Microsoft’s May Xbox update is set to make Quick Resume even quicker, as well as introduce several new features including audio passthrough and extra family controls.
The full update notes can be found over on the Xbox Newswire, where it’s explained that Quick Resume will benefit from “improved reliability and faster load times” with this latest patch.
Quick Resume on Xbox Series X and S lets users suspend a set of their favorite games so that they can hop into them whenever they please. This update will make that process faster, as well as making it easier to identify which games are Quick Resume compatible with new groups and tags.
Beyond the Quick Resume buffs, audio nerds will be pleased to hear that an Allow Passthrough option is set to be added to the Xbox audio setting screen. This will let you bypass the console audio decoding in apps like Disney+, Plex, and Apple TV to improve sound quality on your external sound system.
Many smaller features are also on the way including the ability to watch game trailers for Xbox Game Pass games within the library, and a new dynamic background. Parents will also be able to approve multiplayer games directly from their phone with the Xbox Family Settings app when a child boots a game on their console.
Elsewhere in the Xbox ecosystem, performance improvements and push notifications are coming to the Xbox app for iOS and Android, while the Smart Glass app for PC will be removed from the Windows Store in June. In other Xbox news, it looks like the platform holder is working on a set of shoes with Adidas.
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Source: IGN Video Games All