Microsoft Releases Xbox One Update for May

After much feedback from the community, Xbox’s new updates for May go live today. In listening to the community’s requests, users now have the option to link their Discord account to their Xbox account, making it easier to see what your friends are playing on Xbox Live. Quality of life updates also make a debut as console owners will gain additional refresh rate options, enabling them to take full advantage of displays with 120Hz capabilities. Additionally, new video features have been added, starting with Auto Low-Latency Mode and high dynamic range with AMD Radeon FreeSync 2. Because of this, Xbox One X and Xbox One S will now support output at 2560 x 1440 (1440p) resolution for games and media. This offers users more choice between Full HD and 4K displays.

Streamers also have reason to be excited as a new Mixer Interactive feature, called Share Controller, will be introduced. This allows streamers to share control of their game with a view on Mixer.com. This will also allow players to start Mixer broadcasts from anywhere on Xbox One, making streaming easier than ever. This allows users to switch from one game to another with ease. Any captured content can also be shared directly to Twitter after authenticating your account. If you like to steam with music in the background, it’s now possible to selectively balance the game audio against background music within the Guide.

Finally, improvements to Narrator on Xbox One have been implemented. The Narrator volume can now be adjusted independently from the system audio volume. New input learning mode allows the Narrator to say the name of whatever button is pressed on an attached device. Enhancements to the Xbox One dashboard have been revamped for easier link to surround sound systems. With these updates in place, Xbox has taken user feedback into account with improved ease of access and quality of life.