The Fall Update for Xbox One brings new Home, Guide and Community tabs to everyone worldwide, alongwith more control in users hands.
Personalize “Home” with new “Call block” that allow placing favorite games, friends, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass, and more directly on the Home screen as blocks, which can also be remove or the placing order can be change as you see fit.
You can now have up to 40 pins in the Pin block, as well as the Pins flyout in the new Guide. Also, you can now discover new things, such as friend activities, leaderboards, LFG posts, tips, quick links to Game Hubs, across both on console and Xbox Live at the top of Home. Also, using settings you can choose dark, light, or high-contrast theme.
Guide is now faster and easier as you can move left and right through horizontal tabs with left thumb stick or bumpers. While, in an active party or broadcast, Guide will now automatically open up a party or broadcast section for faster access to controls.
And, when you play a game, the new “Friends in games” flyout will inform you about those friends playing the same game. Game invites now show up in Multiplayer tab of the Guide, and the new Tournaments section provides a quick portal into official and community tournaments that you’ve joined.
Additionally, more Xbox Arena tournament options are avaialbe through new titles.
Here’s a rundown of the new features includeded with this release:
Now, when Xbox One is idle, time-sensitive activities and status are visible from far away through the enhanced notification system.
Screen-dimming functionality, when screen is dimmed and showing notification snapshots now prevent screen ghosting better.
- Redesigned Game Hub Welcome tab features a summary of all great content around the game on one page.
- Profiles enable faster access to recent activity, and ley you manage who sees your activity feed content through “Others can see your activity feed” privacy setting.
- New Community feed show you more content at a glance and screenshots and game clips in an immersive, full-screen view.
- On November 7, Xbox One X console setup will be quicker for both new and upgraders. Also, new options will be available to help save time when moving from one Xbox One to another, including Xbox One X.
- Transfer games to an external drive to play on new console.
- Xbox One owners can back up games and console settings to external drive, ready to be applied to new console during setup.
- Copy games and apps from one console to another via network transfer on home network.
- Bulk transfer let select and transfer as many games as you want all at once.
- Download 4K content for some games ahead of time to Xbox One or Xbox One S, to transfer Xbox One X Enhanced games to a new console on day one.
- Enhanced Xbox One X titles in the Store. Developers can optimize game delivery by making sure that 4K assets are installed only for Xbox One X.
- Sort and filter Installed and Ready to Install games library to find Xbox One X Enhanced titles.
- Mixer tab on dashboard now display broadcast previews of popular streams.
- Automatic upgrading to 1080p broadcast for Xbox One devices where applicable.
- Broadcast & Capture tab now more deeply integrated with Mixer — a new flyout will appear with profile stats when a Broadcast starts.
- Use a USB webcam to broadcast yourself alongside gameplay on Mixer, or have a 1:1 or group video chat with friends using Skype.
- GameDVR now capture up to 4K/HDR screenshots and game clips on Xbox One X, or to an external hard drive.
- New Xbox Assist App provide personalized tips & help, smart notifications, community tips, & troubleshooting.
- Change your console language to select right-to-left languages – Arabic & Hebrew – in the Xbox Settings menu.
- A new Microsoft Store logo and name in the Xbox dashboard, providing a simpler experience when you download and buy latest products and content from Microsoft and its partners, including hardware, games, entertainment, apps and more.
Watch the two video below providing overview of new Fall Update: