PlayStation 5 Gets First Major Update for Storage Options and Social Media Features

Written by Chad

April 15, 2021

So what’s in store for the PlayStation 5 users with the new update?

The first big update for the PlayStation 5 console is now available, and users can update their consoles to try out the new features

PlayStation 5 storage expansion features

  • Store your games in an external storage
  • Can select which game modes to install (select games) from the USB external storage to the PS5 console
  • Do note that some PlayStation 5 games can’t be played from an external storage
  • PS5 games cannot be downloaded directly to the external storage

New social features for the PS4 and PS5

  • Cross-generation Share Play
  • Request to join game session

More personalization options for the PS5

  • Improved Game Base menu for better function and quick access to most used features
  • Disable game chat or adjust player’s volume
  • Game update pre-download
  • Customize game library
  • Screen zoom
  • New Trophy settings and stats screen

Added features for the PlayStation App

  • Joining multiplayer sessions using the PlayStation App
  • Manage the PS5 console storage
  • Trophy comparison
  • Sort and filter products in the PlayStation Store


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