Published on September 15th, 2021 | by Adrian Gunning

PS5 September update brings new UX features and customisation options

Sony Interactive Entertainment has confirmed that the second major system software update for the PlayStation 5 console is available from today. Packed with new features and improvements, the new update will enhance the PlayStation 5 console experience. In addition, it also features 3D audio support for built-in TV speakers as well as  M.2 SSD Storage expansion, enabling PlayStation 5 players to store and play PlayStation 5 games, PlayStation 4 games, and media apps directly from the expanded high-speed storage.

Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President of Platform Experience at Sony Interactive Entertainment took to the PlayStation Blog to share a glimpse of some of the new features for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and mobile apps.

Key Features and Improvements

PlayStation 5 September System Software Update Features:

–        PlayStation 5 UX enhancements – new UX enhancements make it easier than ever for players to view, personalise and manage their game content and console experience

–        New gaming and social experience customisations – players can enjoy new tools, trackers, personal best capture and accolades to enhance their gaming experience

–        3D audio support for built-in speakers – the update adds support for players to experience 3D audio through their built-in TV speakers, once enabled the feature transforms standard two-channel TV speaker audio into three-dimensional sound

–        M.2 SSD storage expansion – players can expand their storage capacity with an M.2 SSD, once installed it can be used to download, copy and launch PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 games, as well as media apps

PS Remote Play App and PS App Enhancements:

–        PlayStation Remote Play App over mobile networks – players using the mobile app for iOS and Android now have the option of using a mobile data connection when WiFi is not available

–        View Share Screen broadcasts on PlayStation app – starting next Thursday, 23 September a PlayStation update will give users the ability to view their friends’ Share Screen broadcasts together

PlayStation 4 Console Enhancements:

–        View PlayStation 5 trophies on PlayStation 4 – players can now view their PlayStation 5 trophies on their PlayStation 4 console as well as viewing other players’ PlayStation 5 trophies on PlayStation 4


To find out more about the second major PlayStation 5 console update head to the PlayStation Blog.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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