Xbox October update available: HDMI, controllers, sounds... the details

Xbox October update available: HDMI, controllers, sounds… the details

Microsoft continues to improve the interface of Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. After several months in the hands of Xbox Insiders, the new features are now available to everyone. Below are the main changes in the latest update.

Control the sound of your TV with your controller

It is now possible to change the sound on your TV directly from the Xbox Guide menu. If you want to turn the volume down or up, you can use your controller and not your TV remote anymore.

To take advantage of this feature reserved for Xbox Series X|S consoles, you must be equipped with a TV connected via HDMI and have a CEC-compliant device. This allows your console to control various actions of your TV, such as turning it on, turning it off, or managing the volume.

You can now change the volume on your TV from the Audio and Music section of the Xbox Guide. To do this, press the Xbox button on your controller to open the Guide and go to the Audio and Music section, where you’ll see buttons that let you change the volume on your TV or mute the sound. No more searching for your remote to change the volume in the middle of a game or while watching a movie.

Disable startup sounds

With the latest update, it is now possible to disable the console startup sound. This includes the sound of the doorbell, but also the sound of the home screen to avoid waking up the whole house during your night sessions.

To change this setting, go to Profile and system > settings > General > Volume and audio output > Additional options after Disable startup sounds

Updated drivers

A new update is available for drivers, in particular to fix bugs related to certain USB joysticks that support the Xbox Adaptive Controller.

Below is the list of drivers affected by this update.

  • Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controllers
  • Xbox Series X|S Wireless Controllers
  • Xbox Adaptive Controllers
  • Bluetooth Enabled Xbox One Wireless Controllers

Share on Medal.tv and edit your clips

There are also several features available to make it easy to share and edit your video captures. Notably, PC gamers can share their captured clips via the Xbox Game Bar on Medal.tv.

During a game, press Windows Key + G on your keyboard to open the Xbox Game Bar. If an Xbox controller is connected to your PC, all you need to do is press the Xbox button. In the Captures > View All My Captures section, you will be able to select a clip to share on Medal.tv.

Now it’s also possible to cut your captures through the Xbox Beta app, to isolate and share your best actions more easily.

Want to save and share an epic snippet from your game? You can now change the length of your Xbox video clips from the Xbox app for Android and iOS. To get started, go to My Library > Captures, then select one of your clips. You will be able to define the beginning and the end of it before sharing it with your friends. This feature will start appearing in the Xbox app today and will be available to everyone very soon.

Other new features are available, like a screen that makes it easy to define your console as main xbox including the number of remaining changes.

We also learned that Xbox passwords and guest passwords are becoming the Xbox PIN. This will make it easy for you to connect to your profile regardless of what console you’re playing on.

As usual, this new update should be offered to you automatically the next time you boot up the console. Otherwise, you can force the download from the Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S system settings.

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