Xbox Series controller’s Share button works on Xbox One out of the box

Here’s something we meant to test as part of our preview of the Xbox Series X and its controller: yes, new the controller and its Share button work on Xbox One straight out of the box.

When you think about it, it’s really a no-brainer — the Series’ controller has a dedicated Share button that, by default, takes a screenshot with a single press and records a video when held down. Because Xbox peripherals work across the ecosystem, it just works on Xbox One.

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We’ve known for a while that older Xbox peripherals will work on Xbox Series S & X, but it’s nice to know that compatibility works in the other direction too. If you want to adjust capture settings, you can do so (on either console generation) using the Xbox Accessories app.

The Xbox One is (obviously) available now and the Xbox Series S & X head to store shelves on 10 November.

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