Sony is coming out with a major system software upgrade for the PlayStation 4 that is slowly getting into the sunset.
Two things have been changed the most – the new functions will benefit those who like to play in a party with others and those who like to use Remote Play a lot. „For PlayStation 4 fans who love to play alongside their friends or other community members, the Party feature has been rebuilt to include new features and services including maximum number of Party users increased from 8 to 16, network connectivity improved, audio quality improved, accessibility support with Chat Transcription has been added (United States-only). […] The Party App will also offer a new Chat Transcription feature for United States users via the PlayStation 4 Second Screen App on your smartphone or other mobile devices. The new feature supports United States English and converts party voice chat to text, or enables you to enter text that is read aloud to other party members. If using your mobile device to connect to your PlayStation 4 during a Party, you will now see a new Party tab has been added where the new functionality is available.
For those who want to stream select PlayStation 4 games on mobile devices, Remote Play can now be used on smartphones and tablets running Android 5.0 or higher. Just download the PlayStation 4 Remote Play App from the Google Play store to use the feature. Meanwhile, for iPhone or iPad users, the Remote Play App has been updated so you can now display the controller at all times and lock the screen orientation. Also, players will be able to use their DualShock 4 wireless controllers via Bluetooth for Remote Play on an Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. All you need to do is update to Android 10, iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or macOS Catalina (releasing in October) to use this feature. As a reminder, a PlayStation 4 system with a wired connection via a LAN cable is recommended,” the PlayStation Blog says.
These sound decent, and the word here in the title was intentional: according to Sony‘s announcement, the 7.00 firmware will be available worldwide from September 8. So prepare for the big update tomorrow.
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