PSA: Xbox One May update rolling out today

By Ozzie Mejia, May 17, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Microsoft has begun deploying the May update for Xbox One. The update introduces a number of new features, headlined by a new sound mixer for Snap mode that allows users to control the volume levels of simultaneously running apps.

Xbox's Major Nelson confirmed the update's imminent arrival on Twitter earlier today.

The latest update will also introduce new speech recognition improvements. Users will have the option to share their speech data with Microsoft, which the company promises will be used for "product improvement only." By enabling the Share Voice Data option from the Privacy & Online Safety settings, users will be able to share their voice samples, so that Kinect knows when to recognize their dulcet tones. This should come as good news to a number of Xbox One users, such as Chatty head moderator Rauol Duke and his thick Southern accent. Mr. Duke, you should now be able to yell "ERKSBAWWWWWXXX AWWWWWWNNN!" and switch on your console.

For the full list of features, visit Major Nelson's website.

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