Xbox One System Update coming Feb 11

A battery indicator for your controller!

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Marc Whitten has just posted details on Xbox Wire of the next Xbox One System Update that is coming next week.

Here are the highlights from the post:

On February 11, the first update will be delivered to customers who sign into their Xbox One.  It features many new improvements – including lots of behind-the-scenes updates for developers building apps and games for Xbox One, several new features we believe Xbox fans will love, stability and product updates to improve the customer experience, and continuous improvements to the quality of Kinect voice so commands become more fluid and responsive over time.  While we won’t be going into all of the details of the product updates today, we will be sharing more information soon.

Some of the features you can expect to see on February 11 include:

The ability to see and manage your storage space. With this update, you will find it easy to find how much space your content takes up and better manage your content. You can also control your install lineup and more easily manage your download queue. We’ve separated My Games and My Apps into separate lists, so you can easily create separate queues for both. Now you can pick the order in which you want your content to load and we’ve added a boot progress indicator so you can better track updates while they load.

The battery power indicator is back! You can see it right on the home screen, so you can easily track how much battery life is left on your controller.

And, you will be able to use your USB keyboard with your Xbox One.

These are just a few of the many updates we will be shipping on February 11. We’ll share more details on these and other upcoming features in the coming weeks. We have several surprises in store that we think you’ll love.

March 4 system updates – countdown to “Titanfall”  

On March 4, in advance of what is expected to be the biggest game launch of the year, we will be delivering another system update to prepare your Xbox One for “Titanfall.”  This update will contain  many new features and improvements, most significantly to our party and multiplayer systems.

Via Xbox Wire

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  • Aaron Herald

    When will the long awaited headset chat adapters be released so that our expensive Xbox 360 headsets can be used with X1?

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  • fastharryDOTcom

    dedicated sleep timer that shuts off TV and ONE….the “inactive” settings on my ONE don’t shut it down at night…probably has something to do with Kinect, or that the TV is ON in the ONE…not knowing the sleep timer on the tv has shut it off…

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  • fastharryDOTcom

    had my xbox 360 since 2005..traded it a week before ONE launch,
    picked up launch night ONE, sold it the next morning for a tidy
    profit….

    Was letting all the neg comments get to me and did not purchase
    another ONE….Until I realized how whiny everyone can be on the
    net….and finally listened to friends who have gotten ONE (including
    two IT guys who run big companies in NY) and talking with a few
    engineers..one of whom is MY engineer on the nationally syndicated radio
    show I produce for a living..

    I say all this to back up what I have experienced in the last few
    days I have enjoyed the new ONE I got last tuesday from Costco..

    I decided to go all in on the ONE…and use it the way MS
    intended……and now I know why they designed a BIG box with no power
    supply inside, plenty of space and a large fan…I know why they
    designed a console with a different architecture other than a massive
    heat producing CPU/GPU….They designed it for a long life.

    They designed it to be left on for extended periods..just like a PC,
    just like my cable box DVR, just like every heat producing box in my
    house……They designed it to run on voice commands….so when an
    incoming phone call comes in, I merely have to say “xbox mute” without
    searching for a remote….They designed it so I can be watching TV..and
    with a few simple voice commands, I could check friends stats and see if
    they are on LIVE so I could start gaming..

    yes, it is not perfect….yes, the voice commands could use more
    selection for TV, yes it could use more features…..yes yes yes….It
    is not perfect…

    BUT, I have seen their vision, played Forza and snapped TV to keep
    track of the Olympics, and done all kinds of great things with it…and
    the more I use it, the better it gets as I learn the commands….It is
    has been on almost 5 days straight, runs cooler than my PC and DVR and
    has not glitched once or overheated…..

    to be honest, I don’t know if I could go back to a strict gaming
    machine……and I can’t wait for 2 years to fly by to see what new
    innovative stuff MS brings to the table

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    • Palindrome 101

      What you call negative comments I call facts. Since you indicate that the Xbox One design suits your tastes perfectly then these facts should not have dissuaded you from purchasing an Xbox One for one second. You were spared the surprise that met those of us that found the Xbox One an unexpected disappointment. You are welcome.

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      • fastharryDOTcom

        you had the facts before you bought…..so to say the xbox was an unexpected disappointment is a dumb statement…I didn’t say it suits me…it was a statement that I understood what they are trying to achieve by owning one. But of course, you didn’t interpret my post correctly…so it is understandable you read about the ONE, bought it and was utterly disappointed,,,

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      • Palindrome 101

        No, I knew there was a lot of ugly baggage with the X1 that I knew I would have to live with, but I have never seen any product this poorly designed in my life. There were many X1 flaws that had not penetrated the MS hype at the time. Whatever information I may have had before hand, I will never forget the letdown I experienced when I first turned the X1 on, and the more I use the X1 the less I like it. I am not saying there is nothing good about the X1. I don’t recall there being a lot of advertisements on the X1 dash, something that is so overpowering on the 360 that you come to accept it as normal. In a couple of years when the X1 is ready for launch I am sure it will be much improved, but I see Microsoft’s vision and it is everything I don’t want in a game console. If MS wants to market a Kinect controlled cable box for the living room which requires an Xbox Live connection and Gold subscription to fully function then by all means go for it. Now back to the next surprise the X1 had for me. One of my biggest considerations for choosing a game console is the controller, and MS promised great things. Bad, Bad MS. My biggest unexpected disappointment was the X1 controller, which looks like the 360 controller but falls so far short of that standard. This is something which cannot be fixed unless MS patches the X1 to accept a usb wired 360 controller. I don’t recall if I knew that the game DVR was cloud dependent and permanent saves were only possible with Gold. If I wanted to post game video online (which I don’t) then I could understand the Gold requirement, but being dependent on the cloud and I believe thus limiting quicker access and the size of videos is inexcusable. I want a game DVR to record longer video for my viewing stored permanently on my hard drive, with no dependence on Xbox Live or Gold requirement. Unfortunately what I want and what MS wants are worlds apart. This is so very frustrating, a fully functional game DVR would have been nice. The XBox 360 has the best controller. The PS4 is the most powerful dedicated game console (although still not ready for launch). The X1 is … frustrating, disappointing, and annoying. Once MS patches the X1 so I can go right to the inserted game (bypassing the dash) with a default profile (without Kinect) then my only unavoidable frustration will be the X1 controller, and my hostility toward MS should diminish just a little bit.

        BTW, in reference to your using the phrase ‘dumb statement’, I believe the standard response is ‘your momma’.

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      • fastharryDOTcom

        I appreciate what you are saying….but the solution is simple. Box up the xb1, return it and keep playing the 360…or buy a PS4….This much negative energy displayed towards a machine that plays games is not healthy.

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  • Jamie Hall

    Any news on when they are going to say more? Was hoping for today as the update is live tomorrow.

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  • Mark Gibson

    What time on Feb 11 will the update roll out… like overnight?

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  • PseudoShooter

    As a device touted as “The hub of entertainment” in my living room, imagine my deep disappointment when I discovered that I can’t stream digital content from my home media server. And before you point out DLNA to me, I don’t find it much of a solution to go upstairs, find the content I want to watch and then push it to the box. The 360 did it so well, why can’t the one? And don’t get me started on getting friends to party up for a game match. What a disaster that is.

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  • fastharryDOTcom

    I love all the neg comments..I was out in cali visiting digital post production film studios in LA a couple of years ago…My friend, who owns one of the largest film studios in the business was having issues with one of his machines that adds special effects to movies after they are shot…..The power and complexity of this machine was obviuosly way greater than a ONE…or any PC.

    When I asked him how he could stay calm, he looked at me and said “What are you talking about?..The tech in this building is amazing”…and then he said something that has stayed with me since then….He said, and I quote..

    “With all this new tech,and what we are doing now compared to just 5 years ago, I always keep in mind one thing….We are lucky the machines work at all”

    I often think about that whenever I have a problem with my PC…or xbox, or home network or smartphone….So be glad you can even play…or talk to people around the world while doing so…cause it is only getting better from here!

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    • PseudoShooter

      I guess after spending $600 on my console that “I should be glad that I can even play” Really?

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      • fastharryDOTcom

        no..you should be able to play…that is a reasonable assumption that you had when you purchased…But to sit here and complain that the controller was not changed to YOUR liking…or it is missing a few features that will get here eventually..or that the ONE..or any tech device isn’t perfect out of the box, is ridiculous..

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  • Robin Inman

    Hi will voice control be coming to Nz

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  • WARLORD

    I game offline all the time. I’ve also owned both and I can’t see were you think its “garbage without the PS+ subscription”. Without PS+ all you lose is Multiplayer for non free to play games and free indie games. With Xbox One/ 360 you lose just about everything if you don’t have XBL Gold.

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  • fwdkiller

    sorry folks but mo external drive support, and the the update is being pushed back again due to copy write infringement sorry everyone ..

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  • kvfive

    Anyone got the update yet ?

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    • Jayy Edwards

      Nope Microsoft said them selfs they don’t know when it will be released exactly all they know is they plan to harvest and dispense it today if that don’t work out you know there game there’s always tomorrow…

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      • kvfive

        We play the waiting game then, cheers🙂

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  • Jayy Edwards

    Ima give it to you like this I spent 600 dollars on an investment that already needs to be fixed. Im sick of this enough fan boy stuff fellas if you take your money seriously you would be unhappy as well I don’t use the system much but let’s be real if they releasing updates to make the system whole they shoulda offered payments instead of taking 600 when this system anint even worth 400 yet I can careless about if they fixin it the fact is things they fixin is wat they previously invented I been Along side them since the beginning and they honestly over thought this system i just want to come home play my game on the next level 1080p and clearly with my friends but I can’t have thos all this extra stuff is non sense it’s a game system period.

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    • kvfive

      The console is over-complicated, heart of the home entertainment system (their words not mine) I just wanted a 360 on steroids… A gaming machine, pure & simple, the kinect (yes I have used it) is now back in its box, sooo much easier to use the controller😉

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  • Chris

    Still no 3D blu ray support? Pretty much the only reason my PS3 is still under my TV. Give me a reason to put it away Microsoft… PLEASE. XBOX one is supposed to be an entertainment machine!😦

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    • Jayy Edwards

      I 2nd that emotion I’m on the edge of sellin this thing but I’m hopen they come correct and focused implement the fundamentals so I can enjoy my 600 dollars

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  • Holte Beaufort

    so where is the update ? if its not auto where do you go to select the manual update ????????

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  • ChintuPatel

    no update support be at 2am pst 5 am est so where is it

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  • ChintuPatel

    no updates today

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