Xbox One Firmware Update Now Live For Beta Preview Program Users, Details Inside

By   /   May 3, 2014

Xbox One Firmware Update of May has gone live for the people in beta preview program and according to some information revealed, a lot of exciting new features are on the way.

Major Nelson wrote on the official website:

As part of our ongoing effort to bring new features to our Xbox fans worldwide, we’ll begin rolling out more features to folks in our early access program beginning this week and we’re looking forward to their feedback before shipping the system update to all Xbox One owners in May.

First of all, major changes are done to make the control of Kinect easier and better. Now it will spot your hand movements, fingers and face more efficiently and accurately.

Moreover, IR blasting feature of the sensor will be getting some fixes for better control after Microsoft received a number of reports from the users.

Some of the new addition coming in the May’s update include a new sound mixer, which will let you adjust the volume of your apps.

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While you are using Snap, you will have the option of increasing or decreasing the volume of two of your apps and you can decide which one should be louder. This type of volume control is also added to the audio for the Kinect chat to make your communication a lot more easier.

Another addition is called Opt-In, which is explained as:

The more voice samples we have to input into our algorithms, the better and more responsive Xbox One can be to our fans. Under Settings, then Privacy & Online Safety, go to Customizing privacy and online safety and set Share Voice Data to Allow.

Finally, the next update will not force itself on your Xbox One, you will have the option to do the update upon your convenience under the Settings option.

Source: Major Nelson