Finally, Sony PlayStation Store’s search feature has been fixed from its unpleasant state. A new PS4 firmware update shows how search is changing.
With this change, the PlayStation Store search feature on PlayStation 4 is about to get easier and much better. This new beta release of the consoles firmware, tackles a long-standing annoyance with Sony’s digital store.
According to screenshots of the latest in-development firmware (version 6.0 beta 3) from ResetEra forum poster Kyoufu, below is what the new PlayStation Store search feature looks like.
Why this Change is Vital
This change done on Sony PlayStation Store’s search feature is good because, it now makes search on Sony’s store to be more straightforward.
Sony’s current search feature, asks users to scroll up and down the alphabet, letter by letter, in a series of columns. It’s slow, it’s clunky and the search results can sometimes be hard to parse. Although it get the job done, but Sony’s updated implementation using an on-screen keyboard, like the rest of the PlayStation 4 UI’s text input, makes a lot more sense.
However, members of ResetEra forums and the PlayStation subreddit who are already using the new firmware, have revealed that, the new PlayStation Store search is very fast.
Search results update with each letter you type in, and you can even search the store based on publisher and genre which is lot easier and better.
Soon, the new PlayStation Store search feature and PS4 firmware v6.0 will go live for all PS4 owners.