Sony has launched its second major PlayStation 5 system update which includes several enhancements to the console including 3D audio support and storage expansion so you can play PS5 games, PS4 games and media apps.
PS Remote Play has also been expanded to work over mobile networks if you can’t access wi-fi as well as viewing Share Screen broadcasts on PS App from next week.
The update includes UX improvements to personalise the interface and manage your games and content.
Now you’ll be able to rearrange the order of your controls at the bottom of the screen and hide or unhide others.
With the enhanced Game Base – it’s now easier to view and write messages to friends and Parties directly from your game in the Control Centre.
The PS5 update now includes support for 3D Audio for your TV’s built-in speakers.
This can offer three-dimensional sound instead of the traditional two-channel TV speaker audio.
You can set this up with the PS5’s controller. Firstly, you measure the room’s acoustics through the Dual Sense controller’s microphone and then apply the 3D audio settings which are optimised for your room.
3D Audio is currently available on compatible PS5 headsets and is popular amongst fans and developers.
Now players can enjoy the same effect through their TV’s built-in speakers.
PS5 owners can now also expand their M.2 SSD storage and move their games between the memory options.
M.2 SSDs must be compatible with the PS5 and meet minimum performance and size requirements outlined here.
Seagate’s new FireCuda 530 with heatsink meets the PS5 performance and size requirements. They are priced at $239 (500GB), $399 (1TB), $819 (2TB) and $1,499 (4TB).
PS Remote Play lets you remotely stream and play PS4 and PS5 games and switch between games and browse the console’s control menu remotely on the same broadband network as the PS5.
But now players can connect to the console with their mobile connection.
Users need at least 5Mbps for PS Remote Play but a high-speed connection of 15Mbps and higher is recommended.
From next week (Sept 23), the PS App will offer the ability to view their friends’ Share Screen broadcasts together.