Why does the standalone Xbox program keep telling me I need Xbox Game Bar just for voice chat?

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  1. haltrman93
    haltrman93 Guest

    Why does the standalone Xbox program keep telling me I need Xbox Game Bar just for voice chat?


    In attempting to play with Xbox-owning friends, I thought Microsoft would have had a simple, streamlined program for voice chat between P.C. and Xbox users. It doesn't seem like that's the case.

    1) I open up the Xbox program, go to Settings -> Audio, and receive an error: "Game Bar is needed for voice chat." Why I need a completely separately program (that closes when you click your mouse outside of it), I have no idea.

    2) I reset/repair the Xbox program. It finally gets rid of the error from #1. I go to Settings -> Audio, select my Solid State Logic SSL 2+ as the input and studio monitors as my output. I join a friend's party chat? I can't hear or say anything. Even setting the push-to-talk button only works half of the time; I have to spam several different keys before anything pops up next to the Edit/Save field.

    Am I stuck using Xbox Game Bar? There is no way I should have to use a program where I can't even set push-to-talk to a mouse button nor use the chat unless the window is open, pinned, and I'm clicking on it (which utterly defeats the purpose of it being a "game" bar).

    I just restarted my computer and my audio drivers are up-to-date. I also updated the standalone Xbox program, so please refrain from recommending that as generic troubleshooting.

    EDIT: now, when I join a party chat, it shows everyone as "Disconnected" for 10-15 seconds before I can hear (if the audio even works at all).

    :)
     
    haltrman93, Jun 19, 2024
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  2. Radiant Sword X Win User

    I was banned from voice chat?

    This is not about the forums. It's the voice chat. When I tried to join voice chat in Game Bar, it closes. When I tried to join voice chat from my Xbox App mobile, it reveals an error.
  3. MaeMagz Win User

    No Game Audio through Headset/Earphones After Controller Update

    Try opening your Xbox menu by pressing the home button on your controller, then clicking "audio". There should be a volume bar for game vs voice chat below the regular audio bar. Moving this bar to the right makes the game louder and voice chat quieter,
    moving it to the left makes voice chat louder and the game quieter. Hope this helps!
  4. misfitzgsx Win User

    Party Chat Issues

    Forgot to add almost everyone i game with are in the prievew program, though some are not.

    This does not effect the part chat working for me or voice messages sent to me.
  5. ExploitedZebra Win User

    NetFlix - Using Voice Support

    This is driving me crazy. I've now spoken made a support thread to XBox, who tell me I need to talk to Neflix.

    Netflix tell me they do not support voice support, and any voice functions are provided by Xbox themselves so I need to talk to XBox.

    Why on earth am I getting a totally different experience to everyone else?
  6. xDevilxGirlx421 Win User

    Issue with game invites on PC

    Hi,

    So you can start a Voice Chat with another player, and then add other people to that voice chat (or they can join in). Starting a Voice Chat with someone on Windows 10 via the Game Bar is a One-to-one to start, and you can't just start
    an "empty" party as you can on Console unless you use the Console Companion app.

    This page has a few
    more details on the Game Bar, but additionally I believe you can still use the Xbox Console Companion App to start a party as well in the more traditional manner.
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