Windows 10 Xbox app gains new chat volume controls, a Light Theme, removes Avatars

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Microsoft’s official Xbox app has updated on Windows 10 with some improved volume controls for chat and the new Light Theme that had been tested in the Xbox Beta app. Like with the Xbox Beta app, the main Xbox app has now removed the animated Xbox Avatars, likely preparing for the rollout of the revamped Avatars which are due sometime before the end of 2017. Here’s the official release notes:

  • New for party chat: Control your party’s chat volume, and choose a specific audio device.
  • Get the bird’s-eye view: Brackets have been added for Killer Instinct tournaments.
  • We now take you live! Watch game broadcasts in clubs.
  • Co-stream with friends: Once you get an invite, just accept to go to and co-stream.

Have you noticed any other changes with this app update? Let us know in the comments below.

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