The Playstation Beta allows you to get the most out of your PS4, PS4 Pro, and PSVR by giving you the cutting edge of what Sony is working on. For Example the 5.0 Beta has new upgrades for the PSVR including support for 7.1 audio, and the ability to see commentators when they message you while in the VR experience. The Latter is huge deal for those who use Twitch regularly as it allows them to interact with their follows, a major part of live streaming. Remember though using a Beta is not without risk.

Wait, What Risk?

Don't worry, like any Beta the Playstation one may add bugs to your system which may cause some functions to work slowly or not at all. It's rare that this causes any real problems but it can happen. You can always opt out of the Beta if you do have too much trouble and they will send you a reset file to go back to normal.

Okay so how do I do this?

Well the first step is to visit The PS4 Beta Sign Up Page where Sony will tell you a little bit about the process and ask you to agree to the conditions or go away. Click "I Agree" and you will be directed to a short survey to gather some of information. This is really so they can identify your ps4 on their network to send you the Beta. Don't feel you have to check the last checkbox either, they don't punish you for not wanting to receive the marketing you will normally get accepted into the Beta anyway. And that's it for the website part. You should see a "registration Complete" notice and you are done.

On the PS4

Once you have completed the registration Power on your PS4, Preferably from the off position rather than sleep mode. After the PS4 cycles on it should show you the standard update screen telling you what version you will be updating to and asking you to accept or decline the Update. Click on the Update button and you are officially a Beta Tester! Congratulations! You now get to be on the cutting edge of PS4 software.

Step by Step

  1. Visit the Playstation Beta Website.
  2. Click "I Agree" at the bottom of the page.
  3. Fill in your Player ID as well as other information.
  4. Power on your PS4/PS4 Pro
  5. Click "continue" to download the Beta
  6. Enjoy New Hotness

PlayStation VR


PlayStation VR


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