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PS5 System Software Update Released, See The Patch Notes And Improvements

The PS5 just got another software update, and here's everything you need to know.

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A new PlayStation 5 system software update has arrived, bringing with it improvements to music playback, a way to make sure your PSVR 2 broadcasts go to plan, and more voice-command options.

The patch notes for version 23.02-08.20.00 were posted on PlayStation's website and can be seen in full below. For the music updates, the PS5's control center now has a two-column layout where players can browse for categories, playlists, and songs.

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For PSVR 2, the update gives players the peace of mind to know they aren't unintentionally broadcasting their surroundings. Players can now choose to block see-through view to prevent the camera's see-through image from being displayed while using PSVR 2.

For the new voice commands, players can now say "What's new?" and the system will bring up any new features that might be available. Finally, Sony said the PS5 update has "improved the messages and usability on some screens."

You can see the full patch notes below.

In other PS5 news, it was recently confirmed that the new PS5's optional disc drive requires an internet connection for setup. The new slimmed-down PS5 launches in November. The beefier launch models will be phased out going forward.

Version: 23.02-08.20.00

  • Music in the control center is now much easier to use. With its two-column layout, you can easily browse various categories, playlists, and songs.
  • You can avoid unintentionally broadcasting your surroundings while broadcasting games with your PlayStation VR2.
    • Go to Settings > Accessories > PlayStation VR2, and turn on Block See-Through View on TV to prevent the camera see-through image from being displayed on your TV while using your PS VR2.
  • If you say "What's new?" via Voice Command on any screen, you can now check for new PS5 features.
    • Currently, Voice Command (Preview) is only available in English for players with accounts for PlayStation Network in the US and UK.
  • We've improved the messages and usability on some screens.

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