Sony announces PS4 3.50 system update with Appear Offline and Remote Play features and more

Sony announces PS4 3.50 system update with Appear Offline and Remote Play features and more

According to a recent report from PlayStation blog post revealed some of the key details of its upcoming 3.50 firmware update for PS4, which will be rolling out soon for the PS4.

As part of this, the new patch update to PS4 will include the long-requested feature of appearing offline whilst connected to the PlayStation Network.

The new firmware update will also bring new Remote Play feature on PC or Macs as it was previously available only for PS Vita TV which will allow players to connect their PlayStation 4 with a desktop computer within the same home network; and that, will also allow players to play PS4 games on another screen or in another room in the house.

Sony said that the beta for the 3.50 update will roll out soon to select customers. No official release date has been announced by the company as of now.

The new 3.50 firmware update for PS4 includes the following features as noted by the by Sony marketing exec John Koller on Sony PlayStation blog.

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.

Other New System Features

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.