Microsoft released Xbox One’s May system update on Monday and the company has already initiated the rollout, its availability will soon be expanded in the coming weeks.
The update now adds slew of new features to the console such as, enhanced SmartGlass functionality, voice messages, and more power-saving options. Also, the first Xbox One owners are now allowed to send and receive voice messages via console’s integrated messaging app. To add more, messages can now be exchanged between Xbox One and Xbox 360.
The latest update has also added another option of Power On/Off for the free SmartGlass application, which enables users to power on/off their console via their smartphone, but that would only work under the condition when both the devices are on the same network.
Microsoft and Xbox One were slammed with criticism because of the amount of power that is used by the console to power up. Interestingly, Xbox One initial setup options have received a tweak with the May update that now allows new users to select between “Instant-On” and “Energy-Saving” options. The new options seems to solve the power usage issues related to the console.
Back In March, Microsoft enabled dedicated chat relay servers for Xbox One preview members to find a solution to NAT traversal issues that averted some users to use the party chat. In the coming weeks, Microsoft has plans to expand the party chat relay services to a wider audience. It is also working towards to make the feature better and increase the servers required to support the feature.
Here is the complete change-log for the Xbox One May update, posted by Xbox Support.