PS4 Update 3.50 Available on April 6, PC Remote Play & Other Features Detailed

April 5, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

Following a beta, Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 firmware update 3.50 will be available tomorrow, April 6.

One of the biggest new features with PS4 update 3.50 is PC and Mac Remote Play, which is compatible with Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or later, OS X 10.10, and OS X 10.11. Also, depending on your internet speed, these are the resolution and frame-rate options to choose from:

  • Resolution options: 360p, 540p, 720p (Default: 540p)
  • Frame rate : Standard (30fps), High (60fps) (Default: Standard)

You’ll be able to download the Remote Play Installer after the new update launches, and PC/Mac Remote Play allows the use of a DualShock 4 connected via a USB cable.

Here’s a look at some of the other new features with tomorrow’s update:

Appear Offline

On your Profile tab, we’ve added a new option called ‘Online Status.’ From here, you can choose to ‘Appear Offline.’ This could be useful if you want to play games or watch movies without your friends knowing you’re online. You can designate if you would like to appear offline when you log-in or at any time from your Profile, or by holding down the PS Button on DualShock 4 to bring up the Quick Menu.

Friend Online Notification

Now you can choose to get notified when your friends come online. To receive notifications, select a player on your friends list, press Options, and select ‘Notify When Online.’

User Scheduled Event

On the Events tab, we’re adding the ability to schedule gameplay sessions with your friends. Just select ‘Create Event,’ and you’ll be able to make an invitation for an upcoming gameplay session. Choose the day, time, game, and send it off to your friends. When your event starts, users who registered will automatically be added to a party so you can start playing right away.

You can also share an event to a group, or a community that you’re a member of. Once shared, the event will be sent as a message, or posted to a community wall, and members can register from there.

Play Together

This feature 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.

In addition to “lots of other refinements and improvements to the system software overall,” update 3.50 includes the option to broadcast to Dailymotion, social improvements where you can tag players when you Share videos and screenshots to Facebook and Twitter, the ability to check the PlayStation Network’s status, Teen account creation, and a PlayStation Plus Hub.

If you have the PlayStation App, version 3.50 goes live tomorrow as well, adding the following: User Scheduled Event, users can schedule gameplay sessions with friends, Dailymotion has been added to Live from PlayStation, and other players’ shared activities appear in your activities.

Will you be using PC/Mac Remote Play?

[Source: PS Blog]

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