Xbox One May update rolling out now

Voice messages, SmarGlass power options, and more.

Xbox One

The May system software update for Xbox One has begun rolling out to users.

The update includes the ability to send and receive voice messages via the messages app, as well as between Xbox One and Xbox 360 users. You can also now power up or turn off your Xbox One from the SmartGlass mobile app.

Get the video demonstration and full details below.

  • Voice Messages – You can now send and receive voice messages from the Xbox One messages app. This is the No. 1 feature requested in the Friends and Parties area on the Xbox Feedback site > “Add audio message …”
  • 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.

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