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.

 

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  • guyver2077

    woo hoo for 3d support! you guys listened!

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  • BelaidKL

    You lot are doing a great job on the Xbox One.. The console has changed drastically since launch and these updates help improve every aspect.. Looking forward to seeing what the console like in 12 months time

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  • fastharryDOTcom

    can we get one button private chat..please?..NO ONE answers a party invite to cross chat….and a dedicated sleep timer to shut off ALL equipment at the same time?

    And how about a date/time stamp under each message so I don’t waste time joining a party invite from last night….In fact, while you are at it…How about a RED?GREEN dot next to the party invite to show the party is active?

    BTW..FIRST!….

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      BTW Not First but THIRD.😛

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      • fastharryDOTcom

        Damn, this morning when I posted there were no comments..and I was at the bottom of the list with 4 above me….I smell sabotage by a SONY software writer….

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  • Jeremy Alajajian

    HDMI pass through & boot to t.v. were the two most requested features in the feedback forum. When are those being implemented?

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    • fastharryDOTcom

      ARMENIAN power!

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    • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

      The fact that something is important (most requested) doesn’t mean it can be done instantly. Just wait, apparently MS is doing ther best to deliver the features ASAP. And they’re doing very good!

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    • http://ryan.snook.us/ Snook

      Just because they are highly voted doesn’t mean they will be implemented at all. They have to design, allocate resources, give priority, determine if the return is worth the investment etc. It takes months, you know, it’s a business with politics and an interest in profitability. If they don’t think the return is greater than the investment even if it’s the top voted idea, it’s not going to get implemented.

      However, they already acknowledged they were looking into boot to TV on the forums.

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      • Icedry

        I recently take decision to unplug my Tv and Sat from xbox One. Too much electricity. My bills are levitated from november.

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      • ratchetrandy

        your bills float in the air? cool story bro

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      • Icedry

        yep… while my balls fall reading comments like yours:)

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  • Dave Slye

    Was really hoping for Preordering/Preloading…. I guess we need to wait till October I guess😦

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    • Nick Peck

      I’m guessing that’s when it will happen considering the first game to supposedly use it is Sunset Overdrive. I’m sure we will hear more soon. I really love how fast the crank out all of these updates.

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  • Jamie Stafford

    when is video playback on external devices going to be supported??

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  • Icedry

    Great Job. As usual. But i’m very sad about Pinball fx 2. As you know dislike on PS4 is not possible to import the tables we own on 360. Why we have to pay tables twice?

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    • Biggydaddy2013

      I agree, it’s disappointing to see this type of “money-grabbing” being done by M$.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        MS has very little to gain as apposed to Zen Studios when it comes to “money-grabbing” on this issue however. We really have no idea who is to blame considering that MS has and will allow this on other games it does not make any sense that they wouldn’t allow this if Zen really wanted it.

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      • Icedry

        Zen Studios say that is all by MS that on Xbox One in not possible to import Tables from our xbox 360 collections. And also says that are talking with MS to solve this incredible matter.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        I know what they are saying however how hard is it if they really want it all things being considered?

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      • Icedry

        I think that the problem is the program id@xbox. If pinball fx2 came out as a normal Xbox live arcade there would be no problems.

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  • Philip Smith

    Please can I get an invite to the preview program GT: Chunk72

    This is so hard to get on to. All help appreciated.

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    • Zockaholik

      I’ve invited you:)

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      • Biggydaddy2013

        Can you invite me too? GT: BIGGYDADDY

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      • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

        I hope you guys understand that the Preview program is not just about having the features early but also accept problems and bugs (some updates messed up sound, some messed up TV, some messed up launching games, some messed up data, sometimes you will need to do factory reset etc.) and also help to report and solve them. Just keep that in mind!

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      • Biggydaddy2013

        Yeah, I was in the program on Xbox360.

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      • Zockaholik

        Done

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      • rb

        Can you please invite me? GT: NONE MORE BLACK

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      • Zockaholik

        done

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      • Philip Smith

        Thanks so much.

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  • http://www.trueachievements.com/NBA+Kirkland.htm NBA Kirkland

    “…and a leaderboard to see who has been working the hardest on their Gamerscore.”
    Wow, finally a friends gamerscore leaderboard. Didn’t think this day would ever come. Thanks, MS guys and gals.

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    • http://summified.com/ Ry L

      I go for more game completion percentage than gamerscore…it’d be cool if you could toggle between the two.

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      • http://www.trueachievements.com/NBA+Kirkland.htm NBA Kirkland

        I hear ya, but don’t hold your breath. The majority don’t give a hoot about that. Toggling between last 30 days (as shown in the video) and total would be nice.

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  • Death Dealer

    Keep em coming MS!

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    • Not_true

      Get mental help “Death Dealer”. Stop spreading fanboy lies, hatred, and FUD on disqus. I know it’s you leaving those “pauper” comments then deleting your name so it looks like “Guest”.

      All 3 consoles have good games and have their pluses and minuses. It’s only fanboys mindlessly trashing one or the other.

      It’s not healthy to hate pieces of plastic and people who like playing video games on them.

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  • Bob G

    DIGITAL PRE-ORDERS please!!!

    I want the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition for Xbox One!

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    • NarcoSleepy

      There has been some chatter that this is coming. Let’s hope in the next update.

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    • War5torm

      Same!

      As much as I dislike pre-order bonuses, because its content cut from a game. I’m tired of missing out on them simply because I download the game😦

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  • jeanpolbac

    Thank you so much for bringing 3D Bluray Playback support!! I can finally get rid of my Playstation 3!

    Still pending:
    – HDMI pass through
    – Full DLNA support
    – Auto boot to TV instead of to dashboard.

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    • Chris

      Same here – only reason my PS3 is still under my TV. Thanks to all on the Xbox team!

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  • Kris S

    Awesome, was starting to have doubts on 3D blu-ray support which I have been hoping for since launch! Thanks team

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  • Michael H. Pelech

    Is there a way to sign up for early access to the update? I’d love to try the mobile downloading for the Destiny Beta next week.

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    • Aie Pepito

      I can invite you on the preview if you’re not into😉 but i don’t know when the update will be pushed. If you want to, give me your gamertag and i’ll add you when i can ^^

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      • Michael H. Pelech

        My GT is Longhorn1011. Thanks. (hopefully this isn’t a cruel, cruel prank you’re playing on me!)

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      • Aie Pepito

        it’s not a prank ^^ but wait until sunday because i’m not at home for the moment. I think there will be an update for smartglass too to use the mobile downloading!

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      • Michael H. Pelech

        That’s awesome. Would love to try out the mobile download feature to get the beta downloading while I’m at work.

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      • Aie Pepito

        invited yesterday😉

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      • Kayhan

        me too if possible please that’ll be awesome my gamertag is Kayhan S

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      • Aie Pepito

        i’ll invite you too ^^

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      • alan dempsey

        id like ainvite too if anyone can spare one aka del72

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      • Kayhan

        thanks a mil

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      • Aie Pepito

        invited ^^

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    • Kayhan

      I want in too – apparently its only by invitation😦

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  • ZappyKins

    This is awesome you guys! Thanks for everyone who put in the hard work. I’d tip my fedora if I was wearing one.

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  • Edward Hall

    Superb update. You managed to beat Sony with 3D Blu-ray support. With this and GTA V on XBOX One in the fall I can finally unplug my PS3

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  • Kieran

    Whats missing is a bio. Like write something about yourself and where you live.

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  • Biggydaddy2013

    Are we ever getting the ability to take screenshots on the Xbox1? I know you mentioned this a long while ago. Has this fell thru the cracks?

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    • Nick Peck

      It’s coming I’m sure, they can’t do everything at once. With the amount of changes that it needs (ie: software / firmware) some features will take longer than others.

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  • http://www.andreatek.com/ AndreaTek

    Great update, just missing to take screenshots and share them !:)

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  • JohnnyXB1

    Larry we need screenshots

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  • Grex

    i would like to see an active parties block on the new firends panel. So i can quickly join any parties that my friends are already in.

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  • Gazmaster3D

    Fantastic set up dates and I had a feeling 3D support was incoming seeing as Zen studios said Pinball FX 2 would have it, then backtracked.

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  • http://danielbogni.wordpress.com/ Daniel Bogni

    Uow! Great update in august! I really liked it!

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  • scrapplejoe

    Wow, no pre-loading support yet… PS4 and Destiny will be huge because of that… hopefully that makes it to the next update….

    either that or Microsoft made a deal with Gamestop to not do this…

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    • Death Dealer

      I find the game pretty mediocre, so we’ll see.

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    • Nick Peck

      It’s been said several times now that Sunset Overdrive will be the first game to use it, so it might not make it until Oct. I agree, hopefully they bring it out sooner because that will definitely benefit from it.

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  • Guest

    Is there a way to apply for the preview program?

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    • Anthony

      I can add you, I just need your gamertag.

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      • Mike Gitkos

        Would you be able to invite me? If so, thanks in advance!

        GT: EgoDogg

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