PlayStation 4's upcoming firmware update 5.0 will allow PS4 Pro owners to stream via Twitch at 1080p and 60fps. And if you're exhausted of having to go back to the home screen to see your system notifications, they'll be available in the Quick Menu. Eurogamer speculates that we'll see it in the near future, alongside the launch of an updated PlayStation App. The update also brings notifications to the quick menu.
A release date has been provided for PS4 firmware 5.0. The arrival of this type of streaming support does not come as a surprise, considering that the PS4 Pro already allows 1080p Remote Play and Share Play. Better yet, all parental controls will be accessible from a web application on your PC or phone, saving you from having to boot up the PS4 every time you want to approve your child's game purchase. New family accounts can include multiple adult accounts in a family, set parental controls for each account, which can set limits to usage, content viewing, and other forms of communication. The improved system will allow users to follow any account they wish to follow. Right now, the only accounts you can follow are verified accounts, which are mostly made up by official game accounts, developers, and popular Youtubers. According to the update notes, Sony is doing this to "encourage more sharing of content and more interactions" among players and "boost the viral potential of UGC" for developers.
Aside from big changes, PS4 update 5.0 will also come with small upgrades created to enhance the PS4 user experience.