Big PlayStation 5 update rolls out to everyone
The latest big system software update for PlayStation 5 rolls out today, bringing some long-awaited features to a broader audience.
The new update—with one exception—essentially moves a few previously announced features out of beta. Once you’ve installed the latest version, you’ll be able to output at 1440p resolution, which is a great option for those of us who play on a monitor. Be warned, though, that not every game will support the new resolution natively.
With this update, you’ll be able to sort your software into “gamelists.” That’s Sony’s fancy term for folders, so if you’ve been lamenting the fact that the PS5 doesn’t let you organize games nearly two years after launch, well, that’s finally been fixed.
Finally, in a chance that wasn’t in the last beta, Sony is rolling out a preview of YouTube voice commands to the English-speaking PlayStation 5 users in the U.S. and U.K. Now you’ll be able to tell your PS5 to search YouTube for videos at any time by saying “Hey, PlayStation, find [search term] on YouTube.” It’s not the most life-changing feature, but if you’re already using voice commands and YouTube on your PlayStation 5 regularly, it should streamline some things.
For more details on this update, check the official announcement at the PlayStation Blog.