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Xbox 360 gets a significant system update

The Xbox 360 received a system update today that brings in some excellent new features.

The new features include:

2GB Cloud Storage – Starting today you will now be able to use up to 2GB of Cloud Storage on your Xbox 360. Use your Cloud Storage to save the game saves you want to bring with you to Xbox One for Xbox One Compatible games.

Accept Terms of Use – You can now connect your Xbox 360 to a network that requires a Terms of Use acceptance (common in hotels, hospitals, and other public venues). After first connecting you will be prompted to test your Xbox Live connection and will then be directed to use Internet Explorer to login to the network. You must have the latest update of Internet Explorer first.

Redeem Codes from messages – When you receive an Xbox Live Marketplace code in a message you will now be able to redeem that code by simply pressing “Redeem Code”.

Activity Feed – Like, comment, share your friend’s activities, post new messages, watch game clips, view screenshots, and see what your friends are playing from your Xbox 360. You can access your Activity Feed by navigating to Social on your console.

See What Your Friends Are Doing – You can now see what your friends are playing on Xbox One and Windows 10 from your Xbox 360.

Microsoft Movies & TV and Groove Music – Access your movie and TV collection from Microsoft Movies & TV and your Music in Groove Music.

See your money – Your Microsoft account balance will now be shown when you are looking at the details of a game or when browsing the marketplace.

What do you think of the new updates?

April system update available now for Xbox One

Ah April, the month of chocolate egg goodness… and of course a new Xbox One system update! So what’s included in the new update? Party chat improvements, Game hub links, Achievement notifications and a What’s On area. check out the video below for a rundown of the features or visit Major Nelson’s blog for more information.

Late last month, voice messaging and dedicated party chat servers arrived for those on the preview program as a bonus update. For now, these features are being held while Microsoft fine tune them – hopefully they will be part of next month’s update.

Xbox One’s February system update is rolling out

Preview members have had access to February’s update for a while now and I can tell that you that I’ve found the Game Hub to be the most useful. You can access everything you need from the game itself to extra content in the Store but my favourite feature was the leaderboards – you can see how you stack against your friends – who has the most kills, best accuracy or game completion.

Here’s a list of all that is in the update and a handy video showing the features off. For more detail on the finer points of the update, visit Xbox Wire.

  • Controller improvements
  • Game hubs
  • Party chat updates
  • Custom backgrounds and tile transparency
  • TV updates

New Xbox One System Update: Rolling Out Now

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Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb has announced that the latest Xbox One System update is now available and has began to roll out to users. The update will bring the following improvements:

Sound Mixer for Apps with Snap and Volume Controls When Using Kinect with Chat
After receiving great feedback from fans asking for more control over audio levels and background sound. As a result, under Settings Xbox have added two new features for controlling your audio options. With the new Sound mixer, you’ll be able to control the volume levels of two apps when you’re using Snap letting you decide which app is louder. In this same section, you’ll also be able to control the volume levels when you’re using Kinect for chat.

Opt-In to Help Improve Speech Recognition
Being able to control your Xbox One with voice commands can be a magical moment and we want to continue making this great for all Xbox One owners worldwide. The more voice samples Xbox have to input into our algorithms, the better and more responsive Xbox One can be to users. If you want to help in the efforts to make voice and speech improvements for Kinect even better, you can opt-in to a speech data collection. Under Settings, then Privacy & Online Safety, go to Customizing privacy and online safety and set Share Voice Data to Allow. This is completely optional and all voice data shared via this setting will be used for product improvement only.

 

Xbox One – May Update Rolling Out Soon

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Major Nelson has announced via Xbox Wire that new features are to be implemented for the next Xbox One system update. It is already rolling out to those in the preview program and will eventually find its way to all online connected Xbox One consoles across the LIVE service.

As per the Wire:

Sound Mixer for Apps with Snap and Volume Controls When Using Kinect with Chat
We’ve received great feedback from fans asking for more control over audio levels and background sound. As a result, under Settings we’ve added two new features for controlling your audio options. With the new Sound mixer, you’ll be able to control the volume levels of two apps when you’re using Snap letting you decide which app is louder. In this same section, you’ll also be able to control the volume levels when you’re using Kinect for chat.

Opt-In to Help Improve Speech Recognition
Being able to control your Xbox One with voice commands can be a magical moment and we want to continue making this great for all Xbox One owners worldwide. The more voice samples we have to input into our algorithms, the better and more responsive Xbox One can be to our fans. If you want to help us in our efforts to make voice and speech improvements for Kinect even better, you can opt-in to a speech data collection. Under Settings, then Privacy & Online Safety, go to Customizing privacy and online safety and set Share Voice Data to Allow. This is completely optional and all voice data shared via this setting will be used for product improvement only.

Take the Next System Update When You Want
You’ll now also be able to take this next system update as soon as it’s available if you want. When this update is made available, you’ll find the option under Settings, then select System update as shown below.

Source: news.xbox.com

Xbox One – New System Update To Roll Out Today

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A new system update is rolling out today for the Xbox One Console. Based on feedback from the ‘Update Preview Program’, where Xbox One users have volunteered to test out system updates and new features before mass roll out, this new title update will being the following updates to the Xbox One system:

Here’s the final breakdown of the features rolling out to Xbox One systems starting today and over the next few days:

  • Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.
  • Friends improvements. Notifications will be added to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live. This was one of the most frequently requested features, so we made it a priority to include it in this update. Also, friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends list.
  • Kinect voice and motion improvements will continue to be fine-tuned for quality and reliability of Xbox One commands. For example, we’ve updated some of the gesture functionality to reduce false positives on non-hand objects triggering gesture commands.
  • Improved GameDVR video quality through compression algorithm improvements.
    Blu-ray player supports 50 Hz video output for content recorded at 50 Hz. We’ll also be updating the Blu-ray Player app in the coming days to round out these improvements.
  • Controller and headset adapter firmware updates will reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity.
  • Silent reboot after system updates and system update on demand now available.If your console is in Instant On mode, the update will happen automatically and return to standby upon completion. This means you won’t need to power on your console after an update moving forward. If you want to take future updates when available without waiting for your console to do it on its own, we’ve added this option under system settings and you’ll be able to use it next update. It will only show as available when there is an update to take.

Xbox One – Today’s System Update Delayed

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Last week Microsoft announced that an Xbox One system update would be released today that would bring some fixes based on user feedback since the console launched in November. It ws due to be released today but Xbox’s Larry Hryb has tweeted the following:

So the update will land this week but not today, as the support team finalise the title update

Xbox One – System Update to go Live February 11th

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The first system update for the Xbox One has been revealed as going LIVE on February 11th, and Microsoft are focusing on user feedback for this update. Xbox Wire, the news site for all things Xbox has given details as to what the update will bring to users:

It features many new improvements – including lots of behind-the-scenes updates for developers building apps and games for Xbox One, several new features we believe Xbox fans will love, stability and product updates to improve the customer experience, and continuous improvements to the quality of Kinect voice so commands become more fluid and responsive over time.  While we won’t be going into all of the details of the product updates today, we will be sharing more information soon.

Some of the features you can expect to see on February 11 include:

The ability to see and manage your storage space. With this update, you will find it easy to find how much space your content takes up and better manage your content. You can also control your install lineup and more easily manage your download queue. We’ve separated My Games and My Apps into separate lists, so you can easily create separate queues for both. Now you can pick the order in which you want your content to load and we’ve added a boot progress indicator so you can better track updates while they load.

The battery power indicator is back! You can see it right on the home screen, so you can easily track how much battery life is left on your controller.

And, you will be able to use your USB keyboard with your Xbox One.

These are just a few of the many updates we will be shipping on February 11. We’ll share more details on these and other upcoming features in the coming weeks. We have several surprises in store that we think you’ll love.

March 4 system updates – countdown to “Titanfall”  

On March 4, in advance of what is expected to be the biggest game launch of the year, we will be delivering another system update to prepare your Xbox One for “Titanfall.”  This update will contain  many new features and improvements, most significantly to our party and multiplayer systems.

Via Xbox Wire

Xbox One – First System Update Rolls Out Today

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For those lucky enough to have a new shiny Xbox One Console, Microsoft has released its first system update following the day one patch the system requires. Revealed by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb last night, those in the UK and Europe will start to see the update today.

A. If you are using the Xbox One “Instant On” (the low power state that allows you to instantly power up your console by saying “Xbox On”), your console automatically checks for updates when you turn it off. Once we make the update available (on Tuesday, December 10th, 5:00 PM PT) this means the following will happen:

  • Your console will automatically download the update after you turn it off. Once the update has been downloaded in the background, your console will power completely down. Please note: You will need to manually power your console back on after the update has been downloaded. Because the update will power your console completely down, the “Xbox On” voice command won’t be available until after the update is fully installed.
  • When you turn the console on you’ll see the update being applied. After that, your Xbox One will reboot. You’ll know the update is installing when you see the Xbox logo on the green background (like at the top of this post.) This can take anywhere from 2-5 minutes. Once the update has finished installing, you’ll boot to the Home screen and you’re all set.
  • Don’t worry, if you are out of town for the holidays, you console also does regular checks for updates and will download it in the background even if you have not used you Xbox One in a couple of days.

B. If you are not using the Xbox One “Instant On” feature, you will be required to download and apply this update

This update addresses the following:

  • Addresses SmartGlass issues for some users when coming in and out of connected standby
  • Addresses multiplayer issues for some users when re-joining games
  • Addresses issues with inconsistent notifications for some users
  • Addresses dashboard performance for some users
  • Offers improvements for Xbox One’s TV, system update, and content update services for scaling over time
  • Updated wireless networking driver to improve connectivity issues for some users

Update: Here is the official support document if you have questions that are not answered here.