Latest Xbox One Update Now Rolling Out

by on August 18, 2014

Major Nelson has taken to his famous Blog to announce that the latest update for the Xbox One console has now completed and is being rolled out to Xbox users around the world now. This isn’t the new update that was only revealed a couple of days ago at Gamescom – that one is still being developed – this is the update that was first announced in July, which included 3D Blu-Ray support.

Some of the features of the update that has gone live today are:

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.”

Microsoft are trying to put a lot of emphasis on the fact that they are taking customer feedback very seriously, and that with each new Xbox One update they will be making changes that fans have asked for and that will make the console better for the people actually playing their games.

The updates can all be seen in the video below: