ps4 - no internet to update

Has ps4 got to be updated before it can be used?

My internet is very slow. Ive just got a phone line that split to the telephone and a modem. How would I connect to re ps4

Thanks

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  • PS4 does require internet connection, most of the time it's wifi but there is a standard wired port available on it as well, however if you're pointing out a slow internet connection I personally wouldn't buy it.
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  • The PS4 does update the minute you plug it in. We have ours wired to the router, so these updates don't take too long. That's not the end of it though unfortunately; you will find that all games you play for the first time will also need patching/updating.
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    I found that the wireless connection that was fine for my ps3 wasn't up to it for the ps4, so it is now Lan cabled. Got my ps4 a couple of weeks ago, and it needed an update of about 250mb, then the game needed a 600mb update so took a while to get going (had to sit and wait for at least 20 mins !). However, I did notice that on the second game I got it said it needed updating if I wanted to access online features, so may have worked offline okay anyway - don't know if the first game said the same as I was too keen to get going. Could be that games only need updating for online play only?
  • Disconnect the PS4 from the internet before playing the game?

    Surely that way it wouldn't know if any updates were available and would just play what is on the disc.
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    tir21 wrote: »
    Has ps4 got to be updated before it can be used?

    My internet is very slow. Ive just got a phone line that split to the telephone and a modem. How would I connect to re ps4

    Thanks

    http://uk.pcmag.com/computer-console-gaming-products/11913/news/what-can-you-do-with-the-playstation-4-offline
    Good news: you can indeed play games. We tested the PS4 with multiple disc-based games offline and unpatched, and while most titles installed their own utterly mysterious software updates from the disc before running, they all worked.
  • sophiw75 wrote: »
    You can update PlayStation on iPhone using this way.

    howtoisolve.com/how-to-get-playstation-updates-on-iphone-all-about/:)

    Yes this works fine, I have done it myself at one point.
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