PS4 system update 5.50 enters beta as Sony previews new features

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Sony today announced a new Gold Wireless Headset for its PlayStation 4 consoles.

Those who signed up for the beta will be receiving an e-mail with instructions on how to get the new system firmware. Every once in a while, however, an update brings about a slew of new features and updates.

Other features coming along with this update include enhancements to the Quick Menu, notifications, and new customization options for Tournaments team pages. Family managers will be able to track playtime, as well as set restrictions either based on certain time windows or on total amount of time spent playing.

There's also the option to add extra game time an the choice to automatically log the child out of the PS4 once their allotted playtime is over.

This includes the ability to import images via USB and then modify pictures to get the flawless look. Note that the picture files on a USB stick need to be located in a folder named "IMAGES" for the PS4 to recognize them.

Just hop into the system settings menu to activate it and you should be good to go.

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Following PS4 update 5.50, all PlayStation 4 owners have the ability to import custom wallpapers via USB directly to your PS4. To set your logo and background, head over to Events Teams select your team Edit Team Profile. "This PS4" will show only the applications that are now installed on your system - as in, the ones that you'll actually be interested in seeing 90 percent of the time - with further subdivisions for games and apps. The PS4 section lists all of the apps and games now installed on the console, while the tab with your avatar and name shows what has been purchased with your PSN account. You're now, finally, also able to hide apps in the Purchased section, such as expired betas and demos.

Another section of the library allows you to see what games you now own through PlayStation Plus, keeping in mind that you'll lose access to said games should your subscription lapse. Speaking of music, you'll be able to listen to tunes in the background while streaming games on PS Now.

Your notifications list is likely even more cluttered than your game library.

Now on to the quick menu improvements.

If you're using Spotify on PlayStation Music, the "square" button will serve as the shortcut for volume control. On the Media Player or USB Music Player, the triangle button works as a shortcut for play or pause and the square button can be used to control the volume. It lets you go take PS4 games online, but it also gives subscribers free games each month.

If your Notifications tab makes you feel like you're in a particularly bad episode of Hoarders, you'll be glad to know that update 5.5 will make it possible to permanently delete any and all old notifications. When listening to music on PS4, users can now access certain shortcuts from the Quick Menu. Oh well. There will always be another PS4 update!