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PlayStation System Software Hub

  

In addition to downloading a System Software update via a PlayStation device itself, you might need to manually install the System Software in the case of new hardware installation (such as installing a new Hard Drive) or to troubleshoot another problem.

 

Below is a collection of links to the various files and instructions needed to update or install system software for your PlayStation device manually.

 

PlayStation 4 - Version 4.55 - 4/11/2017 

DOWNLOAD UPDATE | INSTRUCTIONS | For PS4 systems with an existing and working OS that is to be updated to the latest version.

DOWNLOAD FULL INSTALL | INSTRUCTIONS | For PS4 systems without an OS (new HDD install), or when a fresh OS install is needed.

 

PlayStation 3 - Version 4.81 - 11/1/2016

DOWNLOAD | INSTRUCTIONS

 

PlayStation Vita / PlayStation TV - Version 3.65 - 4/18/2017

VITA DOWNLOAD (Content Manager Software for PC/Mac) | INSTRUCTIONS

PSTV DOWNLOAD | INSTRUCTIONS

 

More Information (Changelogs, Other Installation Methods, Etc.)

PLAYSTATION 4 | PLAYSTATION 3 | PLAYSTATION VITA / PLAYSTATION TV | PLAYSTATION PORTABLE (PSP)

 

Additional Notes and Troubleshooting:

  1. Ensure that you save the Update File to the folder directory specific on the instructions page.
  2. Ensure that the USB Flash Drive is in a FAT32 Format. If your flash drive is in a different format, you may need to reformat your drive to FAT32. Instructions on how to check and reformat USB Flash Drive to FAT32. (Note that reformatting a drive will erase any content currently on it)
  3. If your PS4 is still not recognizing your update file, try using a computer to remove the .PUP extension from the filename. Some users have reported this resolving this problem in some cases.
  4. Still having trouble? Ask the community on the PlayStation Support Forums or Contact Live Support Chat. Be sure to be as descriptive as possible of the problem you are experincing.

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Click here to receive updates via RSS Feed.

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System Software Update Notice - PSVITA/PSTV - 3.61

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System Software Update Notice

 

System: PlayStation Vita / PlayStation TV

New Version: 3.61

Release Date: 8/8/2016

Release Notes:

 

This system software update improves system performance.

 

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System Software Update Notice - PS4 - 4.00

Sep 13, 2016

System Software Update Notice

 

System: PlayStation 4

New Version: 4.00

Release Date: 9/13/2016

Release Notes:

 

  • The following system screens have been redesigned for improved usability: 
    • [What's New]
    • Content info screens
    • The Share menu
    •  (Library)
    • Player profiles
  • A new Quick Menu gives you easy access to various features.
    • Create a party for players who are gaming with you, or send messages to them.
    • View trophies for the game you are currently playing.
    • Check if your Friends are online.
    • Start Share Play, or start a broadcast of your gameplay.
    • Control music playback.

You can also customize the Quick Menu by choosing the items that will appear.  Just select [Customize] from the Quick Menu.

  • You can now choose a cover image for your profile. On the profile screen, select   (Options) > [Change Cover Image].
  • You can now create folders to arrange your games and applications. On the home screen, focus on a game or application, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Add to Folder].
  • You can now transfer all your games, saved data, captures, and settings from one PS4™ system to another. This is useful if you're replacing your PS4™ system with a new one. Select   (Settings) > [System] > [Transfer Data from Another PS4].
  • In  (Live from PlayStation), you can now let players know you like their screenshots and video clips by adding a comment or by selecting  (Like).
  • The number of messages that can be saved in   (Messages) has increased. Newly added players to your group will now be able to see the group's previous messages.
  • The following features are now available for  (Trophies).
    • You can now see details for hidden trophies. Go to the details screen for a trophy, and then press the  button.
    • You can now view trophies saved on your PS4™ system, even if your system has no network connection.
    • The rarity indicator for trophies has improved functionality. 
  • Privacy settings are now available for each of your individual games. You can hide your activities and trophies on a per-game basis. Select   (Settings) > [PlayStation Network/Account Management] > [Privacy Settings] > [Sharing Your Experience] > [Hidden Games].
  • (Communities) is now displayed on the function screen. The following Community features are also now available:
    • You can now reply to original posts on a Community Wall.
    • You can post screenshots directly to a Community Wall. From the Share menu, select [Screenshot] > [Communities].

Other new or revised features in version 4.00

  • If you need to enter text while using Remote Play, you can now use the keyboard for the connected computer or device.  
  • The YouTube™, Twitch™, and dailymotion™* apps now support broadcasts in 720p (at 60 fps).
  • A notification message now appears to let you know that your Friend request was accepted.
  • It’s now easier to manage your downloads in   (Notifications).  Items in the list will download in the order displayed.  To start downloading an item immediately, select it, and then select [Download Now].
  • When you report inappropriate content, you can now add a comment about it.

* Only verified partners can use this feature with dailymotion™.

 

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See the System Software Hub for instructions on how to update or install your PlayStation system software.


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System Software Update Notice - PS4 - 4.01

Oct 3, 2016

System Software Update Notice

 

System: PlayStation 4

New Version: 4.01

Release Date: 10/3/2016

Release Notes:

 

  • The voice chat feature in parties has been improved for some circumstances.
  • This system software update improves the quality of the system performance.

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System Software Update Notice - PS4 - 4.05

Oct 29, 2016

System Software Update Notice

 

System: PlayStation 4

New Version: 4.05

Release Date: 10/25/2016

Release Notes:

 

This system software update improves the quality of the system performance.

 

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System Software Update Notice - PS3 - 4.81

Nov 2, 2016

System Software Update Notice

 

System: PlayStation 3

New Version: 4.81

Release Date: 11/1/2016

Release Notes:

 

This system software update improves the quality of the system performance.

 

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System Software Update Notice - PSVITA/PSTV - 3.63

Nov 2, 2016

System Software Update Notice

 

System: PlayStation Vita / PlayStation TV

New Version: 3.63

Release Date: 11/1/2016

Release Notes:

 

This system software update improves the quality of the system performance.

 

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System Software Update Notice - PS4 - 4.06

Nov 17, 2016

System Software Update Notice

 

System: PlayStation 4

New Version: 4.06

Release Date: 11/17/2016

Release Notes:

 

This system software update improves the quality of the system performance.

 

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System Software Update Notice - PS4 - 4.07

Dec 8, 2016

System Software Update Notice

 

System: PlayStation 4

New Version: 4.07

Release Date: 12/8/2016

Release Notes:

 

This system software update improves the quality of the system performance.

 

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System Software Update Notice - PS4 - 4.50

Mar 9, 2017

System Software Update Notice

 

System: PlayStation 4

New Version: 4.50

Release Date: 3/9/2017

Release Notes:

 

  • You can now use a USB 3.0 storage device to install applications, or move applications from your PS4™ system storage. Use a USB storage device that meets the following conditions.
    • External hard disk drive
    • USB 3.0 or later
    • 250 GB minimum, 8 TB maximum capacity

Select (Settings) > [Devices] > [USB Storage Devices], select the connected USB storage device, and then format it for use as extended storage.

* There is no guarantee that all USB storage devices are compatible with your system.

  • The quick menu is now more user friendly. Party features, such as creating and joining parties, are even easier to access from the quick menu.
  • (Notifications) has been redesigned. All notifications now appear in a single list.
  • When using Remote Play on a Windows® PC, Mac, Xperia™ Smartphone, or Xperia™ Tablet, you can now use your device's microphone for voice chat in games or in parties.
  • You can now use screenshots to customize the background of your home screen and function screen. Select (Settings) > [Themes] > [Select Theme] > [Custom].
  • You can now post screenshots directly to activities, such as those shown in [What's New]. Press the SHARE button, select [Screenshot], and then select [Activities] as the upload destination. Also, you can now tag games and fellow players.
  • You can now post animated GIFs to activities and social applications.
  • Your status is now visible as (Mobile) when you sign in to an application such as (PlayStation®App), even when you are away from your PS4™ system. This means you are available to communicate with Friends.
  • You can now make a party public or private even after the party has been created. Select (Party) > [Party Settings] > [Party Privacy].
  • PlayStation®VR now supports Blu-ray 3D™ content.

Other new or revised features in version 4.50

  • The PS4™ system you use to sign in to PlayStation™Network for the first time is now automatically activated as your primary PS4™ system.
  • As a parent or guardian, you can now easily create sub accounts for your children when creating your master account.
  • You can now upload or download saved data right from the home screen. Highlight a game, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Upload/Download Saved Data].
  • You now have the option to share screenshots on PlayStation Network. When sharing, you can also adjust privacy settings.
  • You can now launch (SHAREfactory) right from (Capture Gallery). Press the OPTIONS button while viewing (Capture Gallery), and then select [Edit in SHAREfactory].
  • You can now change the color of your profile screen to match the cover image. On your profile screen, select (Options) > [Change Cover Image] > [Change Background Color].
  • When reporting inappropriate content, you can now preview your report before sending.
  • The design of (PS4 Remote Play) for Xperia™ has been updated.
  • When you receive a party invitation in (Messages) or (PS Messages), you can respond with a quick reply.
  • Your profile screen cover image on your PS4™ system is now displayed in (PS Messages).
  • Cinematic mode image quality on PlayStation®VR has been improved.

 

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