Microsoft Details Upcoming System Update Preview For Xbox One, New Audio Controls, Opt-In to Help Improve Speech Recognition And More

Xbox One Audio Control

Microsoft today detailed the upcoming Xbox One system update that will roll out for folks in the early access program beginning this week. This update will be rolled out to other users in May. This update include a new sound mixer for snapped apps, chat volume controls when using Kinect and the option to help us improve speech recognition.

Sound Mixer for Apps with Snap and Volume Controls When Using Kinect with Chat
We’ve received great feedback from fans asking for more control over audio levels and background sound. As a result, under Settings we’ve added two new features for controlling your audio options. With the new Sound mixer, you’ll be able to control the volume levels of two apps when you’re using Snap letting you decide which app is louder. In this same section, you’ll also be able to control the volume levels when you’re using Kinect for chat.

Opt-In to Help Improve Speech Recognition
Being able to control your Xbox One with voice commands can be a magical moment and we want to continue making this great for all Xbox One owners worldwide. The more voice samples we have to input into our algorithms, the better and more responsive Xbox One can be to our fans. If you want to help us in our efforts to make voice and speech improvements for Kinect even better, you can opt-in to a speech data collection. Under Settings, then Privacy & Online Safety, go to Customizing privacy and online safety and set Share Voice Data to Allow. This is completely optional and all voice data shared via this setting will be used for product improvement only.

Take the Next System Update When You Want
You’ll now also be able to take this next system update as soon as it’s available if you want. When this update is made available, you’ll find the option under Settings, then select System update as shown below.

Source: Major Nelson

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  • Blaze Blue

    That’s it?

  • Troy Schuster

    I wouldn’t mind seeing this type of rollout coming to Windows Phone-patches every month or two. But I suppose this is far easier to do with Xbox One as there is only one piece of hardware.
    Not saying the GDR’s aren’t welcome – just looking forward the public rollout of 8.1.

  • Vương Vi-Nhuyễn – 王微軟

    Great, I hope that Microsoft will use the data to also improve Cortana. :-D