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Muriel Hammond
March 10, 2018

You can set specific times and limits for when gaming can be accessed to help limit access for kids.

Except for the supersampling, everything else is also available on the base PS4 console.

We're introducing Play Time Management, which will allow family managers (and adult family members who are set as guardians) to manage PS4 playtime for child family members on family on PSN.

The new parental control feature earned praise from Chris Byrne, content director at review site, which stands for toys, tots, pets and more.

Weighing in at a small 460 MB, update 5.50 brings play time management, library user interface updates, quick menu improvements, and other features.

The PS4's Library app can become easily cluttered once you start adding a lot of games to your collection, but 5.50 aims to make things look a lot tidier.

That tab will show you only the games and apps that are owned by that person, and that includes the ones that are not installed on the device. This process substantially reduces the presence of "jaggies", the stair-step jagged lines you'll often see on foliage, power lines, fences, and line edges more generally within a given game.

As requested, we're adding a function that will allow you to hide certain applications under the "Purchased" tab in the Library.

There are plenty of free PlayStation themes on the PlayStation Network if this new addition gets you thinking about new looks for your system.

There is now the option to set custom wallpapers from an USB stick connected to the PS4.

At the PS4 Pro's launch, the main problem with it was the scarcity of enhancements for those who still game on TVs with a resolution of 1080p. If the update doesn't automatically install, go to Settings and find the System Software Update option. Games that weren't programmed to take advantage of the PS4 Pro's second, more powerful GPU cluster didn't initially benefit. Some games such as Horizon Zero Dawn already have this feature but the new mode allows the feature on games that don't natively support it.

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