Selecting Audio Input Device on Xbox App

Discus and support Selecting Audio Input Device on Xbox App in XBoX on Mobile to solve the problem; I regularly use the Xbox App to join Party Chats. Typically I like to use my Bluetooth headphones so that I hear the audio directly in my ear, and so... Discussion in 'XBoX on Mobile' started by aabraham3058, May 20, 2020.

  1. aabraham3058
    aabraham3058 Guest

    Selecting Audio Input Device on Xbox App


    I regularly use the Xbox App to join Party Chats.

    Typically I like to use my Bluetooth headphones so that I hear the audio directly in my ear, and so I don't inadvertently cause echoing for the rest of the party. (The mic on my headset is also less sensitive, and I prefer that).

    The Xbox App used to provide the ability to choose which input/output device to use for audio. There was a drop down menu where you could select

    "Speakers" (Speaker Phone)

    "Headset" (Connected Bluetooth headset, etc.)

    This menu no longer seems to be available.

    Was this an intentional removal of a feature? Is there a different way to access it now?

    It was a super useful feature, and without it I'm limited to using my phone mic and speaker phone which causes horrible echoing in the party chat.

    Ahead of time, thank you for the help!

    :)
     
    aabraham3058, May 20, 2020
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  2. aabraham3058 Win User

    Selecting Audio Input Device on Xbox App (Android)

    It did work for me in the past when I was able to select the device explicitly, but now even when my headset is connected, Xbox App audio goes through my speaker phone.

    I have at least one other person I know who is experiencing this same issue (I have a Pixel 2, he has a Pixel 3).

    Is this an appropriate forum to request features being reimplemented, or to report bugs (such as the bluetooth device not being used for audio?).

    I reinstalled the app and gave it permissions for "Audio" when prompted.

    When that didn't work I also explicitly gave it permission to "Phone" and "Storage".
  3. slackadelic Win User

    Selecting Audio Input Device on Xbox App (Android)

    Oh yeah that's a big difference. I believe it was removed as it is just set to use whatever the 'default' is... so as long as blue tooth is active it should work.

    I know for me it works.
  4. aabraham3058 Win User

    Selecting Audio Input Device on Xbox App (Android)

    Thanks for the reply, the question is specific to the Android Xbox App. I should have specified that, sorry!
  5. slackadelic Win User

    Selecting Audio Input Device on Xbox App (Android)

    I regularly use the Xbox App to join Party Chats.

    Typically I like to use my Bluetooth headphones so that I hear the audio directly in my ear, and so I don't inadvertently cause echoing for the rest of the party. (The mic on my headset is also less sensitive, and I prefer that).

    The Xbox App used to provide the ability to choose which input/output device to use for audio. There was a drop down menu where you could select

    "Speakers" (Speaker Phone)

    "Headset" (Connected Bluetooth headset, etc.)

    This menu no longer seems to be available.

    Was this an intentional removal of a feature? Is there a different way to access it now?

    It was a super useful feature, and without it I'm limited to using my phone mic and speaker phone which causes horrible echoing in the party chat.

    Ahead of time, thank you for the help!
    I see the drop down under Settings and I can select any output connected to my laptop/PC at this moment.
  6. platinumacetric Win User

    Xbox App Party Chat Not Working

    So I recently had this issue as well.

    here are the symptoms of the problems.

    1. Cant hear anyone in a party chat

    2. no one can hear you in a party chat

    here are the solutions

    1. If no one can hear you and you are not getting an error code on the xbox app. it means your audio is being routed to a different audio device, this usually happens after a driver update or a system change. hit the start button type " manage audio" and
    hit enter. select the audio device under playback you are using and right click it and select "Set as Default Device", and right click again and select " set as default communication device" hit ok and restart the xbox app and try to join the party again.
    you should hear people fine.

    2. if no one can hear you but you can hear everyone fine. this means something is either using your mic or your xbox controller has a mic input. if you are using your xbox controller mic input. go to "manage sound" and go to the recording tab, select the
    xbox controller and right click it and select it as the default communication device. restart the xbox app and people should hear you. if you are not using the xbox mic input as a mic select the appropriate mic device and make sure its the default communication
    device.

    With all of this set you should be able to hear and talk back on the xbox app with no issues. Hope it helps.
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