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Xbox One May update now available, brings voice messages support to all

The May system update for Xbox One is now live.


Microsoft has released the Xbox One May firmware update to the masses. The most notable additions are the ability to send and receive voice messages, and the expansion of the party chat dedicated servers to more users.

Check out the full thing:

  • Voice Messages – You can now send and receive voice messages from the Xbox One messages app
  • Power On/Off from Xbox One SmartGlass – The Xbox One SmartGlass app for Windows, Windows Phone, iOS and Android are being updated to let you power your Xbox One on and off when your devices are on the same home network as your console
  • User-selectable power mode – We are also altering the initial setup experience on Xbox One worldwide to enable you to select your preferred power mode between Instant-on or Energy-saving mode
  • Dedicated servers for party chat – We will start to expand the availability of the party chat relay services beyond preview members to a broader audience as we continue to fine tune the feature and scale out the servers needed to support party chat relay services

You may also let Major Nelson run you through the new update in this video:

Watch on YouTube

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