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  • Writer's pictureCourt Lalonde

Exploring the Latest PS5 System Update: DualSense Controller Sound Enhancements and Share Screen Interactions


When turning on your PS5 today, you might notice a system update if you are participating in the BETA program. Now, these aren't your usual security fixes and stability updates. Today's update adds a new function to your dual sense controller in the form of sound enhancements and new shared screen interactions.

However, according to PlayStation, this new update is only available to BETA participants and will be rolling out in the upcoming months. Click this link to join the PS5 system BETA program and test forthcoming system changes.

The new features are:

DualSense wireless controller built-in mic and speaker audio enhancements

  • Controller speaker enhancements. The controller speakers can now produce higher volume sound, allowing you to hear in-game sounds and voice chat audio more clearly.

  • They have improved noise cancellation. A new AI machine learning model has improved the mic input quality on these controllers. Background noise from button presses and game audio is suppressed, resulting in a better voice chat experience. Install the system software beta and update the controller device software to enjoy enhanced clarity of your voice chat audio when using the controller mic.

  • With this update, you may feel that the sounds coming from your controller speaker may sound louder. You can adjust the controller speaker volume from the control center.

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Share Screen Interactions

Players watching Share Screen in full-screen mode can now use pointers and emoji reactions to interact with the host's gameplay.

  • Viewers can move a pointer around, send a ping or draw a line on the shared screen, allowing them to highlight specific objects or areas to guide the host player more accurately.

  • Viewers can send emoji-based reactions to the host's screen to visually encourage and celebrate gameplay actions.

  • Note: this feature is available by default but can be turned off by the host in the Share Screen settings. The host and the viewer must participate in the beta to use this feature during the beta period.

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As someone who has never used the shared screen function, I'm guessing more people do than I first thought; otherwise, they wouldn't be updating it. If you do use this function, let us know in the comments.

Adjust the Brightness of the PS5 Power Indicator

You can now adjust the brightness of your PS5 console’s power indicator.

  • Go to [Settings] > [System] > [Beep and Light], and then select [Brightness].


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