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New PlayStation Portal update adds public Wi-Fi

New PlayStation Portal update adds public Wi-Fi

PlayStation Portal

Sony has released a new system software update for the PlayStation Portal remote player, which will be available starting tomorrow. The update brings several new features designed to improve the user experience and make the device more accessible. One key feature is support for sign-in screens on select public Wi-Fi networks, such as those found in hotels, cafes, and airports.

Users can now scan a QR code with their smartphone or tablet to complete the additional validation steps required for these networks, making connecting their PS Portal in various locations easier. The update also introduces new visual feedback effects for the touchpad areas on the PS Portal’s 8-inch screen. These effects will be visible when using the touchpad during remote play, enhancing the overall user experience.

Additionally, users now have the option to display the remaining battery level as a percentage on the status bar.

New features enhance PS Portal usability

This feature can be activated by navigating to the battery settings in the quick menu.

Since its launch last November, the PlayStation Portal has been well-received by the gaming community, with many praising its ability to bring high-quality console gaming experiences to users on the go. The device integrates the key features of the DualSense wireless controller with an 8-inch LCD screen, providing an elevated remote play experience.

Popular games played on the PS Portal include single-player titles like God of War Ragnarök, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Astro’s Playroom, and multiplayer games such as Fortnite, Rocket League, and EA Sports FC 24.

The PlayStation community has enthusiastically embraced the PS Portal, with over 60 percent of owners using the remote play feature for the first time. The average engagement on PS5 has also increased within the first eight weeks of using the PS Portal. Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to explore new ways to enhance the gaming experience and appreciates the community’s support during this journey.

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