The highlight of the update includes improvements to make controlling the systems volume settings easier. The update introduces a Sound mixer to the Display and sound options. This allows you to adjust the volume setting for two apps when you are using Snap to decide how loud or quite you want each app to be.
You also have the opportunity to ‘opt-in’ to a system which will allow Microsoft to use a sample of your voice as they try to improve the responsiveness for Kinect. They say: “The more voice samples we have to input into our algorithms, the better and more responsive Xbox One can be to our fans.”
The option to join can be found in the Privacy and Online Safety menu, which Microsoft promises that: “This is completely optional and all voice data shared via this setting will be used for product improvement only.”
You will also be able to get new system update when you want, with the option added in the System menu. The option will be available when there is an update and will be greyed out when none are available.
The update also fixes a number of problems, such as the bug where Game DVR clips would be recorded without audio and resolved the issue where Party Chat would be quiet unless you had the Party App snapped.
What are your thoughts on this update? What would you like to see added or fixed next?