Xbox One May Update is Coming Today

Last Updated: May 17, 2014


The newest update for the Xbox One is on its way, so if it isn’t available for you to download now, it probably will be soon. Due to the newly implemented manual updates, if you don’t want to wait for it to automatically download, you can select “System Update” from the Settings menu.

This update contains the features previewed by the beta group near the start of May. There’s nothing Earth-shattering in this one, just a few little changes to improve your Xbox One experience.

  • Sound mixer: If you’re using two apps with Snap, this new feature will allow you to control the volume of each one individually.
  • Chat mixer: Similar to the sound mixer, this is a new feature that will let you control the volume while you’re using the Kinect to chat.
  • Share Voice Data: If you’d like to help Microsoft improve the Kinect’s voice recognition, you can go to Settings, then to Privacy & Online Safety, then to the customization option, and opt-in to “Share Voice Data.”

    Let us know what you think of these new features in the comments below. Before you leave, though, we have one more piece of Xbox news to share. If you’re planning to cancel your Xbox Live Gold subscription now that you no longer need it to access apps like Netflix and Internet Explorer, you can get a refund from Microsoft. After the June system update, if you cancel a Gold subscription you purchased before that date, you can request a refund for the remaining time left of your membership. Take a look at the official FAQ for all the details.