October Xbox Update Enables 4K Dashboard for Xbox Series X, Xbox Night Mode, and More

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Microsoft has begun rolling out a major update for Xbox that enables one the most highly requested features for its flagship console, a 4K dashboard. Unlike the PlayStation 5, the Xbox Series X only launched with a relatively disappointing 1080p UI, but that’s now been fixed with a 4K dashboard that offers increased sharpness and text readability, bringing it in line with the competition. The October Xbox Update also adds Xbox Night Mode for adjusting light sources for dark rooms, as well as Quick Settings, which allows users to quickly toggle accessibility features without leaving a game or app.

From Xbox:

We’re excited to share that starting today, players with an Xbox Series X connected to a 4K display will see the dashboard natively rendered in 4K. You can experience 4K while browsing the Home, My Games & Apps, Guide, and many other experiences. UI elements on the screen, such as game art and buttons, will have increased sharpness and improved text readability. […]

Xbox night mode is a suite of settings that adjusts light sources to help keep rooms dark at night and support gamers who are sensitive to light. You can dim and customize the light from the connected display, the power button on your controller, and the power light on your console. If you’re a movie fan, you can now enjoy theater-like total darkness while watching your favorite films!

Xbox night mode can be activated by going to Settings > Accessibility > Night mode or Settings > TV & display options > Night mode. It also includes a customizable blue light filter for lowering the color temperature of the display.

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Tsing Mui
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