4) Custom wallpapers

This one's pretty straightforward: don't like the basic PlayStation 4 backgrounds? Now you can change them to whatever you want. Almost.

Update 4.5 delivers support for custom wallpapers, allowing you to use any in-game screenshot as your main background.

No, you won't be able to stick a Windows XP desktop background on your PS4 but, yes, you will be able to boot up to that insane Battlefield headshot you snapped.

To complete the theming, your profile page will automatically coordinate with your background, selecting colours based on your screenshot choice.

5) Better communications

Finally, communications and chat options have been streamlined all round in the 4.5 software update.

There's voice chat support for Remote Play, now, so even if you're gaming away from your box you'll be able to natter with your pals as if you're button mashing on the sofa.

A new icon now displays when a player is logged in to PSN but away from their console - by using the PlayStation App, for example - while Sony has also introduced the option to create custom posts on your activity feed, using text, screenshots and more to make the feed feel more like a community.

Elsewhere, tweaks to the PS Messages and Communities apps have introduced quick reply options for Party invitations and, best of all, there's GIF support for ShareFactory, so expect to see your feed flooded with moving snaps.

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