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PlayStation4 system software update version 3.00

Author: Administrator Date: 05.10.15 Language:

New for 3.00

  • (Events) has been added. Select (Events) from the function screen to find and join events that are being held for specific games as well as events for official gameplay broadcasts.
  • (Communities) has been added. Communities are places where you can play games, meet other players who have similar interests and preferences, or just talk. Select  (Friends) >  (Communities) from the function screen to create a new Community or find and join an existing Community.
  • You can now easily search for games or parties that other players are participating in by selecting [Now Playing] in [What’s New], (Friends),  (Messages), or Communities. View a list of the game sessions and parties that Friends and members are enjoying at that time and select options such as joining a game session or watching another player’s live broadcast.
  • You can now send a request to watch another player’s gameplay. The player who receives the request can share their gameplay by broadcasting or by using Share Play. To send a request, select [Now Playing] in [What’s New],   (Friends),   (Messages), or Communities, and then select [Request to Watch].
  • The following features have been added to  (Messages). The screen layout has also been improved.
    • You can create groups of Friends to receive messages. You can name groups and assign images to groups.
    • View games or parties that other members are participating in at any particular time.
    • Start a party with other members.
    • Send stickers.
    • Add groups that you often communicate with to your list of Favorite Groups. You can check your Favorite Groups in   (Friends).
  • It’s now possible to broadcast your gameplay on YouTube™.
  • You can now upload video clips to Twitter (10-second limit).

Other new or revised features in version 3.00


  • View a list of video clips and screenshots that others are sharing in   (Live from PlayStation). The screen layout has also been improved.
  • Post comments about activities.
  • Set the length of a video clip that you want to save to 30 seconds.


  • [Auto-Scroll Speed] has been added to   (Settings) > [Accessibility]. Also, more system functions now support accessibility settings.
  • You can now confirm age level and rating icon information when setting up Parental Controls for games. Select    (Settings) > [Parental Controls] > [Restrict Use of PS4 Features] > [Games]. *1
  • [Web Filter] has been added to   (Settings) > [Parental Controls] > [Restrict Use of PS4 Features]. Use this web filtering service to automatically prevent dangerous or harmful sites from being displayed. *2
  • You can now enable pop-up notifications for the following:
    • Community
    • Requests to Watch Gameplay
    • Events
    • Current Song
  • To enable, notifications, select   (Settings) > [Notifications].


  •  (PlayStation®Plus) has been added to the function screen. You can easily see the latest information about special offers or promotions and purchase subscriptions.
  • You can now use PlayStation®App*3 to sign in to PlayStation™Network when you log in to the PS4™ system as a guest. Using a device with PlayStation®App installed, you can sign in without having your sign-in ID and password displayed to others by scanning the code that is displayed on the PS4™ system.
  • You can now create a sub account by selecting [New User] when you log in to the PS4™ system.

*1 This feature may not be available in some countries or regions.

*2 Fees may apply for the use of services.

*3 PlayStation®App is an application for smartphones and tablet devices.

YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.

The Twitter name is a trademark of Twitter, Inc. in the United States and other countries.


  • Do not download or install the update using data other than the official update file provided online by Sony Computer Entertainment. Do not download or install updates by methods other than those described in the system documentation or on this website. If you download or install update data from a different source, by a different method, or on a system that has been altered or modified in any way, the system might not operate properly and might not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions can void the system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.
  • Do not install system software soon before or soon after a power outage.
  • Do not turn off your system during the installation. Interrupting the installation can cause your system to be damaged.
  • You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software.