The new PS5 system software update is available worldwide today

Thanks to the support and feedback from our PS5 beta participants, today we are rolling out a new system software update to PS5 players around the world. The update includes several highly requested features such as 1440p* HDMI video output and game listings, as well as social features such as the ability to request a screen share from another party member, easily view profiles of new friends and receive a notification to help you. join a friend’s game faster from a group chat.

Plus, you can now compare 3D audio and stereo audio on the same screen and more easily access ongoing activities from game hubs. Check out our beta blog post to get the full scoop on these features, and read on for details on some new and upcoming updates for PS5 and PS App.

YouTube search via voice command (preview)

Another feature we’re excited to bring to more PS5 players is the ability to search for content on YouTube via voice command (preview). From anywhere on PS5, including during gameplay, you can say “Hey PlayStation, find on Youtube.” The YouTube application will open and the relevant search results will be displayed.

Note: Voice Command (Preview) is currently available in English for PS5 players with US and UK registered accounts

New PS app features

In addition to these PS5 console updates, we’re gradually rolling out new PS App features globally later this month on iOS and Android:

Start a PS Remote Play session via PS App

PS App users will be able to launch a PS Remote Play session directly from PS App on iOS and Android devices. To get started, make sure the PS App is linked to your PS5 console and your console is in rest mode. Then select the “Play with PS Remote Play” icon on a PS App game hub, and the PS Remote Play app will automatically launch the game. To enjoy this feature, make sure PS App and PS App Remote Play are both installed on your mobile device or tablet.

Request a share screen

Similar to the PS5 feature, PS app users will be able to ask another party member playing on PS5 to start a screen sharing session and then watch their friend’s game from within the app. This makes it even easier for you to stay in touch with your friends when you’re on the go.

Thank you to all our fans for continuing to share your suggestions and ideas. We constantly listen to your feedback and are committed to improving your gaming and social experiences with every update. Meet online!

*1440p video output on PS5 requires a TV or PC monitor that supports 1440p/60Hz, or 1440p/60Hz and 120Hz. Results may vary depending on game played.

VRR on PS5 supports 1080p and 4K video output but not 1440p.

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