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Xbox One May update rolls out with new audio controls, opt-in to improve voice recognition

The Xbox One May update began rolling out to systems over the weekend and the next few days, according to Microsoft spokesperson Larry Hryb.

The latest update, which first rolled out to users in Microsoft's beta program, will change the console's Get System Update button so that it will remain greyed out if there is no update to download. Party Chat will receive fixes, while issues with DVR clips recording without audio will be patched.

The update sees the addition of two new features in the Settings menu for controlling audio options. The Sound mixer allows users to control the volume levels of two apps when using Snap and the ability to control the volume levels when using Kinect for chat.

Users can also help improve speech recognition by opting-in to speech data collection. Those interested can join via Settings, then Privacy & Online Safety, Customizing privacy and online safety and set Share Voice Data to Allow. According Microsoft "all voice data shared via this setting will be used for product improvement only."

The last update added friend notifications, Blu-ray 50 Hz support, Kinect voice and motion refinements and more. The February update included user interface improvements, while the March roll out introduced new multiplayer features to coincide with the release of Titanfall.

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