PS4 firmware 7.00 Beta (Codes going out now)

Kinan

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Oct 26, 2017
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Oh, transcription of party chat on the second screen? Interesting how well it can work.

And yes, audio quality improvements are mentioned.
 

btkadams

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Oct 25, 2017
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I dream of Apple Music support one day. It seems like the Spotify partnership will probably last through to PS5 though.
 

Carn

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Oct 27, 2017
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Oh boy. I wonder if anything as substantial as the boost mode update and downsampling update will ever happen again. At this point in the ps4's life, I'm not really expecting anything as exciting and just wishing they're saving up everything for next gen(by saving, not holding back but rather work in progress just in time for release next year)
yeah I really hope they PS5 will have an OS that has all the current functionalities, as a bare minimum.
 

8byte

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yeah I really hope they PS5 will have an OS that has all the current functionalities, as a bare minimum.
Since the architecture is pretty similar and the PS5 will be completely BC, I think it's safe to say they'll absolutely roll forward with the same OS, save a few visual updates and bells and whistles. I can't imagine them starting from scratch *again* after getting the PS4 OS this far and being pretty competitive with other platforms. Would be a disaster for Sony.
 

Kinan

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Oct 26, 2017
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And you can now type in in the second screen app on your phone and it will be voiced for you in the party chat. Oh boy.
 

Ohri-Jin

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The biggest party I have ever been in was for FFXIV and it was on TeamSpeak. Too many people all at once. We were all tipsy though on a friday. It was awesome, but other than that never have I been in a large party on ps4.

If anything it is only super annoying. Hell sometimes during story sequences friends will blabber throughout ugh lol.
 

Carn

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Since the architecture is pretty similar and the PS5 will be completely BC, I think it's safe to say they'll absolutely roll forward with the same OS, save a few visual updates and bells and whistles. I can't imagine them starting from scratch *again* after getting the PS4 OS this far and being pretty competitive with other platforms. Would be a disaster for Sony.
Yeah, agreed. Only thing I'm missing is some more solid media playback support, but to be honest, I have enough other options for that.
 

AllEchse

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Oct 29, 2017
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I can't even think about any new special features for the menu, and I don' even expect bigger things anymore.
Another redesign of the library menu would be good.
But that I would mainly want because some games/appps show up on the wrong category.
But the update with it restart is a pretty good addition.
 

Nightfall

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Oct 27, 2017
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Got a code as well, so if any of you want to join, be my guest

Oh and it's EU

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nolifebr

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Since the architecture is pretty similar and the PS5 will be completely BC, I think it's safe to say they'll absolutely roll forward with the same OS, save a few visual updates and bells and whistles. I can't imagine them starting from scratch *again* after getting the PS4 OS this far and being pretty competitive with other platforms. Would be a disaster for Sony.
The only thing I want from them on the next generation is more constant updates. Waiting 6 months for an update that really brings something new is horrible.
 

Thera

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EU code here, be my guest :
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LordofPwn

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i feel like US is already in this beta? I know i've got a Beta update installed on my main PS4. i think it was 6.8 though?
 

8byte

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I don't know, Microsoft manage to release monthly updates (I don't know if they still do this)
Right, but for computers, phones, tablets, and a ton of other consumer devices, Firmware updates with significant feature improvements are usually annual or longer. Also, Microsoft wasn't adding major features every month, so I think it's a big disingenuous to compare monthly updates there to Sony's updates.

Every 6 months is fine. I'd rather have 6 months between updates than have them more regularly with smaller bits of features & (possibly) less reliability.
 

Cugel

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MentalZer0

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I'm hoping for Android Remote Play.
What do you mean?


All devices?
 

LAM09

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I think they might have added more Accessibility options as well (larger text, bold text, etc).
 

Darkkahn

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EU code, can be used 19 times:
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tofaro28

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What do you mean?


All devices?
Me too!
I still hope to make a "PS4 Switch"
 

KaiPow

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I'm also hoping for Android remote play, just because it's easier to carry around than a Vita or iPad.
 
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Mireille

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Wonder how 16 player party will end.. it can be bad nowadays.. cant imagine how bad it can be (Noise and loudness that is)