The new PS4 7.0 update will bring with it a bunch of key new features ahead of its release date later this week. The brand new PS4 7.00 update will be available to download sooner rather than later, and Sony has already revealed that it will introduce a rebuilt Party feature along with Remote Play for devices running Android 5.0 or higher. These new additions are sure to please PS4 owners, with the Android Remote Play on PS4 update in particular offering a brand new way to experience the console’s library of games.
How to download PS4 7.0 update
The PS4 7.0 update isn’t currently available to download, with Sony telling users that it will be “launching this week worldwide.” There’s no set date on when this launch will take place, though PS4 owners can set their console to automatically update in order to download the PS4 7.00 update as soon as possible.
Here’s how to download the PS4 7.0 update:
- Go to Settings
- Go to Power Saving Settings
- Go to Set Features Available in Rest Mode
- Tick the checkbox next to Stay Connected to the Internet
- Tick to the checkbox next to Enable Turning On of PS4 from Network
- Now go back to Settings
- Go to System
- Go to Automatic Downloads
- Tick the checkbox next to Application Update Files
- Press and hold the PS button and select ‘Enter Rest mode’
After entering Rest Mode, the power indicator on your PS4 will turn orange. This will see the PS4 check for network updates includes system updates, meaning that it will carry out the download of the PS4 7.0 update without you having to turn on the console.
PS4 7.0 update patch notes
The full PS4 7.0 update patch notes can be viewed below:
Party Feature Update
For PS4 fans who love to play alongside their friends or other community members, the Party feature has been rebuilt to include new features and services including:
- Maximum number of Party users increased from 8 to 16
- Network connectivity improved
- Audio quality improved
- Accessibility support with Chat Transcription has been added (US Only)
Within the Party feature, you will experience better network connectivity and audio quality. The improved back-end now improves network connectivity and allows users to overcome connectivity issues previously experienced when connecting with other users.
Lastly, the Party App will also offer a new Chat Transcription feature for US users via the PS4 Second Screen App on your smartphone or other mobile devices. The new feature supports US English and converts party voice chat to text, or enables you to enter text that is read aloud to other party members. If using your mobile device to connect to your PS4 during a Party, you will now see a new Party tab has been added where the new functionality is available.
For those who want to stream select PS4 games on mobile devices, Remote Play can now be used on smartphones and tablets running Android 5.0 or higher. Just download the PS4 Remote Play App from the Google Play store to use the feature.
Meanwhile, for iPhone or iPad users, the Remote Play App has been updated so you can now display the controller at all times and lock the screen orientation.
Also, players will be able to use their DualShock 4 wireless controllers via Bluetooth for Remote Play on an Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. All you need to do is update to Android 10, iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or macOS Catalina (releasing in October) to use this feature.