Xbox's November update is out today with improved Discord support and more

Xbox’s November update is out today with improved Discord support and more

Xbox’s November update is rolling out today, making a number of previously Insider-only features – including improved Discord support – available to all users.

Discord server voice chat support for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S originally launched in Septemberbut was somewhat hampered by its convoluted mobile app requirements.

Today’s Xbox update streamlines the whole process, meaning users simply need to launch a Discord server through their console’s Games & Chats > Discord option, then choose a voice channel from their servers. Discord available – and as long as their Discord and Xbox accounts are linked, they’ll be able to join this channel directly, no additional mobile app required.

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Additionally, Xbox Series X/S users can take advantage of noise cancellation while using Discord Voice chat, blocking out background noise while they talk. The setting can be disabled in the Discord call options settings, however, for those who prefer unfiltered audio.

Today’s update also brings improvements to Xbox’s Twitch, Lightstream, and Streamlabs Studio support, with users now able to start a live stream directly from their console. The option to do so is under “Destination” in the Capture & Share > Live Stream > More Options menu.

Elsewhere there’s a new Captures app, providing a convenient destination for viewing, managing and editing gameplay captures – which now offer increased bitrate at 720p and 1080p for better playback. Found under the Capture & Share tab, it also allows users to copy clips and screenshots to an external drive.

And there’s more ! The Xbox version of the Microsoft Store now offers sale notifications and lets users share their wishlist so friends and family can gift them items.

New options show how much power is used in Off and Sleep modes.

Microsoft has also implemented improved power functionality in today’s update, adding, among other things, the ability to turn off a console after a set period of inactivity. Plus, there’s now an at-a-glance breakdown of power used in off and sleep modes, so users can make more informed decisions about what they’re using.

November’s feature list includes controller rumble support for Xbox Cloud Gaming on PC and Mac, an “Ask to Join” game option available directly from someone’s profile, new commendation guides, and a redesign of Xbox Assist, now renamed Xbox Support.

Additional details on the November Update can be found in Microsoft’s announcement post.

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