If you have an older firmware installed on your Playstation 4 than currently available, then you should definitely perform an update. The easiest way to update the firmware is via the Playstation itself in combination with an Internet connection.
First, the Playstation 4 must be connected to the Internet. The network settings must be set up correctly for this.
If this has been done and an Internet connection is available, then the update can already begin:
- Navigate to the function screen and then select:
- Settings --> System software update
- Your Playstation 4 now checks via the Internet whether you have the latest version of the firmware.
- If an update file is available for a newer firmware version, it will be downloaded to Playstation 4.
- After downloading the firmware, a notification will appear in the top left corner.
- Select on the function screen now:
- Messages --> Downloads
- Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. The new firmware will now be installed on your Playstation 4 and can then be applied after a reboot.
You should install the latest firmware to use the latest features on your Playstation 4. Even more hard disk space of up to 8 GB is supported by the latest firmware of the PS 4.