A Microsoft today announced its May update for game consoles. Xbox, and brings a lot of new content. This includes quick resume enhancements to X and S series, which now load games substantially faster.
You can also enable a new option “Passthrough Audio“, improving sound quality when running applications such as Disney + e Apple TV.
O Xbox said that starting today, you will notice that the Quick resume It's more reliable and features faster loading times than ever before.
It's also made it easier to see titles supported by Quick Resume, using a new tag and group that lists all your titles Quick resume assets in one place. This group can be added to your home screen for easy access.
Passthrough Audio was the other big announcement, providing an enhanced listening experience when streaming popular apps.
“Try passthrough to make audio from your favorite Xbox media streaming apps like Disney +, the application of Apple TV, Plex, Vudu and sound even better.” these Jonathan Hildebrandt , director of program management at Xbox Experiences.
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“Passthrough allows audio decoding from media apps on your compatible HDMI devices to bypass the console for the highest quality listening experience with your external sound system.”
An indicator in the guide will let you know which apps support the new feature.
In addition to these two big announcements, several smaller updates were announced for May. These include:
- Ability to watch game trailers with Xbox Game Pass
- New dynamic background (Motes)
- New parental feature (approve multiplayer players by title)
- Xbox smartphone app adds push notifications
- The SmartGlass app will be removed from the Windows Store in June
Overall not a bad little update for May. Quick Resume is arguably one of the greatest strengths of the Xbox Series X | S., and it's good to see him getting better. Check your console later today to see the update in action.