New PlayStation 4 Software Update Adds Party Enhancements, Remote Play For Android
The folks over at Sony have announced the details for it’s upcoming software update for the PlayStation 4. Titled version 7.00, the update is set to arrive on October 8 and will chiefly feature Party enhancements and a massive increase to Remote Play-capable devices. The update comes just days after it was revealed that crossplay functionality was no longer in beta, and now fully available for developers.
Sony revealed in a new blog post that PlayStation 4 version 7.00 will feature numerous updates to the Party feature. According to Sony, the feature itself has been entirely rebuilt and now touts improved network connectivity, an increase in audio quality, and an increase of maximum number of Party users from 8 to 16. The Party App will also provide a new Chat Transcription feature for US users that are utilizing the app on their smartphone or other mobile devices.
Remote Play also has its time in the spotlight, with the feature now able to be used on Android smartphones and tablets running Android 5.0 or higher. As with the Party App, those interested need only download the PS4 Remote Play App from the Google Play store and sign in.
One interesting thing to note that is unrelated to the software update is that Sony no longer offers Facebook integration through the PlayStation 4. There has been no word as to why that is, though it was also recently revealed that due to a change in Facebook policy many mobile games are no longer offering account linking through the social media giant. It is unknown as to whether or not this is a temporary issue, though for now the option to link to a Facebook account is no longer present on the PS4.
The new PlayStation 4 software update will be available to download and install on October 8, 2019.
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