PS4 Firmware Update 3.00 Is Now Available For Download, Changelog Inside

Sony has released the latest version of the PS4 Firmware Update today and it is now available for download. The size of this new firmware update is under 250 MB and it should be live worldwide.

Here is a partial changelog of what’s added in the new firmware update.

Main features in version 3.00 update

  • (Events) has been added to the function items. All events associated with PlayStation® are now brought together, enabling you to discover, participate, and watch these events in a centralized area.
  • (Communities) has been added to(Friends).(Communities) is a feature that enables you to find players who have similar tastes and interests. You can join an existing community or create your own community. You can also play games, join parties, or talk about shared interests with members in the community.
  • You can now go to(Now Playing) to see what games or parties members of the community are enjoying right now. You can also easily start a game, join a party, or send a request to watch a member’s gameplay in(Now Playing). You can access(Now Playing) from What’s New,(Friends),(Communities), the message screen in(Messages), or Profile.
  • The layout of the message screen in(Messages) has been improved. From the message screen, you can now select(Now Playing) or easily start a party. You can also add your favorite groups to [Favorite Groups] in(Friends).
  • You can now broadcast your gameplay on YouTube™.
  • You can now upload video clips to Twitter (10-second limitation).

Other features in version 3.00


  • The layout of(Live from PlayStation) has been improved. In addition to broadcasts, you can now view video clips and screenshots.


  • You can now change the speed for automatic text scrolling in(Settings) > [Accessibility] > [Auto-Scroll Speed].
  • [Community], [Requests to Watch Gameplay], [Events], and [Current Song] have been added to(Settings) > [Notifications] > [Display Pop-Up Notifications].


  • You can now post your comments for activity feeds in What’s New.
  • You can now enjoy fun conversations with your Friends using(Stickers) in(Messages).
  • (PlayStation®Plus) has been added to the function items. You can now see all of your PlayStation®Plus benefits, such as free monthly games, exclusive discounts, news, and more, in one place.
  • You can now easily log in as a guest using PlayStation®App available on smartphones and tablets. To log in as a guest, simply use the camera on your device to scan the numbers shown on the TV.
  • Accessibility features are now available when playing Blu-ray Disc™ or DVD content. Application of these features has also been expanded.
  • You can now restrict the use of games while looking at age level information and rating icons. (This feature may not be available in some countries or regions.)
  • You can now create a sub account for a minor by selecting [New User] in the screen for selecting a user.
  • You can now adjust settings for Web filtering services from(Settings) > [Parental Controls]. You can use the service to block objectionable websites from being displayed in the Internet Browser. (Additional fees may apply for use of the service.)

Sony Not Adding Backwards Compatibility Feature To PS4

Let us know if you have updated to the latest version of the firmware in the comments below.

  • Soda Popinski

    This should really just be 2.6 update (maybe 2.75 at best), certainly not big 3.0. All mostly social features. Still no much needed folders for currently chaotic main menu organization, friend notifications, direct hard drive media file storage options, or digital PS1/PS2 classics emulation yet. Should have saved 3.0 for those big ones imho. I’m not a social gamer, so the only thing of substantial benefit in this update is the much needed PS+ 10GB cloud save update.

  • xboxmaster

    this is a 3.0 update? more like a 2.60 from the old 2.57

    • Sorry about that. The actual download links haven’t gone live yet and will be added once they go live officially.

      • Trinity

        “…support for BC…”? Other than the rumors you reference, I’ve heard NOTHING of BC with relation to this update. Please do elaborate?

        But yeah I can’t WAIT for digital PS1/PS2 classics on PS4. Digital PS1 classics are currently cross buy/play on all Playstation systems capable of connecting to PSN (PSP, Vita, and PS3) except for the newest most powerful PS4.