Good news for PS4 streamers! The PlayStation 4 is getting a new firmware update that enables a number of new features, one of them granting PlayStation 4 Pro owners the ability to stream in 1080p at 60 FPS through the Twitch app. There isn’t an official detailing of the update yet, but Eurogamer got their hands on a copy of the release notes.
Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any budging with the new 1080p streaming, so owners of the regular PS4 are still limited to their current streaming options. If you’ve got a Pro, updating to the 5.0 firmware will enable the option to stream in super high quality.
A new feature will allow you to follow any PlayStation 4 user, instead of just verified accounts of big name people. Now you’ll be able to follow your friends and other random users if you so like. You’ll get to see their screenshots, clips, trophies, and all that jazz. You won’t have to verify a friend request either, so you don’t have to worry about your friends list getting clogged up. Players will be able to share other players’ media, so the PlayStation 4 community should be able to thrive with its own content.
Of course, you have control over your following privacy. You can set it so that only your friends can follow you or open to it anyone on the PS4 community. And as always, you can block any nasty people that are trying to cause trouble for you.
For the next feature, it seems that Sony has taken note of the Nintendo Switch’s parental control options. Now you can designate multiple accounts on the same PS4 as either adult or child accounts. Adult accounts will be able to set parental controls over the child accounts, including things like playtime limits, content viewing limits, and more.
The last feature is a minor but convenient one: global push notfications! You’ll now receive notifcations for events, spectator chat while streaming in VR mode, and more. Language support for Czech, Thai, Greek, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Romanian, and Hungarian have been added as well.
There is no official release date yet, but expect to see the update sometime soon.