Several New Improvements Coming in Xbox One Update

Several New Improvements Coming in Xbox One Update

A host of new improvements are coming to the Xbox One with an upcoming update set to release in October. The improvements are largely based around multitasking while playing games. Specifically, these improvements will be affecting Snap mode and TV and Video. So if all you do is play video games on your system, then this doesn’t affect you.

In addition to new specialized snaps for achievements, messages, and friends, several new controls have also been integrated into the system allowing you to open and control snaps without interrupting gameplay. The new update will also give you the ability to stream you TV to the Xbox SmartGlass, and more. You can find a full list of updates below.

For Snap Mode:

  • New options give more direct access to Friends, Messages, Game DVR, Clock, and Battery Indicator.
  • Back-end improvements to Snap apps allow them to be opened easier mid-game.
  • A double-tap of the Xbox button allows players to open a new app in Snap mode.
  • An optimized Friends Snap app offers access to the Friends list without leaving the game.
  • A messages Snap app allows players to open, read and respond to messages in Snap mode.
  • An achievements App is updated to enable sharing of achievements, as well as comparisons with friends’ data.
  • A new Friends section allows players to get a glance of what their friends are up to, as well as observing their recent activities and Gamerscore.

For TV and video:

  • Media Player DLNA and MKV support
  • Live TV Trending – a new metric on which TV shows are most popular
  • Xbox One Digital TV Tuner support
  • Stream TV to SmartGlass (only available to those with an Xbox One Digital TV Tuner)
  • Live TV MiniGuide
  • More Internet TV Apps

Source: Xbox.com

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