Sony has released a new system software update for the PlayStation 5 that brings audio improvements to the DualSense controller, new party and screen sharing features, and more. The update also adds the ability to adjust the brightness of the PS5’s power indicator. The PS5 9.00 system software update is now rolling out and PlayStation users should receive a notification for the same when they turn on the console.

According to feature list for the latest PS5 update, the DualSense and DualSense Edge controller speakers are now louder, bringing a bit more clarity to in-game sounds and voice chat audio. Sony also claims to have implemented a new AI machine learning model to improve the controllers’ microphone input. The model suppresses background noises such as button presses and game sound to amplify voice chat.

PlayStation allows users to adjust the brightness of the controller’s indicators. Now the same feature has been added for PS5 power indicator. The console has twin vertical indicator lights running along its front that glow in different colors to convey the status of the PS5 – whether it’s on, off, in sleep mode or overheating. These lights can get bright, especially while playing at night. Update 9.00 allows players to adjust the brightness of the PS5’s power indicator. Once the console is updated to the latest system software, users can head over to the Settings > System > Sound signal and lightand select Brightness to make corrections.

New features coming to Parties and Share Screen include pointers and emoji reactions. Players joining a host’s shared screen can now react with emotes and point to a specific location or item in the game with a ping. The activation of these Viewer interactions must be turned on in screen sharing settings.

Additionally, the update also brings Unicode 15.1 emoji support and system software performance and stability improvements. The patch also updates the device software on DualSense and DualSense Edge controllers, the PlayStation VR2 headset, PS VR2 Sense controllers, and the Access Controller.

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