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FreeSync Support, Twitter Posting, And Mixer Controller Sharing Coming To Xbox One This Spring

by Suriel Vazquez on Mar 10, 2018 at 05:16 PM

As part of its new Inside Xbox video series, Microsoft announced a number of updates coming to Xbox One later this spring, and Xbox Insider Alpha testers for the console can take these features for a spin right now.

First, Xbox One S and Xes will support displays with FreeSync, a TV and monitor technology that lets the monitor synchronize its refresh rate according to the game. This leads to less framerate stuttering and tearing. All Xbox Ones will also support Low Latency mode, a feature in some TVs coming later this year that will automatically remove post-processing effects some TVs use to make images look sharper when games are being played, reducing input latency while playing games, then restore them when you go back to watching TV or movies.

As previously teased by Xbox VP Mika Ybarra, the update also includes the ability to post videos and screenshots on Twitter. Players will also be able to share their controller with viewers while streaming on Mixer, Microsoft's livestreaming platform. Viewers will be able to use a either an on-screen or physical controller to play a streamer's game while watching on their PC.

Finally, Microsoft Edge will be getting a makeover to look more like it does on Windows 10. You'll also be able to download photos and files onto your Xbox One. If you like an image you find online (and I'm sure there are plenty of those to choose from on the internet), you can set it as your background like a cool guy.

[Source: Xbox Wire]


Our Take
There are lots of images on the internet to choose from for your Xbox One background. Lots of them. Use this power responsibly.