New PS5 Update

The Next Major PS5 System Update Has Been Detailed


PlayStation has announced the next major PS5 system update which goes into beta today in other parts of the world and will likely release for all users in about a month.

The update brings a number of improvements including DualSense controller speaker enhancements including improved clarity, improved noise cancellation and potentially louder sounds as well.

Outside of this, there’s improvements to screen sharing with viewers being able to draw on the screen and you can now adjust the brightness of your PS5 power indicator as well.


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You can read more about the update on the PlayStation Blog.


DualSense wireless controller built-in mic and speaker audio enhancements

  • Controller speaker enhancements. The controller speakers can now produce higher volume sound, allowing you to hear in-game sounds and voice chat audio more clearly.
  • Improved noise cancellation. The mic input quality on these controllers has been improved, courtesy of a new AI machine learning model. Background noise from button presses and game audio are suppressed, resulting in a better voice chat experience. Install the system software beta and update the controller device software to enjoy enhanced clarity of your voice chat audio when using the controller mic.
  • With this update, you may feel that the sounds coming from your controller speaker may sound louder. You can adjust the controller speaker volume from the control center.

Screen share interactions

  • Viewers can move a pointer around, send a ping or draw a line on the shared screen, allowing them to highlight certain objects or areas to guide the host player more accurately.
  • Viewers can send emoji-based reactions to the host’s screen to visually encourage and celebrate gameplay actions.
  • Note: this feature is available by default but can be turned off by the host in the Share Screen settings. Both the host and the viewer must be participating in the beta to use this feature during the beta period.

Adjust brightness of PS5 power indicator

  • Go to [Settings] > [System] > [Beep and Light], and then select [Brightness].