PS5 Update Brings Dolby Atmos Compatibility, 8 TB SSD Support, and More

After spending a month and a half in beta, the PS5’s newest firmware update has now rolled out globally to all users.

At the end of July, Sony rolled out a new firmware update for the PlayStation 5 in beta that brought a number of new features to the console, support for larger-capacity M.2 SSDs (up to 8 GB), support for Dolby Atmos, and several new accessibility, social, and quality-of-life features.

That firmware update has now gone live for all PS5 users around the world. All the features that were included in the update’s beta version are now available to every user. Highlights among these are now being able to use a second controller as an assist controller, having haptic feedback enabled for the system UI, an update to the Party UI, being able to join friends’ game sessions more easily, being able to preview a screen share, and more.

Meanwhile, Sony has also added new features that weren’t present in the update’s beta version, including new voice command options and support for PlayStation Remote Play on devices running Android TV OS 12.

Additionally, Sony has also confirmed that later this month, it’ll also be pushing an update for the PlayStation app on iOS and Android devices, following which users will be able to react to messages via emojis, and view previews of a friend’s screen share before joining their party, just as you can on a PS5.