After it passed the BETA phase, the version 3.50 firmware for the PlayStation 4 is being released today for public. One of the features that the new firmware comes with is the Mac and PC Remote Play, which will function on computers that run on OS X 1010, OS X 10.11, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
At the same time, depending on the connection speed that your computer has, you will have the option to stream on your PC on the following resolutions: 360p, 540p and 720p. The default resolution will be 540p, but if your connection can afford it, you can go for the 720p resolution. You will also be able to select the frame rate, which can be either 30 FPS (standard) or 60FPS (High).
As soon as the update will be released for your PS4 console, you will be able to download the Remote Play Installer, but according to Sony, you will not be able to play the games using your mouse and keyboard, and instead you will have to connect a DualShock 4 controller on your PC via an USB cable.
Here are more features that the PS4 version 3.50 comes with:
Ability To Appear Offline
The new update will allow you to hide your online status. To do this, you will need to head to the profile tab and select “Appear Offline”. This is an option that many players will surely enjoy, especially when they don’t want to get disturbed.
Friend Online Notification
You can set this new option on in order to get notified whenever your friends come online. In order to receive notifications when a specific friend goes online, go to your friend list, select your friend, press “Options” and choose “Notify When Online”.
On the Events tab, you can now create schedule gameplay sessions with your friends. To do this, you will need to select “Create Event” and invite the friends that you want to play with. After that you will be able to select a game, day and time and send the invitation to your friends. Once the event starts, the users who have registered to the event will be automatically added to the party.
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