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Now you can mute your Xbox’s startup sound and management quantity by means of the console

Microsoft has launched software program updates for the Xbox Collection S and X and the Xbox app for iOS and Android that deliver some quality-of-life enhancements and small tweaks that you could be discover the following time you go to play a sport.

You probably have your console output audio through HDMI, it’s possible you’ll now have the ability to management the amount of your audio system from the Xbox itself, utilizing new choices within the Audio and Music part of the Xbox menu. In the event you don’t see the amount down, up, and mute buttons, it’s possible as a result of your audio setup isn’t CEC right through — my Xbox outputs audio to the TV, however as a result of it’s shuffled off to a pair of audio system through an optical cable, I can’t management quantity from my Xbox.

Screenshot of the Xbox’s interface, showing a TV volume section with volume down, volume up, and mute buttons.

No want to search out the distant when you’ve gotten a controller.
Picture: Microsoft

One other headlining audio function is the power to show off the sound that performs if you flip the console on. The function has been obtainable to members of the Xbox Insider program for a few month now, but it surely’s good to see it lastly hitting everybody’s consoles. As my colleague Jay Peters identified, it might probably assist keep away from a frantic sprint for the amount controls if you flip in your Xbox in the course of the evening and it blasts out its music. You could find the choice by going to Settings > Common > Quantity and Audio output > Further choices. The “Mute startup sounds” choice is underneath Energy and Startup.

There’s a couple of different tweaks that include the Xbox October replace: the names for the ability modes have been modified, as have the names for Xbox passkeys and visitor keys, which are actually known as Xbox Pins. Microsoft additionally says that it’ll be simpler to set your private home Xbox when establishing a brand new console and {that a} controller firmware replace will repair some bugs when utilizing USB flight sticks with the Xbox adaptive controller.

Outdoors of the console, you’re now capable of trim and edit clips within the Xbox cellular app earlier than sharing them. You possibly can see what the interface appears to be like like within the tweet under, which exhibits the method of slicing out a selected section and saving it. Hopefully this kind of expertise will come to the precise console sooner or later as a substitute of simply current on the app. Microsoft says the app’s enhancing function “will begin rolling out immediately and be obtainable for everybody quickly.”



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