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PS4 system software 3.00 released

PS4 system software 3.00 released

An update to the system software for PlayStation 4 systems was released on 30 September 2015. You can use this to update your system software to version 3.0.

Always update your PS4 system to the latest version of the system software. By updating, you can enjoy additional features, improved usability and enhanced security.

Main features in system software update 3.0

?”Events” has been added. By selecting “Events” from the function screen, you can find and join events that are being held for specific games as well as events for official gameplay broadcasts.
?”Communities” has been added. Communities are places where you can play games or have parties with players who have similar interests and preferences, or talk about your shared interests. By selecting “Friends” > “Communities” from the function screen, you can create a new Community or find and join an existing Community.
?You can now easily search for games or parties that other players are participating in by selecting “Now Playing” in “What’s New”, “Friends”, “Messages” or “Communities”. You can see a list of the game sessions and parties that Friends and members are enjoying at that time and select options such as joining a game session or watching another player’s live broadcast.
?You can now send a request to watch another player’s gameplay. The player who receives the request can share their gameplay by broadcasting or by using Share Play. To send a request, select “Now Playing” in “What’s New”, “Friends”, “Messages” or “Communities”, and then select “Request to Watch”.
?The following features have been added to “Messages”. The screen layout has also been improved.

? People who have been specified as message recipients can be placed in groups. You can select names and images for the groups.

– View games or parties that other members are participating in at any particular time.

– Start a party with other members.

Other new or revised features in version 3.0


?You can now view a list of video clips and screenshots that others are sharing in “Live from PlayStation”. The screen layout has also been improved.
?You can now post comments about activities.
?You can now set the length of a video clip that you want to save to 30 seconds.


?”Auto-Scroll Speed” has been added to “Settings” > “Accessibility”. Also, more system functions now support accessibility settings.
?You can now check age level and rating icon information when adjusting settings in “Settings” > “Parental Controls” > “Restrict Use of PS4 Features” > “Games”.*
?”Web Filter” has been added to “Settings” >”Parental Controls” > “Restrict Use of PS4 Features”. You can make use of a web filtering service that automatically prevents dangerous or harmful sites from being displayed.**
?You can now go to “Settings” > “Notifications” and select whether to display pop-up notifications for the following:

– Community

– Requests to Watch Gameplay

– Events

– Current Song


?”PlayStation Plus” has been added to the function screen. You can easily see the latest information about special offers or promotions and purchase subscriptions.
?You can now use PlayStation App*** to sign in to PlayStation Network when you log in to the PS4 system as a guest. Using a device with PlayStation App installed, you can sign in without having your sign-in ID and password displayed to others by scanning the code that is displayed on the PS4 system.
?You can now create a sub-account by selecting “New User” when you log in to the PS4 system.

* This feature may not be available in some countries or regions.

** Fees may apply for the use of services.

*** PlayStation App is an application for smartphones and tablet devices.

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?Do not download or install the update using data other than the official update file provided online by Sony Computer Entertainment. Do not download or install updates by methods other than those described in the system documentation or on this website. If you download or install update data from a different source, by a different method, or on a system that has been altered or modified in any way, the system might not operate properly and might not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions can void the system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.
?Do not install system software soon before or soon after a power outage.
?Do not turn off your system during the installation. Interrupting the installation can cause your system to be damaged.
?You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software.

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