PS4 System Update 3.50 Detailed
Appear offline! Friend notifications! Remote Play to PCs and Macs!
PS4’s System Update 3.50 will be called Musahi, and it will begin large scale beta testing tomorrow. This new system update adds a multitude of features that users have been asking for for a while.
No, we still don’t have folders or library organization options, but at the very least, we get friend notifications, the ability to appear offline, and some other cool peripheral additions, such as sharing videos on DailyMotion, and scheduling plays sessions with friends online. Sony are also adding Remote Play from PS4 to PC and Mac computers- which will put their Remote Play offerings over Microsoft’s, whose Xbox One currently only streams to Windows 10 PCs.
The full list of additions, straight from Sony, follows:
- Friend Online Notification – Want to know the moment your friends come online? With this update, you can, as we’ve added an option to be notified when members of your friends list sign on the network.
- Appear Offline – Sometimes you want to play a game or watch a movie without being bothered by friends. Now it’s easier to go incognito as we’ve added the option to appear offline. You can designate if you would like to appear offline when you log-in or at any time from your Profile or the Quick Menu.
- User Scheduled Event – Time for a play date! We’ve added the ability to schedule a future gameplay session with your friends on the system. When your event starts, users who registered for the event will automatically be added to a party so you can start playing right away.
- Play Together – This features allows all members of a Party to see what each person is playing so that you can easily join a friend’s game, or start a new game together.
- Remote Play (PC/Mac) – We’re bringing PS4 Remote Play to Windows PC and Mac. This feature won’t be available to test in the beta, but you can look forward to it soon.
- Dailymotion – With this update, you’ll be able to live stream directly to Dailymotion on PS4. We’ll also support archiving live broadcasts, like we do for other streaming services.
This is good, Sony. Now just give me folders, for crying out loud.