Sony has rolled out a new update for the PlayStation 5 and it supports 1440p as a native resolution. This is quite a welcoming update as this was always requested by the fans. Some additional new features have also been introduced in the update. Sony says the update is based on reviews and feedback by the customers.
1440p Support Through HDMI
Not everyone has high-resolution 4K monitors as they are generally quite expensive. However, 1440p monitors have become quite mainstream lately and what the PS5 always lacked was support for 1440p as a native resolution via HDMI cable.
Previously, if you had a 1440p monitor, the games would run at an upscaled quality from 1080p which doesn’t look nearly as good as native 1440p. Also, many games support a 120Hz refresh rate at 1440p along with 60Hz at 4K which gives a good choice to users based on their preference and monitor.
Other New Features from the Update
The new update also beings game lists. The game lists enable you to better sort your games in folders so your home screen looks less cluttered. It also focuses on ease of access and makes your experience better.
Voice Command Search for YouTube
Voice search on Youtube is something available on almost every other device except the PlayStation 5. The new update however brings that to the table too. You can simply search from anywhere on PS5, including during gameplay, you can say “Hey PlayStation, find [keyword] on YouTube.” The YouTube app will open and relevant search results will be shown.
New Features for the PlayStation App
The PlayStation app is being improved for both IOS and Android by adding more features. On iOS and Android devices. PS App users will be able to start a PS Remote Play session directly from the app. To begin, confirm that your PS5 console is in Rest Mode and that PS App is connected to it. Make sure PS App and PS Remote Play are both installed on your smartphone or tablet in order to make use of this function.
Another neat feature from the update is the option of sharing screens on the PlayStation app. Just like PS5, you can request a friend to share their gameplay with you and you will be able to watch it through your mobile app.
Are you guys excited about the PlayStation 5 now supporting 1440p natively or do you game at other resolutions? Let us know in the comments.