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PS4 System Software Update 7.00 Release Due This Week

PS4 System Update Version 7.0.0

The time is nearly upon us! Sony have today confirmed that its PS4 system software update 7.00 will rollout to consoles everywhere on October 8, 2019. The update will boast a variety of improvements such as better Party functionality and, for the first time, proper Remote Play support for Android users. You can catch the full list of features, in addition to the PS4 Remote Play android support, below.

PS4 System Software Update 7.00

PS4 Party Feature Update

For PlayStation 4 fans who love to play alongside their friends or other community members, the Party feature has been rebuilt to include new features and services including:

  • Maximum number of Party users increased from 8 to 16
  • Network connectivity improved
  • Audio quality improved
  • Accessibility support with Chat Transcription has been added (United States-only)

Within the Party feature, you will experience better network connectivity and audio quality. The improved back-end now improves network connectivity and allows users to overcome connectivity issues previously experienced when connecting with other users.

Lastly, the Party App will also offer a new Chat Transcription feature for United States users via the PlayStation 4 Second Screen App on your smartphone or other mobile devices. The new feature supports United States English and converts party voice chat to text, or enables you to enter text that is read aloud to other party members. If using your mobile device to connect to your PlayStation 4 during a Party, you will now see a new Party tab has been added where the new functionality is available.

PS4 Remote Play Android APK 2019

For those who want to stream select PlayStation 4 games on mobile devices, Remote Play can now be used on smartphones and tablets running Android 5.0 or higher. Just download the PS4 Remote Play App from the Google Play store to use the feature.

Meanwhile, for iPhone or iPad users, the Remote Play App has been updated so you can now display the controller at all times and lock the screen orientation.

Also, players will be able to use their DualShock 4 wireless controllers via Bluetooth for Remote Play on an Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. All you need to do is update to Android 10, iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or macOS Catalina (releasing in October) to use this feature.

As a reminder, a PlayStation 4 system with a wired connection via a LAN cable is recommended.

PS4 System software update 7.00 has been in beta for a couple of months already, in which numerous issues had already been discovered. Here’s hoping that when this PS4 firmware update gets its full release later this week, that most of these gremlins in the system have been exorcised.

Source: Official PlayStation Blog