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Latest Xbox Update Releases to Insiders Starting Today

It’s an exciting day at Team Xbox as Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Ring will get a first look at the latest Xbox update. This release is the next major update for gaming on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, and is designed to make the Xbox gaming experience more fun, personalized, and social than ever. We’ve heard feedback from our fans that they want the ability to customize Home the way they want. This new experience on Xbox One gives gamers more choice and delivers fun faster. Updates to Home, Guide and Community are available today, with updates to Avatars, Game Hubs, Profiles and more coming this fall. Windows 10 PCs will also receive updates to the Game bar and Gaming settings menu. Here’s a detailed look at some of the new features that will arrive for Xbox Insiders starting today and continuing throughout the next few months:

Customize Your Home: The first thing Insiders will notice is the new Home on Xbox One. This update is all about personalization; we’re putting the control in your hands, so that you can decide what to see when you turn on your console. The new look and feel is part of a design system called Microsoft Fluent Design; the look, feel, and movement of the dashboard has been updated to focus on speed, customization and expression—for you. Now, customize your Home screen to be uniquely yours, and view all the things you love at-a-glance. Have a favorite game or friend? Add them to Home! Select one, press the Menu button on your controller, and select “Add to Home.” This now creates an entire block of content that can be moved up or down—or removed altogether, should your interests or habits change. These blocks will evolve over time based on the things you like to do. For example, adding a game to your Home screen may pull in an Activity Feed post from the developer, show when your friends are playing that game online, suggest your next Achievement, and provide a quick shortcut to the Game Hub for that title. We’ll be adding additional types of content blocks in the coming months, so stay tuned for more. The team is always pushing to make the Xbox experience faster and faster. In this release, we’ve eliminated the wait between Home, Social, and My Games and Apps by consolidating them into one dashboard experience. No more splash screens means you get to fun even faster.

Effortless Guide Navigation: With this update, it’s faster than ever to switch between tabs in the guide so you can join friends, broadcast, switch between apps, and get back Home. New tab flyouts make it easier to see more content quickly, too. The new Guide layout quickly gets you to the stuff you care about, so you never miss a moment. It’s now even easier to switch between apps or get back to Home, and the new layout will enable you to quickly jump to different tabs using the left thumbstick, d-pad, or bumpers on your controller. Sign-in, Achievements, multiplayer (including parties, Looking for Group, and tournaments), People, Home and recent, messages, broadcasts and captures, and a new action center (including settings) each have their own tab in the new Guide.

A More Immersive Community: Staying connected with Friends and Clubs is now better than ever. The community section has an entirely new Activity Feed layout, showing more content at-a-glance. When looking at feed items in detail, they are presented in an immersive, full-screen view—sharing the experience just as it was captured. Reading comments is now much easier since the comment window can be expanded to fill the screen. You’ll now be able to skim the feed quickly or lean back on the couch and walk through it in detail – it’s entirely up to you. This makes it easier than ever to stay current with the games and friends you care about. Game Hubs, Profiles, and Clubs are also refreshed to make them more dynamic and engaging than ever before. We’re also making Improvements to Club discovery, to quickly display which Clubs you’re already a part of, and easily discover new Clubs to join. There will also be new titles that will be coming to Arena over the next few months, soon offering even more options for tournaments powered by Xbox Live.

Game Bar Gets Even Better: On Windows 10, we’re making it easier than ever to enable or disable Game Mode on a per-game basis by putting a switch directly in the Game bar. Mixer broadcasting with the Game bar will now give you more choices on the audio you broadcast; a new settings option will let you choose to broadcast game-only audio, or system-wide audio. We’ve also added a new Xbox Live Network Troubleshooting option to the Settings menu in Windows 10, which will help you track down connectivity issues and optimize your online multiplayer experience.

This is just the beginning of some major updates arriving for Xbox gamers later this year. We’ll be introducing plenty of new features in the coming months across Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, Mixer, and mobile devices designed to make your gaming experiences all about you. As always, we owe some big thanks for all the fan feedback we receive and review from gamers everywhere, as well as to the invaluable members of our Xbox Insider Program for all the feedback they provide regularly. We’ll be sharing more when the update releases to more fans later this year. The team has worked hard, and we hope you enjoy these latest updates to your Xbox One experience! And of course, don’t forget to tell us what you think.

Mike Ybarra

https://news.xbox.com/2017/08/07/latest ... ing-today/

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PostRe: Xbox One Chat - Slime Rancher & Bayonetta now free with Gold.
by Frank » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:29 pm

I don't understand why Microsoft are always so fond of changing the dashboard so much throughout the console's life. It's like change for change's sake. Banging on about how much more customisable the new dashboard is, can I delete the Mixer and the OneGuide/Entertainment/whatever it's called tabs? Can I add an infinite number of pins yet?

Also god their lingo really sets my teeth on edge "all this rich content". Give me a break :dread:

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by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:38 pm

Some people just want to watch the world burn and complain about everything. ;)

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by Chestnut Snowleaves » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:44 am

To be fair, if they made it fast and decent they wouldn't have to keep changing the damn thing.

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by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:35 am

more heat than light wrote:To be fair, if they made it fast and decent they wouldn't have to keep changing the damn thing.

I don't see the problem, the 360's UI was updated almost annually.

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by John Phillips, London » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:45 am

The rate of updates isn't a problem if it makes the UI faster. At the moment, it's the slowest system and it has the most clutter.

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by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:29 am

The pins in the guide menu and having windows within that is big, the ability to have nothing other than just home screen if want is big also, kind of like a personalised horizontal blade system with added guide.

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by Gemini73 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:51 am

I sold my S back in Jan, but at the time the UI was a horrible, cluttered mess. I've not seen anything different since to say this is no longer the case. The more MS add the worse the UI seems to get.

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by Chestnut Snowleaves » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:09 am

Gemini73 wrote:I sold my S back in Jan, but at the time the UI was a horrible, cluttered mess. I've not seen anything different since to say this is no longer the case. The more MS add the worse the UI seems to get.


Well I disagree with that, the current dash is the best it's ever been. Still miles of room for improvement though.

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by Gemini73 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:34 am

more heat than light wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:I sold my S back in Jan, but at the time the UI was a horrible, cluttered mess. I've not seen anything different since to say this is no longer the case. The more MS add the worse the UI seems to get.


the current dash is the best it's ever been.


Not a high bar to overcome.

If there's still miles of room for improvement that says it must still be pretty gooseberry fool overall.

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:43 am

I'm not a great fan of the current dash, it is far too easy to skip a page by accident and not be where you think you are.

Also something like "Turn Off" seems to be far far too many steps away when you want it.

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by Chestnut Snowleaves » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:48 am

I've said it before, what the dash really needs is more customisation options. If you buy a phone or a pc you can make it look however you like, but for some reason consoles are totally different. I shouldn't have to have a whole tab for Mixer if I never use it.

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by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:55 am

I honestly think the only thing that currently annoys me is the pins, going from guide to pins is quite slow, with pins being IN the guide in update it'll greatly reduce that. At the end of the day, I spend less than a minute on Home screen before I'm in a game and in a party, so it's not like it impacts much.

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by bear » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:06 pm

Errkal wrote:I'm not a great fan of the current dash, it is far too easy to skip a page by accident and not be where you think you are.

Also something like "Turn Off" seems to be far far too many steps away when you want it.

Holding the guide button for a few seconds hardly seems like too many steps.

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:08 pm

bear wrote:
Errkal wrote:I'm not a great fan of the current dash, it is far too easy to skip a page by accident and not be where you think you are.

Also something like "Turn Off" seems to be far far too many steps away when you want it.

Holding the guide button for a few seconds hardly seems like too many steps.

I didn't know you could do that, I was under the impression you have to do "Xbox Button" down to the settings then "Turn off"

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by Ho-Ho-Ho-tek » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:15 pm

:lol:

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by Sleighamorph » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:19 pm

Errkal wrote:
bear wrote:
Errkal wrote:I'm not a great fan of the current dash, it is far too easy to skip a page by accident and not be where you think you are.

Also something like "Turn Off" seems to be far far too many steps away when you want it.

Holding the guide button for a few seconds hardly seems like too many steps.

I didn't know you could do that, I was under the impression you have to do "Xbox Button" down to the settings then "Turn off"

That option has been there since the launch of the 360....

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:25 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
Errkal wrote:
bear wrote:
Errkal wrote:I'm not a great fan of the current dash, it is far too easy to skip a page by accident and not be where you think you are.

Also something like "Turn Off" seems to be far far too many steps away when you want it.

Holding the guide button for a few seconds hardly seems like too many steps.

I didn't know you could do that, I was under the impression you have to do "Xbox Button" down to the settings then "Turn off"

That option has been there since the launch of the 360....

hahaha didn't know it as on 360 either, I used to tap the xbox button and go over to shutdown....

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by Saigon Slick » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:38 pm

Errkal wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:
Errkal wrote:
bear wrote:
Errkal wrote:I'm not a great fan of the current dash, it is far too easy to skip a page by accident and not be where you think you are.

Also something like "Turn Off" seems to be far far too many steps away when you want it.

Holding the guide button for a few seconds hardly seems like too many steps.

I didn't know you could do that, I was under the impression you have to do "Xbox Button" down to the settings then "Turn off"

That option has been there since the launch of the 360....

hahaha didn't know it as on 360 either, I used to tap the xbox button and go over to shutdown....


You're kidding me.

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:39 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:
Errkal wrote:
bear wrote:
Errkal wrote:I'm not a great fan of the current dash, it is far too easy to skip a page by accident and not be where you think you are.

Also something like "Turn Off" seems to be far far too many steps away when you want it.

Holding the guide button for a few seconds hardly seems like too many steps.

I didn't know you could do that, I was under the impression you have to do "Xbox Button" down to the settings then "Turn off"

That option has been there since the launch of the 360....

hahaha didn't know it as on 360 either, I used to tap the xbox button and go over to shutdown....


You're kidding me.

Nope, I always thought that was the only want to do it.


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