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System Software Update 3.50

An update to the system software for PlayStation 4 systems was released on 6th April 2016. You can use this to update your system software to version 3.50.

Always update your PS4 system to the latest version of the system software. By updating, you can enjoy additional features, improved usability and enhanced security.

*Check the "Update using a computer" section below for more details.

Main features in system software update 3.50

Main features in system software update 3.50

  • You can now create events. Select  [Events] > [Create Event], set the date and time, number of players who can join, and other details, and then send invitations to players you want to play with. You can also create events in [Messages].
  • Play Together has been added to  [Party]. For online multiplayer games that support the Play Together feature, you can automatically invite other players and start game sessions immediately.
  • Notification messages are now displayed when Friends go online. You can change the setting in  [Settings] > [Notifications] > [When Friends Go Online].
  • You can now change your online status to offline, even if you are actually online. When you log in to the PS4™ system, select [Log In With Online Status 'Appear Offline'] from the options menu. You can also change your status from your profile screen or the quick menu. However, please be aware:
    • Within a game, you may appear online to other players.
    • Your use of social features (such as 'Share') may be visible to other users.
    • When you sign-in on PS3, PS Vita or PS TV, you will appear online.
  • You can now use Remote Play on a computer (Windows® PC or Mac) that has PS4 Remote Play installed. To do this, download the PS4 Remote Play app, install it, and then connect to your PS4™ system.
  • You can now broadcast gameplay on dailymotion™.

Other new or revised features in version 3.50

  • You can now send event or party invitations to groups or communities.
  • You can now share other players' activities. In What's New, for example, select an activity to share, and then select 'Share Activity'.
  • When uploading screenshots or video clips, players can now tag others they’ve played games with. To choose who can tag you, select  [Settings] > [PlayStation™Network/Account Management] > [Privacy Settings] > [Sharing Your Experience] > [Tags].
  • Depending on the content, verified accounts are now displayed on the content info screen so that you can follow the accounts more easily.
  • PSN Status: to quickly check the status of the PlayStation Network Services, you can view this via Settings > Network.
  • Teen Account Creation: Teens (aged 13 – 17 years) can now create their own account and start playing in offline mode until parents approve the account and complete the parental control set up at their leisure. 
  • PlayStation Plus Hub: Plus members can now enjoy easy access and management of their online storage. You can also see from your PS Plus Games which of your friends also play your monthly Plus games. 

Notices

  • Do not download or install the update using data other than the official update file provided online by Sony Computer Entertainment. Do not download or install updates by methods other than those described in the system documentation or on this website. If you download or install update data from a different source, by a different method, or on a system that has been altered or modified in any way, the system might not operate properly and might not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions can void the system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.
  • Do not install system software soon before or soon after a power outage.
  • Do not turn off your system during the installation. Interrupting the installation can cause your system to be damaged.
  • You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software.

System Software

By using or accessing the System Software, you agree to be bound by all current terms of this Agreement. To access a printable, current copy of this Agreement, go to http://doc.dl.playstation.net/doc/ps4-eula/.

Sony Computer Entertainment, at its sole discretion, may modify the terms of this Agreement at any time, including any terms in the PS4 system documentation or manual, or http://doc.dl.playstation.net/doc/ps4-oss/index.html.

Please check back on this website from time to time for changes to this Agreement.
 
 

Your options

How to update

You can update the system software of the PS4 system by any of the methods described below.

  • Update using the Internet

    Use your PS4 system's network update feature to update the system.

    The following things are needed to perform the update:

    • PS4 system
    • Internet connection (wired or wireless)

    Before using the network update feature, you must configure your PS4 system's network settings. For details, refer to the user's guide for your PS4 system.

    From the function screen, select (Settings) > [System Software Update]. Your system automatically checks over the Internet whether you have the latest version of the system software. If there is an update file for a later version, it is downloaded to the system. When downloading is complete, a notification message is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen. On the function screen, select (Notifications) > [Downloads], and then follow the screens to perform the installation.

  • Update using a disc

    Use an update file contained on a game disc to update the system.

    The following things are needed to perform the update:

    • PS4 system
    • A disc that contains an update file

    When you play a disc that contains a later version of the system software, a screen is displayed to guide you through the update process. Follow the screens to perform the update.

  • Update using a computer

    This update method can be used if your PS4 system is not connected to the Internet. Download the update file to your computer, and then save it on a USB storage device. Copy the saved file to the system storage of your PS4 system to update the system.

    For the standard update procedure, follow the steps below. Visit here for the procedure to initialize your PS4 system and perform a new installation of the system software, such as for when you replace the hard disk drive.

    The following things are needed to perform the update:

    • PS4 system
    • Computer connected to the Internet
    • USB storage device, such as a USB flash drive

        * There must be approximately 320MB of free space.

    1. On the USB storage device, create folders for saving the update file.

    Using a computer, create a folder named "PS4". Inside that folder, create another folder named "UPDATE".

    2. Download the update file, and save it in the "UPDATE" folder you created in step 1.

    Save the file with the file name "PS4UPDATE.PUP".

    [DOWNLOAD NOW] Click to start the download.

    3. Connect the USB storage device that the update file is saved on to your PS4 system, and then from the function screen, select (Settings) > [System Software Update].

    Follow the screens to complete the update.

    If your PS4 system does not recognise the update file, check that the folder names and file name are correct. Enter the folder names and file name in single-byte characters using uppercase letters.

  • Perform a new installation of the system software

    This procedure is for initializing your PS4 system and performing a new installation of the system software, such as for when you replace the hard disc drive.

    Be careful when using an update file for reinstallation. All users and all data will be deleted.

    The following things are needed to perform the update:

    • PS4 system
    • Computer connected to the Internet
    • USB storage device, such as a USB flash drive

        * There must be approximately 900 MB of free space.

    1. On the USB storage device, create folders for saving the update file.

    Using a computer, create a folder named "PS4". Inside that folder, create another folder named "UPDATE".

    2. Download the update file, and save it in the "UPDATE" folder you created in step 1.

    Save the file with the file name "PS4UPDATE.PUP".

    [DOWNLOAD NOW] Click to start the download.

    3. Turn off the power of your PS4 system completely.

    Check that the power indicator is not lit. If the power indicator is lit up in orange, touch the power button on the PS4 system for at least seven seconds (until the system beeps a second time).

    4. Connect the USB storage device that the update file is saved on to your PS4 system, and then touch the power button for at least seven seconds. The PS4 system starts in safe mode.

    5. Select [Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software)].

    Follow the screens to complete the update.

    If your PS4 system does not recognise the update file, check that the folder names and file name are correct. Enter the folder names and file name in single-byte characters using uppercase letters.