Xbox One’s May Update Is Here – Includes Voice Messages And New Power Settings

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The Xbox One May update is finally here for those who aren’t in the Xbox Preview Program.

While this month’s improvements include the new voice message feature and new power settings, dedicated servers for party chat are still undergoing some fine-tuning, but will soon be rolled out to additional testers outside of the Preview Program.

You can read about the full update details below and check out the video above to see it in action.

Voice Messages

“You can now send and receive voice messages from the Xbox One messages app. This is the No. 1 feature requested in the Friends and Parties area on the Xbox Feedback site > ‘Add audio message …’

Power On/Off from Xbox One SmartGlass

“The Xbox One SmartGlass app for Windows, Windows Phone, iOS and Android are being updated to let you power your Xbox One on and off when your devices are on the same home network as your console.”

User Selectable Power Mode

“We are also altering the initial setup experience on Xbox One worldwide to enable you to select your preferred power mode between Instant-on or Energy-saving mode.”

Dedicated Servers for Party Chat

“We will start to expand the availability of the party chat relay services beyond preview members to a broader audience as we continue to fine tune the feature and scale out the servers needed to support party chat relay services.”

Source: Major Nelson

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