Microsoft is releasing the Might 2021 firmware replace on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles. The brand new replace consists of enhancements to Xbox’s Fast Resume characteristic, passthrough audio for media apps, and extra. Fast Resume is a characteristic that enables Xbox customers to renew gameplay immediately from the place they final left off. With the Might 2021 replace, the characteristic is getting improved reliability and quicker load occasions. With the brand new replace, Microsoft has additionally made it simpler to determine and entry video games that assist and are saved to Fast Resume. Customers will be capable of see if a sport helps Fast Resume with a brand new tag. There’s a new group that may checklist all video games which can be at the moment listed in Fast Resume Customers may use the group to see which video games are able to be launched from Fast Resume and launch the sport from there. This can be added to Dwelling for faster entry and video games can be faraway from the Fast Resume state.
The brand new Passthrough audio characteristic lets audio decoding from media apps in your suitable HDMI units bypass the console for the best high quality listening expertise together with your exterior sound system. To start out utilizing the brand new characteristic, customers want to seek out an “Enable Passthrough: button on the Xbox Audio Settings display screen. There’s an indicator within the information the place customers can use a suitable media app with passthrough audio enabled.
The brand new replace additionally permits customers to observe sport trailers in a neater method earlier than downloading. Sport titles featured within the highlight on the Sport Move hub performs trailers when a consumer focuses on them. This implies fewer clicks when a consumer is previewing the newest additions to Sport Move. Aside from this, the Might 2021 replace brings a brand new dynamic background known as “Motes,” and enhancements to the Xbox app for Android and iOS. Microsoft additionally stated that it’s now eradicating the Xbox One SmartGlass app from the Microsoft Retailer.