RetroPie 4.6 is Finally Here

It’s been a bit of a stretch between releases (Retropie 4.5.1 was released back in July 2019) but Retropie 4.6 is finally here, and the most important aspect is that it now comes with support for the Raspberry Pi 4. In fact, the last time we wrote about a RetroPie update was when RetroPie moved to version 4.3.15, which included an update allowing for the ability to record gameplay. This was a big deal at the time and since then there have been tons of new updates. Let’s look at those now.

New Features and Updates in RetroPie 4.6

Just a few updates available in RetroPie 4.6 include:
 – Raspberry Pi 4 support – Obviously this is the most important feature albeit, support is still considered as beta, so there should be some new updates coming in the near future.
 – RetroArch 1.8.5
 – EmulationStation 2.9.1 – Including Scraper fixes for the TheGameDBNet and Theming improvements

How to update your RetroPie to the latest version

Updating RetroPie to the latest version is pretty straightforward and while you can do it from the command line, the easiest way is to run the RetroPie update from the Main Menu.

From the main menu, choose RetroPie Setup and click on Update. The update may take some time depending on your network connection, size of the update as well as the number of emulators you have installed.

Alternatively you can access the setup script from the command line like so:

sudo ~/RetroPie-Setup/

You can also find some more detailed instructions here on updating your RetroPie to the latest version.


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