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New PS5 and PS4 system software beta rolling out tomorrow

marquimvfs

Gold Member
Sorry about the code begging. But, is the beta available in Brazil? Can someone please send me a code if it exists?
 

BreakOut

Member
I want to see more about sorting by genre.
Turns out you do it in collection under game library. Maybe you already know this but it took me a while to figure that shit out, the YouTube video shows it above me but I didn’t catch it my first watch of that. But I did figure it out, I kept trying to do it on the home screen I don’t know why I just thought maybe would make them in the folders by genre I don’t know. Wishful thinking on my end.
 

Mr Moose

Member
They are just taking the piss now... First a PS4 code and now I get an email asking me about the PS5 beta.
Hey, thanks for joining the 5.0 beta. How’s the Voice Command feature working?

We’d love to hear any thoughts or feedback you have, including:
• Does Voice Command help you navigate to what you need?
• Is it easy to use?
• Are there any aspects we can improve on?

Thanks for your time!

Please share any thoughts in our short survey – it should take only 5 minutes to complete.
One of the questions was why didn't I try the voice commands, I answered because they didn't send me a beta code.
 

Sinthor

Gold Member
Source: https://blog.playstation.com/2022/02/08/new-ps5-and-ps4-system-software-betas-roll-out-tomorrow/

Our second PS5 system software beta is kicking off tomorrow with new ways to personalize your console experience across party chat, Game Base and accessibility settings. We’re also rolling out a PS4 system software beta tomorrow for players to try out the community-requested Open Parties feature, which is also coming in the PS5 beta.

In addition, for PS5 beta participants in the U.S. and U.K, we’re previewing a feature that enables voice commands for finding and opening games and apps, as well as controlling media playback (English language setting only).

While access to the PS5 and PS4 betas will be open to selected participants in applicable countries*, the final system software updates will be available globally later this year. If you’re selected to participate in the betas, you’ll receive an email invitation when the updates are available to download tomorrow. As with previous system software betas, some features available during this phase may not make it into the final version or may see significant changes. Here’s a sneak peek:

New Party Chat Options

In response to community feedback, we’ve made some updates to the Parties system:

  • Open and Closed Parties (PS5 and PS4 betas)
    • When you start a party, you can now select either an open party or a closed party:
      • An open party lets your friends see and join the party without an invite. Friends of party members can also join.
      • A closed party is only for players you invite.
    • Note: in Game Base on PS5 and Party on PS4, if you select [Open Party] when starting a party, only players using the beta version of the PS5 or PS4 system software will be able to join. To start a party that players who aren’t using the beta version can also join, select [Closed Party].

  • Voice chat reporting feature update (PS5 beta)
    • If you want to report something that someone in a party said, there are now visual indicators for you to identify who was speaking. This will help PlayStation Safety take appropriate action based on your report. You can learn more about this feature here.
  • Share Play update (PS5 beta)
    • Start Share Play directly from the voice chat card. You no longer need to start Share Screen first to use Share Play.

  • Voice chat volume (PS4 beta)
    • You can now individually adjust the voice chat volume of each player in a party on PS4, just like on PS5.

PS5 Game Base Enhancements

  • Voice chats are now called parties. For easier access, we’ve divided the Game Base menu into three tabs: Friends, Parties and Messages.

  • From the Game Base control menu and cards, you can now:
    • View all your friends under the [Friends] tab in the control menu, or access the player search feature and friend requests through links on this tab.
    • Add a player to a group or create a new group directly from Game Base in the Control Center. You can also send text messages, quick messages, images, video clips, and view a group’s shared media from this card.

  • When someone in a party is sharing their screen, you’ll now see the (on air) icon.
  • We’ve made it easier to decline friend requests by adding a [Decline] button to your friend request list.

New PS5 UI Features

  • Filter by genre
    • We’ve added an option to filter your game collection by genre, letting you quickly find specific types of game experiences.
    • Keep in Home
      • You can now keep the games or apps you choose on your home screen by selecting “Keep in Home” with the (options) button.
      • You can keep a maximum of five games and apps on each home screen with this feature.
    • Increased apps on the home screen
      • You can now have a total of 14 games and apps appear on your home screen.
    • Trophies UI update
      • We’ve updated the visual design of trophy cards and the trophy list. You can also see suggestions for which trophies to earn on the trophy tracker and access it from the Control Center whenever you’re playing a game.
    • Start Share Screen from the Create menu
      • From the Create menu, you can now start a Share Screen and stream your gameplay to an open part



      • New Accessibility Features
    • More Screen Reader languages
      • Screen Reader, which reads aloud on-screen text and provides spoken guidance for operating the console, is now supported in six additional languages: Russian, Arabic, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, and Korean.
      • This expands Screen Reader support to 15 languages, including the current ones (United States English, United Kingdom English, Japanese, Italian, German, Spanish, Latin American Spanish, French and Canadian French).
    • Mono audio for headphones
      • You can now enable mono audio for headphones so the same audio is played from both the left and right headphones, instead of a stereo or 3D audio sound mix. This feature provides an added option to enhance the PS5 audio experience, particularly for players with unilateral hearing loss.**

  • Check marks for enabled settings
    • You can now show a check mark on enabled settings so you can easily see that they’re turned on.

Voice Command (Preview): U.S. and U.K. limited release

  • We’re also testing a feature that enables voice commands for finding and opening games, apps, and settings, as well as controlling media playback on the PS5 console.
  • This feature is currently available in English for beta participants with accounts registered to the U.S. and U.K.
  • To get started, enable Voice Command (Preview) from the Settings menu. Then, call out “Hey, PlayStation!” and ask your PS5 console to find a game, open an app or setting, or control playback while enjoying a movie, TV show or song.

  • You can help us improve the feature through our feedback program, which will sometimes record your voice commands (in accordance with our Privacy Policy) and let you provide instant feedback from time to time. You can turn this feature off at any time within system settings (see above). This feature never records audio for child accounts.
  • We’re in an early testing phase for this feature and will be closely assessing it and listening to your feedback throughout the beta. For more details, check out this page.

Thanks to our beta community for helping us test these new features. Which ones are you most excited for?
Jesus Christ! You are telling me they're going to make it so you can REPORT people for something they SAY in a chat? How about...I dunno....simply disconnecting that person from chat if they say something you don't like or blocking them? How about that? Is EVERYTHING on this freaking planet just moving inexorably towards authoritariansim? Come on, man!
 

elco

Member
Any word on the discord integration we heard about last year? I'm curious if the integration will go beyond just showing your PSN status on discord.
 

AGRacing

Member
Jesus Christ! You are telling me they're going to make it so you can REPORT people for something they SAY in a chat? How about...I dunno....simply disconnecting that person from chat if they say something you don't like or blocking them? How about that? Is EVERYTHING on this freaking planet just moving inexorably towards authoritariansim? Come on, man!

It is pretty fucking ridiculous. Adults are becoming an extinct species.
 
Jesus Christ! You are telling me they're going to make it so you can REPORT people for something they SAY in a chat? How about...I dunno....simply disconnecting that person from chat if they say something you don't like or blocking them? How about that? Is EVERYTHING on this freaking planet just moving inexorably towards authoritariansim? Come on, man!
Wow, getting kinda angry there pal. Almost like a person with the capacity for firing rage chats at unsuspecting players. Maybe not.
 

BreakOut

Member
I hope they are cautious with the whole reporting from voice chat. Like only Sony can hear it, seems like a quick way to blackmail. I don’t really like the idea of being recorded at all to be honest.
 

omegasc

Member
Got a update today to 4.0. Not sure if there is anything new ???
Yeah, got it as well, but I took a quick look and couldn't find any changes. Changed sound to AV System, checked 3D audio, still not there, as well as VRR. Tried updating System Features and there was nothing new. Back in 3.1 I got some updates and had to restart the console, but no info on what changed.
 

Chronos24

Member
Odd. I know ALLM was mentioned here but I can't find any setting or anything at all that has anything to do with that. Anyone know or can confirm that was actually a thing here?
 

omegasc

Member
Odd. I know ALLM was mentioned here but I can't find any setting or anything at all that has anything to do with that. Anyone know or can confirm that was actually a thing here?
it is, I get the banner saying it is on. In fact, sometimes when I get from a game to the OS to check downloads or messages, and go back to the game the banner gets displayed again in my LG C9 after some time. Maybe it is something that was addressed in this update.
 
I fucking need folders. But I never used the read-aloud accessibility option before. It'll come in handy while I still can see to play games while I can't find a proper donor for my Keratoconus. Not being able to drive has been a nightmare, at least I can keep gaming for a little longer.

It's not as bad as in the photo, but I think I can basically consider myself legally blind if things get worse.

 
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A.Romero

Member
I fucking need folders. But I never used the read-aloud accessibility option before. It'll come in handy while I still can see to play games while I can't find a proper donor for my Keratoconus. Not being able to drive has been a nightmare, at least I can keep gaming for a little longer.

It's not as bad as in the photo, but I think I can basically consider myself legally blind if things get worse.


Shit man, sorry to hear. Hopefully you will find a donor soon.
 
Shit man, sorry to hear. Hopefully you will find a donor soon.
I'm not actually too worried about it. I have another exam this week because last week one day I woke up with my left eye in pretty bad condition and I wasn't seeing shit with it under any light source, and it seemed to be an infection but it went back to normal after 2 days of using the eye drops described to me. The only trouble I have is I have to fly to another state for some check-ups in the Eye Bank Hospital where I'll do the surgery.

For gaming, I have to play with the lights on and the brightness on the screen down to the point It gets comfortable for my eyes. It's kind of shit sometimes and I have to play only in small sections of half an hour and give rest of 10-15 minutes for my eye drops before I feel like my eyes are dry as the Sahara. I never used to care much for accessibility options when I didn't need them, now I'm just glad how much of a difference they make so more people can enjoy gaming as anyone else. Guerrilla made a wonderful work with Horizon on that area, but I think the crown still goes to The Last of Us 2, there were so many options for every type of disability, so I appreciate their effort.
 
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Rayderism

Member
I still want to know more about how sorting by genre works....does it assign the genre's to the games automatically, or do you set each game to a specific genre? I know it's only doing this in the library and I'm fine with that, but I just want more details about how that works.
 

Shmunter

Gold Member
I still want to know more about how sorting by genre works....does it assign the genre's to the games automatically, or do you set each game to a specific genre? I know it's only doing this in the library and I'm fine with that, but I just want more details about how that works.
Automatic, same as store filter
 
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