New Xbox One Update Rolled Out; Adds 1440p Resolution, AMD FreeSync & ALLM Support

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Apr 25, 2018
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Microsoft is currently rolling out the new April Xbox One Update to the general public, which a Auto Low-Latency Mode alongside 1440p resolution and AMD Radeon FreeSync support.

As covered earlier, these features were already made available for select Xbox Insiders, but Microsoft is now making these features available for all Xbox One users.

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The Auto Low-Latency mode (ALLM) allows the Xbox One console to notify the connected display to switch to its low latency video “game” mode. Please note that the connected display needs to support ALLM in order to be able to switch to it.

The update also adds 1440p resolution support for both Xbox One X and Xbox One S. According to Microsoft, this resolution “should be especially appealing to Xbox One owners who use a 1440p display for PC gaming.”

Following the update, the Xbox One family supports AMD Radeon FreeSync tech, which is aimed to reduce input latency and minimize display stuttering. More about this feature can be read here.

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In addition to the above, the April Xbox One update also offers changes to game streaming and captures, including a new Mixer Interactive feature called Share Controller which allows Mixer streamers to  share control of their game with a viewer on Mixer.com.

Improvements to the Narrator on Xbox One have been implemented as well. “Narrator volume can now be adjusted independently from system audio volume”, Microsoft writes. “We’ve also introduced a new input learning mode to the Narrator menu. With input learning mode enabled, the Narrator on Xbox One will say the name of whatever button you press on an attached input device. High contrast light theme and narrator options can both be adjusted in the Ease of Access menu in Settings.”

For more changes we suggest you read the full article from Xbox’s Major Nelson right here.

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