System software update for PlayStation 4 (version 1.51) now available.
Releasing the update overnight is a great idea.
I'm glad I left my PS4 in standby mode.
Yeah same here, turned it back on. Clicked "Update Now" then it finished installing in less than 5-10 seconds.
Sweet, glad this will be sorted for when i grab mine on the 29th...which seems further and further away. It's like time has stopped ;(
C'mon, only 9 days!!! That is nothing at all, i put a count down widget on my phone, that was 64 days ago. Kinda glad that i am getting it on the 29th, gives Sony time to iron any problems that plagued our American cousins.
So far, the only problem I've had is Battlefield 4 crashing. Other than that, it's been a smooth ride.
Trust me, the extra few days u wait may be worth it. I got mine 2 days late and still had issues with the psn, so the more updates they push out the better your initial experience should be. I even had problems setting up Plus but I eventually got it.
Why are you glad you have to wait? The problems have been exaggerated. Some people had issues for half of launch day getting on psn. Its not like your getting a better ps4.
@Sniper. Yeah I'm glad a couple patches are out by then so it's not all bad. Just a killer watching streams of people playing something I've been waiting for and reading about every day for like a year lol Lucky bastards. I'll be on soon enough though wooping some ass.
Agreed, thisi s stupid! But then again we should be happy that the waiting isn't as bad as ps3 launch!
Yeah BF4 has been absolutely atrocious. I can only play a few game modes. I really hope they fix it soon. It's driving me crazy.
That's on EA's end not Sony.
It is EA's Fault, they need to let DICE patch the game.
@Majin-Vegeta Haha I feel for you having to say that a million times to any fool that keeps saying it's Sony's fault. Time to let it go bud ;P Some people just don't get it.
All you gotta do is freeze yourself... Just saying.
Cryogenic Sleep for 9 days? Is it really worth it? Sounds cool :P
This is not Southpark and (unfortunately) I am no. Eric Cartman LOLLLLLLLLLLLL
Hopefully soon it adds usb functionality for headsets...supposed to b 1.5.
My USB headset has been working since day 1. What kind did you try?
My A40's have worked since Day 1.
Just updated my ps4. Running perfectly now. But earlier tonight while watching tv on amazon prime, my ps4 frozed after I exited the app, and I had to unplug the power cord to shut it off. I plugged it back in and it checked for errors then it booted on as normal. That has been my first and only problem so far and I run my ps4 8 to 10 hours a day since I took several days off to play it.
Sounds like most of the problems are just bugs in the software. Nexus 7 2013
Same here only froze once when loading the PSN store that's it so far and I have mines on 10-15 hours a day.
Same exact thing happened to me yesterday... Amazon prime then froze. Had to unplug power to get it back up. Then it scolded me for not powering it off properly. Like a nagging wife.
I assume if you're connected to the internet this update will download in the background? Does anyone know at what point it installs? Automatically at next reboot, or does it need a user prompt? Just interested in how it works as I don't have my PS4 yet.
Yes it will update in the background and then it will ask u to install it Up bubble plz :D
I was hoping these updates would be more along the lines of the 360 than they were on the PS3. 360 updated in seconds, this had to download the large update file, then prepare it, then reset the system to install it then reset again. Whole process took over 5 minutes. Hopefully this will evolve over time.
Ummm I think ur bluffing yor toy Ps4 is slow
I don't think the PZ4 you bought was the right one.
Dude it ur internet. Mine took half that time.
In fairness to this guy, I love the PS4 but I have to agree somewhat. Maybe I've been misinformed but I thought the updates were going to apply on their own on the PS4 not just background download from standby. Mine did have the download complete when I turned it on this morning, But I was under the impression they were going to self update right from standby. Like I say maybe I misunderstood. It took longer at the "preparing for install" stage than it did actually rebooting and installing the update. I don't think the update took more than 2 or 3 minutes to complete. But it's still the same old update process as the PS3, just much much faster and with background downloading or downloading from standby. While I'm glad it's so much faster than the PS3, I would still like to see the process get better.
It help but its not a big deal. My ps4 was working A1 since the launch . Im from canada. The os. And everything was fine. The media make it look worst than it is . But this is the best console ever. I pus the console in vertical position. No overheat at all. Everything is good. Have a great launch my uk friends :)
Want to go bowling, cousin? :p I'm loving my time with PlayStation 4 as well! It's exactly what I wanted, and it'll only get better.
any report on what the update fixes?any media features added to it? cant wait till the 29th :)
The update's main function is to improve system and app stability. Nothing more.
So i guess a new update every week trend will continue.
Yeah it's a real bitch when company's want to fix stuff! And how ridiculous that they added a feature that downloads those improvements and fixes in the background. /s PS3 never had weekly updates, and although when they did happen they were more intrusive for non PS+ owners they were never a big deal
I'm all okay with updates that have new features. But usually Sony does this: -Releases a new software with new features -It has problems,releases another update to fix some of these problems -Releases another update to fix the remaining problems. And this happens in a month. Correct me if i'm wrong. I'm using a ps3 since 2008 and i am not a fanboy for any machine or company, i'm just realistic.
wouldn't that be awesome, every week or so you boot up your 4 and stumble across new app's and features that updated during the night
I think that's an unrealistic expectation. New software features take longer to add and test than that. This was a minor stability update and changed a very small thing on the download screen. I want them to test their firmware updates thoroughly more than I want weekly updates.
I never had a problem with my ps4 never froze perfect
I updated, now live viewing just sits there loading
Weird, I thought leaving the PS4 in standby mode, would update the console as well as games. Left it in standby last night, only to wake up, turn it on, and still need to update. Also, I have the setting set to default with the standby mode, so I thought it was going to do everything on its own, or am I missing something here?
Ah good, Sony. That was a pretty quick Hotfix introduction. I hope you keep up the good work with Software and Hardware issues.
I have problems with my PS$ when trying to update FW using the USB flash drive method. I follow the instruction exactly from Sony's support website(formatted fat32, made the folder uppercase,power down the ps4 before plugging it in, etc), but for some reason in safe mode when trying to read it, it does with my thumb drive. I have a Kingston Data Traveler USB 3.0 16GB flash drive. Is it an issue with my PS4 not liking my drive? And does anyone else have the same issue?
it's probably your drive. but why not just download it directly on the ps4, you'll be done in 5 minutes.
correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the flash drive have to be fat32?
Funny thing that same flash drive worked perfectly when reinstall firmware after upgrading udder on my ps3...
I know it doesn't make sense, but I sometimes see similar issues with USB drives on PCs, works on one machine but not another running the same OS.
Found this tidbit from Playstation Forum about the issue: You have to have a two gig or less usb stick formatted to FAT32 with block size 4KB or less to get it to update on your system. There is a know support issue related to machines seeing over 2 GB in the Microsoft Windows architechture and I'm pretty sure this issue is relevant with PS4. I changed out my hard drive and kept receiving this error on a 8, 16, 32, and 64 GB usb sticks and thought all was lost. Then I went here http://support.microsoft.co... and looked up FAT32 requirements and pulled out an old 2 GB usb stick and formated it as stated before. I was then able to update my PS4 in accordance with the instructions off of the website. I think the usb issue will continue until Sony puts out some official guidance on the size limitations of FAT32 and why it is a dead file system that should not be used on a modern console for updates.
That sounds like a bug in their implementation not dealing with large block sizes properly, fat32 can support drives bigger than that. The reason they continue to use fat is that all the main OSes can read it, not every OS can read/write NTFS natively. For most purposes fat32 is acceptable, you will only really run in to trouble if you need to store large files over 4GB. That's why you see digital camcorders will split recordings into multiple files on the SDcard. They have to start a new file very 4GB
USB - PS4 - UPDATE
Yes I followed everything as directed as Sony Support says, including the folders. I talked to others had same issue. Maybe has to do with PS4not liking USB drives....
Did this download automatically for anyone? I have my PS4 set to auto-update in standby, but I had to manually initiate this. Wondering if it's a question of server load, and it may have just required more time for them to push it out to a million consoles.
For me, the update downloaded while in standby overnight but I still had to go through the entire installation process when I woke it up this morning.
after the update my BF4 finally works!!!!!! Don't know if it had anything to do with it but,it didn't work yesterday but it works fine now.
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