New PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset Features New Look and Better Performance

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Sony today announced a new Gold Wireless Headset for its PlayStation 4 consoles. Included in the newest PS4 Update 5.50 we'll see play time management, quick menu enhancements, importing custom wallpapers via USB and more.

The new Play Time Management feature will let family managers and others set as guardians keep tabs on their child's playtime each day. "Notifications will be sent to children during gameplay so that they know when they should save and quit", the blog post reads.

Family managers/guardians have the option to add extra game time through their smartphone or PC. "This PS4" will show only the applications that are now installed on your system - as in, the ones that you'll actually be interested in seeing 90 percent of the time - with further subdivisions for games and apps. This means you can hide all those betas, trials, and demos that you didn't like.

Import Custom Wallpapers via USB: Users can now import images and use them as their background wallpaper. You can also zoom and crop your images so they look ideal on your dashboard. Just go to Settings Themes Select Theme Custom Select Image USB Storage Device. To set the logo and background, head to Events Teams select your team Edit Team Profile. You can still get a visual boost by enabling supersampling mode in Settings. The new update will also allow the user to hide certain apps under the "Purchased" tab is in the Library. Outside of a few games like Horizon: Zero Dawn, PS4 Pro owners without a 4K TV on the other hand, have been left in a lurch in terms of supersampling since the system was released in late 2016. There will also be a "PS Plus" tab that sorts out which games have been acquired by simply subscribing to the service, with lapsed players seeing a locked icon until their re-subscription.

As you can see 5.50 is, indeed, a major system software update. This should make it easier to search games you've bought but haven't installed.

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Whenever you're listening to music on PS4, you'll be able to access certain shortcuts from the Quick Menu.

Previously, we had gotten word of a PS4 Pro supersampling feature that will allow users without a 4K TV to see their games rendered at a higher resolution that is then downscaled to the resolution of their TV's display.

The Friends tab in the Quick Menu now lets you quickly access specific friends, and it'll also show which of them are online.

It looks like these measures, which include offering a plethora of AAA games month after month on PS4, have worked: subscribers have risen about 2.7% since last quarter.

"Please note performance will vary, as games are optimised differently to take advantage of the power of the PS4 Pro".

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