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Microsoft announced on the release of the September Xbox Console Firmware Update, available for both the Xbox Series X and S and the entire Xbox One family. This update brings with it a redesigned app and game library, new default storage settings, voice chat noise reduction, and more.
From now on, you can customize the color of the Xbox button on the Xbox Elite Series 2 controllers from over 16 million colors.
To change the color of a button, you need to open the Xbox Accessories app on your Windows PC or Xbox game console, select an existing profile or create a new one, go to the Color tab, and browse through the suggested color sets. If you can’t find a suitable color, you can enter the desired shade code in hexadecimal format.
This feature requires the latest version of the Xbox Accessories app and the September Xbox Firmware Update. If the setting is missing, then restart your console by going to Settings -> General -> Sleep and Wake -> Restart Now.
Microsoft has introduced a new “Full Library” section, which has replaced “Games and Applications”. It has received a tabbed interface that simplifies access to the games and applications available to you. The section currently includes the following tabs:
This update introduces the ability to select the default storage for different types of games and applications, which allows you to make the most efficient use of disk space. If the console has external USB drives or memory expansion cards connected, you can select them as the installation location for, for example, applications and games for backward compatibility. If you choose the “Let Xbox decide” option, Xbox will install content on the fastest drive that has enough free space.
From now on, voice chat noise reduction is available on both Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles, and even on Windows 10 and Windows 11 PCs. This feature will allow you to get rid of annoying clicks, background music and breathing sounds during communication.
Noise reduction is enabled by default, but users can disable it at any time in the “Guide” -> “Parties & Chats” -> “Options” section. In general, the feature works much like Discord Krisp and Nvidia Broadcast on PC.