Xbox One Update Includes Friend Notifications and More

April 15, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment

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The features being previewed last week by members of the Xbox One beta program are now available to everyone, as of last night’s Xbox One update.

Once you apply this new update, you’ll have several new features. There will be a game/app save progress bar, and you’ll be able to see which of yours games/apps have received new updates. The long-awaited friend notifications will now let you know when your friends come online, and your friends list will also show you if any are in multiplayer games. The Blu-ray player can now provide 50 Hz output, and you can manually tell your Xbox One to take an available update. There have also been improvements made to the Kinect, GameDVR video quality, and the controller and headset firmware.

For the full details, check out the official announcement from Microsoft’s Major Nelson.

He also mentioned that they will be “expanding our list of previewing Xbox Live members in the coming months,” so perhaps more beta invitations are on their way. What features would you like to see added to the Xbox One?

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