Sony details key features of upcoming PS4 software update

The beta begins shortly and Sony has revealed several new additions to the PlayStation 4

Sony announced this morning via its PlayStation Blog a few of the key features in the upcoming 3.50 firmware update that will be beta tested by a select number of PlayStation 4 owners starting tomorrow.

If you signed up to be a part of the beta test, Sony says keep an eye on your email as the codes will be going out today.

Sony has detailed some of the key features and we have those listed below. Please note that the blog post says this is not the entire list of what will be included when the firmware update goes live for everyone.

  • Friend Online Notification – Want to know the moment your friends come online? With this update, you can, as we’ve added an option to be notified when members of your friends list sign on the network.
  • Appear Offline – Sometimes you want to play a game or watch a movie without being bothered by friends. Now it’s easier to go incognito as we’ve added the option to appear offline. You can designate if you would like to appear offline when you log-in or at any time from your Profile or the Quick Menu.
  • User Scheduled Event – Time for a play date! We’ve added the ability to schedule a future gameplay session with your friends on the system. When your event starts, users who registered for the event will automatically be added to a party so you can start playing right away.
  • Play Together – This features allows all members of a Party to see what each person is playing so that you can easily join a friend’s game, or start a new game together.
  • Remote Play (PC/Mac) – We’re bringing PS4 Remote Play to Windows PC and Mac. This feature won’t be available to test in the beta, but you can look forward to it soon.
  • Dailymotion – With this update, you’ll be able to live stream directly to Dailymotion on PS4. We’ll also support archiving live broadcasts, like we do for other streaming services.

Sony hasn’t revealed when the new update will be live for all PS4 users, but we’ll be sure to let the SCG readers know when they do.

So, what do you think? Did any features you were hoping for end up in the list? Anything you wanted still not being added by Sony? Let us know in the comments below.

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