Microsoft will quickly allow you to management an Xbox with a TV distant management
Microsoft is testing the power of TV remotes to navigate the Xbox dashboard. A brand new model of the Xbox dashboard for Xbox Sequence S / X consoles is being examined with choose Xbox insiders and permits new HDMI-CEC capabilities that standard TV remotes can use to navigate the Xbox dashboard and management streaming apps like Netflix .
Whereas the Xbox Sequence S / X consoles have some HDMI-CEC options for adjusting TV quantity or turning on TVs when an Xbox boots up, these new additions imply you will not have to succeed in for an Xbox controller if solely you need to watch content material from Netflix, Twitch, YouTube or many different streaming apps.
The brand new HDMI-CEC options additionally embrace an choice that permits your TV to toggle enter to your Xbox by merely urgent the Xbox button on a controller. You might have already got a TV distant that may management your Xbox utilizing infrared instructions, however the further HDMI-CEC management ought to make enter switching extra dependable.
The brand new choices may be discovered within the HDMI-CEC settings on the Xbox dashboard and are presently out there to testers within the Alpha Skip-Forward and Alpha Xbox Insider rings. We anticipate these new options to roll out on all Xbox Sequence S / X consoles within the coming months.
Microsoft can also be presently testing a brand new model of the Edge browser, an Xbox evening mode characteristic, a better decision dashboard, and improved firmware and options for older Xbox One controllers.