Xbox Cloud Gaming gets Clarity Boost, but it is exclusive to Edge Canary for now

Microsoft is constantly enhancing its Xbox Cloud Gaming service, making it accessible to more people around the globe without the need for dedicated hardware. Back in October, it confirmed that its streaming infrastructure now runs completely on custom Series X hardware that is faster than retail units. Xbox Cloud Gaming officially launched on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S a couple of weeks ago too. Now, Microsoft has announced a new features called "Clarity Boost" for the service.

A screenshot showing Clarity Boost in Gears Tactics on Xbox Cloud Gaming
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The name Clarity Boost is quite self-explanatory. It essentially results in better and sharper image quality which means that you'll be able to see more details on your game stream. Microsoft hasn't dived into the technical details of the implementation yet, but has mentioned that it uses client-side scaling to optimize the quality of the stream. The firm has also attached an image to demonstrate the differences in image quality, and while they are subtle, they'll likely enhance the overall gaming experience.

Microsoft Edge Canary users can enable Clarity Boost by following these instructions:

  • Download Microsoft Edge Canary
  • To confirm you are in Microsoft Edge Canary, navigate to edge://settings/help to make sure you are on version 96.0.1033.0 or later.
  • To enable Clarity Boost, go to, login and start a game
  • Open the more actions (…) menu
  • Select Enable Clarity Boost option.

Clarity Boost is only available for Edge Canary users right now, but Microsoft expects to roll it out to all Edge users by next year.

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