The latest Dashboard update for Microsoft’s Xbox One is now rolling out to users.
There are a few new settings in the ‘display and sound’ section of the console. The first feature is called ‘Allow Auto Low-latency Mode.’ The new setting automatically switches compatible TVs to a low latency mode when the console is playing a game.
The next video feature adds Xbox One compatibility with AMD Radeon FreeSync displays. The Xbox One family of consoles work with both versions of FreeSync. That said, it’s worth noting that only the Xbox One X and Xbox One S support the FreeSync 2, which also includes HDR. AMD Radeon FreeSync allows users to game with reduced input latency and less stuttering.
The last video settings update lets users set their display output to cap at 1440p with the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X. This feature also allows games to output at 1440p on Xbox One X. Users with the Xbox One S will only be able to use the new resolution for media streaming apps, such as YouTube.
Xbox’s livestreaming platform Mixer is getting a fun update as well. Broadcasters can now enable a ‘Share Controller’ feature that lets viewers take control of the game. This feature is enabled under the ‘Broadcast and Capture’ menu in the Xbox Guide.
Mixer broadcasts can now be started and paused from anywhere in Xbox. With the update, viewers will now see a pause animation on their screen whenever the broadcaster switches games or opens the Dashboard.
Users also now have more options when it comes to sharing screenshots and game clips in terms of social media platforms.
Microsoft is also adding quick access volume controls to the Xbox’s dashboard. If you’re listening to music while gaming, this means you’ll have additional control over balancing music with the game’s audio.
Xbox users will also be able to switch the menu from a light to dark theme based on the time of day. The new feature will change the background from black to white whenever the sun comes up and then back to black when the sun sets.
Source: Xbox Wire