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PS4 & PS5 Software Update Adds UI Adjustment & Accessibility Features

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Sony has rolled out a software update for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, which includes UI adjustments and some accessibility features. Alongside this, users within the United States and United Kingdom will be able to test voice commands with the PlayStation 5. This is firmware update 9.50 for the PS4 and 22.01-05 for the PS5.

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Additionally, Sony will add the ability to join open or closed PlayStation “parties” on consoles and through the PS App. The UI of the PS App has been updated to make it easier for users to locate the friends, parties, and messaging feature as well. A dark mode is also available. In February 2022, a PS App update further allowed for PlayStation 5 users in the U.S. to upload their gameplay and screenshots to their phones.

A full breakdown of added features is available to read through the PlayStation website. This includes an in-depth explanation as to how users can access some of these features after updating their PS4 or PS5 software. In regards to accessibility, PlayStation 5 users will now have access to a mono audio option when using headphones. Several UI adjustments have been made to the Game Base and Trophy Card section of the interface as well.

Additionally, Sony has plans to bring variable refresh rate, or VRR, to the PlayStation 5. However, this is something scheduled for the coming months and will not be available alongside the features listed above. Once this arrives, Sony states users will be able to automatically apply VRR to PlayStation 5 games that may otherwise not support the feature. More details about this feature will be available in the future.


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