The Xbox Accessories app for PC as well as Xbox Consoles is getting a new software update that adds some features and removes others. These both new and old will get a patch that adds compatibility with Microsoft’s new Xbox Wireless Headset, so gamers can access all of the available audio controls and even the brightness of its lights.
The feature of live TV listings in OneGuide that have been a part of the Xbox One since it launched is going away. Microsoft’s aspirations for controlling TV via the HDMI passthrough of the Xbox One didn’t work out, and live TV viewing isn’t nearly as important as it once was, so that feature will join Windows Media Center and WebTV in the great beyond. The OneGuide itself will stay for watching TV through the HDMI input or add-on tuner but without the schedules of what is airing where.
For all the current gamers the big addition is a new set of toggles for backward compatible titles. They’ll let gamers enable or disable Auto HDR and FPS Boost on a per-game basis in order to only have them when there’s actually a benefit and they don’t negatively affect the experience. Auto HDR is pretty easy to figure out but can be more hassle than it’s worth, while FPS boost can up the framerate to 30, 60, or even 120 fps on certain games.