(Pocket-lint) - Sony has confirmed that the first proper system software update for the PlayStation 5 is now rolling out globally, bringing with it a range of quality of life changes.

The biggest is that you'll now be able to store your PS5 games on external hard drives, something that was previously only available for PS4 titles. This means that you can move PS5 games off your console if you need more space, but you'll have to get them back onto your PS5 if you want to actually play them. 

However, the big disappointment on our end is that there's still no end in sight for those waiting for Sony to activate the M.2 expansion slot the PS5 comes with. When this is usable, gamers will be able to slot in compatible SSDs to expand their internal storage by potentially big margins. 

The blog post detailing the April update acknowledges that this feature is still on the way, though, so we can at least cling to the fact that it should appear eventually. 

Other changes coming should see the Game Base hub become a bit easier to navigate, letting you flick between friends and parties more quickly, and it'll also make it easier to use Share Play across console generations. 

We'll also be able to hide games from our library, automatically pre-download updates if desired, adjust invididual players' voice volume in party chats, and a few other granular updates.

With improvements also coming the PlayStation App for smartphones, this is looking like a pretty minor update, but any and all improvements are welcome. The PS5 has many strengths, but its UI can be more than a little confusing at times, after all. 

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Writing by Max Freeman-Mills.