On May 11, Microsoft is slowly starting to roll out a new system update for its Xbox One. This new update includes a number of features and improvements to help users stay more connected with Party Chat and voice messages. Users will also notice that new power controls via Xbox One SmartGlass, and there is a new energy-saving mode for those setting up the console for the first time.
Here is the breakdown:
Voice Messages: This is perhaps one of the most requested feature that Microsoft has received. Xbox One owners can now send and receive voice messages for the messages app. What’s very interesting is that not only you’ll be able to send voice messages to other Xbox One owners, but also to Xbox 360 owners.
Power On/Off from Xbox One SmartGlass: Now with the May update users can use the Xbox One SmartGlass app for Windows, iOS, and Android to remotely power On and Off the console from the same network (Not over the internet, unless you connect via VPN to your computer).
Power Mode: Microsoft has previously talked about this, but now the initial setup of Xbox One worldwide includes the option for users to choose between the Instant-On or Energy-saving mode.
Dedicated Server Party Chat: The software giant is now expanding the availability of the party chat relay service from preview to a wider audience.