You can check out a few of the new features below including Family on PlayStation Network:
- You can now add users of your PS4 as family members. This makes it easy to manage your child’s account information and to restrict PS4 features. To add family members, select(Settings) > [Parental Controls/Family Management].
- As the family manager, you can set up your family.
- Up to seven family members (including you) can be in your family and use online features.
- Multiple adults can be in your family. The family manager can make other adults in the family parents or guardians. The family manager and family members who are parents or guardians can adjust parental controls for the children in your family.
- You can configure parental control settings for each child. Using parental controls, you can restrict use of online features and communication with other players, set restrictions for games, restrict use of the Internet browser, and set spending limits for PlayStation Store.
- You can configure parental controls anytime from your PC or smartphone.
This feature comes as a highly requested one for parents, allowing them to tighten down what their children are doing, what features they can access, and how they can access them. Additionally, because of this feature, parents can also lock down how much their children spend on the PlayStation Store, what they play, or what they view if they are to use the PlayStation 4’s browser.
For those with nieces, nephews, daughters, sons, or grandchildren, this feature is an added bonus, but so is the ability to navigate a family and stay in touch through the PlayStation 4 consoles.
Additionally, Sony has also introduced Custom Lists to the PlayStation 4’s friends list, allowing you to create groups whom you prefer to have together. If you’re preparing for a Destiny 2 clan, this feature can help out quite a bit by creating a list for your clan, and sorting your friends into that group. For certain broadcasts, Sony has made it so that Communities now appears on the Live From PlayStation viewing screen. You can also check out that broadcaster’s community by selecting the Communities button.
The update also brings in the ability to check on updates as well as the current time by opening up the quick menu by holding down the PlayStation home button. The update also brings up a nice little change for those using the PlayStation VR for gameplay. You can now see spectator comments on your VR headset screen while streaming. For PlayStation 4 Pro users, the ability to now stream on Twitch at 60fps at 1080p is now available with today’s system update.
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