Xbox One May Update details – New Audio controls and more

If you own an Xbox One you may be interested to know there is a new update inbound that is set to fix or improve a series of  features on the console as well as provide some new ones. Microsoft will be rolling out new features to Xbox One owners who are taking part in the early access program for system updates. Among the functionality is a new sound mixer for snapped apps, chat volume controls when using Kinect, and the option to help Microsoft improve speech recognition.

You can find the full details on what is set to be done below.

Sound Mixer for Apps with Snap and Volume Controls When Using Kinect with Chat

– Gives more control over audio levels and background sound
– Two new features for controlling audio in Settings
– New Sound mixer: control the volume levels of two apps when you’re using Snap letting you decide which app is louder
– In this same section, you’ll also be able to control the volume levels when you’re using Kinect for chat

Opt-In to Help Improve Speech Recognition

– Can opt-in to a speech data collection
– Can do this under Settings -> Privacy & Online Safety -> Customizing privacy and online safety and set Share Voice Data to Allow
– Completely optional
– Data will be used for product improvement only

Take the Next System Update When You Want

– You’ll now also be able to take this next system update as soon as it’s available if you want
– When this update is made available, you’ll find the option under Settings, then select System update

Source: Xbox News

Xbox One owners who are part of the early access program should be happy with this as it might make their game experiences better and improve things overall, you can look forward to this sometime in May.

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