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System Software Update 4.73

An update to the system software for PlayStation 4 systems was released on 02 August 2017. You can use this to update your system software to version 4.73.

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 4.73

 
  • This system software update improves system performance.
 
 

Main features in system software update 4.50

You can now use a USB storage device to install applications, or move applications from your PS4™ system storage.
Use a USB storage device that meets the following conditions.

  • External hard disk drive
  • USB 3.0 or later
  • 250 GB minimum, 8 TB maximum capacity
  • Select (Settings) > [Devices] > [USB Storage Devices], select the connected USB storage device, and then format it for use as extended storage.

* There is no guarantee that all USB storage devices are compatible with your system.

The quick menu is now more user friendly.
Party features, such as creating and joining parties, are even easier to access from the quick menu.

Notifications have been redesigned.
All notifications now appear in a single list.

When using Remote Play on a Windows PC, Mac, Xperia™ Smartphone, or Xperia™ Tablet, you can now use your device's microphone for voice chat in games or in parties.

You can now use screenshots to customize the background of your home screen and function screen.
Select   (Settings) > [Themes] > [Select Theme] > [Custom].

You can now post screenshots directly to activities, such as those shown in [What's New].
Press the SHARE button, select [Screenshot], and then select [Activities] as the upload destination. Also, you can now tag games and fellow players.

You can now post animated GIFs to activities and social applications.

Your status is now visible as Mobile when you sign in to an application such as  PlayStation App, even when you are away from your PS4 system. This means you are available to communicate with Friends.

You can now make a party public or private even after the party has been created.
Select   (Party) > [Party Settings] > [Party Privacy].

PlayStation®VR now supports Blu-ray 3D™ content.

Other new or revised features in version 4.50:

  • The PS4 system you use to sign in to PlayStation Network for the first time is now automatically activated as your primary PS4 system.
  • As a parent or guardian, you can now easily create sub accounts for your children when creating your master account.
  • You can now upload or download saved data right from the home screen. Highlight the game, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Upload/Download Saved Data].
  • You now have the option to share screenshots on PlayStation Network. When sharing, you can also adjust privacy settings.
  • You can now launch SHAREfactory right from Capture Gallery. Press the OPTIONS button while viewing   Capture Gallery, and then select [Edit in SHAREfactory].
  • You can now change the color of your profile screen to match the cover image. On your profile screen, select Options > [Change Cover Image] > [Change Background Color].
  • When reporting inappropriate content, you can now preview your report before sending.
  • The design of PS4 Remote Play for Xperia™ has been updated.
  • When you receive a party invitation in Messages or PS Messages, you can respond with a quick reply.
  • Your profile screen cover image on your PS4 system is now displayed in PS Messages.
  • Cinematic mode image quality on PlayStation®VR has been improved.
Windows is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Mac is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Xperia™ is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB.
"Blu-ray 3D™" is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.

Notices

  • Do not download or install the update using data other than the official update file provided online by Sony Interactive 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 Interactive 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 Interactive 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.