The Xbox App Just Got Much Better On Gaming Handhelds Like The ASUS ROG Ally


Xbox has just dropped a brand-new Compact Mode as part of its November Update for the Xbox App on PC, bringing a more streamlined and intuitive interface to handheld gaming PCs like the ASUS Rog Ally and the Lenovo Legion Go.

Right now it’s an optional feature that users can easily toggle on within the app, but Xbox says it’s also working with major manufactures like ASUS to enable it as the default option on their devices. You can learn a little more about it below:

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From the Xbox Wire blog:

Introducing Compact mode

We’re excited to announce that Compact mode is now available as part of the latest update on all Windows devices, including handhelds like the ASUS ROG Ally and Lenovo Legion Go! Compact mode is a new feature that enhances your gaming experience by providing a more intuitive user interface on smaller screens. With Compact mode, the side bar collapses into icons, providing you with more space to browse content. To use this feature, click on your profile in the top-left corner of the app and turn the toggle for “Compact mode” on.

We’re also partnering with ASUS and other manufacturers to ensure that Compact mode is enabled by default on your handheld devices. We’ll continue to focus on updates to deliver a great Xbox app experience for Windows handheld screens.

Elsewhere in the Xbox November Update, Microsoft has added a couple of quality-of-life features to the Xbox app on PC, along with Japanese language support across physical and virtual keyboards on Xbox consoles, wishlist notifications for Xbox’s upcoming Free Play Days promotion, phone authentication for Rewards redemption and a new Xbox Wireless Controller update.

You can see all of the new features and changes right here.