PS5 is hiding a secret web browser

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A secret PS5 web browser has recently been uncovered.

As first reported by Ars Technica, this strange method gives the PS5 its first web browser (sort of). If you head into the System Settings section of the PS5, and boot up the User's Guide, you'll be immediately transported to a PlayStation Manual web page, which acts as very limited point of entry to the web on the PS5.

However, you can't manually enter a web URL through this page. Instead, you'll need to head to the Users and Accounts menu option in the System Settings for a little more flexibility. Within this menu you can link up your Twitter account and browse through the accursed social media site, which in turn can link you off to various web pages.

It's not quite like having the entire internet at your fingertips, but it is a step forward for the PS5. Sony's new console doesn't have a dedicated web browser at all, unlike the PS4, where you could browse the world wide web through an in-console browser whenever you wanted.

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Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.