Microsoft Releases the May Xbox Update

Posted on May 3, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox, Mobile gaming, Mobile, iOS, Android with 3 Comments

The May Xbox Update brings an activity feed with stories to the Xbox app on Android and iPhone and a new QoS service to the console.

“This month’s update will bring you the activity feed on the Xbox app for iOS and Android in the form of stories,” Microsoft’s Kristen Mann writes in the announcement post. “You will be able to create, share, and view stories with your friends in the Xbox app, and add priority tags for your console gaming experiences with Quality of Service (QoS) Tagging.”

I’m not clear on how the new activity feed is different from the old one beyond the fact that posts are now called stories. The new activity feed helps you share your favorite gaming moments via game clips, screenshots, and achievements with your friends and the Xbox community. You can also reply to your friends’ stories with a message or a quick reaction as you might expect.

Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S users will also see new Quality of Service (QoS) tags that let you determine the priority of latency-sensitive outbound networking traffic like multiplayer (in supported games), console streaming, party chat. You will find a new QoS Tagging interface in Settings > Network settings > Advanced settings to configure the feature.

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Comments (3)

3 responses to “Microsoft Releases the May Xbox Update”

  1. darkgrayknight

    hmm, QoS tags might be useful. I'll have to check them out.

  2. madthinus

    Not sure how this is rolling out as there is no update on either of my Xbox's