The Xbox Series X is a tremendous console, packed full with fascinating features, strong specifications and a whole lot of entertainment. But what are the xbox series x hidden features?
In the blog, we have picked ten of best hidden xbox features found within the console, that you can use to your benefit. Let's get into it!
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Guide tab Customisation:
This device has a far greater level of customisation compared to previous Xbox consoles. Now being able to fully customise your guide tab. You can either use Microsoft’s set guide tab layout, or you can change it to how you want them.
How do you customize your Xbox guide?
- Press the Xbox button.
- Go to profile and system
- Select customise guide tabs.
- Move D-pad to change layout of guide tab.
Quick Resume Games:
The quick resume feature on the Xbox Series X cannot be turned on or off, and is extremely easy and simple to use. The quick resume feature allows you to go from game to game, and continue exactly where you left off. This way you do not have to worry about loading times, or losing progress. Quick resume instantly activates whenever you open a game.
If you do not want a game to quick resume, then you just have to force quit the game!
Compatible with old devices:
The Xbox Series X is built with an IR receiver that makes it compatible with a collection of old devices, including controllers, headsets, remotes and much more. This way, you don’t have to worry about having to buy new devices that are compatible with the model.
Game pre loads:
It is very frustrating when a game you have been waiting for ages comes out, and you have to wait for the game to install and load before playing it. Well, Microsoft introduced a feature to counter this. On the X Series, you can now pre-load a game onto your console before it comes out, then you will be able to play the game whenever you pay for it and it releases. This works for both physical and digital games.
Now on the xbox, you can customise your background even further. With the addition of dynamic backgrounds and further customisation of the Xbox dashboard.
How do you put a custom background on Xbox series X?
- Go to home screen.
- Press the view button on controller to get up customisation menu.
- Change numerous settings on your dashboard.
Control Xbox with Alexa and Google Assistant:
You can now also control your console with the help of your digital assistants Alexa and Google Assistant. They can help you traverse your dashboard or open certain apps or games.
Can Alexa control Xbox Series X?
- Go to Devices And Connections in settings.
- Open digital assistant.
- Choose whichever you want to turn on.
- Follow instructions given on screen.
You can now play your favourite Xbox games on your mobile device, tablet or other device. This is thanks to the techs remote play feature, allowing to play wherever and whenever you want.
What do you need for Xbox remote play?
- Go to Devices And Connections in settings.
- Turn on remote features.
- Enter Xbox app on mobile and connect to Xbox.
- Go to library on app and go to consoles.
- Select console you want to connect.
(Please note that your Xbox must be on “instant-on” mode within “power and start-up” within general in settings)
Transfer games from Xbox One:
On the Xbox Series X, you can transfer games from your previous console, without having to wait for them to fully install. It is far faster to transfer these video games from console to console, rather than fully reinstalling them.
Can you transfer progress from Xbox One to Series X?
- Turn on Xbox One and Series.
- Make sure both are connected to the same network connection.
- Go to system section in settings.
- Head to Backup And Transfer.
- Go to Network Transfer.
Record Clips at a Maximum 4K Quality:
On the Xbox One, you could record clips at 720p resolution and 30fps. But on Xbox Series X, you can record your favourite moments at a 4K resolution and 60 fps. This allows you to record clips at a far higher quality and standard than before.
One of the best things going for the Xbox Series X is its phenomenal backwards compatibility features. You can play thousands of updated games whenever you want. You are given a massive option of what you want to play on this device, allowing you to play any game from the Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. This version also instantly plays these games with a much greater quality, making any game you play feel like they have been fully updated. This is thanks to the auto-HDR feature, that improves the resolution of all games you play.
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