Microsoft just told us about some cool new updates coming to Xbox in September 2023. They’re adding more than six big new features to the Xbox consoles that came out in the last few years. The last time they did a big update like this was in July when they changed how the main menu looked.
Microsoft usually releases updates for its Xbox game consoles every month. These updates don’t always come with lots of new stuff, but this time, there are a bunch of exciting new features included.
In September 2023, there will be a new update for Xbox. This update will make it easier for people to connect accessories, like controllers and other wireless gadgets, to their Xbox systems.
Instead of pressing a physical button on the console, you can now just choose the “Connect a Device” option in the Xbox Accessories app. This new feature has been tested for a month and works on Microsoft’s last two console versions. It’s a handy way to link your accessories to your Xbox.
Xbox Console New Features for September 2023
The official @Xbox news account has tweeted about the September update. You can the tweet below:
The latest Xbox update is bringing you the highly requested ability to stream your games from your Xbox to your Discord friends, VRR updates for Xbox Series X|S consoles, a new Rewards experience, Xbox app on PC updates, and more! Details here: https://t.co/83F0NTI3C2
— Xbox Wire (@XboxWire) September 5, 2023
- Connecting accessories without the Pair button -> How to use things like controllers or headphones with your Xbox without pressing a special button
- Requests to join a friend’s gaming session -> How to ask your friend if you can play the same game with them
- Rewards tab -> A place where you can see what prizes you can get for playing games
- Streaming Xbox games to Discord -> How to show your Xbox games to other people on Discord
- Variable refresh rate for the Xbox Series X/S -> How to make your games look smoother on your new Xbox
- Voice chat soundbite reporting -> How to tell someone if someone else is being rude or mean on voice chat
- Wish list notifications -> How to get messages when the games you want are cheaper or available
In the September 2023 update, there’s a new feature for the latest gaming devices. It’s called “variable refresh rate” or VRR. What it does is, when you connect your device to a TV or monitor, it makes the screen change how fast it shows pictures to match how fast the video or game is running. This makes everything you watch or play look super smooth and nice.
Additionally, if you have an Xbox console, you will soon be able to invite your friends to play games with you. This will make it easier to join games without any hassle when they are full or almost finished.
Your friends can reply with an invite to play a game or join a party, and they can also send you a message to chat. In the update coming in September, you will also get notifications about new game releases that you are interested in. You can also report up to 60 seconds of gameplay, including voice chats, and there will be a new Rewards tab as well.
In September 2023, there’s a new update for Xbox that lets you play Xbox games on Discord. To do this, you just need to press the Xbox button, go to the Parties and Chats section, and pick “Stream your game” from the Discord menu. This feature has been planned for a while, and Microsoft said the update will be available for Xbox consoles this week.
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