There has never been a better time to own a PS4. Not only are there hundreds of exciting games available, but some of the most anticipated games of 2019 have just recently hit the market. And, there several huge titles that will hit the market in the upcoming months. Not only are these, but PlayStation in conjunction with game developers always updates and add-ons. These add-ons and updates not only enhance the performance of your system, but they sometimes offer in-game changes. Maybe you’ll be granted access to new maps. Maybe you’ll get to choose between several new characters. Whatever the situation is, these little add-ons can put a new twist on some of your favorite games. Of course, none of this helps you if you don’t know how to download and install these add-ons.

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Checking The Notifications

The PS4 is a unique and smart console as it pretty much does all the heavy lifting for you. If you are a current PS4 player there is a good chance that you have noticed the notifications tab on the home screen. In fact, there is a good chance that you have already received some welcome notifications or some kind of similar message. Well, when game updates are available, you will automatically receive a notification on this tab. From the home screen, all you have to do is navigate to the notifications tab and the system will tell you what updates are available and if they have been installed.

Checking Your Add-Ons

Check because the notifications menu told you that the game or system has been updated it does not mean that everything went accordingly. Sometimes glitches and other errors occur. If at any point, you are unsure if the additional content has been correctly installed all you have to do is highlight the game from the home menu. Once highlighted press the down button on the controller. This should bring up the game page. On the left, you will see the PlayStation Store. There should now be a window on the right that shows the current add-ons that are available for the game that you highlighted. Just remember that because there are a number of updates and downloads available for your PS4. 

Checking The PS4 Store

Updates and add-ons are usually automatically installed as soon as they are available. However, game developers also sometimes release what are known as DLC (Downloadable Content). This content is like an addition to the game. Maybe it extends the storyline. Maybe the content adds new levels and challenges. This content is not freely provided to you by the game developer or the PS4 system. You will have to access the PS4 Store, pay for the content, download it, and install it. To do this go to the PS Store on your console and look for the item you want to install. Once you have located the content all you have to do is click on the download button.


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