PlayStation 4 to Get New Parental Controls, Notifications Management Features, and More

Posted on February 6, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Xbox with 10 Comments

Sony is releasing the first beta for the next major PlayStation 4 update: 5.50. The update, codenamed KEIJI, mostly focuses on improved user experience features and a new Play Time Management features.

To provide parents with greater control over their children’s accounts on the PlayStation, Sony is introducing a new feature that lets parents limit the hours their child can play on the PS4. A similar feature is coming to the iPhone that’ll let parents control the use time of certain apps on their children’s iPhones, too. On the PlayStation, users can even choose to automatically log their child out of their PS4 once they exceed the maximum playtime set by their parent.

Along with the time management feature, Sony is introducing some design improvements for the Library section. There’s now a separate section for games and apps that are installed on your PS4, and content that’s available on your PSN ID but not actually downloaded on your console, making it easier for you to find out what’s exactly what’s available to play on your console right away. The update also includes a new PS Plus tab that includes all the premium content from PS Plus, as well as a new Hide App functionality that lets you hide certain apps and games from the Library.

More importantly, the update is introducing the ability to delete old notifications as well as support for Background Music on PlayStation Now. All in all, it’s a pretty huge update.

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