces the Favorite Groups tab.

Parental Control has also been improved with the 5.0 update. With this new firmware, one member of the family can act as the Family Manager where he or she can set up other accounts and assigns them as Parent or Guardian, Adult or Child. The latter account can be restricted by the Parent or Guardian and Adult for its use of online features, games and can even set a spending limit on the PlayStation Store.

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Lastly, Sony made a few improvements to the PS4’s streaming capabilities. In particular, PS4 Pro owners are now capable of streaming in 1080p at 60 FPS, in addition to the PSVR’s 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound support.

The new PSVR headset model

Speaking of VR, Sony also announced their latest model for the PSVR – the CUH-ZVR2, according to a report by Gamespot.

Sony said that their latest virtual headset model has been designed so that stereo headphone cables are incorporated into the device. The CUH-ZVR2 model now supports HDR pass-through. However, the VR headset needs to be turned off to use this feature.

More importantly, Sony stated that all of the PSVR games will be playable for both CUH-ZVR1 and CUH-ZVR2.