Published: Sun, March 12, 2017
Science | By Boyd Webster

Why You Should Download the PS4 v4.50 Update ASAP

Why You Should Download the PS4 v4.50 Update ASAP

This is a major update which adds several exciting features, not least of which is the ability to attach an external hard drive to your PS4You Can Now Use an External Hard Drive on Your PS4 You Can Now Use an External Hard Drive on Your PS4 With the next software update, PS4 owners will be able to download, install, and access games on an external hard drive.

PlayStation VRPlayStation VR Review and Massive Giveaway PlayStation VR Review and Massive Giveaway Sony has finally released their low-priced headset to the world, along with a slew of Playstation games that support the device.

The software update will be available to all PS4 users starting tomorrow.

The PS 4.5 update also accompanies the improved performance of the 2D mode with more detailed resolution on the screen of the system redirected to the television which will be noticeably better when the users switch off the VR mode.The Cinematic Mode will also have better resolution on the PlayStation VR with the boost in the latest update.

There's the aforementioned support for external hard drives.

Also, the resolution of Cinematic Mode on PS VR will improve - if your PS VR screen size is set to Small or Medium, the frame rate of content viewed in Cinematic Mode goes up from 90Hz to 120Hz with this update.

PS4 4.5 also adds voice chat for Remote Play on Windows PC, Mac, or an Xperia device. This would be for instances where you're logged in to PSN through the PlayStation App or the PlayStation Messages app. Among the changes coming with version 4.50 of the firmware is a previously revealed "boost mode" for those with a PS4 Pro.

"This can provide a noticeable frame rate boost to some games with variable frame rates, and can provide frame rate stability for games that are programmed to run at 30 Hz or 60 Hz", Sony explained. Boost Mode doesn't work with all titles, but it has benefits for some games. Additionally, the setting can be turned off so that the experience is that of a standard PS4. If you get an invitation to a party, you can send a quick reply saying "I'll join later", or "Sorry, I can't join". We're listening and always appreciate your feedback!

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