New to PS ... a little help?

  • Salaman 17 Jan 2019 11:46:18 23,686 posts
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    My girlfriend's son turned 8 and saved up all his Xmas, New Years and birthday money to buy a PS4. He got the PS4 Pro 1TB.

    We got it yesterday and I spent most of the evening getting it set up, creating an account on PSN and setting up a sub account for him & allocating play time restrictions and whatnot.

    He mainly wants it for Fortnite of course but also got a Lego Villains game.

    I've never owned a PS, so a few things are still confusing.

    Dashboard:
    When logging in, there's a shitload of apps. I doubt all of them will get used but I didn't find an option to remove them. Can I get rid of stuff that's there that we don't need/want (like playroom).

    PS Network, PS One, PS Plus ...
    Did I understand it correctly?
    PSN = Account and virtual store (a bit like steam?)
    PS One: some sort of access over ownership formula with access to a library of titles at a monthly fee.
    PS Plus: a flat fee for being able to play online (akin to Xbox gold)

    Any pitfalls in setting things up for a young kid that I need to be aware of?
  • SnackPlissken 17 Jan 2019 12:01:52 1,141 posts
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    You can put all of those apps into a folder. Yeah it's all like you said.

    He can open up a browser and type pornhub ;)
  • oldschoolsoviet 17 Jan 2019 12:10:21 6,733 posts
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    I don't think the apps can be deleted from the bar, but you can dump them all in a folder (options button).

    "PS one" I think you have confused with "PS Now", but yeah, that's streaming games from a catalogue for the monthly sub. PS Plus is indeed the online access, but I think Fortnite being F2P doesn't require it (certainly don't need it for Star Trek and War Thunder).

    As for other things, I'd check through the Privacy options if you want to limit messages from randoms and stuff - setting it to friends only etc.
  • philreeduk 17 Jan 2019 12:26:26 520 posts
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    Also you don't need the online subscription to play fortnite online, but you will need it for other games
  • Salaman 17 Jan 2019 12:44:54 23,686 posts
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    Thanks everyone! That's perfect.

    Ah yes, PS NOW Online, not PS One.

    I have gone through a lot of the settings and options to turn stuff off where possible. All the privacy settings have been set to friends only.
    I think I also disabled the webbrowser if I'm not mistaken. There's plenty of other ways to go online if he needs to.

    Good to hear Fortnite doesn't require PS Plus, I was a bit worried.
  • Syrette 17 Jan 2019 18:08:35 50,308 posts
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    New Year's money?!
  • ZuluHero 17 Jan 2019 21:37:41 7,534 posts
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    Out of interest, why'd he go for a pro when he could have gotten a slim and quite a few games for the same price as just a pro base console?
  • neilka 17 Jan 2019 21:43:23 22,660 posts
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    We were supposed to be getting New Year money?

    Is this back payable?
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