New Xbox One System Software Update in Preview Lets You Leave Voice Messages While in Party

on April 19, 2015 6:28 PM

Microsoft just released a new version of the May system software update of the Xbox One to preview members, and it includes a handy little new feature. Below you can check out the patch notes directly from the preview forums.


OS version released: xb_rel_1505.150416-2000
Available: 12:00PM PT 4/19 (8PM GMT 19/4) 


  • Voice Messages while in a Party. With this update, you can now leave voice messages while in a Party. Previously, you had to leave a Party to leave a voice message.


  • US/CA USB TV Tuner Channel Scanning. We received reports that the US/CA Digital TV Tuner would not correctly scan for channels. This has been resolved in this update.


  • Party app Voice Commands (initial screen only). When launching the Party app, voice commands will not function on the Party app’s first menu screen (ie. saying “Xbox Select”, followed by “Start a party” or “Learn more”).

NOTE: Voice commands function as normal in subsequent Party app menus

As usual, it’s nice to see Microsoft continuing to add on the features of the system software. While not the additions are groundbreaking, the pace at which they come is definitely worth of praise.

If you want to take part in the preview program, all you have to do is to find someone that is already in, and they’ll be able to send you an invite. As usual, though, remember that it’s basically a beta, and that comes with the customary hiccups and issues.

 /  Executive News Editor
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