May Xbox Update Adds Groups, High Refresh Rate, and More

Published: April 22, 2018 12:05 PM /


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Microsoft has revealed the details for May's Xbox Update which includes, among other things, the addition of Groups, high refresh rate options, and improved family settings. A lot of the new tweaks and updates build on last month's update which brought with it a new sharing feature that helps gamers upload their captured screenshots and videos directly to Twitter.

First up then, what's the deal with these new Groups? Well, as of next month, Xbox users can organize their gaming libraries into Groups, a feature often requested by fans. With Groups, you can create multiple collections of content made up of anything from within My games & apps. You can also assign custom names to each Group, organize and order them, and add individual Groups to Home. Group will be rolled out steadily to those in the Alpha ring over the next month.

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Microsoft has also added support for additional panel refresh rates. Gamers with gaming monitors and televisions that support a 120Hz refresh rate can now turn on 120Hz support for 1080p and 1440p output resolutions. This builds on last month's addition of variable refresh rates, 1440p resolution support, and an auto low latency mode.

Xbox users can now trim down their captured gameplay directly from the Guide, so they won’t need to switch to Upload Studio to make a quick cut to saved clips. On the Family Sharing side of things, a Details page where parents can easily find and manage all family settings on Xbox One has been added. Parents will easily be able to tell which family and content settings are set up and configured. Important settings that are turned off or require attention will be flagged as well.

Some additional, smaller changes have been made to other systems such as the Xbox Accessories App and Button Configuration menu, head here for full details.

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