Xbox Insiders can test Series X’s new 4K dashboard

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  • Microsoft is not yet done tweaking the Xbox Series X's software.
  • The company is now working on an improved UI for its devices.
  • This new UI will greatly improve how the experience on 4K TVs.
  • Xbox Insiders can now test this feature via Alpha Skip-Ahead.
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We know you weren’t, but on the off chance you were looking for a slightly better experience involving your console’s UI, then Microsoft has some good news for you.

The Redmond tech giant has started testing a new 4K dashboard for the Xbox Series X recently.

Thus, Xbox Insiders in the Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead divisions will get access to the increased resolution for the Xbox dashboard, designed to improve UI elements for 4K displays.

Series X UI improving from 1080p to 4K

Before this new 4K dashboard, Xbox Series X consoles were running dashboard UI elements at 1080p, which wasn’t necessarily bad, but worth improving.

Native 4K elements for Home, Guide, and other parts of the dashboard will greatly improve how the Xbox Series X appears on 4K TVs.

Alpha Skip-Ahead Insiders on Xbox Series X consoles connected to a 4K display can begin flighting an increased resolution UI. This change means Home, Guide, and other areas of the UI will be displayed in a higher native resolution for increased sharpness and text readability.

This is what the developers at Xbox had to say about the new change that will be applied to the console’s software.

We don’t yet know whether HDR will also be supported as part of this new resolution upgrade, or whether the Xbox Series S will also see improvements to its dashboard resolution.

The Xbox Series S can also technically provide a 4K output, so it’s possible this console will also receive the tweak.

These changes come only days after Microsoft also started testing a new night mode for various Xbox consoles.

Speaking of the new night mode, it allows Xbox owners to dim their screens, controller LED brightness, and even the Xbox power button.

So it won’t be long until both the 4K dashboard and night mode should start rolling out to all Xbox Series X consoles later this year.

Are you excited about the changes that Xbox is working on? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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