Xbox One external drive support tipped

Chris Burns - May 19, 2014
Xbox One external drive support tipped

This week there would appear to be more than one Xbox One update incoming. While we’re seeing an External Drive Ready marker on a “leaked” homescreen this morning, there’s word that it won’t be coming immediately, if at all. The Xbox One software update coming this month, instead, has a number of audio upgrades and options.

A feature similar to what’s being teased today was delivered to the PlayStation 4 last month. Sony’s software update brought on external USB-based storage for their version 1.70 update in April of 2014.

The Xbox One update bring brought on this month – starting last week – will include options to control audio levels of two different apps in Snap mode. It also brings on Kinect voice chat volume options, and a few other tiny oddities.

Of particular note for the update incoming this month is the addition of an opt-in speech collection program. To activate this program, you’ll need to head to Settings – Privacy & Online Safety – Customizing privacy and online safety – Share Voice Data – and tap Allow.

The Xbox One External Drive option is suggested this week to be coming with Kinect voice command abilities: “Xbox launch External Drive” should do the trick.

VIA: Xbox One on Reddit

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