PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.0 will add 1080p60 Twitch streaming

10 August, 2017, 00:38 | Author: Jeannette Greene
  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.0 will add 1080p60 Twitch streaming

The upgrades to streaming from the console is the main highlight of the update, according to an early copy of the release notes obtained by Eurogamer.

However, a number of these changes are still going to be exclusive; for instance, the 1080p resolution 60 frames per second Twitch streaming will only be available to those that own an up-to-date Playstation 4 Pro, so if you own a regular Playstation 4, your streaming will be at a lower quality. Update 5.0 will let PlayStation 4 Pro owners stream content out to Twitch at 1080p and 60FPS, among other features.

Once the update is applied to either PS4 consoles, users will be able to follow anyone's account, which at present is only possible for verified accounts such as games, developers and YouTubers.

New family accounts will overhaul the current system, letting you have multiple adult accounts in a family that are able to set parental controls individually for child accounts. Now you can do this just for verified accounts of note, such as the official accounts for games, and some individual developers and YouTubers. This feature is now only available for verified accounts, but Sony's documentation wants this feature to "encourage more sharing of content and more interactions". You will also be able to follow an account without having to wait for verification and without it filling up your friend limit. Accounts belonging to other PS4s can be sent to these adult accounts so that everyone is collected under the same family account, if desired. To help manage family accounts, there will be a new PC/smartphone web app.


These include the addition of a new quick menu which eliminates the need to go back to your home screen for notifications.

Other changes include event push notifications, VR mode broadcasting will allow spectator comments on screen, broadcasts can be linked to the PlayStation Community, and support for bundle and compilation discs and more.

Expect 5.00 sometime in the near future alongside an overhauled PlayStation App that isn't quite as useless as it now is.

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