SONY is launching a new voice control feature on the PS5.
The sci-fi trick means you can make your console do things with vocal commands.
Sony is testing a genius new feature right nowCredit: Sony PlayStation
The PS5 has just received a huge beta updateCredit: Sony PlayStation
The feature is currently in testing, so it’s not available for the PS5 generally.
But anyone who signs up to the beta can test it out right now.
Sony says that you can use the feature to open any game that you like, all with the wake phrase of “Hey PlayStation”.
And it’s the same story for apps.
You can also use voice controls to change various settings.
Additionally, you can control media playback – like playing, pausing and skipping songs.
“We’re testing a feature that enables voice commands for finding and opening games, apps and settings,” said Sony.
“As well as controlling media playback on the PS5 console.”
It’s possible that the feature may change and improve significantly in the weeks to come.
“We’re in an early testing phase for this feature and will be closely assessing it,” said Sony.
The new beta test update went live on Wednesday.
It introduces new party chat options, including creating open or closed parties.
There have been various UI improvements to the Game Base system.
And you can now filter by genre or keep certain apps and games on your Home Screen.
How to join PS5 beta
To sign up, go to this link:
You’ll need to be over the age of 18 to get involved.
And you’ll need to be located in the UK, US, Canada, Japan, Germany and France.
Bear in mind that the voice control feature is a limited release for the US and UK only right now.
If you’re selected, you’ll get an email with instructions on how to download the beta version of the software.
You’ll need a PS5 console with an internet connection, as well as a PlayStation Network account.
Once you’re in, you’ll be automatically added to the potential participant pool for future updates – so you won’t need to re-register each time.
You can also restore your system software to a non-beta version at any time.
Bear in mind that although beta tests are a great idea for gadget geeks, they can create some issues.
Beta software can be buggy, so you might find your PS5 exhibiting strange behaviour.
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