Sony released a PS5 software update today. The update brings 1440p HDMI video output and additional gamelists, as well as social features including the ability to request a Share Screen from a party member, check new friends’ profiles, and receive a reminder to join a friend’s game more quickly via a party conversation. Recently, Sony PS5 DualSense Edge Wireless Controllers were launched as well.
However, there is no support for VRR in 1440p; only 60Hz and 120Hz output are possible. Only 1080p and 2160p settings can utilise VRR’s capabilities. This upgrade also makes picking up where you left off in a game much simpler. Additionally, to experiment with 3D audio, you can quickly switch between it and the standard stereo audio.
YouTube Search through Voice Command (Preview)
PS5 gamers can now search YouTube with voice command (preview). You can say, “Hey PlayStation, discover [keyword] on YouTube” from anywhere on PS5. The YouTube app opens with search results. Voice Command (preview) is available in English for the U.S. and U.K. PS5 gamers.
Launch a PS Remote Play session through PS App
The PS App on iOS and Android will launch PS Remote Play sessions. Start by linking the PS App to your PS5 and entering Rest Mode. Select “Play Using PS Remote Play” on a PS App game hub to launch the game. Install the PS App and PS Remote Play to use this feature.
Request Share Screen
PS App users can request a Share Screen session from a PS5 friend and view their games from the app. This makes it easy to remain in touch when travelling.
Sony PS5 1440p Availability
Starting today, the rollout begins for PS5 players globally. However, the 1440p video output on PS5 requires a 1440p/60Hz TV or PC display. Also, the PS5 VRR supports 1080p and 4K, but not 1440p.
Speaking on the update, Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President, Platform Experience, said