Xbox party chat now has speech-to-text, text-to-speech options
Xbox’s June update is on the way, and it will bring a new accessibility option to party chat.
Text-to-speech and speech-to-text options will now be available in party chat on Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles, thanks to the June update. Enabling speech-to-text in party chat will transcribe anything that party members say in a customizable overlay. Text-to-speech lets players have their typed text read and spoken by a synthetic voice. Both options are easily available either via the settings menu or party options menu.
Additionally, the June update includes options for moving groups in the “My games & apps” section of the guide.
The Xbox app is getting a few new updates as well. Users will now see official posts from their favorite games on the home screen, making it easier for fans to keep up with the latest news and clips. Parents can also use the family settings app to review and approve their kids’ cross-network play between console and PC.
This isn’t the most massive update, but Xbox has been a little busy this month. First, it showed off a ton of games during its E3 showcase that it co-hosted with Bethesda. There it showed off Halo Infinite multiplayer, Forza Horizon 5, the Battlefield 2042 gameplay trailer, Starfield‘s first trailer, and Arkane Austin’s Redfall, among others. Currently it’s hosting the ID@Xbox Summer Game Fest demo event for upcoming indie titles through June 21st.
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