PlayStation 4 Latest News & Updates: Software Update 4.00 Now Available; Customizable Folders, Enhanced Quick Menu & More

By V Doctor , Updated Sep 20, 2016 12:28 PM EDT

The new 4.00 software update for PlayStation 4 is now available, providing new features to the gaming console. However, some players have reported that software update 4.00 also brought a number of issues, which will expectedly be addressed by Sony in the coming days.

Software update 4.00 for PlayStation 4 included the ability to create, delete and edit folders. The feature has actually been available on the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 for some time. But it was only in software update 4.00 that the current-generation console was able to acquire it. So far, many users have been pleased with the new additions that the update has delivered, although there are still certain points that need to be improved. Ground Punch reported that the folder feature includes two main issues.

First, users cannot customize the folders according to their preferences because these are automatically organized based on the order of last usage. Second, users cannot change the folder cover, because these were made to immediately present the first three items contained within, as well as a folder icon on the lower right corner. These are not deemed serious problems, but can limit folder functionality. Those who acquired software update 4.00 also stated that it would be more convenient if they can quickly identify the contents of each folder by simply looking at the cover.

Software update 4.00 updated the Library to arrange items into six categories, namely Folders, Applications, Games, Purchased, TV and Video. However, there was no category for purchased and uninstalled content. Since the Install Status search of software update 4.00 shows entries according to purchase date, players will find it difficult to look for games that were installed several weeks ago. Software update 4.00, however, comes with a search function that will make searches easier.

TNH Online revealed that overall, software update 4.00 for PlayStation 4 offers more advantages than drawbacks. Its Quick Menu includes a Music Section, and it also offers support for high-resolution content, a new Activity Feed, High Dynamic Range and a redesigned content info display. The Quick Menu can also be customized so players can personalize their account more. With software update 4.00, players can save messages and comment or like screenshots and videos by other gamers.

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