Microsoft is offering Xbox Insiders a new feature that can dramatically increase game download speeds. The new feature allows you to manually pause games directly from the download management page. Pausing a game can increase the download speed by more. In our testing on a Gigabit connection, we saw a 40 Mbps jump to 750 Mbps when we paused a game.
It’s important to note that you can already pause games on Xbox consoles, including the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One. The testing feature for Xbox Insiders just makes it easier to do it from a different location.
Eden Marie, head of engineering at Xbox, shared the new option on Twitter.
Placing an option to pause games on the download management page should make it easier to increase game download speeds. Most of the best Xbox One games are quite large, so pausing a game to quickly complete a download can help you jump into a new game without having to wait long.
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