Xbox One Twitch Broadcast Overview, Update Your Xbox One Controller

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Just in time for Titanfall, Microsoft and Twitch are rolling out a brand new system update for the Xbox One that will allow its users to broadcast live with the use of two simple words.

Xbox Live’s “Major Nelson” has put together a short preview video showing you exactly how everything will work once you download the update this March 11. Check it out above.

Also, for those hoping to get the most out of their older gaming headset’s chat capabilities, you may have heard about the new Xbox One headset adapter that launched recently, allowing you to connect older 2.5mm cables to the new Xbox One controller. What you might not have known, however, is that the controller needs a software update in order to take advantage of the new device. Luckily, Xbox Support has posted details on how to do so, so just follow these eight steps below.

How to update your Xbox One controller

  1. Make sure your console is on and you’re signed in and connected to Xbox Live.

    Note It’s important to connect to Xbox Live because your console will need the latest system update, which contains the newest controller software. If you’ve connected recently, your Xbox One is probably already up to date, but you should connect anyway just to be sure. If your console needs an update, you’ll be prompted to install one.

  2. Plug the Stereo Headset Adapter into the bottom of your controller.
  3. Plug in a headset (a headset must be plugged in so the adapter will turn on).
  4. Plug the big end of the included USB cable into the port on the side of the console.
  5. Instructions to install the update should automatically be displayed. Follow the instructions, and don’t disconnect the USB cable while the update is in progress. (The process can take up to 3 minutes.)
  6. Instructions to install the update should automatically be displayed. Follow the instructions, and don’t disconnect the USB cable while the update is in progress. (The process can take up to 3 minutes.)
  7. When the update is complete, unplug the USB cable. If you have additional controllers to update, you can connect them now, one at a time, select the Update another button on the screen, and then follow the steps.
  8. Press the Xbox button on the wireless controller to turn it on. Your controller is now up-to-date, and you’re ready to use your Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter.

You can now chat over Xbox Live with older gaming headsets like your Astro A40s. You’ll also need the recent March Xbox One System update which you can learn more about here.

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