In July, Sony gave select users access to a beta version of the update for the PlayStation 5. Finally, its full version has reached mere mortals. The PS5 patch size is 1.1 GB.
New PS5 system software update rolls out globally today:
☑️ New accessibility features
☑️ Support for compatible @Dolby Atmos-enabled audio devices
☑️ Social feature enhancements
☑️ PS Remote Play support on additional Android devices
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) September 13, 2023
Let’s go through the main features of the new update:
- Support for larger M.2 SSDs with storage capacity up to 8 TB.
- Dolby Atmos support – 3D audio now works on HDMI devices with DA technology. These include TVs, sound bars and home theaters.
- Support for an auxiliary Access controller in parallel with the main one on the same account.
- Ability to respond to messages using emoji.
- Ability to adjust the volume of the “beep” when turning the PS5 on and off. This sound can be completely deactivated .
- Improved console navigation. The sound when moving the cursor has become more distinct, and tactile feedback has also appeared when navigating.
- Remote Play support on more Android devices, such as Chromecast and other devices running Android TV OS 12.
- And other improvements like more convenient event cards, updated parties, library search, and so on.
The full list of changes is available on the official website , as well as in the “Details” tab on the update screen on the PS5 itself. In addition, software updates have arrived for the DualSense and DualSense Edge gamepads, as well as for the controllers for the PS VR2 helmet.