Xbox One Update: New Friends, Snap, TV Features and More Rolling Out Today

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For a preview of what to expect, watch the following video, and find the full changelog below.



New Snap and Friends functions – Stay in the game and in touch with your friends at the same time with improved Snap, SmartGlass and Achievements functions.
Snap Updates – We’ve updated the Snap Center to include quick access to many of the things our fans wanted faster access to when playing a game – Friends, Messages, Game DVR, clock, and battery indicator – as well as making it easier to close and open new snap apps when playing a game. A double tap of the Xbox button on your controller will bring up a menu that allows you to open a new app in snap mode, close the current snapped app, or switch focus between your game and your running snapped app. Additionally, two apps have been optimized for Snap mode:
Friends Snap App – Access your friends list without leaving the game. Quickly check your friends list to see who’s online right now and take actions like send message, invite or join.
Messages Snap App – You’ll be able to open, read and respond to messages in Snap mode, and messages will now be displayed in a threaded conversation view.
Achievements App – Updated to enable sharing of achievements you’ve unlocked with captions, see a list of friends who have unlocked specific achievements, and an updated achievements Snap landing page that that shows Achievements on recently played games, when a gamer is not actively playing a game.
Friends section – The new Friends section enables you to see at a glance what’s going on with your friends. You can stay up-to-date with their current activities, the most popular games your friends are playing, and a Gamerscore leaderboard to see who has improved their Gamerscore over the last 30 days.
New SmartGlass features – You can now see a list of your top games in your profile. You can also see a list of your friend’s most popular games in the Friend’s section of SmartGlass.

Improvements for TV and video – We’re excited to roll out updates that will make your viewing experience better than ever on Xbox One, whether you want to watch TV or use SmartGlass as a universal remote.
Media Player DLNA and MKV support – The latest version of the Media Player app will now have support for DLNA streaming. With this update, you will be able to easily access and play music, watch photo slideshows or movies stored on home media servers and devices that support the DLNA server protocols. Additionally, you will now be able to playback MKV files stored on a USB device or a device on your home network that supports DLNA streaming.
Live TV MiniGuide – For markets where OneGuide is available, a new MiniGuide on the bottom of the screen will display details about the TV content that is currently playing. You can quickly change channels, see what’s on other channels, and tune to the previous channel or other recent channels. While watching TV, you can also launch Miniguide using voice, by saying “Xbox Select – MiniGuide”
OneGuide in 11 new countries – Live TV listings and schedules will be made available to customers on Xbox One and SmartGlass for Belgium, Chile, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and Russia in the next few days.
Internet TV Apps – Apps with live TV channels can now include their TV listings within OneGuide. In addition, other Xbox TV features such as channel changing using speech and Miniguide will work with these apps. These features are enabled automatically the first time you sign into a supported app. The first app to support this feature will be Zattoo with an upcoming content update for their app. The Zattoo app is available in Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark.
Universal Remote Control in SmartGlass – If you are in one of those 11 countries that are getting OneGuide TV listings, you will also be able use your mobile device to control your Xbox, TV, and/or Cable/Satellite box.
Live TV initial setup experience – This update will enable you to select “On start, go to TV” for your Xbox One console. Additionally, you will be shown a one-time message highlighting this new capability, if you had previously setup Live TV or have not yet set “On start, go to TV” under Settings – Power & startup.
Live TV Cable & Satellite Box auto-detection – In select markets the Live TV Setup experience is being improved by attempting to automatically detect the set-top box connected to the HDMI-In port on your Xbox One.

New accessory and “hide” features – We are also excited to roll out a few other cool features this month:
Updated Devices & Accessories page – To access the new page, go inside Settings, where you can Find, Assign, and Update Xbox One accessories. You can now more easily “assign” accessories to specific users, such as assigning a headset to a specific gamer.
Firmware updates – You can update the firmware for an individual device.
Find my Controller – You can also more easily find (or identify) a controller by making it vibrate.
Hide Games and Apps on your console – You can now hide items in the “Ready to install” list under My Games and Apps. This is a per-console setting and items will reappear in the list if they are installed again from the Xbox Store. To access the shortcut to temporarily show “hidden” items, press X while holding down both triggers and it will show all hidden items until you exit My Games and Apps.

Password resets just got better – We’re making it easier and more secure to reset your password and add protection to your accounts. Coming later this month, if you haven’t set up your security information already, we’ll ask you to provide an alternate email address or cell phone number to use if you ever need your password reset. You’ll only need to set this up once per account, and you won’t need it every time you sign in. To set up your account security go to https://account.live.com/proofs/ and get more information at http://support.xbox.com/en-US/my-acc...ct-information.

To check to see if the System Update is available, navigate to the System section of the Settings menu. If the System Update button is selectable, the update is available for download and installation.



Source: http://majornelson.com/2014/10/15/xb...rolling-today/
For a preview of what to expect, watch the following video, and find the full changelog below.



New Snap and Friends functions – Stay in the game and in touch with your friends at the same time with improved Snap, SmartGlass and Achievements functions.
Snap Updates – We’ve updated the Snap Center to include quick access to many of the things our fans wanted faster access to when playing a game – Friends, Messages, Game DVR, clock, and battery indicator – as well as making it easier to close and open new snap apps when playing a game. A double tap of the Xbox button on your controller will bring up a menu that allows you to open a new app in snap mode, close the current snapped app, or switch focus between your game and your running snapped app. Additionally, two apps have been optimized for Snap mode:
Friends Snap App – Access your friends list without leaving the game. Quickly check your friends list to see who’s online right now and take actions like send message, invite or join.
Messages Snap App – You’ll be able to open, read and respond to messages in Snap mode, and messages will now be displayed in a threaded conversation view.
Achievements App – Updated to enable sharing of achievements you’ve unlocked with captions, see a list of friends who have unlocked specific achievements, and an updated achievements Snap landing page that that shows Achievements on recently played games, when a gamer is not actively playing a game.
Friends section – The new Friends section enables you to see at a glance what’s going on with your friends. You can stay up-to-date with their current activities, the most popular games your friends are playing, and a Gamerscore leaderboard to see who has improved their Gamerscore over the last 30 days.
New SmartGlass features – You can now see a list of your top games in your profile. You can also see a list of your friend’s most popular games in the Friend’s section of SmartGlass.

Improvements for TV and video – We’re excited to roll out updates that will make your viewing experience better than ever on Xbox One, whether you want to watch TV or use SmartGlass as a universal remote.
Media Player DLNA and MKV support – The latest version of the Media Player app will now have support for DLNA streaming. With this update, you will be able to easily access and play music, watch photo slideshows or movies stored on home media servers and devices that support the DLNA server protocols. Additionally, you will now be able to playback MKV files stored on a USB device or a device on your home network that supports DLNA streaming.
Live TV MiniGuide – For markets where OneGuide is available, a new MiniGuide on the bottom of the screen will display details about the TV content that is currently playing. You can quickly change channels, see what’s on other channels, and tune to the previous channel or other recent channels. While watching TV, you can also launch Miniguide using voice, by saying “Xbox Select – MiniGuide”
OneGuide in 11 new countries – Live TV listings and schedules will be made available to customers on Xbox One and SmartGlass for Belgium, Chile, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and Russia in the next few days.
Internet TV Apps – Apps with live TV channels can now include their TV listings within OneGuide. In addition, other Xbox TV features such as channel changing using speech and Miniguide will work with these apps. These features are enabled automatically the first time you sign into a supported app. The first app to support this feature will be Zattoo with an upcoming content update for their app. The Zattoo app is available in Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark.
Universal Remote Control in SmartGlass – If you are in one of those 11 countries that are getting OneGuide TV listings, you will also be able use your mobile device to control your Xbox, TV, and/or Cable/Satellite box.
Live TV initial setup experience – This update will enable you to select “On start, go to TV” for your Xbox One console. Additionally, you will be shown a one-time message highlighting this new capability, if you had previously setup Live TV or have not yet set “On start, go to TV” under Settings – Power & startup.
Live TV Cable & Satellite Box auto-detection – In select markets the Live TV Setup experience is being improved by attempting to automatically detect the set-top box connected to the HDMI-In port on your Xbox One.

New accessory and “hide” features – We are also excited to roll out a few other cool features this month:
Updated Devices & Accessories page – To access the new page, go inside Settings, where you can Find, Assign, and Update Xbox One accessories. You can now more easily “assign” accessories to specific users, such as assigning a headset to a specific gamer.
Firmware updates – You can update the firmware for an individual device.
Find my Controller – You can also more easily find (or identify) a controller by making it vibrate.
Hide Games and Apps on your console – You can now hide items in the “Ready to install” list under My Games and Apps. This is a per-console setting and items will reappear in the list if they are installed again from the Xbox Store. To access the shortcut to temporarily show “hidden” items, press X while holding down both triggers and it will show all hidden items until you exit My Games and Apps.

Password resets just got better – We’re making it easier and more secure to reset your password and add protection to your accounts. Coming later this month, if you haven’t set up your security information already, we’ll ask you to provide an alternate email address or cell phone number to use if you ever need your password reset. You’ll only need to set this up once per account, and you won’t need it every time you sign in. To set up your account security go to https://account.live.com/proofs/ and get more information at http://support.xbox.com/en-US/my-acc...ct-information.

To check to see if the System Update is available, navigate to the System section of the Settings menu. If the System Update button is selectable, the update is available for download and installation.



Source: http://majornelson.com/2014/10/15/xb...rolling-today/
Originally Posted by QuiCkz Ninja
Fixed it for you.
Fixed it for you.
Originally Posted by Monky Spit
Thank you ;-)
Love the regular updates, they are doing a great job giving the consumers what they want but a lot of this stuff should have been available at launch. I didnt expect the X1 to go backwards from where the 360 was from a software standpoint, software is what MS does so it should have been better than 360 from day 1 !!!!
You lack a vital quality found in all Sith. Sith have no fear, and I sense much fear in you."
Yeah but you can say that for every console now Sith.
Love the regular updates, they are doing a great job giving the consumers what they want but a lot of this stuff should have been available at launch. I didnt expect the X1 to go backwards from where the 360 was from a software standpoint, software is what MS does so it should have been better than 360 from day 1 !!!!
Originally Posted by Sith Rick
Better is subjective. Personally, I liked a lot about the initial X1 Dashboard. I think the new "Friends Hub" is atrocious, and wish I could hid it. Voice commands work great. But, putting a background/wallpaper would be nice. Snap continues to improve, but, from Day One put the X1 above the 360 in many ways.

I like the regular updates, and am happy to be in the dashboard preview, but, not all of the "improvements": have been for the better for me. But, once family sharing returns (June 2015 is my prediction), I really won't care that the friends hub if an eye sore, or that 1000 assholes can "follow" me.
Yeah but you can say that for every console now Sith.
Originally Posted by WolfWood37
what? that they all get regular updates or that they were all shipped with less functionality than their predecessor? I dont have a PS4 but Isee people posting that they are jealous of the regular updates that Xbox sends out.
You lack a vital quality found in all Sith. Sith have no fear, and I sense much fear in you."
But, once family sharing returns (June 2015 is my prediction).
Originally Posted by futiles
why do you think it will be in June?
You lack a vital quality found in all Sith. Sith have no fear, and I sense much fear in you."
why do you think it will be in June?
Originally Posted by Sith Rick
At E3 2015:

Microsoft: "Get ready to gargle our balls Sony and Nintendo, because next month, Family and Friend sharing is coming to the Xbox One for ALL DIGITAL TITLES!"

And since E3 is in May...
Thank you ;-)
Originally Posted by QuiCkz Ninja
Welcome

Love the regular updates, they are doing a great job giving the consumers what they want but a lot of this stuff should have been available at launch. I didnt expect the X1 to go backwards from where the 360 was from a software standpoint, software is what MS does so it should have been better than 360 from day 1 !!!!
Originally Posted by Sith Rick
I believe the reason why they went "backwards" was because of the whole DRM issue they were trying to do. Everyone started to cancel their pre-orders when MS went into detail. Also, another issue people had with the console was that you had to do a "check - in" every 24hrs when you had the console offline. So, MS had to make a decision and they chose to do a 180 on a lot of stuff to make the customer's happy.

what? that they all get regular updates or that they were all shipped with less functionality than their predecessor? I dont have a PS4 but Isee people posting that they are jealous of the regular updates that Xbox sends out.
Originally Posted by Sith Rick
I have a PS4 and I am not that worried about the updates it gets. Most PS4 users are mad though because most of the updates on the PS4 are security patches and not added features.
These updates to snap and the friends list are definitely an improvement, but I would still like to see some more functionality while looking at the friends list itself. I should be able to invite people to parties and games without navigating 2-3 additional menus.
The updates are great, though; I'll be interested to see where we are by early next year.

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