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We revealed a number of features included in the newly enhanced Party prior to its beta earlier this summer, and here are all of the details that PS4 players can look forward to experiencing.

Party Feature Update
For PS4 fans who love to play alongside their friends or other community members, the Party feature has been rebuilt to include new features and services including:

  • Maximum number of Party users increased from 8 to 16
  • Network connectivity improved
  • Audio quality improved
  • Accessibility support with Chat Transcription has been added (US Only)
Within the Party feature, you will experience better network connectivity and audio quality. The improved back-end now improves network connectivity and allows users to overcome connectivity issues previously experienced when connecting with other users.

Lastly, the Party App will also offer a new Chat Transcription feature for US users via the PS4 Second Screen App on your smartphone or other mobile devices. The new feature supports US English and converts party voice chat to text, or enables you to enter text that is read aloud to other party members. If using your mobile device to connect to your PS4 during a Party, you will now see a new Party tab has been added where the new functionality is available.


Remote Play
For those who want to stream select PS4 games on mobile devices, Remote Play can now be used on smartphones and tablets running Android 5.0 or higher. Just download the PS4 Remote Play App from the Google Play store to use the feature.

Meanwhile, for iPhone or iPad users, the Remote Play App has been updated so you can now display the controller at all times and lock the screen orientation.

Also, players will be able to use their DualShock 4 wireless controllers via Bluetooth for Remote Play on an Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. All you need to do is update to Android 10, iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or macOS Catalina (releasing in October) to use this feature.
 
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I miss the early days when each new firmware had a long list of new features. I'll at least use the android remote play to control game updates and such when I don't feel like leaving the TV on while slowly updsting games.
 
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I miss the early days when each new firmware had a long list of new features. I'll at least use the android remote play to control game updates and such when I don't feel like leaving the TV on while slowly updsting games.
It was eventful too
 
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I miss the early days when each new firmware had a long list of new features. I'll at least use the android remote play to control game updates and such when I don't feel like leaving the TV on while slowly updsting games.
Maybe we are at a point where we don’t need anymore features.
 

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Maybe we are at a point where we don’t need anymore features.
Or maybe they are at a point that adding new features is fruitless as the next console is coming so soon?
 
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Or maybe they are at a point that adding new features is fruitless as the next console is coming so soon?
Or that too. Feature creep is what slows down the UI. Look at the Xbox UI. How about going back to the basics? A button for current game and library, a button for friends and a button for PS Store. Just three buttons, and extremely fast UI and gaming?
 

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Or that too. Feature creep is what slows down the UI. Look at the Xbox UI. How about going back to the basics? A button for current game and library, a button for friends and a button for PS Store. Just three buttons, and extremely fast UI and gaming?
If you're running a game and then back out to the dashboard on PS4 (even on PS4 Pro) the UI is still sluggish. Never found either consoles UI to be particularly snappy.
 

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I would love for them to be extra super snappy.
I would assume next gen should be rather good. With SSD's standard in both and I would also assume an abundance of RAM in both as well.
 
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