Sign Up for the Next PS4 System Software Update Beta

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Sign Up for the Next PS4 System Software Update Beta

Help us make the next one even better, and try out new features in the process!

We’re getting ready for the next major system update for PS4, and can use some help from PS4 owners to test it out ahead of launch. Starting today, you can sign up for a chance to be a beta tester and get an advance look at some of the improvements and new features coming to PS4.

You can register to be a beta tester anytime between today and the start of the beta in early August. Users must be 18 years or older. Once the beta starts, we’ll close registration.

Beta testers for our previous major system software update, version 4.50, got an early peek at features like external HDD support, custom wallpapers, Quick Menu refresh, and much more before launch.

If you’re part of the program, you’ll receive an email with instructions on downloading the beta version of the next system software. In order to sign up, you’ll need a PS4 with an internet connection, and access to a Master Account. And remember — you can roll back to the previous system software at any time.

We’ll be back soon with an update on the features you can expect in the beta.

Many thanks to everyone signing up — especially our returning beta testers! Your feedback helps us make the system software update even better.

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  • Persian language to PS4

  • Give us one free ID change please.

  • Thanks for correcting the mistake on question #2 of the Beta sign up.

  • I just hope there is something in this Beta to fix the latency caused by the 4.50 update. (fingers crossed)

  • I am hoping update 5.0 Will bring PS1 and PS2 classics with no Trophy support. I think its time true backwards compatibility comes to the PS4. A lot of people have demanded it. All classic pre-existing purchases should carry over. Physical copies should be allowed to run as well, since not all games are on the PS Store. Buying physical copies and digital is a good business move for Sony. I’ve supported Sony for almost 20 years. I just want them to support their classics, plus bring us new and exciting games for years to come. The classics deserve some love, rather anyone agrees or not.

  • Sony Please add Persian (farsi) language to PS4

  • Sony You added Arabic language to PS4 and Horizon : zero Dawn
    So Please add Persian language to PS4 and PS4 Games .
    We buys Original Games but we don’t have your support
    So please support Us

  • Hopefully we will be getting some news soon on Features that are coming to Firmware 5.0 I am so curious ( for beta testing)

  • PSN NAME CHANGE PLEASE I DONT EVEN LIVE IN VA ANYMORE

  • Hi I want to tell you to do these things below for the next firmware update:
    More free demo games
    Synchronize psn account to google account
    Ability to change psn Id
    Give us rocket league and any game of your choice next month on ps plus
    Add ROBLOX game for PS4
    Thank you so much, and I will really appreciate your opinion for the next firmware update. It is hard to deny my order,so please make these changes on the next update if you like to make your gamers happy.

  • Hi:
    Backwards Compatibility with PSOne and PlayStation 2 software (Why, Why, WHY not???).
    About Hardware: Backwards Compatibility with PSOne, PlayStation 2 and PLAYSTATION 3 (DualShock 1,2 &3), Memory Card (PSOne & PS2), PS Camera, PS Headset, etc.

  • For anyone who is wondering when the beta will start, Playstation will most likely start sending out invitations on the third of this month since they said the beta test were going to start on early February for the 3.5 beta and they started sending out invitations on the third, they also said that the beta for update 4.5 was going to be on early February and they sent them out on the third also. Hopefully it comes early and does not come out late since beta update 4.0 was coming “early August” and ended up coming out on the 16th. If it ends up coming out on the 16th then we now know that beta invitations are sent on a certain date depending on the month.

    • Sorry to burst your bubble bro but it’s already the 6th here ( in Australia) and 5th in the US still no word I am assuming Monday US time they will begin unless there is a delay like last time

    • Yeah, the earlier the better since I am excited for the update but I would rather wait a little more if more features are going to be added. So I am not concerned. Thanks for keeping me updated.

    • No worries bro and I do agree there

  • What is a master account ? Also one upgrade I hope for is the ability to download video clips off the internet on your ps4. You can do it on Ps3 easily.

  • Dang… this is the first Beta in like the past 4-5 Betas that I didn’t get into… (Firmware 5.0). :-(

  • PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let us players sort our PS trophies in any order the players desire. This is such a simple feature to add. PLEASE

  • Am i too late?

  • Are we getting any news soon on Firmware 5.0 as to maybe what will be in it ?

  • Lots of the community wants to have an PSN name change available as well as backwards compatibility and be able to activate more than one account on your system

  • Been shut out of all but one of the earlier betas a year and a half ago. Hope to be part of this one since I’ve been hoping for better parental controls for awhile now.

    As a side note, why does my PSPlus symbol not show up on this blog but shows up everywhere else on my account?

  • Can please add a video calibration software built in to de ps4 and pro for hdr and no hdr thanks :)

  • Well, that i just want is NAME SWITCH SONY

  • All I want is to change my USERNAME!!!!

    Or transfer all my purchases & subscriptions to a new account!!

  • a friend gave me a access code to be a beta tester….
    how do i redeem it?

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