While Microsoft’s Xbox One system updates seem to happen monthly, Sony’s PS4 system updates are less regular but arguably meatier. The latest such update, PS4 system update 2.0, has gone live today via PSN.
PS4 system update 2.0 includes quite a few new features, most notably Share Play. Share Play is a tool that allows PlayStation 4 owners to have an online “local” co-op experience by allowing them to invite a friend to join their game even if that friend doesn’t own a copy of it. The only catch is that a PlayStation Plus (PS Plus) membership is required to take advantage of certain Share Play features.
After Share Play, the most anticipated element of PS4 system update 2.0 is the addition of Theme support. PS4 theme support lets gamers personalize their home screen background with themes and colors. Since PS4 system update 2.0 has just gone live today, Sony has kick-started its PS4 theme support catalog with a Destiny PS4 theme and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PS4 theme. Both themes are available for download today.
Another new sought-after feature is the ability to upload your gameplay highlights directly from the PS4 to YouTube by clicking the SHARE button on the DualShock 4. A stand-alone PS4 YouTube app is also now available on the PlayStation Store.
In addition to these three large additions, PS4 system update 2.0 includes some enhancements to live broadcasting such as archived broadcast support, a redesigned Content Area and some improved filter and sort functions for the PS4 Library, and the ability to insert USB memory stick with music on it to listen to those tunes in the background on your PS4.
A full list of what’s new in PS4 system update 2.0 is available at this link.