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A new PS5 update is out with 1440p support, gamelists and UX improvements

Sony is rolling out a new PS5 system software update that includes 1440p resolution support, a new GameList feature, and UX and social improvements. Testing for 1440p on the PS5 first began in July, and now all PS5 owners can access the software update.

A new 1440p option allows PS5 owners to select this resolution on compatible TVs and monitors. If games fully support 1440p, they will output natively at this resolution, otherwise 4K games will improve anti-aliasing by using supersampling to output 1440p. Variable refresh rate (VRR) is not supported at 1440p and only works at 1080p and 4K on PS5.

This new PS5 update also includes a GameLists feature, which are essentially folders for games. You can create gamelists from the main game library and each list can contain up to 100 games. There is a limit of 15 gamelists total, and disc, digital and streaming games can all be added to the lists.

Request to share the screen in the PlayStation Mobile app

Request to share the screen in the PlayStation Mobile app.
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Sony has also added new social features, including the ability to request a screen share from a friend in a party, improvements to the user profile UX, and notifications for PS5 owners to quickly join a game from party chat. You can now also send stickers and voice messages in party chats and easily compare the difference between 3D audio and normal stereo settings before switching.

Finally, Sony is also testing improved voice search for YouTube on the PS5. You can say “Hey PlayStation, search for Spider-Man on YouTube” and relevant results will be shown. The Voice Command Preview is currently only available in English for PS5 owners in the US and UK.

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