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Xbox One stereo headset adapter requires controller update

Microsoft details controller update process

Not only will users need to update their Xbox One consoles to use the new stereo headset adapter, they'll also need to update the controller.

Microsoft has detailed the process with which Xbox One owners will need to update their controllers following installation of today's Xbox One firmware update.

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Here are the step-by-step instructions:

1) Make sure your console is on and you're signed in and connected to Xbox Live.

Note It's important to connect to Xbox Live because your console will need the latest system update, which contains the newest controller software. If you've connected recently, your Xbox One is probably already up to date, but you should connect anyway just to be sure. If your console needs an update, you'll be prompted to install one.

2) Plug the Stereo Headset Adapter into the bottom of your controller.
3) Plug in a headset (a headset must be plugged in so the adapter will turn on).
4) Plug the big end of the included USB cable into the port on the side of the console.
5) Instructions to install the update should automatically be displayed. Follow the instructions, and don't disconnect the USB cable while the update is in progress. (The process can take up to 3 minutes.)
6) Instructions to install the update should automatically be displayed. Follow the instructions, and don't disconnect the USB cable while the update is in progress. (The process can take up to 3 minutes.)
7) When the update is complete, unplug the USB cable. If you have additional controllers to update, you can connect them now, one at a time, select the Update another button on the screen, and then follow the steps.
8) Press the Xbox button on the wireless controller to turn it on. Your controller is now up-to-date, and you're ready to use your Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter.

You can also update your controller by going to settings, System, and then Controller update, adds MS.

Xbox One's second system update, which adds and refines features across the system, began rolling out Wednesday.

The update makes user interface improvements to Xbox Live, spurred by the upcoming release of Xbox and PC exclusive multiplayer shooter Titanfall. Users will also be able to broadcast their footage on Twitch thanks to an update to the Twitch app scheduled for March 11.

Xbox One chief product officer Marc Whitten laid out the most substantial changes included in the update in an official release here.

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