The latest software update, version 7.00, is launching worldwide and coming to systems this week. The update includes changes to party size and Remote Play features.
Maximum Party size has now been increased from eight to sixteen with both network and connectivity and audio quality being improved. Sony has been making changes to the back end of the Party feature. The changes should allow players to connect with others more easily and overcome connectivity issues.
Also coming with this update is a new Chat Transcription feature via the Party App. Chat Transcription will convert party voice chat to text via the PS4 Second Screen App. You can also enter text that is then read aloud to other party members. A new party tab will be displayed when using a mobile device connected to your PS4 during a party. Sadly, Chat Transcription is only available to US users and only works with US English.
For those of you that stream, Remote Play can now be used on Android devices running Android 5.0 or higher. A new app called the PS4 Remote Play app will be available to download. DualShock 4 wireless controllers now have Bluetooth support for Remote Play on Android, iPhone, iPad and Mac. To access this feature you will need to be running either, Android 10, iOS 12, iPadOS 13, or macOS Catalina (coming this October).
Source: PlayStation Blog
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