PS4 Update 5.50 Beta Brings Parental Controls To Limit Kids' Playtime

The new tab in Play Station 4’s 5.50 firmware showing apps and games purchased from PSN.    
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Play Time Management is a new feature that allows guardians and family members to manage PS4 playtime for their child. "Notifications will be sent to children during gameplay so that they know when they should save and quit", the blog post reads.

This new feature is accessed in Settings - Family management and can be controlled on the PS4 or by logging into the PS account via a web browser on a PC or a smartphone.

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.

Sony is also updating the Library UI to include a "This PS4" tab, which shows all of the applications installed on the console.

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You can also hide content that you no longer use, such as expired betas and trials. "In addition, the family manager/guardians can choose whether or not to automatically log the child out of their PS4 once their playtime is over", wrote SIEA Vice President of PlayStation Marketing Mary Yee on the Official PlayStation Blog.

Likewise, you'll also be able to customise your Tournaments team page with logos and backgrounds from USB.

This includes the ability to import images via USB and then modify pictures to get the flawless look. This is accomplished via a new USB storage device option on the Themes area of the Settings menu. We certainly hope it's soon, though, as a lot of the changes coming with the PS4 5.50 update seem as if they will change the system for the better. Players will now be able to elect not to show a purchased game in their Purchased folder - a much-requested feature so people can clear out alphas, betas, server tests, and demos that they no longer need. This app will come with several audio EQ presets, which emphasize certain ranges of sound depending on what type of game you're playing. Sony also made tweaks to the music function, "Whenever you're listening to music on PS4, you'll be able to access certain shortcuts from the Quick Menu".

Background Music on PS Now: This allows one to listen to their favorite tracks while streaming games through PS Now. The "This PS4" tab will list all the applications that are installed on the PS4 system. Games rendering to a higher resolution on a 4K TV will downscale to match HDTVs, which allows PS4 Pro owners to receive the benefits of an image clarity boost even without a 4K TV.

Last but not least, PS4 Pro users will see a new Supersampling Mode under Settings that will enable users without a 4K TV to get some of the same visual enhancements that those with 4K can enjoy. "Please note performance will vary, as games are optimised differently to take advantage of the power of PS4 Pro".

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