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PS4 update 5.50 includes Play Time Management and PS Now background music

PS4 update 5.50 includes Play Time Management and PS Now background music

There's also a section where you can see which games you only "own" through PlayStation Plus.

They can apply playtime restrictions to ensure their children play within the set playable hours and even add extra time via PC or smartphone whenever they wish to do so. Just be aware, similar to when playing a game on disc or via digital download on PS4, background music may not always be available.

If you've not been accepted into the beta, fret not, as Sony has provided a sneak preview of some of the major features you can expect when update 5.50 arrives.

We're closing in on the launch of the next PlayStation 4 system software update.

Sony has unwrapped the full list of new content coming with PS4 update 5.50, highlights of which include Play Time Management and the ability to play music during PS Now gaming sessions.

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

The update also lets users import their own images via USB in order to create custom wallpapers. Children will be sent notifications throughout their play with regards to how much time they have left so that they can save and quit in time. You'll be able to zoom and crop to make sure you get the right background for you.

Additional features include Quick Menu improvements that add shortcut buttons for media controls and access to individual friends, as well as customization options for team pages in Tournaments. This should make it easier to search games you've bought but haven't installed. If PS Plus membership is expired, a PS Plus icon with a lock will appear next to the games until users have re-subscribed.

Hide apps: This feature is great for clearing up the clutter in your "Purchased" tab in the Library. The Quick Menu has also been updated with more options when you're listening to music through Spotify. Now, the multinational video game company has made a decision to officially reveal the contents of the next update, which is set to introduce several changes and refinements in the console's user interface, as well as a supersampling mode for the PlayStation 4 Pro that assists those who don't have a TV that supports 4K resolution. Here's how Sony describes the situation on PS4 Pro: "Certain games already have the "supersampling" benefits as part of their "PS4 Pro Enhanced" feature set, but this new mode can enhance the experience for those games that don't already have the feature". "Please note performance will vary, as games are optimised differently to take advantage of the power of PS4 Pro". The development team also added the option for you to play background music when playing games on PS Now.

Let us know which features you're most excited about, and remember it's not too late to join the beta.

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