First Xbox One system update rolling out

Last Updated: December 10, 2013


Microsoft has now released the first Xbox One system update and given that the process for updating differs a little to that of the Xbox 360, Major Nelson thought he’d give everyone a heads up on how things will work. Basically there are two ways it could play out depending on whether you’re using the Xbox One’s “Instant On” feature or not.

If you are, then your console will automatically check for updates when you turn it off. So given that the update has been released, your console should have started to automatically download the update. Once it’s finished, then the console should power off completely. Then when you turn it on (note the “Xbox On” voice command won’t work), it will begin to install the update and reboot a few times. After that you should be set.

If you don’t use “Instant On” then you’ll have to wait until Thursday at 2am PT to download and apply the update manually. So if you want it early, then enable “Instant On”.

All that said, we’re guessing you wanna know what the heck this update does right? Without further ado the update…

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

Major Nelson also said that Microsoft are actively monitoring users’ requests for features and will look to implement them where appropriate.