More PS5™ features

Take a closer look at the PS5 console UI and discover some of the new ways to play.

More PS5™ features

Take a closer look at the PS5 console UI and discover some of the new ways to play.

Game Hub

Games have hubs on PS5. Each game’s hub collects everything related to that game together, from activities, to community broadcasts, to new game content. It’s a constantly updated space that will evolve and adapt throughout the game’s lifecycle. 

Activities

Game creators can build their PS5 games so you can jump straight into specific missions, modes, quests, and more straight from the console's Control Center.

Control Center

Quickly access frequently used system features, game content, and activities without leaving your gameplay. Simply press the PS button while playing to see the Control Center overlay.

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Game recommendations

Find your next adventure with recommendations based on the types of games you like2.

Accolades

Players can now give other players positive accolades to encourage or congratulate other contenders on a multiplayer match well played1. The accolades you've received will be displayed in your profile.

Challenges

Take on special in-game challenges in supported PS5 games, and share your results with friends on PS5 to see if they can do better. If your friend beats your high score or time, you will get notified and get a chance to beat them right back.

Cross-generation chat with PS4™

Whether your friends are on PS4 or PS5, cross-generation voice chat means everyone can keep the conversation going with their account for PlayStation™Network. You can even chat with players on mobile devices who have PlayStation App.

Cross-generation multiplayer

Game creators now have the option to enable online multiplayer game matches between PS5 and PS4 players1. PS4 players can be seamlessly invited to play with PS5 players, and vice versa.

Universal search

Spend more time playing and less time looking for what you want to do - PS5 can rapidly find games on PlayStation Store, movies on select video streaming apps5, or other players.

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Game presets

Players can choose saved game presets for all supported games, like inverted y-axis and subtitles.

PlayStation®App

Chat with friends, get the latest gaming news, and download games to your console from PlayStation Store by using PlayStation App. You can even manage your PS5 console storage remotely, so you’ll always be ready for your next gaming adventure.2

Game Base

Access a dedicated hangout space for you and other players with your account for PlayStation Network. Share content, plan play sessions, jump into games, or just catch up. You can even access some features on the web and on mobile devices with PlayStation App.

Group multiplayer initiation

Initiate multiplayer matches straight from a persistent Game Base party and auto-invite everyone1, no need to send individual invitations.

Share screen with Multitasking

Online players can view a party member's screen, and even play their own game while watching them at the same time.

Remote Play

Access games on your PS5 console3 by streaming them to another PS5 console, or your PS4 console, PC, and Apple iOS or Android phone.

External USB drive compatibility

PS5 consoles can store compatible PS4 and PS5 games to USB drives that support SuperSpeed USB4. That means you can save space on the internal Ultra-High Speed SSD, and save time by reinstalling PS5 games from the external USB drive, instead of redownloading them or installing from a disc.

When you’re ready to play a PS5 game that’s on an external USB drive, simply transfer the game back to the internal SSD via the Options Menu within the Library. You can play PS4 games directly from an external USB drive, or from the internal SSD.

PS5™ M.2 SSD Storage Expansion

Upgrade the storage capacity of your PS5™ console by installing a compatible M.2 solid state drive.

You can now play your PS5 and PS4™ games and media apps directly from the high-speed SSD expansion, which you can also use to store, download and manage this content.

Important: before installing a compatible M.2 solid state drive, you should review the minimum performance and size requirements here, and install the latest system software update to your PS5™ console.

3D audio support for built-in TV speaker

Experience immersive virtual surround sound with 3D Audio support for your TV.

Tempest 3D AudioTech is accessible directly from your built-in TV speakers when you're playing games and watching videos on your PS5 console.

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Multiplayer activities

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1Multiplayer games require an active PlayStation®Plus subscription. PS Plus is a paid-for ongoing subscription and a recurring fee will be charged automatically at the frequency chosen by the consumer at purchase until cancelled.

2Account for PlayStation Network required. Full terms apply – playstation.com/PSNTerms

3Remote Play requires an account for PlayStation Network, compatible game, PS5 console with the latest system software, high-speed internet connection and compatible iOS or Android device. A wired network connection to the PS5 console is recommended.

4Minimum of 250 GB and maximum of 8 TB capacity. 

5Streaming services may not be available in all regions. Internet, paid streaming subscription, and account for PlayStation®Network may be required.