Xbox has begun rolling out a series of helpful features and community-requested changes to its ecosystem. Players can expect updates for Xbox consoles, Xbox Game Bar on PC, the Xbox app on mobile devices, and Xbox wireless controllers and gamepads.
The Xbox October Update is out now and comes with some nice additions, like the ability to control your TV’s audio directly from your Xbox, the ability to trim game clips from your phone, and more. This month’s set of updates isn’t quite as exciting as the Xbox September update, but there’s plenty more to keep players happy. Players can start enjoying the new features starting today.
The October 2022 Xbox Update includes:
Permanent search bar on the Xbox Dashboard. Search is always done by pressing a button on the Xbox Dashboard, but now the search bar will always be present on the Xbox Dashboard to help players find and use a useful feature. TV audio control via HDMI-CEC. TVs with an HDMI-CEC connection can communicate with connected devices, and today’s update improves this functionality on Xbox Series X and S consoles. Players will be able to control their TV’s volume directly from the Audio and Music section of the Xbox Guide. Mute startup sound. The sound when you first launch your Xbox console is unforgettable, but many gamers prefer a quieter sound. With the October update, players will be able to disable this sound at startup. Improving the quality of life. Other various Xbox console improvements include: Improve the setup process for assigning your home Xbox console. Changed the names and descriptions of the Xbox power modes. Xbox passkey name changed to Xbox PIN. Trimming a game clip from a mobile app. The Xbox mobile app didn’t see any major changes this month, but it did get one notable new feature. Players will now be able to trim and edit their game clips directly from the app before sharing them, reducing the reliability of Xbox’s inconsistent built-in trimmer. Share on Medal.tv with Xbox Game Bar. PC gamers who take advantage of the powerful Xbox Game Bar tool can now quickly share their in-game snaps to Medal.tv, where they can be edited and shared. Controller firmware updates. Finally, Xbox is releasing a series of firmware updates for its set of Xbox Wireless Controllers, including bug fixes for USB sticks connected to the Xbox Adaptive Controller and other devices. The following controllers receive firmware updates that can be applied either wirelessly or via a USB cable: