PlayStation 4 System Software 5.03 Now Live In All Regions, Size Revealed

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Dec 14, 2017
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A new version of the PlayStation 4 System Software is now available for download in all regions, adding more improvements to system performance.

The new version, version 5.03, is around 357 MB in size, so it won’t take long to download with a decent internet connection. As for the patch notes, they don’t mention anything other than system performance improvements.

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Main features in version 5.03 update

  • This system software update improves system performance.

The previous big PlayStation 4 System Software update, update 5.0, was released back in October, introducing plenty of new features.

Main features in version 5.00 update

  • You can now add users of your PS4 as family members. This makes it easy to manage your child’s account information and to restrict PS4 features. To add family members, select(Settings) > [Parental Controls/Family Management].
  • As the family manager, you can set up your family.
  • Up to seven family members (including you) can be in your family and use online features.
  • Multiple adults can be in your family. The family manager can make other adults in the family parents or guardians. The family manager and family members who are parents or guardians can adjust parental controls for the children in your family.
  • You can configure parental control settings for each child. Using parental controls, you can restrict use of online features and communication with other players, set restrictions for games, restrict use of the Internet browser, and set spending limits for PlayStation Store.
  • You can configure parental controls anytime from your PC or smartphone.
  • You can now follow anyone, not just verified accounts. Select(Follow) on a person’s profile screen, and their activities and broadcasts will appear in [What’s New]. You automatically follow your Friends, but you have the option to unfollow them.
  • Recommendations for who to follow are now offered based on the games you play. SelectSelect(Friends) >(Follow).
  • You can now choose who can follow you and who can see your follow list.Select(Settings) > [Account Management] > [Privacy Settings], and then configure each setting.
  • (Custom Lists) has been added to(Friends). Create custom lists to easily organize your Friends and choose players to send messages or game invitations to.
  • For certain broadcasts,(Communities) now appears on the(Live from PlayStation) viewing screen. To access the broadcaster’s community, select(Communities).
  • You can now view(Notifications) on the quick menu.
  • The following languages have been added as system languages.
  • Czech, Indonesian, Hungarian, Romanian, Vietnamese, Greek, Thai
  • When broadcasting PlayStation VR gameplay, you can now see spectator comments on your VR headset screen.
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