Microsoft has launched the October 2022 replace for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, including new HDMI-CEC capabilities and answering the long-standing fan request to have the ability to mute the booming Xbox Collection X|S startup brand.
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Right here’s all the things that’s new with the Xbox October 2022 replace:
- From the dashboard, there’s a brand new search bar on the prime of the display screen, so you’ll be able to seek for video games, apps and media extra shortly – although the search on Xbox is notoriously dangerous, so I don’t understand how useful that’s.
- Xbox Collection X|S consoles have at all times been in a position to make use of HDMI-CEC to ship instructions to TVs when the characteristic is enabled, although this has been restricted to energy settings to this point. The October 2022 replace provides the flexibility alter TV quantity by means of an Xbox Collection console – nice for if the TV distant is out of attain. Press the Xbox button to convey up the Information, go to Audio & Music, and also you’ll see TV choices on the backside to mute and alter quantity.
- Talking of muting, now you can silence the startup sequence on Xbox consoles. This may be discovered within the Xbox Settings. Convey up the Information with the Xbox button, then go to Profile & system > Settings > Normal > Quantity & audio output > Further choices and choose Mute startup sounds. That is additionally the place you’ll be able to alter the console’s energy button chime.
- There’s new menu screens to clarify methods to choose or change your designated dwelling Xbox, and what this implies for entry and content material sharing.
- Xbox energy modes have been renamed. ‘Standby’ is now known as ‘Sleep’, whereas ‘Energy Saver’ is now known as ‘Shutdown (energy saving)’. The modes themselves haven’t modified, and we’d completely advocate saving power on Xbox Collection, due to the ultra-fast boot instances and Fast Resume.
- There’s an analogous rebranding job from ‘Xbox passkey’ and ‘Xbox guest key’ to ‘Xbox PIN’ and ‘Xbox guest PIN’. This works precisely the identical as earlier than.
- THere’s a brand new firmware replace for Xbox Elite Wi-fi Controller Collection 2, Xbox Collection X|S Wi-fi Controllers, Xbox Adaptive Controllers and Xbox One Wi-fi Controllers with Bluetooth assist. You’ll be able to replace wirelessly or over USB.
- Share button clips in your Xbox can now be trimmed utilizing the Xbox app for Android and iOS.
Supply: Xbox Wire
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