PS5 System Software Update To Add M.2 SSD Support and More
Sony has announced a new system software update for the PS5 that will be released tomorrow, September 15. It will add M.2 SSD storage support and more.
This update is available to download now for the beta users but this is the public launch of the update. It was already confirmed that quite a few of the currently available M.2 SSD drives will be compatible with the PlayStation 5. The process of upgrade the SSD was considered unnecessarily complicated due to the instructions posted on the PlayStation website.
In a blog post, Sony has shared some details on this new PS5 system software update and also posted a video that appears to showcase the process of changing the M.2 SSD onboard the PlayStation 5.
There are plenty of improvements made to the PS5 UX too including a Control Center Customization and Enhanced Game Base. The most important one is how the Game Library has been improved so users can no longer feel confused when installing a PS5 version of a game where there is a PS4 version available as well.
In addition to the various improvements that are detailed on the PS Blog and seen in the video above, the Remote Play app is also getting updated with the following changes.
- PS Remote Play App over mobile networks
- With the PS Remote Play app, players have enjoyed the ability to remotely stream and play PS4 and PS5 games, switch between games, and browse their console’s menus on any compatible device connected to their broadband network.*** Now, players using the mobile app for iOS and Android have the option of using a mobile data connection when WiFi is not available.
- Broadband internet with at least 5Mbps is required for PS Remote Play. For the best experience, we recommend a high-speed connection with upload and download speeds of at least 15 Mbps.
- To help manage the amount of data used through a mobile connection, players can select their preferred video quality for mobile data streaming.
- Please note the quality and connectivity of your Remote Play experience may vary depending on your mobile carrier network and network environment.
- View Share Screen broadcasts on PS App
- Starting next Thursday, Sept. 23, a PS App update will begin rolling out globally and give users the ability to view their friends’ Share Screen broadcasts together.
- To start, join a party voice chat from your mobile device with a friend who’s playing on a PS5 console. Then ask your friend on PS5 to start their Share Screen broadcast. Please note, only players on PS5 can broadcast via Share Screen.
- The Android version of the update is a phased release and may take one week until the update is available on your mobile device.
You can expect to see the new PS5 firmware update tomorrow. We will share a general changelog once it is available after the firmware update is released.