PSA: Xbox One May update rolling out today

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.

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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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    May 17, 2014 2:00 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, PSA: Xbox One May update rolling out today.

    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.

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      May 17, 2014 2:43 PM

      That volume control is a great addition. It's annoying not being able to control the volume of the music app when you're playing a game at the same time.

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      May 17, 2014 2:43 PM

      Everyone with Kinect voice recognition problems opt into the voice command submission system.

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      May 17, 2014 2:45 PM

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    • Ziz legacy 10 years legacy 20 years
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      May 17, 2014 3:25 PM

      Is there games for gold on Xbone yet?

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      May 17, 2014 4:27 PM

      I will bury you in ramen you sumbitch.

      I enabled the voice feedback already.

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      May 17, 2014 5:05 PM

      liking the release cadence of OS updates so far, adding real features like monthly

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        May 17, 2014 7:43 PM

        Nothing of real note though. They need to work on speed and responsiveness. One interface is much slower than ps4

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