Sony releases major update for PlayStation 5, supports 8TB M.2 SSD expansion

Sony has unveiled a significant update for the PlayStation 5 worldwide, introducing an array of novel features, encompassing enhanced accessibility options, refined audio and social functions, and M.2 SSD slot support boasting a capacity extension of up to 8TB. Additionally, Sony has expanded PS Remote Play compatibility to a broader range of Android devices, with the PS App anticipated to unveil further enriched functionalities in the weeks to come.

Given that Sony had proffered a test version last month, certain players might find these enhancements familiar. However, the initial release was exclusive to PlayStation 5 enthusiasts in the US, Canada, Japan, the UK, Germany, and France. Salient features of this update encompass:

  • New accessibility features, such as using a second DualSense controller for assistance
  • New audio options that allow 3D Audio powered by Tempest 3D AudioTech to be enjoyed on compatible Dolby Atmos-enabled HDMI devices
  • New ways to connect with other players and customize your multiplayer sessions
  • Support for larger-capacity M.2 SSDs (up to 8TB).

For PlayStation 5 aficionados residing in the US and UK, there’s an added allure of new voice command options, with Sony having honed and enhanced the existing English version.

Utilizing the PS Remote Play APP, upon logging into the same account on both the player’s mobile device and console, games from both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 can be streamed to an alternate device, spanning smartphones and tablets (both iOS and Android), PCs, and Macs. This proffers players a myriad of gaming avenues. Post this update, the PS Remote Play APP is now available on devices operating on Android TV OS 12, thus amplifying its compatibility across a more extensive spectrum of Android devices.