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The first software beta for thehas arrived with a few useful tricks: You can expand the internal SSD storage and use the PS5's 3D audio effects on external speakers. Sony invited PS5 owners to in June, but the update's arrived now.
The PS5 beta previews features that will come to the PS5 in their final form later this year. If you're concerned about putting a beta on your $500 game console, hold off till then. (We haven't tested it yet.) It does have some notable upgrades -- mainly, the chance to update your PS5 storage.
The ability to replace the internal fast SSD means that people could, finally, add more storage for PS5 game downloads. The PS5 already enables, but those can't be used to store PS5 games.
But, Sony has very specific guidance for what M.2 SSD drives are required and how they need to be installed. According to Sony, the beta can be rolled back to the normal PS5 OS, but the user-replaced SSD won't work if that's done. So be careful and keep that in mind.
Also of note: Thethat works on the PS5 also works with TV speakers using the beta software. The effect is calibrating using the DualSense microphone, according to Sony.
Other features in the beta, per Sony: