System software 4.50
Released on 9 March 2017, the latest major system software update added a host of new features including external HDD support for storing games and apps, new ways to personalise your PS4, an improved Quick Menu and more.
PS4 is always evolving to bring you even more ways to play, connect and share your greatest moments, as well as the most requested new features from the PlayStation community.
You can now connect any USB 3.0 storage device to your PS4, format it to the correct spec and download, install or move new games and apps onto it.
USB storage devices up to 8TB can be used, giving an incredible amount of space to save and organise your games.
Your PS4 home screen, profile page and how you organise your games and apps are yours to personalise however you want.
Re-living your greatest moments or sharing them with the world as they happen is even easier with the redesigned Share menu – and improved Communities means there are even more people to share with.
All PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles now support HDR displays, bringing richer, more vibrant colours to supported games like Horizon Zero Dawn, FIFA 17 and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
If you own a HDR-enabled TV, your PS4 will now be able to take full advantage of this to deliver a broader colour spectrum much closer to what the human eye can detect.
You can now easily move all your data - including games saves, personal settings and downloaded content – between your existing console and a new console using your home network. All you’ll need is a wired networking cable, your home router and access to the internet.
Hand over control to a friend via the Quick Menu, or take your adventures to another screen within your home.
Invite a friend to join your adventure, challenge them to multiplayer matches or let them take over and play for you - even if they don’t own the game.
Stream games to your PC, Mac or PlayStation Vita over your home WiFi network and never be tied to the TV again.
Find out how to update your PS4 with the latest system software, and get the full list of changes and features.