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Xbox's November update out today with improved Discord support and more

Xboxs November update is rolling out today, making a number of previously Insider-only features – including improved Discord support – available to all users.

Discord server voice chat support for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S initially launched in September, but was somewhat hampered by its convoluted mobile app requirements.

Todays Xbox update streamlines the whole process, meaning users simply need to launch a Discord server via their consoles Parties & chats > Discord option then pick a voice channel from their available Discord servers – and as long their Discord and Xbox accounts are linked, theyll be able to join that channel directly, no additional mobile app faff required.

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Additionally, Xbox Series X/S users can take advantage of noise suppression while using Discord Voice chat, blocking out background noise as they speak. The setting can be turned off in the Discord calls Options settings, however, for those that prefer unfiltered audio.

Todays update also brings refinements to Xboxs Twitch, Lightstream, and Streamlabs Studio support, with users now able to start a live stream directly from their console. The option to do so is found under Destination in the Capture & share > Live streaming > More options menu.

Elsewhere, theres a new Captures app, providing a convenient destination for viewing, managing, and editing game captures – which now feature an increased bitrate at 720p and 1080p for better playback. Found under the Capture & share tab, it also enables users to copy clips and screenshots to an external drive.

And theres more! The Xbox version of the Microsoft Store now offers sale notifications and enables users to share their wishlist so friends and family can gift them items.

New options show how much power is used in Shutdown and Sleep modes.

Microsoft has also implemented enhanced power functionality in todays update, adding, among other things, the option to turn a console off after a set period of inactivity. Additionally, theres now an at-a-glance breakdown of the power used in Shutdown and Sleep modes, so users can make more informed decisions about which they use.

Rounding out Novembers feature list are controller rumble support for Xbox Cloud Gaming on PC and Mac, an Ask to join game option available directly from someones profile, new Recommendations guides, and a redesign for Xbox Assist, now renamed Xbox Support.

Additional details on Novembers update can be found in Microsofts announcement post.

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