Xbox One – February Dash Update Rolling Out

Dashboard and Apps Xbox One

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Major Nelson, (aka Larry Hryb in real life) has informed the masses that this month’s Xbox One dashboard update is rolling out right now. Yes, right now – so switch on your consoles and let the background downloading magic happen!

It was confirmed that the console will only check for the update after it has been turned off if you have it on low power state (Xbox On etc). This means that the February update will be available the next time you turn your console off but only during off-peak hours in your local time, so you will get it over the weekend.

Here’s a run down of what to expect:

  • 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. My Games and My Apps are now split 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 an 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.
  • You will now be able to use your USB keyboard with your Xbox One.

Let us know in the comments box if you approve of the new update and don’t forget that better multiplayer and party features are due to hit from March before Titanfall releases on the 11th!

Thanks MajorNelson

Founder of ThisisXbox.com (owner from 2010 - 2014), now writer and reviewer with an interest in writing thriller fiction. Two addictions; Diet Coke and Call of Duty. All views expressed everywhere are my own and not that of my employer!
  • Ravenhalfmoon

    Microsoft needs to make the XboxOne backwards compatible for Xbox 360 Games.

  • Agreed, they need to make an Xbox 360 Emulator App

  • My XB1’s Kinect voice commands seem to work a LOT better. Anyone else notice the difference?

  • Yeah it does work a lot better, dont have to repeat myself slowly! I like seeing how much HDD space I have, however, games I’ve uninstalled still sit there with “INSTALL” on them – they don’t seem to disappear from the line-ups…

    Battery Indicator – well about time! I know most of this update is background stuff readying for the indies to self publish…and not indies as in the shit that was on X360, but well respected decent indie developers (hooray) so some good stuff will be coming soon, like the new Worms from Team 17

    I am glad that Games and Apps are now separated, but there is just so much stuff the X1 needs like improvements to our profiles, no motto, bio’s, nothing that was familiar on the 360 made its way to X1. A lot of people keep reminding me how the 360 dash improved over time, but its still surprising the X1 dash did not have the 360 features as standard regardless of an improved dash later down the line

  • I think MS was concerned that they needed to create something new to prevent negative feedback about “not being innovative enough”. I’m confident it will get better over time. Like the PS4, both consoles will probably be a lot better and more feature rich over the next year.

    The reality is that writing code takes a LONG time and the more simple it is for users to use, the harder and longer it takes to program to make it that way.

  • I am counting down the days I can send someone a voice message rather than having to type one 🙂

    I think as well they can’t put out too much too soon… I’m hoping this generation is a 5yr cycle rather than 8yr and thank god we aren’t disc-less too just yet haha.