Xbox One update will let you turn on the console with your phone

And record footage on the Windows 10 Xbox App.  

Microsoft has unveiled its list of upcoming Xbox One and Xbox App features being previewed in May.

Turn on your Xbox One with your smartphone. Jesus wept!

As detailed on the Xbox Wire, one of the new features will be the ability to power your Xbox One on and off via the SmartGlass app on Windows Phone and Android devices. You can find this under "Xbox One SmartGlass Beta" in the Windows store or Google Play.

You'll also be able to customise your power-saving modes further in the initial setup phase. "Instant-on enables you to use the 'Xbox on' voice command and receive background updates to console, game and app updates," Microsoft community manager Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb explained. "Energy-saving mode is a low power state that requires you to press the Xbox button on your console to start up your Xbox One."

The highly awaited voice messages are still in preview.

As far as the Windows 10 Xbox App is concerned, the Game DVR for PC feature will be in preview. This allows players to record clips for PC games using the Windows 10's Game bar. To use this feature, press Windows + G and click "record that" to save the last 30 seconds of gameplay. Alternatively, you can press Windows + Alt + G to shortcut this feature.

There's also a screenshot option wherein you can capture images by pressing Windows + Alt + PrtScr. Or you can click the "screenshot" button in the Game bar.

The Windows 10 Xbox App's preview is getting Avatar App too, along with User Profiles and the Real Name Sharing option that came to consoles last month.

For the full list of updates, head on over to the Xbox Wire. Or watch the video below.

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