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PS4 Quick Tip: View and manage your download list

With the PS4, patches and updates are downloaded and installed automatically — as they become available — rather than having to be installed when you choose to play the game. This means less time staring at download/install screens and more time playing.

What you might not know with the PS4 though is how to find your download list to view and manage what your PS4 is currently downloading. The downloads list is hidden away under the notifications menu. To access it press the up button on the d-pad (or up on the left analogue stick) from the What’s New area of the menu and select notifications. Scroll down to downloads and you’ll be able to see all your previous downloaded and installed content as well as current downloads and installs.

From here you can manually install an update (if for some reason the PS4 did not automatically do it) and pause or cancel downloads. One thing to note, I wasn’t able to install some updates — namely the first one for each game that adds network features — unless the game disc was in the console.

Happy updating folks.

The PlayStation 4 is available today in Australia and New Zealand, 29 November 2013.

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