PlayStation 4 Obligatory Firmware Update 2.51 Is Now Live

Firmware Update 2.51 for PlayStation 4 is now live via the official Sony servers, PlayStation Lifestyle reports today.

For PlayStation 4 users looking out for new features, they might have to wait for a new update because 2.51 is not coming out with a lot. But naturally, patch 2.51 is a mandatory update for the PlayStation 4 and users residing in North America and Europe will be required to download the update as soon as they fire up their PlayStation.

Gameranx lists the patch notes for Playstation 4 Update 2.51.

System software stability during use of some features has been improved
Operation quality during use of some applications has been improved

Firmware update 2.51 measures around 245MB and the PlayStation 4 console will need to be rebooted after the update. Stability fix is one of the key fixes included in the update but there is no list of PlayStation 4 games known to be affected directly by the update.

Update 2.51 will be available on the PlayStation 4 console but users can also download the patch on

Firmware update 2.50 for PlayStation 4 was released by Sony on March 26 and included tons of new features that might be the reason for the 2.51 fix. PlayStation Blog lists what was included in the 2.50 update.

Suspend/Resume· Back-up and restore HDD to USB: Back-up and restore your hard disc drive data associated with users on your PlayStation 4, including settings, saved data, screenshots and video clips as well as games, patches and download data, to and from an external USB drive.
Find and connect with friends: “Yukimura” adds to an already robust set of social tools, bringing several updates to continue making PlayStation 4 the best place to play with your friends.
Share earned trophies and optimise your trophy list: We know that Trophies are important to many gamers, so we’re bringing more control with how you show them off.
Improved and expanded accessibility options: New options added to customise the user experience
Remote Play and Share Play: For games that support 60 fps, users will be able to automatically enjoy those games with 60fps for both Remote Play and Share Play* on supported devices.
Automatic installation for system software updates: Enable automatic installation for future system software updates.
Sub-account upgrade: Enable users 18 years of age or older with sub-accounts to upgrade to a master account directly on PlayStation 4, removing restrictions on chat and enabling users to add funds to their Wallet, purchase content and more.
Verified Accounts: Select game developers, producers, designers and community managers will be verified with a badge.
Dailymotion: Upload video clips directly to Dailymotion via the SHARE button.

Users can also check out the newest video game releases this week for the Playstation 4 in an earlier report by the Inquisitr.

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