What to Expect with the Next Xbox One Update

You have made Xbox what it is today and we couldn’t be more grateful for your support and valuable feedback. Our focus continues to be on you and what you want in the product. Last month, we launched Xbox Feedback, a dedicated channel for all your thoughts and recommendations. We will begin implementing some of the features you requested by rolling out the next Xbox One system update for folks who get early access. We’re looking forward to hearing feedback on features before we roll them out to all Xbox One consoles next month and beyond.

In the next update, we’ll improve a number of social features to make sharing your gaming experiences with friends better and easier. Here’s a shortlist of features rolling out next week to those with early access to the Xbox One system update:

  • Activity feed updates: We’re adding new ways for you to interact with friends in the activity feed.  The interface will change to a single column scrolling list that is longer and includes more content. We’ll add the ability to post text to your feed, and to “like” and comment on feed items. You can share game clips and anything else in the feed with friends either publically (to your activity feed) or privately (as an attachment to a message). You’ll also be notified when anyone likes, comments on or shares your items. Each user will get a personal feed on their profile, so you can see what specific friends have been up to. And, with SmartGlass, you can see what your friends have shared to their activity feed and “like” specific posts (additional activity feed support coming in future SmartGlass updates).
  • Expanded Friends area on Home: Right from Home, see what’s going on with your friends. Stay up-to-date with their current activity, the top trending games your friends are playing, and a leaderboard to see who has been working the hardest on their Gamerscore. We’re doing an extended preview on this, rolling it into the early access preview this month to a subset of our preview audience so we can refine it until it’s ready for the entire Xbox One market.
  • Mobile purchase: One of the most requested features on Xbox Feedback. Using Xbox SmartGlass or on Xbox.com, you can remotely purchase games and Add-on content. No more waiting to begin downloading when you get home – if your console is set to automatically take updates, your console will begin downloading your purchase.
  • Low battery notification: You asked for it, now a notification will pop up when your controller battery is getting low.
  • Disable notifications during video: Adding the ability to turn off notifications based feedback we heard from you.
  • Enabling 3D Blu-ray: An update to the Blu-ray player app will enable 3D Blu-ray functionality on Xbox One.
  • OneGuide in Brazil, Mexico, Austria and Ireland: Live TV listings can be configured for four new countries as part of this month’s Preview program. And now there is an OneGuide Issue Reporter available under the TV & OneGuide settings, Troubleshooting section.
  • Last seen time in Friends list: Direct from Xbox Feedback, the friends list will now show how long it’s been since a friend has been online. For example, “Last seen 20m ago: Forza Motorsport 5.”

In addition to these features, we are still always doing other work on the backend you may not notice including getting ready to ship in 29 new markets starting this September.

Thank you for your incredible support. You’ve helped us make Xbox One a great place to play games and we’re looking forward to the road ahead as we get ready to launch the most critically acclaimed games this holiday.

 

Comments

  • Louie

    Don’t waste your time explaining some people just don’t understand and have never programmed.

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  • jeanpolbac

    So apparently I have been invited to participate in the preview program by many people but have not received a single email from Microsoft. It’s been over a week since the first person invited me. Am I missing something here?

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  • gtpiratez70

    does anyone with eh preview program that got the update have the friend section on the home screen now? I dont have it on mine.

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    • DiGiTAL_Vet

      It was only a select portion of preview testers getting that version of the extended preview. I think everyone else will probably get it I’m the next preview update and then it will go to public after that. That’s my guess, from the way they described it.

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  • Jiffywhip

    How about some damn video streaming. My original Xbox can do it with XBMC, my 360 can do it… the Xbox One, supposedly the “one media solution” has “play to” with dumbed down transcoding. Get on it already.

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    • DiGiTAL_Vet

      I hope they ignore you just because of your attitude.

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  • Ron

    PlayStation ‏@PlayStation 2m

    Coming next week: PS4 system software update 1.75 adds 3D Blu-ray film support. Woo-hoo!

    figures lol

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  • JohnnyXB1

    11366 simply broken, friends does not loading

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    • DiGiTAL_Vet

      Not every preview tester was getting the Friends on Home beta. It was only a select few.

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      • JohnnyXB1

        NO , friends app just dont loading , sorry for my bad english, i can make video

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      • DiGiTAL_Vet

        Did you try a full system reboot? It helped me. Sometimes you need to reboot after a new update. Mine was taking a little longer than usual to load some apps. Restarted it and is back to normal. Hold the power button on console until the console shuts down completely. 7-10 seconds should do it.

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  • DiGiTAL_Vet

    Can some tweet Major Nelson and ask him to get someone to inform us of what’s going on with the bluray update? I don’t have Twitter. Why would they not let us know it wasn’t releasing? It’s common sense to communicate so people know what is going on and arent thinking there is something wrong with their update. Seriously.

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  • chris smith

    I just got into the beta today but when i go to the register menu it says enrolpending how long will it take for me to get full access?

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