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PS5 Firmware 5.00 (22.01-05.00.00) and PS4 Firmware 9.50 released 

Sony has pushed firmware updates for both of it’s current consoles – as with other updates, be sure to read through other people’s experiences before proceeding with the update process.


PlayStation 5 update 22.01-05.00.00 patch notes

  • Voice chats are now called parties.

  • For easier access we have divided the Game Base into three tabs: [Freunde], [Partys] and [Nachrichten].

  • From the Game Base Control Menu and Maps you can now do the following:
    Show all your friends under the tab [Freunde] in the control menu.
    Start Share Play directly from the voice chat card. You no longer need to start screen sharing to use Share Play.
    Add a player to a group or create a new group directly from the Messages card. You can also use this card to send video clips, pictures, and text messages, and view a group’s shared media.

  • Now when someone in a group is sharing their screen, they’ll see the On Air icon. You can do that on the tab [Partys] check.

  • The search function for players and friend requests is now under the tab [Freunde].

  • We’ve made it easier to decline friend requests by adding the button to your friend request list [Ablehnen] have added.

Under (Accessibility), we’ve updated the following:

  • We’ve updated the following for the screen reader:
    The screen reader is now supported in six additional languages: Russian, Arabic, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish and Korean.
    The screen reader can now read notifications aloud.

  • You can now enable mono audio for headphones so that the same audio is played through both the left and right headphones.
    When the headphones are connected, go to [Einstellungen] > [Ton] > [Audioausgabe] and then activate [Mono-Audio für Kopfhörer]. Alternatively you can [Einstellungen] > [Barrierefreiheit] > [Anzeige und Ton] go and then [Mono-Audio für Kopfhörer] activate.

  • You can now show a tick next to enabled settings so you can easily tell they’re enabled.
    Go to [Einstellungen] > [Barrierefreiheit] > [Anzeige und Ton] and activated [Häkchen bei aktivierten Einstellungen anzeigen].

Under (Trophies), we’ve updated the following:

  • Updated the visual design of the trophy cards and the trophy list.

  • The Trophy Tracker will now show suggested trophies to earn when playing a game.

We’ve made the following changes to the features available in the Create menu:


We’ve added a new feature: Voice Command (Preview).

  • Voice Command (Preview) understands voice commands to find and open games, applications, and settings, and to control media playback.

  • To get started, go to [Einstellungen] > [Sprachbefehl] and activate [Sprachbefehl (Vorschau) aktivieren]. Then say “Hey, PlayStation!” and prompt your PS5 to do something.

  • With this feature, you can find and open games, apps and settings, control your media without even touching a button, and much more.

  • Currently, Voice Command (Preview) is only available in English for players with US and UK PSN accounts.

We added support for the Ukrainian language.


Other updated features

  • We’ve made the following improvements to the game library:

  • On the tab [Deine Sammlung] you can now filter your games by genre to find the games you want to play faster.

  • We’ve pinned PlayStation Plus to the left edge of the Games home screen.

  • You can now redeem monthly games faster.

  • Accessing the PS Plus game collections just got easier from the Home screen.

  • We’ve added a button map that shows you how to reload and zoom in the web browser.

  • If you want to report something someone said in a party, there are now icons to help you identify who is speaking. This will help PlayStation’s security team take appropriate action based on your report.

  • We’ve made the console safer for child accounts:

  • If they’re viewing a purchased or installed game that they’re not allowed to play, the game’s wallpaper will be hidden.

  • Activity cards such as For example, what appears in Control Center or Game Hub will not appear in age-restricted games.

  • You can now keep the games or apps you selected on your home screen.

  • When you’re focused on a game or app, press the Options button to open the Options menu and select [Auf dem Home-Bildschirm behalten] the end. The games and apps you want to keep stay on your Home screen.

  • You can put a maximum of 5 games and apps on each home screen.

  • You can now have three more games and apps on your home screen.

  • We’ve changed the look and feel of the user guide to make it easier to read. If you prefer the old look, you can change it back.

  • We now support more emojis.

  • We changed the Polish keyboard layout.

  • We have updated the DualSense wireless controller device software to improve stability.

PlayStation 4 Firmware 9.50 patch notes

In Party, we’ve updated the following:

  • Now when you start a party, you can select either an open party or a closed party.
    • An open party lets your friends join without an invite. Friends of party members can also join.
    • A closed party is only for players you invite.
  • You can now individually adjust the voice chat volume of each player in a party.

Other updated features

  • We’ve added Ukrainian language support.

Along side the console firmware updates, Sony is also releasing an update for the PS App with a new UI and better Party management.

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