PS4 3.50 firmware: these are all the unannounced features so far

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 8 April 2016 11:57 GMT

As feature-rich as it may be, there are a few things you won’t find in the patch notes of firmware 3.50.

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PS4 3.50 firmware: these are all the unannounced features so far

Sony released firmware update 3.50 for PlayStation 4 users earlier this week.

In terms of features, 3.50 is one of the big ones. It lets you stream PS4 games to your PC or Mac, allows you to join a friend’s game straight from the party screen, you could get a notification when your friends go online, and a lot more.

However, there are a couple of additions and fixes that Sony did not mention in the release notes, leaving users to discover them on their own. This could be because the company didn’t think they’re worth documenting, or simply because they did not get enough testing.

Whatever the case, they’re available to anyone after downloading the update. You’ll find the full list below, courtesy of Reddit.

  • You can disable the screenshot on-screen notification (in Settings under Notifications), allowing you to take multiple screenshots in a row without seeing the pop-up (but still get the sound)
  • In Live from PlayStation, you can now search the games list and pin up to three games to the top
  • The USB music player is back
  • You can set a party member limit, from two to eight players

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